Date: 12/26/18 5:22 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: [COBOL] December Lake Billy Chinook Raptor Survey
Records for s. Wasco Co. Not sure about further south.


Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com

http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/edge-of-awe


> On Dec 26, 2018, at 5:17 PM, David Vick <or.naturalist...> wrote:
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> Nice score on the Gyr Tom! Any other Central Oregon records for this species?
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> David Vick
> Terrebonne
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> On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 3:25 PM Tom Crabtree <tc...> <mailto:<tc...>> wrote:
> As mentioned in a prior email, I ran my December raptor survey in the Culver/Metolius/Madras area. The weather was cold (30-34 degrees), gray skies and about an inch of snow on the ground. I had a great variety of birds, the 11 species tying the all-time high for the route. The overall number of individuals, 69, was four below the long-term average. Red-tail numbers were low, Kestrels were high and those two species accounted for 78% of the birds seen. Obviously, the Gyrfalcon was the highlight of the day – a very nice Christmas present. Here’s my complete list:
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> Red-tailed Hawk 31
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> American Kestrel 23
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> Northern Harrier 5
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> Bald Eagle 2 (appeared to be a pair)
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> Golden Eagle 2 (appeared to be a pair)
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> Rough-legged Hawk 1
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> Peregrine Falcon 1
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> Prairie Falcon 1
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> Gyrfalcon 1
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> Cooper’s Hawk 1
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> Great-horned Owl 1
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> Tom Crabtree, Bend
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