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.

Bob OBrien

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. "
>> See some of you bright and early tomorrow morning? Oregon is hot right
>> now!
>> Good birding,
>> -Nick Mrvelj (PDX)

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