Date: 7/6/19 3:32 pm
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln's Sparrow Project
Excellent report. I find them very hard to photograph so I tip my hat!

Bob Archer

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 3:02 PM Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>

> 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:
> And my trip report can be found here:
> 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

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