Date: 6/29/20 4:51 pm
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

Least Sandpiper (1 Union)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 Benton)
Western Sandpiper (1 Umatilla, 1 Union)
Ring-billed Gull (1 Tillamook)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 Washington)
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (1 Washington)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1 Grant)
Winter Wren (1 Multnomah)
Gray Catbird (6 Deschutes)
California Thrasher (1 Jackson)
Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (1 Grant)
Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) (1 Grant)
Yellow-breasted Chat (1 Tillamook)
Great-tailed Grackle (1 Klamath)
Northern Waterthrush (1 Klamath)
Northern Parula (1 Coos)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.


Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) (6)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 10:45 by Dave Trochlell
- Peach Road stop, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2442104,-117.9520866&ll=45.2442104,-117.9520866
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70967481
- Comments: "Not rare. These three small peeps were LESAs, with dark
brownish upperparts, heavily-streaked, brownish chests, white underparts,
yellow legs, and tapered, slightly-drooped bills."

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 09:00 by Rich Hoyer
- Philomath Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.5201324,-123.3461237&ll=44.5201324,-123.3461237
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70937555
- Comments: "Photos by Doug Robinson"

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 10:45 by Dave Trochlell
- Peach Road stop, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.2442104,-117.9520866&ll=45.2442104,-117.9520866
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70967481
- Comments: "Not rare. Compared to the nearby LESAs, this adult WESA was
noticeably larger, paler, had black legs, bright rufous on the scapulars,
and a longer, more drooping bill. It's underparts were heavily-streaked on
the chest and flanks, and had a white belly. It foraged in deeper water
than the LESAs."

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) (3)
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 07:35 by Mark Ludwick
- Stanfield Meadow Road, Umatilla, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.7841871,-119.3106222&ll=45.7841871,-119.3106222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70942077
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "At least 3 Western Sandpipers, and a possible Least Sandpiper"

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) (1)
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 15:13 by Jarvis Kane
- Bayocean Spit, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.553569,-123.9435911&ll=45.553569,-123.9435911
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70940178
- Comments: "Photos soon"

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 11:53 by Andrew S. Aldrich
- 63255–63283 NW Cochran Rd, Gales Creek US-OR 45.70923, -123.35836,
Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.709235,-123.358362&ll=45.709235,-123.358362
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70929527
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Impression was SSHA based on size (relative to swallows), fast
wing beats, squared tail, and small head. See photos."

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus luteus x
cafer) (1)
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 14:29 by Conor Scotland
- Portland Community College Rock Creek campus, Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.5692196,-122.8644417&ll=45.5692196,-122.8644417
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70939768
- Comments: "Male w/ clean red malar and about a 75% complete red nape
crescent."

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 26, 2020 11:44 by Caleb Centanni
- Strawberry Basin Trail 375--Strawberry Lake to Little Strawberry Lake
(Malheur NF) (Strawberry Mountain Wilderness), Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.296359,-118.69317&ll=44.296359,-118.69317
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70945296
- Comments: "(Rare): “unreported”: 6960 ft elev. Sounds like typical
westside/central Oregon type"

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) (8)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 10:31 by Janet Hudson
- Tryon Creek SP, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.4421988,-122.6767302&ll=45.4421988,-122.6767302
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70966613
- Comments: "1 seen, 7 heard"

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (2)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 14:20 by Matt Cahill
- Deschutes River Trail--Benham Falls, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.939274,-121.413247&ll=43.939274,-121.413247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70966258
- Comments: "(Rare) Continuing pair in the willows just upstream from the
far end of the footbridge at the Benham Falls East TH.

Gray hermit thrush shaped and sized birds, with rusty undertail coverts,
black cap l, black eye, and thick slightly curved bill. Heard one bright
'cheep' call, similar to a chat, probably from a catbird.

Sat on a rock under the ponderosa at the bridge end and had a nicely
secluded session despite heavy foot and bike traffic during the afternoon.
Watched one bird come and go, first to the island willows, then over the
trail to the willows there. Consistently returned to the largest willow
base, where it preened and once gave food to the second bird - the only
time I saw both together. They sat facing each other flicking their bills
back some, before the second bird disappeared into the willow base. Sure
looked like courtship to me.

