Date: 10/20/18 3:28 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Philomath Poo Ponds Dickcissel (access protocol)
For those unfamiliar with the Philomath Sewage Ponds, please be advised
that an entry permit is required for each visit. This can be obtained at
the Philomath Public Works Department on Willow Ln (off 15th Street) in
Philomath. The office is closed on weekends. Their phone number is

Please refrain from visiting without a permit! We are very grateful to the
Philomath Public Works folks for allowing access to the site, and we do not
want to jeopardize it by an influx of birders who disregard the access

Also, if you visit, please be respectful of the workers (who are often
present on weekends, as well) and other birders. Do not block the dikes
with parked vehicles, and please don't park (or stand) too close to the
seed patches on the south dike, where the Dickcissel and many sparrows are
mostly seen.

Thanks, and good luck to those who plan to chase the Dickcissel.


On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:40 PM Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>

> For birders who are not in the Corvallis area, the Philomath Poo Ponds
> (PPP) are the Philomath Sewage Ponds.
> Jacob Mathison
> <>
> "If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a singing bird will
> come." ~Chinese Proverb
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM George Neavoll <gneavoll...>
> wrote:
>> Hi, Jacob -
>> Is this the Philomath Sewage Ponds? Nice pix of the Dickcissel, in any
>> case!
>> George Neavoll
>> S.W. Portland
>> On Oct 20, 2018, at 1:05 PM, Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
>> wrote:
>> Seen by several birders this morning. It hangs out in the brambles by the
>> south dike, feeding every few minutes at the seed spread at the first road
>> connecting the dike road and the one below. Coordinates: 44.518104,
>> -123.346639. You can see pictures in my eBird list:
>> Good birding!
>> Jacob Mathison
>> <>
>> "If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a singing bird will
>> come." ~Chinese Proverb

Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR

*"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*

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