Date: 6/13/20 12:37 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Getting to Wood Thrush.
Wood Thrush eBird Records for the 'breeding season' June-July, Western US.


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 9:12 PM Kevin Spencer <rriparia...> wrote:

> Nice Steve!
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> Besides the great directions in Steve's message, you can find the original
> pin location for the bird by going to the checklist, and at the WOOD THRUSH
> in the list, under details, you see a LAT/LONG. Copy and paste that into
> Google Maps. Hit search, then Directions. Go through Dorris, CA to reach
> the canyon rim, as described in Steve's directions. This direction of
> travel is much better than reaching the canyon rim from Keno. Once in the
> canyon we did not have service, but GPS works with satellites.
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> It is slow going down the canyon road, and high clearance is needed due to
> some stretches of higher rocks that need to be negotiated. It's a rough
> road. But, you can park at the top, and if you are young and generally fit,
> you can hike down, which is relatively fine, but then you have to hike back
> up on the road, which is rather steep for a road, and so fitness is needed
> for the hike back out. It's about an hour hike down, and more coming out.
> We saw about 6-7 Band-tailed Pigeons on the walk down. Near the location of
> the thrush are at least two Yellow-breasted Chat, singing, and visible.
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> I don't know of anyone yet, committed to going down tomorrow.
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> Kevin Spencer
> Klamath Falls, OR
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> From: "Steve Kornfeld"
> To: "<rriparia...>", "<obol...>" "
> Cc:
> Sent: Friday June 12 2020 10:28:07PM
> Subject: [obol] Re: Getting to Wood Thrush.
>
> I was able to listen to and see the Wood Thrush as posted by Kevin. It
> was actively singing as I left at 1920. At times it would perch near the
> top of a tree to sing. For me it was hanging around the old wooden cabin
> nearby the original spot described
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> 42°01'32.0"N 122°05'58.8"W
> https://maps.app.goo.gl/Hfr6krGoUkH77R4d8
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> Directions
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> Drive south from Kfalls on 97 into California and into the town of
> Dorris. At the sharp left turn, continue straight on 1st street which
> quickly becomes Picard
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> Drive 5.1 miles from 97 on the paved road until the paved road turns
> left.
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> Instead of turning left, go straight onto a gravel road, that over times
> becomes rougher and rougher.
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> At 6.9 miles you reach the Canyon rim.
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> I was able to drive down with my 4 runner (needed low 4 wheel to get back
> up) as described below. The road goes right to the pinned spot.
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> Great area
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> BTW – Oregon #450
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> Thanks to Kevin and Frank
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> Steve Kornfeld
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> Bend
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> *From: *<rriparia...>
> *Sent: *Friday, June 12, 2020 4:26 PM
> *To: *<obol...>
> *Subject: *[obol] Getting to Wood Thrush.
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> Getting to Wood Thrush.
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> First, we both thought it seemed territorial; singing, feeding, sticky
> around the general area.
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> Second: At the very least, high clearance vehicle driving down into the
> canyon, with 4 wheel drive preferred in some Rocky spots. Or, leave vehicle
> at top and hike down on the road. Easy downhill hiking in, about 2 miles
> I'd say in, taking time on uphill hike/climb out. We hiked in because it is
> a rough road, but I didn't feel like beating my wheels up on my Tacoma,
> which could have done it.
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> You can walk to the location, exact GPS pin, so no brush beating. The pin
> is where we recorded and got 2 pics, but also heard it closer to the river
> where the Yellow-breasted Chats are hanging out, and you'll hear them while
> there.
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> Kevin Spencer
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> Klamath Falls
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> *Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone*
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