Date: 6/18/20 9:32 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow
I checked the source and I was mistaken. Not wrong, just mistaken.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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www.alanlcontreras.com


> On Jun 18, 2020, at 7:29 PM, <clearwater...> wrote:
>
> 
> That one isn't mentioned in the species account in BOGR (written by someone with a name remarkably similar to yours), but there is mention of one collected at Nehalem in July (citing Walker, 1955).
>
> From: "Alan Contreras" <acontrer56...>
> To: "clearwater" <clearwater...>
> Cc: "Oregon Birders OnLine" <obol...>
> Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:40:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [obol] Fwd: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow
>
> I think there is a June record near Vale but I don’t have the reference handy.
>
> Alan Contreras
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> <acontrer56...>
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
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>
> On Jun 18, 2020, at 6:18 PM, <clearwater...> wrote:
>
> A remarkable local sighting that might be of interest for state-wide folks.
>
> From: "Lisa Millbank"
> To: "birding" <birding...>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:07:56 PM
> Subject: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow
>
> I was making dinner when Don yelled, "There's a Harris's Sparrow in the
> back yard!" We haven't ever seen a breeding-plumage Harris's Sparrow, and
> this is certainly the rarest species on our yard list, #120! He/she
> nibbled some millet for a while, but then left the yard. There is only 1
> record of this species in Oregon in June on eBird, but maybe others have
> not been reported there.
>
> There was one at nearby Jackson-Frazier Wetland in early 2019, but
> wintering birds are more common. Harris's Sparrows breed in Northwest
> Territories, Nunavut and northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. I can't help
> but feel kind of bad for birds who get this far off-course during
> migration, even though it's exciting to see them.
>
> Photos at Mid-Valley Nature
> <https://groups.google.com/g/mid-valley-nature/c/spyOioBHWKo/m/7r1XaGxRBAAJ>
>
> Lisa Millbank & Don Boucher
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