Date: 2/3/18 10:05 am From: Charles Gates <cgates326...> Subject: [obol] Linn County Birding Area Closure (and my annual site guide pitch)
Jeff Harding emailed me to inform me that the Griggs area in Linn County was no longer open to the public for birding. This is Weyerhauser property and not public land. If this is a place you bird, please refrain from going on the property. If things change, I'll let everyone know. If you hear anything, let me know. You can view this area on the Linn County Site Guide at http://www.ecaudubon.org/birding-locations.
In case you didn't know, this website has site guides for each of Oregon's 36 counties. The site is maintained by me but the content comes from over 100 of Oregon's best birders. If you want directions to a birding location in Oregon, this should be your first stop (I might be biased). If you have info about any of these birding sites or recommendations for new sites, let me know (I'll probably ask you to help with directions and such). Just as important, if you know of a site that is no longer open or viable. Please let me know.
In addition to the Site Guide, the East Cascades Audubon Society maintains updated checklists for all 36 counties. These checklists come in two flavors: 1) A complete checklist of all the birds reported and confirmed in that county and 2) A field checklist that has only the most common birds seen in the county and can be printed and used as a daily checklist. All checklists are kept to 2 pages and are in tri-fold format. This makes for easy printing and carrying in the field. I get a lot of help editing the complete checklist but few people comment on the Field Checklist. I depend on local knowledge to make both checklists as complete as possible. If you want to help with this project, go the Field Checklists and see if there should be additions, omissions or edits. Thanks.
-- It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. Mark Twain