Date: 7/29/19 5:46 pm
From: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...>
Subject: [obol] Re: July 29 eBird Oregon RBA
Concerning Red Crossbill Types... just a reminder that Types are not
‘confirmable’ by ear alone. There are ~12 Types possible in the United
States, and you can only confirm which Type you’ve seen/heard by recording
and analyzing a spectrogram of its calls. Assigning a Type to a bird or
group of birds is not reasonable and should not be acceptable on county
filters without a recording. eBird is willing to help with this if you send
a link to your checklist (with uploaded recording) to Matt Young. As you
can imagine he is swamped with requests, but often responds within a few
weeks. I make this note because I see in this rare bird alert that someone
entered Type 2s without a recording, and I see sightings like this here and
there... yes, Type 2 are the most likely but it cannot be assumed, and no
one has enough experience with all the Red Crossbill Types to be confident
in Type identifications by ear.


Alex

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 4:43 PM Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
wrote:

> *** Species Summary:
>
> Trumpeter Swan (3 Lane)
> Hooded Merganser (1 Union)
> Long-billed Curlew (2 Clatsop)
> Willet (1 Lane)
> Franklin's Gull (1 Columbia)
> Snowy Egret (1 Multnomah)
> Red-breasted Sapsucker (ruber) (1 Klamath)
> Pine Grosbeak (1 Wallowa)
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (3 Wallowa)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2019 08:42 by Dave Sandahl
> - 21627–21675 Highway 126, Noti US
> <https://www.google.com/maps/search/21627%E2%80%9321675+Highway+126,+Noti+US?entry=gmail&source=g>-OR
> (44.0708,-123.4857), Lane, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.070835,-123.485718&ll=44.070835,-123.485718
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58544239
> - Comments: "Continuing. Drive-by."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 06:59 by John Sullivan
> - Forcia and Larsen Reservoir, Lane, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0682574,-123.4793168&ll=44.0682574,-123.4793168
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58521768
> - Comments: "Continuing. Drive by."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 06:59 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
> - Forcia and Larsen Reservoir, Lane, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0682574,-123.4793168&ll=44.0682574,-123.4793168
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58531621
> - Comments: "Continuing. Drive by."
>
> Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 08:50 by Dave Trochlell
> - ODFW Fishing Pond, Union, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2540968,-117.9536819&ll=45.2540968,-117.9536819
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58526372
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 15:22 by Ross Rickett
> - Fort Stevens SP--South Jetty/Parking Area C, Clatsop, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2286726,-124.0217721&ll=46.2286726,-124.0217721
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58537389
> - Comments: "Continuing immature individual seen well walking alone in
> grassy field of clatsop spit just north of parking lot C after initial call
> was detected overhead while on observation tower. The bird had flown in
> from ocean beach in SW side towards lot B nearer larger group of whimbrel. "
>
> Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 13:47 by Craig Miller
> - Fort Stevens SP--South Jetty/Parking Area C, Clatsop, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.2286726,-124.0217721&ll=46.2286726,-124.0217721
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58526345
> - Comments: "Continuing - details pending; also Steve Warner present
> observing the bird"
>
> Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 15:53 by Barbara Combs
> - Danebo Pond, Eugene, Lane, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0632292,-123.1778097&ll=44.0632292,-123.1778097
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58533082
> - Comments: "Standing on the shore with a few ducks. Long billed brown
> shorebird. Medium size. Bill too short for dowitcher or snipe. Legs too
> short for yellowlegs."
>
> Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
> - Reported Jul 29, 2019 08:26 by Tom Myers
> - Sauvie Island--The Wash, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.7416518,-122.8041726&ll=45.7416518,-122.8041726
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58546913
> - Comments: "Juvenile, continuing (seen 7/27 by Connor Scotland) - On
> mudflat toward Narrows/western side of Sturgeon with other gulls but seen
> and photographed from east side, south of the Wash facing west. Smaller
> than surrounding RBGU, slender dark bill, dark backed, can see beginning of
> eye arcs, white spots on black wingtips - will add photos "
>
> Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jul 28, 2019 06:15 by Ken Vanderkamp
> - Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.6203,-122.7456&ll=45.6203,-122.7456
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58523761
> - Comments: "Small size; small, blackish bill; yellow feet. Seen with
> many great egrets and GBHs at the small
> middle lake."
>
> Red-breasted Sapsucker (ruber) (Sphyrapicus ruber ruber) (8)
> - Reported Jul 24, 2019 10:00 by Jill Bell
> - Rim Village Visitor Center, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9111776,-122.143507&ll=42.9111776,-122.143507
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58547130
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Juveniles and adults, no black on breast or crown"
>
> Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) (3)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2019 12:10 by Arlene Blumton
> - OR—Wallowa co.—McCully Creek Trail (45.2567,-117.1493) PIGR Life Bird
> for Caleb, Wallowa, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.256686,-117.149343&ll=45.256686,-117.149343
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58522322
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "(Rare): “Infrequent”: Life Bird for Caleb! thanks again to
> Nolan! — nice pickout of flyover and vocals by Nolan, then Caleb and Nolan
> found 2 super juv birds, gray with huge bills, fledglings but still being
> fed by parents, Nolan got good photos of “not pretty birds” still with pin
> feathers ; heard double note calls like OSFL doing only 2 pips, but more
> bluebird quality ; near, less than a mile, from PIGR nest Nolan had found
> one week prior (was empty today)"
>
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (5)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2019 10:25 by Nolan Clements
> - McCully Creek & Trail, Wallowa, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2756112,-117.1372712&ll=45.2756112,-117.1372712
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58525329
> - Comments: "calling PYNU type calls "
>
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (5)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2019 10:25 by Caleb Centanni
> - McCully Creek & Trail, Wallowa, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2756112,-117.1372712&ll=45.2756112,-117.1372712
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58525330
> - Comments: "calling PYNU type calls "
>
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (5)
> - Reported Jul 27, 2019 10:25 by Arlene Blumton
> - McCully Creek & Trail, Wallowa, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2756112,-117.1372712&ll=45.2756112,-117.1372712
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58525536
> - Comments: "calling PYNU type calls "
>
> ***********
>
--
Alex Lamoreaux
717-943-7086
Naturalist and Senior Leader/North America Specialist for Wildside Nature
Tours
https://wildsidenaturetours.com/team-member/alex-lamoreaux/

 
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