Date: 7/6/19 2:04 pm From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...> Subject: [obol] 7/6/19 Polk Red-eyed Vireo, Riverbend Rd in W Salem
It is that mobility is extremely limited until spinal cord damage can repair, it was corrected one month ago by spinal cord surgery. Repair will take much longer. I can drive by placing one foot on the brake, the other on the accelerator. Birding is limited to places where I can drive and where I can stand outside the car if there is something to hold onto or better, lean against.
For that reason, I am starting to explore doing point counts in Oregon2020 squares as well as other point counts and I think the protocol is simple enough, 5-10 minute well described point counts within the section in each township so designated. Any more guidance than that would be appreciated
This morning I did two counts in the OR2020 square known as Cinnamon Teal, in Salem/Keizer. At the second one, along Riverbend Rd in West Salem, just north of the entrance to Riverbend Sand and Gravel, a RED-EYED VIREO was singing, and on the other side in a mature filbert orchard there was a CHIPPING SPARROW singing. That was an auspicious beginning to this new project