Date: 6/2/19 10:07 pm From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> Subject: [obol] Common Nighthawk arrival Seaside, Clatsop County
Like Barbara Combs, I too heard the first COMMON NIGHTHAWK of the season for me here in Seaside, Clatsop County at 21:41. It called several times as it seemed to fly north east of the Necanicum River. The species breeds just a mile away in the what used to be forestlands of the Coast Range; now industrial reproduction timberland clearcuts. I wonder how abundant a breeder Common Nighthawks were in the Oregon Coast Range when the Corp of Discovery headed by Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea visited here when the forests were much differently impacted by humans, and most extensively impacted by fire-setting as I understand.