Excellent report. I find them very hard to photograph so I tip my hat!
On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 3:02 PM Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...> wrote:
> You're right it's a great way to spend a summer day. Thank you for the > idea. > > I located just one nesting pair in a 100 acre meadow at the the 4000 ft > elevation level in Linn County yesterday. Thanks for the idea. > > My eBird report is here: https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S57952902 > > And my trip report can be found here: > https://www.jack-n-jill.net/blog/2019/7/2019-07-04-lincoln-sparrow-lost-lake-linn-co-oregon > > Jack Williamson > West Linn, Oregon > > > On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 9:44 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 >> >