Date: 6/16/20 9:08 am
From: Joe Liebezeit <jliebezeit...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V9 #179
Here are the results of the brown pelican survey conducted on May 9:

Location Total number of Brown Pelicans observed during the highest count
Arch Cape (Castle and Gull Rock) 1
Cannon Beach, Clatsop, US-OR 0
Chetco Point 0
Coos Bay -- South Jetty 5
Coquille River -- South Jetty 0
Devils Elbow SP (Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area) 2
East Sand Island 5
Otter Rock and Gull Rock 0
Painted Rock 21
Pirates Cove, Lincoln, US-OR 4
Rogue River Mouth 0
Seal Rock -- Pullouts south on Hwy 101 (Oregon) 32
Siletz Bay or Taft Waterfront 0
Three Arch Rocks NWR (restricted access) 0
Tillamook Bay -- South Jetty (from North Jetty) 22
Yaquina River - South Jetty 5
For more info:
https://audubonportland.org/get-involved/community-science/brown-pelican/
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On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:08 PM <obol...> wrote:

> obol Digest Monday, June 15 2020 Volume: 09 Issue: 179
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> Subject: [obol] Goshawk - Klamath County
> #2: From: Don Albright <donalbright...>
> Subject: [obol] Northern Mockingbird; Cottonwood Creek,
> Harney County
> #3: From: marty bray <mborcc...>
> Subject: [obol]
> óFutf-8?Q?Franklin’s_Gull_at_Hatfield,_Lincoln_Co._
> #4: From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
> Subject: [obol] All's quiet on the Southern front
> #5: From: Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...>
> Subject: [obol] Pelicans?
> #6: From: dawn v <d_villa...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
> #7: From: michael krall <michaelkrall670...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
> #8: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
> #9: From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
> <daily>
> #10: From: Tom McNamara <tmcmac67...>
> Subject: [obol] Off topic--RFI mosquito status in
> Grant/Wallowa count
> #11: From: Chuck Gates <cgates326...>
> Subject: [obol] Wood Thrush No (again)
> #12: From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
> #13: From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] The saga of the Veery and the Wood Thrush
> (long)
> #14: From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood
> Thrush (long)
> #15: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood
> Thrush (long)
> #16: From: larspernorgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] How do you find a rare bird?
> #17: From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood
> Thrush (long)
> #18: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood
> Thrush (long)
> #19: From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood
> Thrush (long)
> #20: From: "Kevin Spencer" <rriparia...>
> Subject: [obol] Adding to thoughts by Paul on Wood Thrush
> #21: From: <t4c1x...>
> Subject: [obol] great birding story
> #22: From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: twitching, finding rare birds,
> enjoying, paying i
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 22:24:31 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Goshawk - Klamath County
>
> On the way north today from the Wood Thrush, a Goshawk flew low across
> Highway 97 near MP 242. Though a good habitat for the species and not a
> shocker, I don’t see them often.
>
>
> Jeff Gilligan
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:17:02 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Don Albright <donalbright...>
> Subject: [obol] Northern Mockingbird; Cottonwood Creek, Harney County
>
> Just saw a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD along Cottonwood Creek south of Fields.
> It flew over the dirt road about 100 feet west of the Fields-Denio Road.
> One was reported here by Roger Robb last week. A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was
> farther up the stream earlier this morning. Lots of BLACK-THROATED
> SPARROWS singing here and at other locations in the Pueblo Mountains.
> Don Albright
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> From: marty bray <mborcc...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:57:12 -0700
> Subject: [obol]
> óFutf-8?Q?Franklin’s_Gull_at_Hatfield,_Lincoln_Co._?Message-I
>
> There is a FRGU at the Hatfield Center near the shelter. Another good find
> by Chuck Philo.
>
> Marty Bray
> Seal Rock
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
> Subject: [obol] All's quiet on the Southern front
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:09:21 -0700
>
> What a difference a day makes. Saturday (windy) and the parents were
> all feeding kids like crazy. But on Sunday (still WINDY) the parents
> started enticing the nestling to come out. Fledglings of all stripes.
> Western Bluebirds, Mountain Chickadees, House finches, Lesser
> Goldfinches, Scrub Jays, Northern Flickers, they ALL presented their
> progeny for the world to see on the same day. A frenzy of feathers
> wondering where to go and just how to get there with those 'new' things
> sprouting from their bodies. 'I want to go HERE but THEY want to go
> THERE.' 'I want to down, but they force me to go UP!'
> I have always wondered just how do Flicker Mums and Dads make it through
> raising their nestlings and fledglings with out getting wounded. Oh,
> and include the hummingbird parents too. My goodness sword swallowers
> at the fair have nothing to brag about. Have you wondered why the
> parent's beak doesn't come out the b-hinds of the poor nestlings?
>
> Next up the Crows, American Goldfinches and Ash-throated parents will be
> showing off their kids. And have you been to the Prineville Wetlands??
> We were there just a few days ago and nests were being built and eggs
> laid. it won't be long before the place will be alive with youngsters,
> Oh, wait a minute. It already IS. The early bird gets the worm? Geese
> and ducks have kids. The Yellow-headed Blackbirds adults are feeding.
> Although WE are not yet 'allowed' to come out because of #19 the world
> hasn't stopped.
>
> Hark! Our first 'Spotty' of the year. Oh, just a Mule Deer spotty.
> (yeah, just)
>
> Kevin Smith
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:45:53 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Pelicans?
>
> Where are the Brown Pelicans?!
> I have yet to see a single one on the south coast, and they are usually
> here by late May.
> Is anyone seeing them elsewhere?
