Date: 1/11/19 9:01 pm
From: Vjera Thompson <nemesisquail...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Name Hotspots after Rare Birds? Lincoln Co. eBird: Magnolia W. at Ona Beach SP on 1/6--Yes; B&W W. at Beaver Cr. on 1/5--Yes. No--Catbird at "Catbird" Hotspot.

Thanks for noticing this. I've changed the name of this eBird hotspot..
The hotspot formerly called "stakeout Gray Catbird, Beaver Creek Rd.
(2018)" is now named "N. Beaver Creek Rd.--boat ramp". I believe most of
the checklists reported to this hotspot are near the boat ramp.

If anyone would like to give me feedback on this change, please contact me

Vjera Thompson
Oregon eBird hotspot reviewer
Eugene, OR
or <vireogirl...>

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 11:41 AM Range Bayer <range.bayer...> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think it can become confusing to name a Hotspot after a rare species
> once reported there.
> The Lincoln Co. Rare eBird Alert page (
> indicates the latest
> Magnolia Warbler report is for 1/6 at Ona Beach SP (see below), and, as I
> posted to OBOL & LCBNO before (see below my signature), the latest
> Black-and-white Warbler was sighted on 1/5 at the "stakeout *Gray Catbird*,
> Beaver Creek Rd. (2018)." There is no report of a Gray Catbird in the
> past week at the eBird Alert site, and there is also no eBird report of a
> Gray Catbird in Lincoln Co. since 7/18/2018 (
> Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1)
> - Reported Jan 06, 2019 12:20 by Team Ona
> - Ona Beach SP, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> - Checklist:
> - Comments: "Located with a mixed flock of chickadees and kinglets by the
> footbridge. The Magnolia Warbler (continuing bird) spent most of its time
> foraging in evergreen huckleberry shrubs and lower conifer branches."
> -----------------------------------------------------
> eBird has a Lincoln Co. Hotspot named "stakeout *Gray Catbird*, Beaver
> Creek Rd. (2018)" (,
> and a search of that Hotspot's web site indicates the Gray Catbird was
> first and last reported there on 7/4/2018 and 7/18/2018, respectively.
> While it can be convenient at the time to name a Hotspot after a rare
> species found there, it can later lead to confusion between eBird reports
> of the species and reports of the name of the Hotspot. I think this
> probably happened in Harry Nehls' posting to OBOL today ("RBA: Portland,
> OR 1-10-19): "The Ona Beach State Park *Black-and-white Warbler, *the *Magnolia
> Warbler *and the nearby *Catbird *continue to be reported." The Catbird
> Hotspot was recently reported, but not a Catbird.
> Happy birding!
> Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
> Date: Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 8:21 PM
> Subject: Lincoln Co. eBird Black-and-White Warbler at Beaver Cr. on 1/5
> To: Oregon Birders OnLine <obol...>, Lincoln Co. Birding &
> Nature Observing <LCBNO...>
> Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
> - Reported Jan 05, 2019 09:57 by john bishop
> - stakeout Gray Catbird, Beaver Creek Rd. (2018), Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> - Checklist:
> - Comments: "Continuing. After scanning kinglet flock in tree tops for a
> while, played GC kinglet calls, drawing a couple RCKIs and the BAWW. BAWW
> foraging in small leafless tree at SE corner of parking lot, about 3m up
> and 10m away. Black and white striped crown, back, and flanks; long bill;
> very actively gleaning from twigs"
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