About to head east to NH for a bit, where these are thick and noisy. But a
county bird for me here, today."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 09:34 by Dean Angiola
- Deschutes River Trail--Benham Falls, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.939274,-121.413247&ll=43.939274,-121.413247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70963851
- Comments: "uniformly dark grey ,black cap,dark eye,rusty tail covert.
bathing in river"

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 08:56 by Aaron Jenkins
- Deschutes River Trail--Benham Falls, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.939274,-121.413247&ll=43.939274,-121.413247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70965025
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. In streamside willows. Gray bird with
black cap and long, black tail."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 08:00 by Bob Sizoo
- Deschutes River Trail--Benham Falls, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.939274,-121.413247&ll=43.939274,-121.413247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70957861
- Comments: "Continuing birds. One feeding the other. Courtship behavior?"

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 07:38 by Evan Thomas
- Deschutes River Trail--Benham Falls, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.939274,-121.413247&ll=43.939274,-121.413247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70960167
- Comments: "Continuing"

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 07:10 by John Reuland
- Deschutes River Trail--Benham Falls, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.939274,-121.413247&ll=43.939274,-121.413247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70952895
- Comments: "Continuing. Gray bird. Black cap. Rufus under tail."

California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 09:28 by Pam Otley
- stakeout California Thrasher, Talent (2019), Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.213947,-122.803611&ll=42.213947,-122.803611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70958734
- Comments: "Singing in large deciduous tree that overhangs road, has been
silent for about an
hour. Large brown bird, bigger than scrub Jay.
Large curved bill. Sang ongoing varied song matching apps. Photos soon."

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (11)
- Reported Jun 27, 2020 07:03 by Caleb Centanni
- Aldrich Mountains--Malheur NFS Rd 2150--Rd 021 west to Little Weasel
Spring, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.33086,-119.338628&ll=44.33086,-119.338628
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70945198
- Comments: "“Unreported”: flyovers . — made recording of 2, another
recording of 1 ; couple more nearby sounded same as these recordings ;
another recording 8:16a of a few ;"

Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) (Passerella iliaca [megarhyncha Group]) (4)
- Reported Jun 27, 2020 07:03 by Caleb Centanni
- Aldrich Mountains--Malheur NFS Rd 2150--Rd 021 west to Little Weasel
Spring, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.33086,-119.338628&ll=44.33086,-119.338628
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70945198
- Comments: "(Rare): “unreported”: are they rare? — made recording of song
which sounds like perfect typical central Oregon thick billed. Female seen
near singing bird on tape and she also looks consistent with typical
central Oregon birds , no excess red color or conspicuous wing bars.
Darkish Bill. — in 6500’ deep burn w ceanothus shrubs filling in and some
bare ground with a few rocks, grasses, near Little Weasel Spring . 4
singing birds sound great for thick-billed songs. Please listen to
recording to confirm and let us know your opinion. We would also like to
know more about, what is known about fox sparrow types breeding here?
Thick-billed is Deschutes and Jefferson counties entirely, and apparently
Slate-colored is NE Oregon. We haven’t found any summer breeding Fox
sparrows in Crook co. yet. We had assumed that any in Grant co. would
therefore be continued Slate-colored from NE Oregon, so thick-billed here
today is a sweet surprise to us, to feel like we’re learning something
interesting. These today are in deep burn thick with ceanothus brush, which
is exactly what thick-billed use in central cascades, so could both types
be in Grant co. depending on habitat preference?"

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1)
- Reported Jun 27, 2020 15:55 by Cliff Cordy
- Northfork Road / North Fork Nehalem River, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.7688699,-123.8440617&ll=45.7688699,-123.8440617
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70961749
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Not seen. We both heard the bird sing several
times."

Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (1)
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 07:05 by Kevin Spencer
- Hagelstein Park, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3828266,-121.8124366&ll=42.3828266,-121.8124366
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70964209
- Comments: "Male seen flying south along shore of lake, actually about a
mile south of the park; other black birds seen nearby, and we're smaller,
and long keeled tail seen well. (I think one was reported at the park
earlier in the year.)"

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Jun 28, 2020 08:25 by Kevin Spencer
- Gilchrist Crossing, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.4904566,-121.6859001&ll=43.4904566,-121.6859001
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70956932
- Comments: "Heard singing on arrival; known location for this species; too
far for adequate recording"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Jun 29, 2020 06:50 by Mike Wheeler
- North Spit, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.38806,-124.30909&ll=43.38806,-124.30909
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S70968297
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "This NOPA had been found I believe two days prior. Heard
singing upon my arrival, after about 10 minutes of sporadic singing it made
a brief appearance. Field markings clearly visible and song a match, see
photos."

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