>
> Diane Cavaness
> Brookings
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: dawn v <d_villa...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 20:53:03 +0200
>
> Seems to have picked up here over the past 2-3 days - probably had 100 or
> sothroughout the day yesterday meandering by and pausing to feed. No big
> groups moving, just a few here and there. Largest flight was 18 birds.
> dawn v Lincoln City/Nelscott Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:45 AM
> From: "Diane Cavaness" <scrapbird...> To: <obol...>
> Subject:
> [obol] Pelicans? Where are the Brown Pelicans?! I have yet to see a single
> one on the south coast, and they are usually here by late May. Is anyone
> seeing them elsewhere? Diane Cavaness Brookings
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> From: michael krall <michaelkrall670...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:54:31 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
>
> We are seeing them in the Tillamook/Garabaldi area- but it seems in fewer
> numbers than usual.
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...>
> wrote:
>
> > Where are the Brown Pelicans?!
> > I have yet to see a single one on the south coast, and they are usually
> > here by late May.
> >
> > Is anyone seeing them elsewhere?
> >
> > Diane Cavaness
> > Brookings
> >
> --
> Michael Krall
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:11:27 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
>
> Our first birds were early this year- the first week of April. I haven’t
> seen many in Coos Bay but have been seeing them pass by in small numbers
> off the coast in May. Haven’t been around to bird the coast this month
> though.
> Tim Rodenkirk
> Coos Bay
>
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...>
> wrote:
>
> > Where are the Brown Pelicans?!
> > I have yet to see a single one on the south coast, and they are usually
> > here by late May.
> >
> > Is anyone seeing them elsewhere?
> >
> > Diane Cavaness
> > Brookings
> >
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:13:59 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
> Ross's Goose (3 Harney)
> American Wigeon (1 Wasco)
> Northern Pintail (1 Douglas)
> Greater Scaup (1 Harney)
> Barrow's Goldeneye (1 Harney)
> California Quail (2 Clatsop)
> Band-tailed Pigeon (5 Klamath)
> Allen's Hummingbird (1 Curry)
> Willet (Western) (4 Lake)
> Franklin's Gull (2 Lincoln)
> Herring Gull (1 Lake)
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (2 Columbia)
> Willow Flycatcher (1 Deschutes)
> Least Flycatcher (3 Deschutes)
> Eastern Kingbird (1 Clackamas, 5 Lincoln)
> American Crow (4 Klamath)
> Bank Swallow (2 Clatsop)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (4 Klamath)
> Gray Catbird (1 Harney)
> Northern Mockingbird (4 Lincoln)
> Veery (4 Deschutes)
> Wood Thrush (4 Klamath)
> Grasshopper Sparrow (1 Benton)
> Fox Sparrow (1 Yamhill)
> Yellow-breasted Chat (7 Klamath)
> Bullock's Oriole (2 Clatsop)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (1 Tillamook)
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 Harney, 2 Union)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 13:37 by Tom Myers
> - Burns Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Harney, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qC.5672909,-119.0676928&llC.5672909,-119.0676928
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438911
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 06:10 by Pam Otley
> - Burns Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Harney, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qC.5672909,-119.0676928&llC.5672909,-119.0676928
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70448730
> - Comments: "Continuing. Finally after scoping and scoping the geese on the
> dikes, the ROGO appeared swimming toward the nw corner of the north pond.
> Small goose with rounded head and stubby bill. Good comparison of size
> beside Gadwall, larger but just barely."
>
> Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (2)
> - Reported Jun 13, 2020 07:49 by Sophia Kim
> - Burns Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Harney, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qC.5672909,-119.0676928&llC.5672909,-119.0676928
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70443656
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 12:04 by john bishop
> - Price Rd. wetlands, Wasco, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qE.24208,-121.2697506&llE.24208,-121.2697506
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70440647
> - Comments: "Seen well - male in breeding plumage white forehead gray &
> green face, white hip patch with black distally"
>
> Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (2)
> - Reported Jun 12, 2020 17:03 by Madrone Ruggiero
> - Fords Pond, Douglas, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qC.3923419,-123.367763&llC.3923419,-123.367763
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70453642
> - Comments: "Pair on smaller pond behind fence. Male still in breeding
> plumage, but looked like it was starting to molt."
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (2)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 08:15 by Gerry Meenaghan
> - Hwy. 205 (Catlow Valley Rd.)--Six Mile Pond (view from road), Harney,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.4757054,-118.87604&llB.4757054,-118.87604
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452484
> - Comments: "Continuing. Bright white flanks with no barring, which stand
> out from nearby ring-necked ducks and lesser scaup."
>
> Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
> - Reported Jun 12, 2020 17:00 by Robin Ricker
> - Malheur NWR--Narrows, Harney, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qC.2873151,-118.9591885&llC.2873151,-118.9591885
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70470726
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "At the Narrows. There may have been more but I had taken a
> wide shot on camera to try to identify birds from the photos. This one
> looked different, I ID'd it in Sibley and then sent to my cousin in
> Whitehorse Yukon who confirmed it for me."
>
> California Quail (Callipepla californica) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 15:44 by Shawneen Finnegan
> - 47177 River Ranch Ln, Clatskanie US-OR 46.14222, -123.37139, Clatsop,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.142219,-123.371386&llF.142219,-123.371386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452046
> - Comments: "Have become regular here in the last few years according to
> the locals. Seen and heard calling Chicago."
>
> California Quail (Callipepla californica) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 15:44 by David Irons
> - 47177 River Ranch Ln, Clatskanie US-OR 46.14222, -123.37139, Clatsop,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.142219,-123.371386&llF.142219,-123.371386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452048
> - Comments: "Have become regular here in the last few years according to
> the locals. Seen and heard calling Chicago."
