Date: 2/13/20 4:24 pm
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

Wood Duck (1 Wallowa)
Redhead (2 Polk)
Tufted Duck (1 Washington)
Red-necked Grebe (1 Wasco)
Eared Grebe (1 Douglas)
Clark's Grebe (1 Wasco)
Mountain Plover (1 Clatsop)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Linn)
Red-throated Loon (2 Benton)
Pelagic Cormorant (1 Multnomah)
Lewis's Woodpecker (2 Hood River)
Vermilion Flycatcher (1 Lane)
Loggerhead Shrike (1 Wheeler)
Pinyon Jay (1 Wheeler)
House Wren (1 Columbia)
Northern Mockingbird (1 Klamath, 1 Tillamook, 1 Yamhill)
Fox Sparrow (2 Deschutes)
Hooded Oriole (1 Tillamook)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (10) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 14:19 by Mike Hansen
- Pete's Pond, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.4207146,-117.2839022&ll=45.4207146,-117.2839022
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64399864
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing birds. Photo."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 13:20 by Nels Nelson
- 11521–11911 Smithfield Rd, Dallas US-OR 44.98357, -123.25934, Polk, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.983572,-123.259343&ll=44.983572,-123.259343
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64398888
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male- Photos"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 11:39 by Roy Gerig
- Pond across Smithfield Rd from Van Duzer vineyards, Polk, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.9829889,-123.2748198&ll=44.9829889,-123.2748198
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64405738
- Comments: "following a report of Redhead from this area yesterday, I had
not much time so rushed my stop, saw a bright male very well at the
stickpin, there may have been a female as well"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 15:06 by Susan Kirkbride
- Marsh Rd., Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.5629983,-123.0733749&ll=45.5629983,-123.0733749
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64403401
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Maybe the same bird originally reported on January 26, 2020."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 08:44 by Sia McGown
- The Dalles Riverfront Park, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.6000709,-121.1664104&ll=45.6000709,-121.1664104
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64390474
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow bill, continuing individual. Can add photo if
desired."

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (4)
- Reported Feb 10, 2020 12:10 by Pam Otley
- Umpqua River--Salmon Harbor Marina, Douglas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.6839497,-124.1812992&ll=43.6839497,-124.1812992
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64408603
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Small grebes with grey necks, lacking crisp white of HOGR.
Also steep forehead as opposed to HOGR forehead which is more in line with
bill. Photo of one posted."

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 13:50 by Silas Lewis
- Cruise Ship Dock, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.6044314,-121.1830596&ll=45.6044314,-121.1830596
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64410023
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tough ID, want opinions of others"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 13:10 by Matt Cahill
- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.0068525,-123.9182328&ll=46.0068525,-123.9182328
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64398949
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "(Rare & Unreported) Continuing. Photos. Found on the northern
portion of the island as previously reported. Found in scope after about 10
minutes scanning from the beach.

Warm buff and sandy colored plover, plump and medium-sized, with lighter
whitish breast, dark eyes and small bill, appeared spectacled from face-on
but not side-on views. A really pretty bird, and not just because it's a
rarity - seemed to have all the colors of the dunes in its plumage.

Lovely afternoon - warm, calm, and sunny. Very pleasant watching the
plover, which as others have said didn't do much of anything other than
turn and preen. Seems kinda Zen-like.

Red unreported dot still showing despite many reports recently."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 08:53 by Vickie Buck
- Belts Dr., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3027215,-123.0264473&ll=44.3027215,-123.0264473
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64401572
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Wading in the shallow water with Greater Yellowlegs. About
half the size of Greater Yellowlegs with shorter, slim bill."

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 09:40 by Hendrik Herlyn
- Corvallis--Willamette Park (water treatment plant to south end), Benton,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.5316101,-123.251384&ll=44.5316101,-123.251384
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64394760
- Comments: "Continuing at N end of gravel bar."

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 11, 2020 15:00 by Susan Kirkbride
- Willamette Park--South Side, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.5373738,-123.2487487&ll=44.5373738,-123.2487487
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64393314
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing, near gravel island"

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (2)
- Reported Feb 08, 2020 13:47 by Merilee Krebs
- Kelley Point Park, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.6463283,-122.7639771&ll=45.6463283,-122.7639771
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64402506
- Comments: "Pair flew over the beach at Kelly Point"

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 14:34 by Russ Namitz
- Old Dalles Dr., Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.6776273,-121.4781046&ll=45.6776273,-121.4781046
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64402133
- Comments: "Large dark woodpecker with pinkish breast/belly. Photo"

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 14:34 by Leisyka Parrott
- Old Dalles Dr., Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.6776273,-121.4781046&ll=45.6776273,-121.4781046
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64402166
- Comments: "Large dark woodpecker with pinkish breast/belly. Photo"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 12:05 by John Sullivan
- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.0515703,-123.0640411&ll=44.0515703,-123.0640411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64397225
- Comments: "Continuing. Northeast edge of prairie in trees/ shrubs along
canal."

