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 1998)."
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."
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