The person who posted a sighting of Clark’s Grebe in Yamhill county before I
checked to see if the species was on the Yamhill county list on the ECAS
website has been identified.
It was me. I posted our sighting to OBOL at 2:19 PM. I checked the ECAS
website at 5:50 PM. Meanwhile, Chuck Gates had added the species to the
Yamhill county list.
It’s hard to get ahead of that guy. Good job, Chuck!
From: Paul Sullivan [mailto:<paultsullivan...>]
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 5:56 PM
To: '<yamhillbirds...>' <yamhillbirds...>;
Subject: RBA: the Clark's Grebe is a Yamhill county first
I was rather blasé about our find of a CLARK’S GREBE in Yamhill county this
morning. Bill Tice asked me if it were a county first, and I was quite sure
we’d seen the species before. However, when I checked the county master
list, then Carol Karlen’s life list, and then my own life list, I did not
find Clark’s Grebe recorded.
When I looked at the ECAS master list of species recorded in Yamhill county,
I see Clark’s Grebe listed as a county rarity. Someone has reported the
species before. If anyone reading this knows the details of a previous
sighting, please contact me. Thanks.