Date: 6/3/19 10:28 am
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln's Sparrow Project

Lincoln’s Sparrows in high Cascades in summer are very fun birds to hear in full song, they are in that big meadow across the road from trail up to Bonney Butte. Excellent reason to head there this summer. I’ll give this an effort next month or so.

Bob Archer

> On Jun 3, 2019, at 9:43 AM, Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> How many of you have witnessed a LINCOLN'S SPARROW singing on its breeding territory in a high elevation brushy meadow in Oregon? Their song is some combination of House Wren, Swainson's Thrush, and a babbling brook. Their breeding habitat--high elevation wet brushy meadows--is a beautiful place to be on a summer day. There are often abundant wildflowers, butterflies, and other insects to observe.
> This summer (June and July) I will be conducting a small field study sampling a range of meadow sizes in the otherwise forested landscape of the High Cascades in the Umpqua Basin (Douglas County). My objective is simply to document Lincoln's Sparrow presence or absence along a range of meadow sizes. I thought some of you might want to join me in doing this elsewhere in Oregon, and add to my data set. :-)
> If so, here's what you could do:
> 1. Find and visit one or more high elevation meadows during June or July (earlier the better) this year. To find a meadow in an area of interest, look for pale green patches on google earth/maps, or just go for a hike on a trail in the high elevations of the Cascades (>3,000 ft, >4,000 ft is more likely). You'll likely end up near a meadow at some point, but note that Lincoln's Sparrows require both brush and some wet area (seep, stream, wetland).
> 2. Spend at least 30 minutes at the meadow listening and looking for Lincoln's Sparrows. Be sure to familiarize yourself with their song before you head out! Obtain GPS coordinates for the site you visit, and let me know whether or not you detect Lincoln's Sparrows. The best thing would be to submit an eBird checklist or an iNaturalist observation, then just send me a link to your checklist or observation. Otherwise, you can just send me the GPS coordinates and the date/time and results of your visit.
> If you're interested and have questions, please contact me.
> Best Regards,
> Matt Hunter
> Umpqua Basin
> 541-670-1984
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