Date: 4/20/19 3:53 pm From: Charles Gates <cgates326...> Subject: [obol] Bean-Goose, Forster's Tern... Crooked River Wetlands
Today, we had lots of excitement at the Crooked River Wetlands in Prineville. First, the Bean-Goose was re-seen and remained through the day. Second, we had our first good shorebird movement with 12 Black-necked Stilt and 25 Dunlin spotted on pond 11. Numbers of just about everything else increased from huge flocks of mixed swallows to over 150 Savannah Sparrows. Finally, we found a Forster's Tern at the ponds today and I think it may be the first of the year for Oregon. Looking back over 25 years of Central Oregon records, I couldn't find an earlier arrival for Forster's Tern so this might be the earliest ever for this species in CO.