>
> Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Frank Mayer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438283
> - Comments: "At water seep near top."
>
> Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Kevin Spencer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438705
> - Comments: "At water seep near top."
>
> Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by dave haupt
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438834
> - Comments: "At water seep near top."
>
> Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Caleb Centanni
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70455073
> - Comments: "At water seep near top."
>
> Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) (2)
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 07:09 by Charles Gates
> - Topsy Grade Rd, Keno US-OR 42.02320, -122.09558, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.0232,-122.095585&llB.0232,-122.095585
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70470037
> - Comments: "Large pigeon with gray band in tail and yellow bills."
>
> Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) (3)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 06:00 by Eugene Hunn
> - Harris Beach SP, Curry, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.068482,-124.3106461&llB.068482,-124.3106461
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70421018
> - Comments: "Orangish flanks, small"
>
> Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 16:55 by Lauren diBiccari
> - Adel Ponds, Lake, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.174218,-119.8068523&llB.174218,-119.8068523
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70446483
> - Comments: "Expected ssp"
>
> Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 16:55 by Alex Lamoreaux
> - Adel Ponds, Lake, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.174218,-119.8068523&llB.174218,-119.8068523
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70446482
> - Comments: "Expected ssp"
>
> Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (4)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 18:27 by Lauren diBiccari
> - Goose Lake State Recreation Area (Oregon), Lake, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qA.9941909,-120.3235781&llA.9941909,-120.3235781
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70454128
> - Comments: "Expected ssp"
>
> Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (4)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 18:27 by Alex Lamoreaux
> - Goose Lake State Recreation Area (Oregon), Lake, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qA.9941909,-120.3235781&llA.9941909,-120.3235781
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70454127
> - Comments: "Expected ssp"
>
> Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 11:50 by Rachel Holzman
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70474664
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Photo"
>
> Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 11:50 by Steve Holzman
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70474663
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Photo"
>
> Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 13, 2020 09:57 by Barbara Dolan
> - Summer Lake Wildlife Area Headquarters, Lake, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.9549463,-120.7868671&llB.9549463,-120.7868671
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70465710
> - Comments: "Red gape. Splotchy patches on which scruffy plumage. Pink
> legs. .? 1st cycle."
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus luteus x
> cafer) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 13:09 by Shawneen Finnegan
> - Dibblee Point County Park, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.1101356,-122.9806995&llF.1101356,-122.9806995
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70439763
> - Comments: "Red mustache and nape."
>
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus luteus x
> cafer) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 13:09 by David Irons
> - Dibblee Point County Park, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.1101356,-122.9806995&llF.1101356,-122.9806995
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70439764
> - Comments: "Red mustache and nape."
>
> Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:30 by Harry Fuller
> - Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.0853521,-121.3105068&llD.0853521,-121.3105068
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70443338
>
> Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 05:50 by Leisyka Parrott
> - Upper Indian Ford Creek, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3598066,-121.6216815&llD.3598066,-121.6216815
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70462781
> - Comments: "Known rarity. Calling fairly consistently about 0.35 miles
> downstream from green gate. Strident two-note “Che-beck” repeated over and
> over."
>
> Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 05:50 by Russ Namitz
> - Upper Indian Ford Creek, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3598066,-121.6216815&llD.3598066,-121.6216815
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70460757
> - Comments: "Known rarity. Calling fairly consistently about 0.35 miles
> downstream from green gate. Strident two-note “Che-beck” repeated over and
> over."
>
> Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:23 by M.A. Kruse
> - Upper Indian Ford Creek, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3598066,-121.6216815&llD.3598066,-121.6216815
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70439017
> - Comments: "Known rarity at this location for more than a week Small
> flycatcher singing “chee-beck” and single “whit” calls. Head and back gray,
> white circular small eye ring, dark upper bill, orange lower bill, whitish
> neck band, yellow belly, dark wings with 2 white wing bars, dark, long
> tail. Thanks to Steve K and Terry C for directing me to the bird."
>
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 16:23 by Noah Greenwald
> - 26610 Southeast Suttle Road, Eagle Creek, Oregon, US (45,363, -122,39),
> Clackamas, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qE.3633192,-122.3903795&llE.3633192,-122.3903795
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70444498
> - Comments: "I got a really good look from raft both flying and perching.
> White tip of tail, white breast and size all distinct for eastern kingbird"
>
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 12:10 by Mike Wheeler
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70440781
> - Comments: "Large Flycatcher, white front and plain dark back were
> strongly contrasting. Black on head to below eyes. White tipped black tail
> very visible in flight. This bird was originally found earlier on this date
> by Chuck Philo.I believe others present were able to get photos."
>
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:10 by Elizabeth Laver-Holencik
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70437751
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Dark gray back, black head, black tail with white tip. White
> underneath."
>
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:00 by Steve Holzman
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70448761
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Found by Chuck Philo"
>
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 09:29 by Team Ona
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70436682
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "An Eastern Kingbird was found by Chuck Philo. We later also
> saw it perched in shore pines and making short sorties from perch sites. ID
> it as an EAKI by: dark head, dark tail with white tip, light underside from
> chin to vent."
>
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:00 by Rachel Holzman
> - Oregon State University - Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport US-OR
> 44.61955, -124.04607, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.619549,-124.046075&llD.619549,-124.046075
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70448762
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Photo to be added"
>
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Frank Mayer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438283
> - Comments: "Heard"
>
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Kevin Spencer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438705
> - Comments: "Heard; repeated "caw" calls; this species is occasionally
> seen/heard in the canyon, but only singles to few seen at any one time"
>
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by dave haupt
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438834
> - Comments: "Heard"
>
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Caleb Centanni
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70455073
> - Comments: "Heard"
>
> Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (20)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 15:44 by David Irons
> - 47177 River Ranch Ln, Clatskanie US-OR 46.14222, -123.37139, Clatsop,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.142219,-123.371386&llF.142219,-123.371386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452048
> - Comments: "Photos."
