Date: 11/5/19 6:55 pm
From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
Subject: [obol] Fryrear Canyon - A Protected Nesting Area for Birds of Prey
KTZV.com reported on 24 January 2017 that the Bureau of Land Management
Prineville District started implementing a series of annual wildlife
closures to protect several species of birds of prey during sensitive
nesting periods. Included among the closures is Fryrear Canyon located 6
miles southeast of Sisters Oregon which we first visited on new years' day
2012. Fryrear Canyon is now regularly closed to all users from February 1
to August 31.

Below are a few landscape images from our recent search for evidence of
raptor nests amidst the canyon walls. While our search yielded only one
nest we were able to enjoy but not photograph several bird species
including, CLARK'S NUTCRACKER, CANYON WREN, COMMON RAVEN, SONG SPARROW,
MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, OREGON JUNCO, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, and PYGMY NUTHATCH.

We like this 5-mile round-trip bird walk, it's easy in and out over flat
terrain and once you reach the entrance to canyon you are soon consumed by
the narrow width and low height of the canyon walls that make it obvious
why birds choosing to nest in this habitat would be vulnerable to human
activity in and around the canyon.

https://www.jack-n-jill.net/blog/2019/11/fryrear-canyon--a-protected-nesting-area-for-birds-of-prey

"J.Will."
West Linn, Oregon

 
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