Date: 6/12/18 9:42 am
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Subject: [obol] Singing Golden-crowned Sparrow, South Beach (Lincoln Co.) [2nd Try for OBOL Readers on ABA]

I posted the message below to OBOL and LCBNO at about 8 PM, and it
went through to the FreeLists OBOL Archives
( and LCBNO, but
as of the time of this email, it still has not showed up on ABA's OBOL
list (

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

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From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 7:58 PM
Subject: Singing Golden-crowned Sparrow, South Beach (Lincoln Co.)
To: Oregon Birders OnLine <obol...>, "Lincoln Co. Birding &
Nature Observing" <LCBNO...>


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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