>
> Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (20)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 15:44 by Shawneen Finnegan
> - 47177 River Ranch Ln, Clatskanie US-OR 46.14222, -123.37139, Clatsop,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.142219,-123.371386&llF.142219,-123.371386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452046
> - Comments: "Photos."
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)
> (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by dave haupt
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438834
> - Comments: "Heard"
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)
> (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Caleb Centanni
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70455073
> - Comments: "Heard"
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)
> (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Kevin Spencer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438705
> - Comments: "Heard; previously recorded at this location"
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)
> (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Frank Mayer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438283
> - Comments: "Heard"
>
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 09:04 by Gerry Meenaghan
> - Malheur NWR--Headquarters, Harney, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qC.2654648,-118.8440412&llC.2654648,-118.8440412
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70468246
> - Comments: "Continuing. Weird. It wasn’t flagged as rare two days ago.
> Perhaps it’s rare that it’s sticking around this long?"
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 12:10 by Mike Wheeler
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70440781
> - Comments: "Gray overall with a dark eyeline. Took flight and the large
> white wing patches as well as the white outer tail feathers were visible."
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:00 by Steve Holzman
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70448761
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing bird"
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 09:29 by Team Ona
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.6231604,-124.0434766&llD.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70436682
> - Comments: "We saw a NOMO perched in shore pine and identified it by: the
> profile of a mocking bird, gray in color, long tail, and visible white wing
> patch."
>
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 11:00 by Rachel Holzman
> - Oregon State University - Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport US-OR
> 44.61955, -124.04607, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.619549,-124.046075&llD.619549,-124.046075
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70448762
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing. Photo to add"
>
> Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 06:36 by Leisyka Parrott
> - Black Butte Swamp, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3713649,-121.6314715&llD.3713649,-121.6314715
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70462791
> - Comments: "Known location with birds present. Heard one briefly call
> twice over highway noise. A downward “Jee-uur “"
>
> Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 06:36 by Russ Namitz
> - Black Butte Swamp, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3713649,-121.6314715&llD.3713649,-121.6314715
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70462553
> - Comments: "Known location with birds present. Heard one briefly call
> twice over highway noise. A downward “Jee-uur “"
>
> Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 14:37 by M.A. Kruse
> - Black Butte Swamp, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3713649,-121.6314715&llD.3713649,-121.6314715
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70445156
> - Comments: "Heard only continuing rarity."
>
> Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 10:39 by Dean Angiola
> - Black Butte Swamp, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.3713649,-121.6314715&llD.3713649,-121.6314715
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70436158
> - Comments: "song and call , highly visible viewing"
>
> Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Kevin Spencer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438705
> - Comments: "Heard only; Hermit and Swainson's eliminated by experience;
> previously recorded at this location on June 12th, by two observers on the
> shared list. Song was the same as the ones that were sung on that date, and
> bird seen on that 12th date."
>
> Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Caleb Centanni
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70455073
> - Comments: "Heard only.
>
> (Rare): cont. great bird found by Frank and Kevin 2-days ago.
> 6 of us heard it sing (at 42.02440, -122.10017) ~ 9am till 9:08a after 2-hr
> of searching,
> (during which Frank ho s distant several times when we first arrived;
> and 7:42a Caleb and Courtney and Frank prob heard one song),
> and then it flew upslope and never seen or heard again all day long despite
> others arriving to continue search, and despite C&C hanging hammock where
> it had sung and quietly waiting hours for it to return: no.
> “It was singing at the base of that ponderosa in the brush, and then it
> blew up out of there and went (upslope) and sang once and we never
> heard/saw it again.”
> (Note: none of us today ever played any tapes for it.)
>
> Made recording of singing. Singing at same spot where found 2-days ago,
> Kevin built a rock cairn there.
> — short liquid thrush song rising in pitch overall, and emphatic. — (C&C
> note that the final trill is hard to hear actually, so the song seems
> really short).
>
> Life bird for Caleb and Courtney! Sad didn’t get to see gorgeous thrush ...
> but delighted we got to hear it sing.
> Apparently only ~ 4 prev Oregon records, all from the 1980’s except for Don
> S’s 2012 Jefferson co. find, and this is first spring record? So, truly
> fortunate to hear it sing!
>
> Thank you so much Kevin, Frank, and Dave, we so enjoyed meeting you all
> today, joining with and birding with you, so pleasant too our relaxed sit
> at end on this beautiful day, and looking at Frank’s seacliffs of seabirds;
> always fun to bird into Tim R. Botanist, all of us today rotating turns
> geeking out w scientific names, (“Canus oldus”); and grateful to join your
> birding companionship too bc otherwise we prob would have missed this bird.
> Thank you for helping us get on it!
> We look forward to more Klamath co. birding in future, and hopefully some
> with you guys! chasing your great finds, and getting to explore wonderful
> new birding sites like this one. (But not wonderful road! historical wagon
> road down canyon is worst road we have ever seen for cars!)
>
> Note: C&C stayed additional 11-6p after DFKT team left, and we were joined
> by others incl Howard and Mary, Tim S, Zia, and then Don and Chuck arrived
> as we walked up road, and none of us refound the WOTH. Disappointing for
> many, and also everyone with good spirits about it. We all thought this
> bird would be easier to see! On prev. days has been singing territorially,
> and seen by many, and many got photos, gorgeous photos by Frank L, so wow,
> unexpected to note: the bird has turned into a Skulker, and is very
> difficult.
