Date: 11/26/18 12:44 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] Re: MEGA RBA - Eastern Bluebirds in Portland
As an eBird devotee, and to amplify Bob Archer's remarks, there are 3 eBird records for Alberta and one for southern Idaho. No records anywhere near the west coast. But two of the Alberta records *are of breeding pairs*, and they could be somewhat more widespread in sparsely settled/birded areas of Alberta. Southbound birds from these areas could be the source of these two birds . Western Bluebird is widespread in BC but is virtually absent from the prairies of Alberta, where Mountain Bluebird is common.
On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 7:42 PM Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote:
> There are resident populations in TX and AZ. The Eastern is not even on > the CA list yet. This is a puzzler for sure. Record in BC though.. > > Bob Archer > > On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 7:38 PM Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...> > wrote: > >> Birders, >> >> Eric Carlson found and photographed A PAIR of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS in >> Portland today at the Dharma Rain Zen Center near 82nd Avenue. If accepted >> by the OBRC, this will constitute the first record for the state of Oregon. >> I've provided a link below to his checklist. Eric was having trouble >> sharing this amazing find on OBOL, so I volunteered to help. From Eric: >> >> "Found in large field - used to be a driving range - next to Dharma Rain >> Zen Center. Accessible from the parking lot on NE 85th and NE Siskiyou. You >> can look for it from the paved path that leads from the zen center to 82nd. >> >> This is the same place where I found Western Bluebird in March, as well >> as Say's Phoebe and Eastern Kingbird this year. " >> >> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50211824 >> >> See some of you bright and early tomorrow morning? Oregon is hot right >> now! >> >> Good birding, >> -Nick Mrvelj (PDX) >> >