Date: 12/31/17 8:27 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: [birding] Banded Streaked Horned Lark at Baskett Slough NWR
Kudos to Jim for getting the band data.

Alan Contreras

Eugene, Oregon

> On Dec 31, 2017, at 6:22 PM, Joel Geier <joel.geier...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A little more information on the color-banded Streaked Horned Lark that
> Jim Leonard photographed at Baskett Slough NWR on Saturday:
> According to Gary Slater with the Center for Natural Lands Management
> (CNLM), the lark with this color combination (yellow over white on left
> leg, light blue over aluminum on right leg) was banded in 2016 on an
> airfield Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the South Puget Sound region in
> Washington, then bred last year on a different airfield in the same
> Joint Base.
> "Streaked" Horned Lark is the subspecies of Horned Lark that nests in
> the Willamette Valley and in western Washington. It is listed as
> Threatened under the Endangered Species Act (putting it in the same
> legal category as Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, and the
> coastal population of Western Snowy Plover). During winter we can see
> other subspecies of Horned Lark in the Willamette Valley, but if you see
> a color-banded Horned Lark, chances are that it's a "Streaked" Horned
> Lark. Reports of color-banded larks can help to build understanding of
> where they winter, particularly the South Puget Sound population which
> is migratory.
> Good birding,
> Joel
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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