>
> “I’m tired of chasing skulky brown passerines. I’m ready to chase a Wood
> Stork. A Bar-tailed Godwit.”
> — “Gosh. I like chats, but if they weren’t here, this would be a lot
> easier.” — (chats and towhees doing thrushy tones).
> — “These skulking birds, WOTH and OVEN, have so much space in there and no
> reason to ever come out.”
> — “After OVEN and WOTH, every chase is going to be easy. I enjoy a
> challenge, but I also like birds that you might eventually get to see if
> you try hard enough!”
> — “Request to universe: next thrush chase, please in a place with no
> singing chats!”
> — “Well today we got a WOTH. We birded with 2 kind coastal Tims. We had
> some Community. We laid in a hammock.”"
>
> Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Frank Mayer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438283
> - Comments: "Heard only."
>
> Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by dave haupt
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438834
> - Comments: "Heard only."
>
> Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 14:17 by Jesse Laney
> - William L. Finley NWR--Restored Prairie, Benton, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qD.4198658,-123.2982302&llD.4198658,-123.2982302
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70447050
> - Comments: "Continuing birds. Pair carrying food. They were completely
> silent while I was in the area. Buffy pale breasts with no streaks and
> pale bellies. Flat-ish heads with pale complete eyerings and yellow lores.
> The approximate coordinates were 44.42084, -123.30108"
>
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 16:00 by Catherine Spaulding
> - Carlton Crest, Yamhill, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qE.2969531,-123.1699562&llE.2969531,-123.1699562
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70463677
> - Comments: "Sooty. Chunky sparrow, predominantly dark with a yellow and
> gray bill. somewhat gray face."
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3)
> - Reported Jun 15, 2020 07:42 by Charles Gates
> - 97627, Keno US-OR 42.02484, -122.10063, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.024836,-122.100628&llB.024836,-122.100628
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70469981
> - Comments: "Several singing birds. Pics to come"
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 12:58 by Tim Shelmerdine
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70451996
> - Comments: "Actual number probably higher. At least three singing birds,
> singing complex chat song. Blue head, greenish back, yellow breast; heavy,
> tanager-like bill. White supercilium, from eye to bill."
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Kevin Spencer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438705
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Known location; singer photographed and audio recorded"
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by dave haupt
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438834
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Known location"
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Frank Mayer
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70438283
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Known location"
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 05:25 by Caleb Centanni
> - Frain Ranch Campground, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.026544,-122.10065&llB.026544,-122.10065
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70455073
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Known location"
>
> Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 18:54 by Charles Gates
> - The Dalles-California Hwy, Klamath Falls US-OR 42.35344, -121.82570,
> Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.353438,-121.825698&llB.353438,-121.825698
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452287
> - Comments: "Pics coming. Several singing birds."
>
> Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (3)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 15:44 by Shawneen Finnegan
> - 47177 River Ranch Ln, Clatskanie US-OR 46.14222, -123.37139, Clatsop,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.142219,-123.371386&llF.142219,-123.371386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452046
> - Comments: "Heard one and saw a pair."
>
> Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (3)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 15:44 by David Irons
> - 47177 River Ranch Ln, Clatskanie US-OR 46.14222, -123.37139, Clatsop,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qF.142219,-123.371386&llF.142219,-123.371386
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452048
> - Comments: "Heard one and saw a pair."
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (Leiothlypis celata lutescens) (4)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 13:40 by Nick Mrvelj
> - Short Beach, Tillamook, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qE.4730044,-123.9701954&llE.4730044,-123.9701954
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70447957
> - Comments: "Default subspecies. All birds were singing. Conservative
> count."
>
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 12:30 by Dave Trochlell
> - 69514 Heritage Lane, Union, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qE.2987132,-117.8005217&llE.2987132,-117.8005217
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70466655
> - Comments: "Continuing male. Photos."
>
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 09:09 by Gerry Meenaghan
> - Fields Oasis, Harney, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qB.2640982,-118.6732864&llB.2640982,-118.6732864
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452526
> - Comments: "Pics. Audio. Adult male. Bright rosy breast. Black back w/
> white wing spots. Large, pale bill. Singing in thicket 50 ft. from roadside
> entrance to oasis. We thought we found this all on our own, but then get
> back into cell range and got an eBird RBA from Alex and Lauren saying they
> found it two hours earlier:)"
>
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
> - Reported Jun 14, 2020 06:59 by Samuel Wilson
> - Hubcamp, Union, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z
> &qE.298724,-117.8005074&llE.298724,-117.8005074
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70452746
> - Media: 3 Photos
> - Comments: "Soaking wet male eating at the platform feeder and singing in
> the rain from the alders. Photo."
>
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> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: Tom McNamara <tmcmac67...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:38:45 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Off topic--RFI mosquito status in Grant/Wallowa counties
>
> Hi Obol,
> Contemplating a tent camping/birding trip over to Grant and/or Wallowa
> counties in the near future. Does anyone have up to the moment knowledge
> of the mosquito situation ( moderate, high, intense, ... will leave you a
> bloodless husk)?
> Calls to the Ranger Districts have yielded disappointing vague generalities
> (e.g. "we always have them"). Looking for some more specificity.
> Thanks in advance!
> good birding, Tom
>
>
>
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>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: Chuck Gates <cgates326...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:47:52 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Wood Thrush No (again)
>
> Don Sutherland and I spent two hours at the Wood Thrush site this morning
> (7:30 to 9:30). No luck. He roamed around while I staled out the rock
> cairn. Not saying it’s not there but we neither heard nor saw anything
> close. Did get two Band-tailed Pigeons on the way down. I don’t think we’ll
> miss driving on that road.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Pelicans?
