Date: 1/5/19 9:18 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Portland CBC, Preliminary Results
Where do you buy your pheasants? I know a count or two that need one.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

> On Jan 5, 2019, at 9:10 PM, candace larson <acecandace...> wrote:
> Hello bird nerds,
> Today was held the 93rd annual Portland CBC, our contribution to the longest-running community science <> project in North America. Over 240 field observers traversed the count circle under changeable but (seasonally) pleasant skies. and found 119 species; more may emerge as our sizable collection of Feeder Watcher reports get sorted through in the coming days. As ever, enormous thanks to the Area Leaders: Colby Neuman, Dan Strong, Lynn Herring, Carol Murdock, and Joe Liebezeit, who organized this year's prodigious volunteer corps and crunched the resulting data into a usable tally for processing. It's a huge task, and they get much credit for pulling off another great count.
> Casey Cunningham wins the count's coveted "eagle eye" award for the second year running, for relocating the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher he first reported back in November. Congratulations, Casey!
> Tundra Swan was an unexpected miss, but we did finally picked up Eurasian Wigeon after dipping three years in a row. Other excellent birds included the continuing Eastern Bluebird, plus Palm Warbler, Sora, Swamp Sparrow and Ring-necked Pheasant.
> Thanks again to all the intrepid field teams and feeder watchers! Happy New Year and Good Birding in 2019.
> Cheers, Candace Larson

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