Date: 3/12/18 10:53 pm From: Jamie Simmons <sapsuckers...> Subject: [obol] Re: Least Bittern and Upland Sandpiper
Do we know that observers are looking/listening for LEBI as much now as in the past (or even spending time in the right areas)? Not exactly a stroll in the park to look for. Or were there places where they were heard by some without much effort?
Jamie Simmons Corvallis
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 6:53 PM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> * > > I am inclined to suspect wintering grounds as problematic for both > species. lpn > > On Mar 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Bill Tice wrote: > > 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 > > : > "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." > George Harrison > > >