P.s. Though eBird links to Google Earth images, at the same level of detail, the points where people record their eBird observations are somewhat randomized.
I don't know if this is because of GPS errors when people post their sightings (GPS systems are subject to large errors in canyon-type terrain because your GPS receiver picks up "bounces" off of rock walls -- I first encountered this while working with a Swedish geologist colleague when we tried to use military-grade GPS to map reference points on a road-cut along the main highway between Stockholm and Oslo), or if it's just that people record birds where they parked their car.
Either way, I wouldn't bother looking for Juniper Titmouse in most of the spots shown on eBird. Better to pay attention to habitat. Look for old-growth junipers, and spend your time there. Don't just look at your smart-phone.
I do despair for the human race sometimes ....
From: "clearwater" <clearwater...> To: "Oregon Birders OnLine" <obol...> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:05:43 PM Subject: Re: Adel birding
Yes, it appears that I was adding pinpoints to Google Earth to create the map that I posted, while others were typing, so I missed the other postings. Wink's location does seem to the same as the farthest-west point along Hwy 140, on my map.
The other two points are in an interesting, jumbled landslide terrain which is also a fun place to watch Black-throated Gray Warblers in their alternate juniper-woodland nesting habitat. On this map I've also added a white line to show the easiest hiking route. Also the "infamous" seep spot just off the highway, which has been plugged by others on OBOL in the past -- but in my mind, this is a hard place to look for them.
The bottom-line message is that Juniper Titmouse isn't a hard species to find, if you're willing to spend half an hour or so strolling around in suitable habitat. You should also find Blue-gray Gnatcatchers too. Don Albright and Roy Gerig could no doubt suggest some other sites if you hike south along the Coleman Rim east of Adel.
I suggest keeping an open mind on "Scrub-Jays" outside of Adel. Certainly if you look at the birds stealing dog food around ranchsteads along the road south of Adel, they'll all be californica types (California Scrub-Jay, under the current nomenclature). When you start hiking the dry canyons, you might see birds that make you wonder. At this point we have very limited data. I can pretty well guess which 5 or 6 Oregon birders are going to respond on inquiries about birds in this region, and I've named 4 of them already.
And just since I know Lars is reading this, I figure I'll let loose with another riff: Why are we still calling them "Scrub-Jays"? "Scrub" refers to a habitat type in Florida. But Florida Scrub-Jays were split off years ago (maybe they should be called Florida-scrub Jays). California Jays, Woodhouse's Jays, and Channel-island Jays would be perfectly good names for the rest.
-- Joel Geier Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
High quality satelite photos come with the eBird reports, available on any smartphone l would guess. Uplands of the Warner Mountains have awesome cell phone coverage, maybe not the canyon bottoms. Various apps can be downloaded to a smartphone that give great GPS, which is indepedant of cellphone coverage. The three pins along Hwy 140 in Joel's image correspond to the two spots already mentioned(double pins at Oscar's Spot). California Quail are NATIVE here, introduced everywhere else in eastern Oregon and Western Oregon outside the Rogue Valley. Heading south from Adel Scrubjays get ridiculously abundant. None of them are Woodhouse's. Save your vital forces for the Gnatcatchers.