Date: 1/10/19 9:16 pm
From: Adrian Hinkle <adrian.hinkle...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Gilliam County HUTTON'S VIREO
Thanks everyone who responded. I second what Russ said: digging up photos
and descriptions of prior eastside Hutton's record(s) and getting them into
eBird would be wonderful! I've heard the occasional report from Malheur,
but didn't know that one had been documented, so thanks Tim for bringing
that to the table. Wayne makes a good point too about there being two
subspecies, though I assume that it came down the Columbia River from our
local subspecies. There are two EBird records from SE Washington, both
vaguely near but not on the Columbia River.

There isn't a lot of habitat in Arlington and I'm confident the bird could
be refound and better documented without too much trouble - always an fun
spot for anyone traveling down I-84.


On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 7:46 PM <rriparia...> wrote:

> Further investigation has found the following recorded observations in
> Klamath Co.:
> near Chiloquin, August 8, 1994, by Greg Gillson (furthest north and east
> for Klamath Co.)
> Malone Springs (along eastern base of Cascades near Rocky Point), Oct. 14,
> 2007, by Frank Lospalluto
> near Caledonia Canal trail/road; Howard Bay area of Upper Klamath Lake)
> June 18, 1989, Steve Summers
> near Moore Park,closest record to town of Klamath Falls, December 27,
> 1981, count tally
> Klamath River Canyon, below campground site, March 12, 2005, Frank Mayer,
> Kevin Spencer
> The Klamath River Canyon, near Moore Park, and near Caledonia Canal trail
> are within the furthest nw extension of the habitat in Klamath County, and
> which Hutton's Vireo seems to favor. The other two observation in Klamath
> County: Malone Springs and Chiloquin are quite a distance from those other
> three locations. No other records east of Hwy 97 in either Klamath or Lake
> Cos. are known to me, so overall, it appears that Hutton's Vireo
> observations are generally not that far east from their normal range.
> The Oregon Birds AGR book mentioned that Hutton's Vireo is found in the
> forested areas of the sw portion of Klamath County, but without sources or
> references. On the same page is an atlasing map with hexagons showing the
> results of survey/inventory previously done in Oregon. Some of the
> hexagons' boundaries where there were occurances for Hutton's Vireo are
> spilling over the Klamath County line. I'm presuming that the comment may
> have come from interpreting the hexagons as occurances in Klamath County,
> but the hexagons actually had observations in Jackson County, but the
> hexagon with observation in Jackson County overlapped into Klamath County,
> but that overlapping portion did not have an observation of Hutton's Vireo.
> Just speculating on my part. It's possible that the author had information
> that was accepted as general knowledge, but I am not aware of Hutton's
> Vireo records in that area of Klamath County.
> Looking at the range maps of Hutton's Vireo on ebird, I noticed that the
> SW population, down in the desert portions of California, seems to have
> records much further away from their normal habitats where they are found
> in the southwest. Since the Hutton's Vireo has very few records in eastern
> Oregon, or east of the Cascades, away from their populations west of the
> Cascades, and/or without significant distances, I think Wayne Hoffman has a
> point that the recent record of Hutton's Vireo could be an individual from
> the SW population given their tendancy to move further from their normal
> range. It would be interesting if that recently observed bird was relocated
> and a recording of their vocalizations was obtained for comparison.
> Kevin Spencer
> Klamath Falls, OR
> -----------------------------------------
> From: "<rriparia...>"
> To: "Alan Contreras"
> Cc: <obol...>
> Sent: Wednesday January 9 2019 1:32:25AM
> Subject: [obol] Re: Gilliam County HUTTON'S VIREO
> Hutton's Vireo was heard and seen down in the Klamath River Canyon by
> Frank Mayer, I'd say about 15-16 years ago, in March I think, but the exact
> date I'd have to look up. The habitat down there includes Oregon White Oak,
> and low elevation conifer such as Ponderosa Pine and Incense Cedar. I was
> able to get down there later to also hear and see it. Since this location
> is connected geographically and with connected habitat, I have considered
> it the eastern most detention of its range. But, I haven't encountered that
> species again down there despite many trips and surveys.
> There is one other record that I'm aware of, on a Klamath Falls CBC, back
> in the very early '80s. I'd have to look that exact date up also. The
> location is about as far east as the Klamath River Canyon "type" of habitat
> extends into the basin. The location however is out of the canyon and in
> this transition zone.
> &n bsp; So, this winter date of the CBC date can support the recent
> observation date in a location east of their normal range.
> I wonder if those dates for Klamath Falls are in Oregon Birds AGR. I'm
> checking.
> Kevin Spencer
> Klamath Falls, Or
> *Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone*
> ------ Original message------
> *From: *Alan Contreras
> *Date: *Tue, Jan 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
> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
> <>
> On Jan 8, 2019, at 2:36 PM, Adrian Hinkle <adrian.hinkle...>
> wrote:
> During a brief stop in Arlington today, while birding the park across from
> the gas station, I was shocked to hear the whinny call of a Hutton's Vireo
> coming from a small pine tree. My mom and I were able to track it down and
> get photos. As best I can tell, this is a first record for Eastern Oregon.
> <>
> Best,
> Adrian Hinkle

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