Date: 1/8/19 4:54 pm
From: <clearwater...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Gilliam County HUTTON'S VIREO
That's quite a find! And indeed, there's not much connective habitat along the Gorge, for a forest bird that we think of as sedentary.

Hmm, 50 trucks per day from Portland to Arlington.
https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-landfill-trash-arlington-oregon/
Quite a few trucks daily from Seattle etc. too.

What are the odds of a HUVI catching a ride in one? It seems somewhat less likely than a Wrentit catching a ride in a load of Christmas trees, but not impossible.

Bewick's Wren are easier to understand. They turn up in the tiniest of brush patches around seeps, in the northern Great Basin.

There *is* one report of a Wrentit along the lower Deschutes River (heard only, by Fred Ramsey during a boat trip a few years ago). Like Fred said, good luck getting back to check that one!



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Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

 
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