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:06:44 -0700
>
> I’ve been seeing brown pelicans in the Waldport-Newport area for about a
> month. Not big numbers just birds passing through headed north or
> lingering for a day or two. The biggest numbers in Lincoln County
> typically occurs in sept-oct during south bound migration.
> Roy Lowe
> Waldport
>
>
> > On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:11 PM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Our first birds were early this year- the first week of April. I haven’t
> seen many in Coos Bay but have been seeing them pass by in small numbers
> off the coast in May. Haven’t been around to bird the coast this month
> though.
> >
> > Tim Rodenkirk
> > Coos Bay
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:46 AM Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...>
> <mailto:<scrapbird...>> wrote:
> > Where are the Brown Pelicans?!
> > I have yet to see a single one on the south coast, and they are usually
> here by late May.
> >
> > Is anyone seeing them elsewhere?
> >
> > Diane Cavaness
> > Brookings
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #13 in digest
> From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] The saga of the Veery and the Wood Thrush (long)
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 16:57:31 -0700
>
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> I'd been hearing of a Least Flycatcher and a Waterthrush near Sisters for
> some time. Then on Friday night there came a report of a Veery in the area
> as well. I contacted some Bend birders, and Howard Horvath and Mary
> Oppenheimer volunteered to meet me in Sisters at 8:30 Saturday morning.
>
>
>
> Meanwhile there came the report of a Wood Thrush down in the Klamath River
> canyon.
>
>
>
> I left McMinnville at 5:30 Saturday morning and met Howard and Mary in
> Sisters at 8:30. Soon we were at Black Butte Swamp off Hwy 20. With Don
> Sutherland's help we found the VEERY rather quickly. We got to watch it
> sing multiple reps of its song in sunshine, then switch to a series of its
> call. What's not to like 'bout that?
>
>
>
> We continued on to upper Indian Ford Creek, across the highway from Indian
> Ford Campground. We walked the trials there from 9:30 - 11:30, searching
> for the Least Flycatcher. We found another VEERY. I was introduced to
> things I'd heard about: "the gate," "Gobbler's Knob," "Glaze Meadow,"
> "Black
> Butte meadow" -- but no Least Flycatcher (this was my second try). As the
> weather was getting blustery, we opted for lunch in Sisters. Then I
> decided
> to try for the Wood Thrush.
>
>
>
> I contacted Kevin Spencer, and at 2 PM headed to Dorris, CA, following the
> directions posted by Steve Kornfeld. By 6 PM I reached the rim of the
> Klamath River canyon, where I ran into Jeff Gilligan. We hiked to the
> bottom of rocky Topsy Grade to reach Frain Ranch by 7:15. We birded the
> area 7:15 - 8:15 PM without seeing or hearing a Wood Thrush. At one point
> we heard a series of 5 rapid notes "pwut- pwut- pwut- pwut- pwut" that
> neither of us recognized. As we tried to track down the source, it called
> 6-8 times more, retreating into the dense cover along the little stream
> running toward the river. From 8:15-9:40 we two old guys (age 70 and 75)
> stumbled up the grade to our cars. We made it to a motel in Klamath Falls,
> for lodging, showers, and internet. There I found this recording on Xeno
> Canto https://www.xeno-canto.org/497571 which matched the calls we heard
> in
> the canyon. We had heard a WOOD THRUSH!
>
>
>
> We went to bed after midnight satisfied that we'd heard a Wood Thrush, and
> planning to try again in the morning. At 4:30 AM Jeff opted out. I met
> Kevin Spencer et al at the top of the Topsy Grade at 5:30, and by 6:30 our
> band of seven had reached the Frain Ranch again. In ones, twos, threes and
> seven we birded the area until 10:40. I was off on a little exploration
> when the others heard the WOOD THRUSH sing a few times about 9:08. At
> 10:40
> I decided to start up the grade again. With stops to let my old heart
> rest,
> I made the top by 12:15. The younger folks started later and got there
> ahead of me. One the way up I met 75 yr old Sheran Wright going down, then
> Harold and Mary. At the top Tim Shelmerdine arrived and decided to try to
> drive down. I hear that Chuck Gates and Don Sutherland arrived later, but
> didn't find the bird. Owen Schmidt, Tom Love, Craig Miller, Marilyn Miller
> all visited earlier.
>
>
>
> So why are so many old people risking their ankles, heart, or oil pans to
> get to this remote corner of the edge of Oregon?
>
>
>
> For those uninitiated, there are only 4 accepted records of WOOD THRUSH in
> Oregon. Three of those are from the 1980's. If you look at the 20 birders
> with the most species on their Oregon State Life Lists, none of us had seen
> a WOOD THRUSH in Oregon. That's why 8 of those 20 birders (so far) have
> made the effort to get down there.
>
>
>
> I spent a combined 11 hours to chase that bird, 3 of those climbing up that
> grade, stubbing my toes on rocks with my old heart pounding, but who else
> do
> you know who's found a Veery and a Wood Thrush in Oregon ON THE SAME DAY?
>
>
>
> On my way home yesterday I stopped at upper Indian Ford Creek for another
> hour of CHE-BEK-less birding. My body aches today. I did walk 2 miles at
> the rubberized track behind the McMinnville hospital without stubbing my
> toe.
>
>
>
> In a back corner of my mind I hear the voices that say "I'm not a birder;
> I'm a birdwatcher." " I don't chase." "I care about the planet." "Think
> about the CO2 you add to the atmosphere." "I'm a conservationist." "I'm a
> citizen scientist." "Listers don't care about (are a threat to) birds." To
> those voices I offer a piece of advice from a wise thinker from years ago:
> Luke 18:10-14.
