Date: 7/2/18 9:08 am
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Subject: [obol] Lincoln Co. Rare eBird Alerts for Gray Catbird: AM & Evening Report on July 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 01, 2018 08:00 by Team Ona [Marty & Jeannie Bray]
- Beaver Creek Natural Area, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:,-124.0490448&ll=44.5146282,-124.0490448
- Checklist:
- Media: 4 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Two Gray Catbirds were seen in close proximity to N.
Beaver Creek Road about 200 yards east of Hwy 101. The male Gray
Catbird sang almost continuously while we were in the area for about
30 minutes from thick shrub cover but also from exposed perches (for
example: from the top of a wooden power pole and its guide wire cable,
and also from a spruce tree next to the road). A second Gray Catbird,
presumably a female, was first heard giving a soft mewing call from
within a thick willow while the male was singing nearby. We later saw
the female on several occasions fly to the perches where the male was
singing and fly with him for short distances before disappearing into
the surrounding shrubs. The behavior suggested courtship by the pair
in an area that would be considered suitable Gray Catbird habitat
(semi-open area, forest edges, and streamside shrub thickets), except
a bit out of the expected range! Also, mature twinberry (Lonicera
involucrata) fruits were abundant in the area. Footnote: Chuck Philo
found the male catbird yesterday singing and calling in the same area
where it was spotted today (no visual on it yesterday). Today, Wayne
Hoffman heard the male singing around 7:35 a.m. and then sighted it
shortly thereafter (~10-15 min.)."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jul 01, 2018 19:19 by Laura Paulson
- Beaver Creek Natural Area, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:,-124.0490448&ll=44.5146282,-124.0490448
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Singing on south side of road in willows in same area
previously found by Chuck Philo and confirmed by Marty and Jeannie
Bray and Wayne Hoffman. Popped out of willows and flew across road
where it disappeared in the vegetation there. "

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