Date: 1/8/19 8:32 pm
From: Tim Janzen <tjanzen...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Gilliam County HUTTON'S VIREO
Dear Alan, Adrian, and others,

There is at least one well documented Hutton’s Vireo from Malheur Headquarters. See below for a portion of a post to OBOL on May 24, 2004 by Steve Shunk. I was there that day as well and observed the bird for at least ½ hour. It was seen by many observers. I also obtained some video of the bird and have a detailed description of the bird in my field notes from that date.

There is also the following observation from Harry Nehls’ weekly rare bird report which he posted to OBOL on Sept. 9, 1998. This bird was found by Craig Corder. See for that sighting as well As I recall, Craig Corder also found a Hutton’s Vireo in Umatilla County in the 1990s, but I don’t recall any further details about that. There was apparently also a record from Harney County prior to 1993 that is reported in the book “Preliminary Draft: Oregon County Checklists and Maps” by Steve Summers and Craig Miller.


Tim Janzen


>-----Original Message-----

>From: Harry Nehls <hnehls...>

>To: Multiple recipients of list OBOL <OBOL...>

>Date: Wednesday, September 09, 1998 10:05 PM

>Subject: RBA: Portland, OR

>>A HUTTON'S VIREO was observed September 5 on the Umatilla NWR on the

>>Washington side of the Columbia River.

-----Original Message-----
From: <obol-bounces...> [mailto:<obol-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Steve Shunk
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 1:20 AM
To: OBOL; COBOL; Paradise Birders
Subject: [obol] Malheur Update

Greetings all,

The birding was excellent at Malheur this weekend, enhanced by the

spectacular stormy weather and equally amazing sunsets. We finished the

weekend with over 140 species. Here are the highlights:

- Malheur HQ had some fun birds this morning, most of which were found by

others prior to our arrival. We got excellent looks at HUTTON'S and

PLUMBEOUS VIREOS, at least two HAMMOND'S FLCYATCHERS (one of which sang

briefly), "the" female BLACK-AND WHITE WARBLER (there for over a week now),

and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. I also heard a possible HERMIT THRUSH there.

Steve Shunk

From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Alan Contreras
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:04 PM
To: <adrian.hinkle...>
Cc: <obol...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Gilliam County HUTTON'S VIREO

Not sure how far east they get in Klamath. I think only on the east slope of the Cascades. Perhaps Kevin could bring us current on that.

There are multiple reports from Malheur but I don’t think there is a good photo. There may be one poor photo from maybe the late 1990s - anyone remember that?

As far as I know, yours is the first solid record east of the forested Cascades. Pretty amazing to have one far out on the wheat-plains.

Can someone enlighten us as to any records in e. Washington?

Alan Contreras

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