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2020 09:07 by Mike & MerryLynn Denny
- John Day Fossil Beds NM--Painted Hills Unit, Wheeler, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6517908,-120.2670765&ll=44.6517908,-120.2670765
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64390443
- Comments: "One adult found in same site on the 9th and 10th, smaller than
a Northern Shrike, Took many photos which I will add to this report..
Darker slate gray cap, nape and mantle, black bill with slight hook off
upper mandible, some white in the rump."

Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) (86)
- Reported Feb 10, 2020 09:07 by Mike & MerryLynn Denny
- John Day Fossil Beds NM--Painted Hills Unit, Wheeler, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6517908,-120.2670765&ll=44.6517908,-120.2670765
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64390443
- Comments: "In a large flock near Leaf Hill turn off, size of a scrub
jay-all steele-blue plumage, constant calling with some feeding on the
ground under junipers, others moving through the junipers the whole flock
was always rolling along with birds from the back of this group leap
frogging ahead of those feeding in the trees and on the ground. Very
familar with this species. I have never seen this species in this area..
Dan has video and calls recorded-will add to this report."

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 10:00 by Jack Holley
- Dibblee Point County Park, Columbia, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=46.1101356,-122.9806995&ll=46.1101356,-122.9806995
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64395559
- Comments: "I heard the alarm sound of a House Wren, Then spotted it in a
thicket of blackberries. It was light reddish brown wren with very short
tail, buff on its throat. It was In the same location that I saw a pair
last summer."

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 08:35 by David Hewitt
- Lindley Neighborhood Mockingbird, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.2087312,-121.7923814&ll=42.2087312,-121.7923814
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64393263
- Comments: "Continuing bird. As advertised, sitting in the short-ish
(crabapple?) tree in the yard on the southwest corner of the Lindley and
Maple intersection"

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 08:48 by Jack Hurt
- Neskowin Area, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.1065939,-123.9810562&ll=45.1065939,-123.9810562
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64399817
- Comments: "On going since at least Jan 16. Seen today in the holly bush
across the road from the 2nd green."

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 12:15 by Harry Fuller
- Yamhill town, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.3414849,-123.187694&ll=45.3414849,-123.187694
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64402696
- Comments: "wintering on Main Street"

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 09:07 by Craig Stelle
- PRIVATE Hawk's Haven, Sisters, Oregon, US (44.286, -121.534), Deschutes,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2860183,-121.5343096&ll=44.2860183,-121.5343096
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64401723
- Comments: "Heavy spots. Feeding on ground ; scratching etc."

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 09:07 by judy meredith
- PRIVATE Hawk's Haven, Sisters, Oregon, US (44.286, -121.534), Deschutes,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2860183,-121.5343096&ll=44.2860183,-121.5343096
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64394729
- Comments: "Heavy spots. Feeding on ground ; scratching etc."

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2020 14:52 by Matt Cahill
- Nehalem (town), Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.7167569,-123.8955723&ll=45.7167569,-123.8955723
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64403045
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "(Rare & Unreported) Continuing. Photos. Visiting feeder house
and surroundings, seen from the vacant lot along B St. across from the
community center.

Appeared first in the yard, then visited the dish feeder and a hummer
feeder (thanks to the home owner for maintaining their set-up, I tried to
be as discrete as possible). Then flew straight to me into the apple tree!
Followed it around for a few minutes as if foraged in the big birch trees
and the hedge rows along 9th before slipping back into the brush.

Striking yellowish-orange oriole with neat black mask containing eye,
orange crown, partially silvered decurved bill, bold white wing patch and
white lining to flight feathers, and black shoulder patch with white
speckles.

Three for three on this beautiful day for an impromptu rarity run - Cowlitz
accentor and Clatsop mountain plover. Didn't think I'd get this once since
I don't like being in neighborhoods, it showed up just as I was about to
leave. Patience. Yeesh. Oregon bird.

Red unreported dot still showing despite numerous previous reports."

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