Date: 4/19/19 11:23 pm From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: Re: Red-shouldered Hawk [Previous Confirmed Nesting in 2018 near Toledo]
Hi Phil & others,
There is at least one confirmed record of Red-shouldered Hawk nesting in Lincoln County before Phil Pickering's email below and his eBird record for 4/18/19 confirming nesting (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55097475).
In eBird, I found that Dawn Harris reported 3 Red-shouldered Hawks on 6/29/2018 near Toledo, and she commented "Breeding pair with one fledgling" (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46880947). Dawn doesn't have her record listed with a breeding code like Phil does in his eBird checklist.
I was not aware of any confirmed Red-shouldered Hawk nesting records before Phil's email until this evening, when I explored April-July eBird records on a map that can be moved for other areas in Oregon during April-July at https://tinyurl.com/y6fqhbrb Note that when I first searched eBird Barchart for records, the map was at a large scale. It is important to zoom in because sometimes a "balloon" for a site may cover another one, so a record can be missed. That is the case for Dawn Harris's confirmed record --without zooming in to each balloon in Lincoln County during April-July I would have missed it, and I zoomed in and am giving the tinyurl that just barely shows the balloon indicating the location of her record. To see records for more of Oregon for April-July zoom out. The months can be changed at the top of the map.
I went through each of the April-July records to read comments and no one else besides Phil and Dawn gave any indication of nesting.
There were no other June records for Lincoln County.
eBird is a wonderful!
Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Phil Pickering <philliplc...> Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 5:46 AM Subject: [obol] Re: Red-shouldered Hawk. - Depoe Bay To: <obol...> <obol...>
There is currently an active territorial pair at the junction of Drift Creek and Gorton Roads, one of which I saw carrying nesting material yesterday. At least one of the pair has been present since January when I started checking this spot regularly, (for 5MR) and may have a year-round territory there.
Has Red-shouldered been confirmed nesting in Lincoln County before? Can't find any info on that.