Date: 6/16/20 11:08 pm
From: Diane Cavaness <scrapbird...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V9 #179
Thank you for sharing this. The numbers from Chetco Point and the mouth of
the Rogue confirm what I'm seeing. (Or rather, not seeing.)

Diane Cavaness
Brookings

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020, 9:08 AM Joe Liebezeit <jliebezeit...>
wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> 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
 
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