Date: 1/28/18 7:54 pm
From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Wallowa Co Gyrfalcon
I agree - Trent is the root cause of this particular dilemma.

Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 7:37 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
wrote:

> My guilt is written on my … well, let’s just say it’s written.
>
> But Trent asked me to post the location so I did, and I didn’t put
> anything on eBird. So there !
>
>
> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
>
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 28, 2018, at 7:13 PM, Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
> wrote:
>
> For those unfamiliar with the roads in Wallowa County, I believe the
> approximate coordinates of Trent's observation are 45.52484, -117.20837.
>
> I compiled eBird observations of GYRF in the county about this same time
> last winter, and now the word prescient comes to mind in the wake of
> eBird's recent decision to obscure location data of this and other Sensitive
> Species
> <http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/2885265-sensitive-species-in-ebird?b_id=1928>
> .
>
> It is a policy I support in general - but (obviously) have reservations
> about the need and or advisability of impeding the collection of data about
> Gyrfalcons on wintering territories especially in areas like Wallowa county.
>
> Please find my map of the observations of the Gyrfalcon reported since
> 2014 below.
>
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xI3rJTRsqCZaxbUdM-3XVYjoDM4&usp=sharing
>
> The map is not public on the web - yet anyone with the link above can view
> it.
>
> In other words, if this bird fails to successfully overwinter in the area
> due to human interference, then we are all responsible.
>
> Actually, I take that back. Alan Contreas was the first person to make the
> location-specific information about Trent's observation public - so let's
> all take shelter behind him when allegations of contravening eBird policy
> begin to fly!
>
> Happy birding,
>
> Jack Williamson
> West Linn, Oregon
>
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 2:39 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> wrote:
>
>> Trent Bray reports a dark GYRfalcon up Elk Mtn Rd a mile before Swamp
>> Creek Rd.
>>
>> Alan Contreras
>> Eugene, Oregon
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>> <acontrer56...>
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>> www.alanlcontreras.com
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