Date: 1/1/18 10:30 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Common Redpoll Ebird Reports
For those of you that Ebird, when you put in reports for the Common Redpoll at Patty’s House, please use the Hotspot that has been created for it, “stakeout Common Redpoll, 1100 block NW Kingston Ave.” It’s a long name, but it follows Ebird naming protocols. Otherwise there would be dozens of pins in the same place with a lessened ability to check for results on an easily searchable basis. If you have already put it in Ebird under a different pin, please change it.


Tom Crabtree, Bend

From: Robert O'Brien [mailto:<baro...>]
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2018 5:31 PM
To: Tom Crabtree
Subject: Re: [obol] Preliminary Bend Christmas Bird Count Results

Hi Tom-

Anna's Hummingbird (1991) -- 1 this year; not quite annual on CBC, usually a few overwinter every year.

Do you mean 'attempted' to overwinter? Have any been known to 'make it'?

I had some make it here with a week of single digit temps. They were at the feeder at first light.


On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:

The 50th annual Bend Christmas Bird Count was held in unseasonably warm weather on Saturday. While last year's count featured over a foot and a half of snow and temperatures in the 20s, this year there was no snow on the ground, open water and temps in the upper 40s.

Pending results from feeder counters, we ended up with 94 species, 5th highest ever. The best birds were the Emperor Goose (1st record), which has been around for the past month, Common Redpoll, (2nd record) found on count day, Purple Finch (3rd record), and Harris's Sparrow (7th record), also around for a month. The biggest misses were Hermit Thrush (seen every day before and after the count), Canvasback, Wood Duck and Barred Owl (all seen count week).

High counts were recorded for Common Merganser - 96 (previous high 76); Bald Eagle -- 23 (19, set last year); Red-tailed Hawk -- 107 (106); Cooper's Hawk -- 12 (11); American Kestrel -- 34 (30); Red-breasted Nuthatch -- 134 (71!) and Lesser Goldfinch -- 170 (131). Species with low number totals were Pinyon Jay (2), American Crow (3) and Western Bluebird (35).

Interesting trend department -- the following are species that are now established along with the first year it was recorded and the number of individuals seen this year:

Eurasian Collared-Dove (2007) -- 601 this year
Anna's Hummingbird (1991) -- 1 this year; not quite annual on CBC, usually a few overwinter every year.
California Scrub-Jay (1991) -- 443 this year. Steller's Jays numbers have remained steady since Scrub-Jays have
been established
Lesser Goldfinch (1999) -- 170 this year

Tom Crabtree, Bend

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