Date: 5/30/19 9:16 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Malheur update
The Ground Squirrel Gazette

May 30, 2019

This morning MHQ had a huge pile of Warbling Vireos – at least 30, and that’s just the ones that Vjera and I could count. Also a movement of tanagers and buntings. Most flycatchers went out. About half of the tanagers are males, which suggests that the movement will continue for a while. The vireos were almost all silent, which suggests that many were females, though Wavis don’t talk as much on migration as Cassin’s do. Small numbers of other migrants are here.

Eastern Kingbirds have been seen recently between Page Springs and P-ranch junction and at Benson Pond.
MI: 5. They are now a factor to be dealt with. Big swarms after dark especially.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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