Date: 2/12/18 2:16 pm
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Photos of a once great shorebird and duck area in Portland
So area you are talking about is in between airport and the bluff? Sadly we all have childhood shorebirding spots that are gone. My favorite marsh behind Barnegat Light NJ is a marina.

Bob Archer
Pdx

> On Feb 12, 2018, at 1:33 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> wrote:
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> That is likely all true Lars, but without Mike Houck it wouldn’t have been stopped, He had the weight thousands of Audubon voters, and wasn’t shy in reminding the elected city officials about it.
>
> Jeff
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>
>> On Feb 12, 2018, at 1:57 PM, Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
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>> The story I heard this spring was that in the 60s the city of Portland wanted to use Oaks Bottoms as a dump for construction site earth, ultimately turning the place into a moto-cross park. A doctor who lived in one of the houses overlooking the current lake fought until the plans were laid to rest.
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>> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:25 PM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
>>> Jeff, it was before my time, and that's saying a lot!
>>>
>>> Tom Crabtree, Bend
>>> Methuselah's childhood playmate
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Jeff Gilligan
>>> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 12:10 PM
>>> To: OBOL Birders Online
>>> Subject: [obol] Photos of a once great shorebird and duck area in Portland
>>>
>>> I mentioned the “Mock's Bottom Wetland", and other lost great bird and birding locations to Jay Withgott a few months ago while looking for the Virginia’s Warbler. Scroll well down to see the Mock’s Bottom Wetland in the part of the article with Swan Island, published in The Oregonian earlier today. An ODFW guy named Frank Jacox used to cover it to good effect on Portland CBCs. If it was still there it would be a constant attraction for Portland birders. I recall hundreds of dowitchers and loads of yellowlegs as well as peeps.
>>>
>>> Other than Harry Nehls, does anyone else remember this lost birding treasure? Dave Irons…is this even before your time…? 😉
>>>
>>> http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2018/02/vintage_aerial_photos_show_how.html#incart_m-rpt-2
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>>> (Maybe I will do a series regarding the lost birding areas of the Portland area.)
>>>
>>>
>>> Jeff Gilligan
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