Date: 6/11/18 7:59 pm
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Subject: [obol] Singing Golden-crowned Sparrow, South Beach (Lincoln Co.)

Rebecca Cheek posted to LCBNO this morning (6/11): "Yesterday evening
and again this morning there is a singing Golden-crowned Sparrow in
our yard 6 miles south of Newport. I didn’t believe it at first, but
finally got good looks at the bird."

It is notable and unusual to have them in summer. The Birds of
Oregon: A General Reference (BOGR) states on p. 566 of the In the
Golden-crowned Sparrow species account: "Individuals straggle into
early summer (Gabrielson and Jewett 1940, Farner 1952, ALC). The
latest date known from the state (setting aside the 1982 breeding
report) is 19 Jun 1990 (Johnson J 1991a). There are other records of
very late migrants including 13 Jun 1982 at Cape Arago (Contreras

BOGR states on p. 565: "Reported to breed once near Coos Bay in 1982
with four young fledged (Contreras 1998). The report is said to have
been by a good observer, but since no further details are available it
cannot be confirmed."

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
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