Date: 3/12/18 10:01 am
From: Bill Tice <ticebill7...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Least Bittern and Upland Sandpiper
It appears to be a good decision by the committee to add these two species
to the review list. Regarding Upland Sandpiper, one has to wonder why they
died out in Oregon with apparently plenty of adequate habitat? I
understand that the colonies in Washington died out before those did in
Oregon. Regarding Least Bittern, one may wonder the same thing as well -
with an abundance of breeding habitat, why are they gone (or at the least
died way back)? One theory I heard for the sandpiper was that changes in
its wintering grounds were the most likely factor. The bittern's
dissppearence seems more of a mystery. Any thoughts?

Bill Tice

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