Date: 10/25/19 6:06 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Black Oystercatchers at 4500 ft asl in the Modoc County, California desert
There is a photo documented record of American Oystercatcher from s Idaho maybe 25 years ago. I don’t know whether it was a hybrid but it was definitely an oystercatcher.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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> On Oct 25, 2019, at 4:19 PM, David Hewitt <dhewitt37...> wrote:
> The details are in the checklist linked below. I know it is not an Oregon sighting, but figured people might get a kick out of it. I don't have a clue why they were up here at 4500 ft elevation in a desert. The photo is not the best, but it should be sufficient paired with our description. Craziness! You go for work to a remote location for 5 hours out of the year, and these just fly right up to you.
> I did not find anything in my books or online about oystercatcher wanderings away from the coast, but would be curious to hear what others know about.
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> - Dave Hewitt, Klamath Falls

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