Date: 3/24/18 8:29 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: [obol] singing birds & conservation
See below. I can't hear any more but if someone takes a route and wants
a driver, I can do that. Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Subject: [obol] singing birds & conservation
Date: 03-24-2018 15:20
From: "Paul Adamus" <adamus7...>
To: "'OBOL'" <obol...>
Reply-To: <adamus7...>

Fellow Birders,

Can you identify most Oregon bird species by song? If so, the Breeding
Bird Survey would be grateful for a couple days of your time this year,
between late May and early July. No volunteer-based national bird survey
has provided more data crucial to bird conservation as has the BBS,
which has been going for over 50 years, and yet here in Oregon we've
always had difficulty finding enough volunteers to cover all the
specified routes.

Doing a route is easy. First you select one or more of the available
driving routes (see link below). Each has 50 stops spaced a half-mile
apart, and most routes follow rural roads. Starting before sunrise, you
listen for 3 minutes at each stop and record on a data form what you
hear or see. If you don't live near one of the 32 routes that haven't
been spoken-for this year, it'll involve driving there the preceding
day, scouting the route, and staying overnight. Your hearing should be
normal and a commitment to doing the route for at least 2 years is
preferred. More complete instructions can be found here: [1]

Routes in these counties need coverage: Baker (2 routes), Crook, Curry,
Deschutes, Douglas (3), Grant, Harney (4), Jefferson, Klamath (2), Lake
(2), Linn, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union (2), Wallowa, Washington,
Wheeler (2). You might consider this one way to expand your county
lists, if you enjoy listing or just seeing new landscapes. Exact
locations ("Vacant Routes") can be viewed at the above link.

So please consider doing one or more of these and notify me of your
choice(s) now or at least within a couple weeks before you go. I'll see
that you receive the detailed route map and data forms.


Paul Adamus

Oregon BBS Coordinator (volunteer)

Corvallis, OR


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