Date: 1/8/19 8:37 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Gilliam County HUTTON'S VIREO
Thanks. I think I was conflating your report with the 98 report. I wonder what the most likely point of origin of these birds is.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

> On Jan 8, 2019, at 8:31 PM, Tim Janzen <tjanzen...> wrote:
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Tim Janzen
> Portland
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Harry Nehls <hnehls...> <mailto:<hnehls...>>
> >To: Multiple recipients of list OBOL <OBOL...> <mailto:<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...> [mailto:<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...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...> <mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Alan Contreras
> Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:04 PM
> To: <adrian.hinkle...> <mailto:<adrian.hinkle...>
> Cc: <obol...> <mailto:<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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