Date: 1/4/19 5:45 pm
From: Mark Nikas <elepaio...>
Subject: [obol] Re: 1980s style reporting and experiences
A similar system was used well into the 2000's at Malheur. Folks would
leave their sighting notes stuck to a fence rail at the Frenchglen Hotel.
It took quite awhile to get cell phone coverage in that part of the state.

Mark Nikas

On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 5:23 PM <rriparia...> <rriparia...>

> Back in the '80s, some didn't even have a land line phone. We had a system
> at Santa Clara River estuary, Ventura Co., CA, to add to "notes" left under
> a special rock. Anyone arriving or leaving could read about the date and
> interesting species, and its observer, and leave a date and list
> interesting species. It was a heads up or "wow!" moment when reading it.
> That was a regularly visited location, and the notes were a way to
> communicate without a phone.
> Kevin Spencer
> Klamath Falls, Oregon
> <rriparia...>
> *Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone*
> ------ Original message------
> *From: *< a href="mailto:<clearwater...>"><clearwater...>
> *Date: *Fri, Jan 4, 2019 1:13 PM
> *To: *OBOL;
> *Cc: *Wayne Weber;
> *Subject:*[obol] Re: 1980s style reporting and experiences
> Hi Wayne & All,
> Thanks for the correction. I'm sure you're right, that must have been
> "Blue" Grouse hooting. This was east of Hart Pass, which I think puts it in
> the overlap zone between Dusky and Sooty Grouse.
> That was my first summer in the Pacific Northwest, so my first idea at the
> time was Sasquatch. However the Audubon Field Guide to Western Forests (the
> only field guide I had along in my backpack) mentioned grouse as a
> possibility, and that was a more comforting explanation.
> Since then I've seen Spruce Grouse a few times in the Pasayten region, but
> I've never knowingly heard them.
> Cheers,
> Joel
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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