>
>
>
> Here is a screen capture of Topsy Grade, facing east (from Google maps).
> The top of the grade is in the upper left of the picture. The Frain Ranch
> is in the lower right by the river. California is further downriver to the
> right.
>
>
>
> Good birding, everyone,
>
>
>
> Paul Sullivan
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #14 in digest
> From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:31:33 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood Thrush (long)
>
> Good story Paul. I am a lister, but I am a birder first. I seek the rare
> and unusual, but also the usual and expected. The rare birds that I find
> through my own efforts (though with the collective knowledge of many that
> help me strategically plan my birding), I find more rewarding than those I
> chase (or twitch; stakeouts...). I find it most rewarding when I find a
> rare bird, and through my efforts of reporting (and often times meeting up
> with others on the twitch) am able to help others observe and tick and
> enjoy the bird.
> Lots of people chase rare birds, myself included; only a small percentage
> of those twitchers find rare birds for others to chase. That is my
> challenge to all listers--find some rare birds of your own to share with
> the others. Pay it forward.
>
> When was the last time you found a rare bird yourself?
>
> How does one find rare birds? I will leave that answer to future
> communications, but feel free to chime in.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> David
>
> David C. Bailey
> Seaside, Oregon...where I most recently found a rare for Clatsop County
> Wilson's Phalarope and reported it promptly resulting in at least five
> county listers subsequently observing it.
>
> David
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 16:58 Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>
> wrote:
>
> > I’d been hearing of a Least Flycatcher and a Waterthrush near Sisters for
> > some time. Then on Friday night there came a report of a Veery in the
> area
> > as well. I contacted some Bend birders, and Howard Horvath and Mary
> > Oppenheimer volunteered to meet me in Sisters at 8:30 Saturday morning.
> >
> >
> >
> > Meanwhile there came the report of a Wood Thrush down in the Klamath
> River
> > canyon.
> >
> >
> >
> > I left McMinnville at 5:30 Saturday morning and met Howard and Mary in
> > Sisters at 8:30. Soon we were at Black Butte Swamp off Hwy 20. With Don
> > Sutherland’s help we found the VEERY rather quickly. We got to watch it
> > sing multiple reps of its song in sunshine, then switch to a series of
> its
> > call. What’s not to like ‘bout that?
> >
> >
> >
> > We continued on to upper Indian Ford Creek, across the highway from
> Indian
> > Ford Campground. We walked the trials there from 9:30 – 11:30, searching
> > for the Least Flycatcher. We found another VEERY. I was introduced to
> > things I’d heard about: “the gate,” “Gobbler’s Knob,” “Glaze Meadow,”
> > “Black Butte meadow” -- but no Least Flycatcher (this was my second
> try).
> > As the weather was getting blustery, we opted for lunch in Sisters.
> Then I
> > decided to try for the Wood Thrush.
> >
> >
> >
> > I contacted Kevin Spencer, and at 2 PM headed to Dorris, CA, following
> the
> > directions posted by Steve Kornfeld. By 6 PM I reached the rim of the
> > Klamath River canyon, where I ran into Jeff Gilligan. We hiked to the
> > bottom of rocky Topsy Grade to reach Frain Ranch by 7:15. We birded the
> > area 7:15 – 8:15 PM without seeing or hearing a Wood Thrush. At one
> point
> > we heard a series of 5 rapid notes “pwut- pwut- pwut- pwut- pwut” that
> > neither of us recognized. As we tried to track down the source, it
> called
> > 6-8 times more, retreating into the dense cover along the little stream
> > running toward the river. From 8:15-9:40 we two old guys (age 70 and 75)
> > stumbled up the grade to our cars. We made it to a motel in Klamath
> Falls,
> > for lodging, showers, and internet. There I found this recording on Xeno
> > Canto https://www.xeno-canto.org/497571 which matched the calls we
> heard
> > in the canyon. We had heard a WOOD THRUSH!
> >
> >
> >
> > We went to bed after midnight satisfied that we’d heard a Wood Thrush,
> and
> > planning to try again in the morning. At 4:30 AM Jeff opted out. I met
> > Kevin Spencer et al at the top of the Topsy Grade at 5:30, and by 6:30
> our
> > band of seven had reached the Frain Ranch again. In ones, twos, threes
> and
> > seven we birded the area until 10:40. I was off on a little exploration
> > when the others heard the WOOD THRUSH sing a few times about 9:08. At
> > 10:40 I decided to start up the grade again. With stops to let my old
> > heart rest, I made the top by 12:15. The younger folks started later and
> > got there ahead of me. One the way up I met 75 yr old Sheran Wright
> going
> > down, then Harold and Mary. At the top Tim Shelmerdine arrived and
> decided
> > to try to drive down. I hear that Chuck Gates and Don Sutherland arrived
> > later, but didn’t find the bird. Owen Schmidt, Tom Love, Craig Miller,
> > Marilyn Miller all visited earlier.
> >
> >
> >
> > So why are so many old people risking their ankles, heart, or oil pans to
> > get to this remote corner of the edge of Oregon?
> >
> >
> >
> > For those uninitiated, there are only 4 accepted records of WOOD THRUSH
> in
> > Oregon. Three of those are from the 1980’s. If you look at the 20
> birders
> > with the most species on their Oregon State Life Lists, none of us had
> seen
> > a WOOD THRUSH in Oregon. That’s why 8 of those 20 birders (so far) have
> > made the effort to get down there.
> >
> >
> >
> > I spent a combined 11 hours to chase that bird, 3 of those climbing up
> > that grade, stubbing my toes on rocks with my old heart pounding, but who
> > else do you know who’s found a Veery and a Wood Thrush in Oregon ON THE
> > SAME DAY?
> >
> >
> >
> > On my way home yesterday I stopped at upper Indian Ford Creek for another
> > hour of CHE-BEK-less birding. My body aches today. I did walk 2 miles
> at
> > the rubberized track behind the McMinnville hospital without stubbing my
> > toe.
> >
> >
> >
> > In a back corner of my mind I hear the voices that say “I’m not a birder;
> > I’m a birdwatcher.” “ I don’t chase.” “I care about the planet.” “Think
> > about the CO2 you add to the atmosphere.” “I’m a conservationist.” “I’m
> a
> > citizen scientist.” “Listers don’t care about (are a threat to) birds.”
> To
> > those voices I offer a piece of advice from a wise thinker from years
> ago:
> > Luke 18:10-14.
> >
> >
> >
> > Here is a screen capture of Topsy Grade, facing east (from Google maps).
> > The top of the grade is in the upper left of the picture. The Frain
> Ranch
> > is in the lower right by the river. California is further downriver to
> the
> > right.
> >
> >
> >
> > Good birding, everyone,
> >
> >
> >
> > Paul Sullivan
> >
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #15 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:49:12 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: The saga of the Veery and the Wood Thrush (long)
>
> Hi David,
> I also prefer to find my own rarities and have NOT chased many “lifers” or
> state birds recently found by others in the last decade. Most of my chasing
> is on the south coast these days.
>
> Anyhow, upon hearing the description of where this bird was and knowing
> that it promised a most enjoyable hike, I was compelled to go down. I have
> always wanted to see the Klamath Gorge. It is spectacular! We saw people
> backpacking in on our way out. I count myself lucky to have seen such
> beauty.
>
> Of course another big draw was to bird with friends I don’t see often which
> included the two “finders” and Dave Haupt, all excellent birders and just
> fun people to hang with. I went down Saturday afternoon, camped in the
> Cascades at a remarkably beautiful non-campground location and picked up
> Frank Mayer at 0430 in KFalls. We met Kevin and Dave and Paul and Courtney
> and Caleb at 0530 at the rim and began or journey.
>
> The wildflowers on the walk down were spectacular! We saw cool birds like
> gnatcatchers and many singing Nashville Warblers etc. etc. just hiking
> down. The river bottom is a paradise and the only spot in the county for YB
> Chat and Wrentit (the latter we missed). There is a ton of history down
> below and an old pioneer route that went through the area. It was utterly
> spectacular Wood Thrush or not.
>
> I really pick my chases anymore but this was a fun one, I would have been
> smiling ear to ear whether or not the Wood Thrush was there or not. I also
> sometimes forget that one of the perks of chasing is visiting with folks I
> rarely see but enjoy visiting with very much.
>
> Anyhow happy trails and happy birding- still looking for that mind bending
> rarity in my neck iof the woods!
>
> Tim Rodenkirk
> Coos Bay
>
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 5:32 PM David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Good story Paul. I am a lister, but I am a birder first. I seek the rare
> > and unusual, but also the usual and expected. The rare birds that I find
> > through my own efforts (though with the collective knowledge of many that
> > help me strategically plan my birding), I find more rewarding than those
> I
> > chase (or twitch; stakeouts...). I find it most rewarding when I find a
> > rare bird, and through my efforts of reporting (and often times meeting
> up
> > with others on the twitch) am able to help others observe and tick and
> > enjoy the bird.
> >
> > Lots of people chase rare birds, myself included; only a small percentage
> > of those twitchers find rare birds for others to chase. That is my
> > challenge to all listers--find some rare birds of your own to share with
> > the others. Pay it forward.
> >
> > When was the last time you found a rare bird yourself?
> >
> > How does one find rare birds? I will leave that answer to future
> > communications, but feel free to chime in.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > David
> >
> > David C. Bailey
> > Seaside, Oregon...where I most recently found a rare for Clatsop County
> > Wilson's Phalarope and reported it promptly resulting in at least five
> > county listers subsequently observing it.
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 16:58 Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I’d been hearing of a Least Flycatcher and a Waterthrush near Sisters
> for
> >> some time. Then on Friday night there came a report of a Veery in the
> area
> >> as well. I contacted some Bend birders, and Howard Horvath and Mary
> >> Oppenheimer volunteered to meet me in Sisters at 8:30 Saturday morning.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Meanwhile there came the report of a Wood Thrush down in the Klamath
> >> River canyon.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I left McMinnville at 5:30 Saturday morning and met Howard and Mary in
> >> Sisters at 8:30. Soon we were at Black Butte Swamp off Hwy 20. With
> Don
> >> Sutherland’s help we found the VEERY rather quickly. We got to watch it
> >> sing multiple reps of its song in sunshine, then switch to a series of
> its
> >> call. What’s not to like ‘bout that?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> We continued on to upper Indian Ford Creek, across the highway from
> >> Indian Ford Campground. We walked the trials there from 9:30 – 11:30,
> >> searching for the Least Flycatcher. We found another VEERY. I was
> >> introduced to things I’d heard about: “the gate,” “Gobbler’s Knob,”
> “Glaze
> >> Meadow,” “Black Butte meadow” -- but no Least Flycatcher (this was my
> >> second try). As the weather was getting blustery, we opted for lunch in
> >> Sisters. Then I decided to try for the Wood Thrush.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I contacted Kevin Spencer, and at 2 PM headed to Dorris, CA, following
> >> the directions posted by Steve
 
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