Date: 11/4/20 6:17 am
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

White-winged Scoter (1 Benton)
Red-breasted Merganser (1 Union)
Red-necked Grebe (1 Baker, 1 Union)
Pacific Loon (2 Union)
American White Pelican (2 Wasco)
Osprey (1 Multnomah, 1 Union)
Blue Jay (1 Baker)
Black-billed Magpie (1 Jackson)
Black-capped Chickadee (1 Klamath)
Oak Titmouse (2 Klamath)
Sage Thrasher (5 Deschutes)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1 Wallowa)
Cassin's Finch (1 Benton)
Snow Bunting (2 Benton)
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 Baker)
Harris's Sparrow (2 Baker)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Benton)
Rusty Blackbird (2 Deschutes)
Yellow Warbler (1 Baker)

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White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 12:49 by Nolan Clements
- Philomath Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.3461237&<ll...>,-123.3461237
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75803613
- Comments: "Continuing. NW corner of the middle pond"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (6)
- Reported Oct 30, 2020 13:16 by Rebecca Hartman
- Morgan Lake, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.1369305&<ll...>,-118.1369305
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75781325
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "There were 7 present, but I think k it is possible that 1 is a
COME. Pics too far for real id, but it seems one has a white chin and sharp
contrasting line on neck between red and white. However, they all seem to
have the exaggerated shaggy crests. Either way, that's a lot of RBME for
this area."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 13:00 by Dave Trochlell
- Coral Ditch, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.8081346&<ll...>,-117.8081346
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75809411
- Comments: "Juvenile. Photos."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 11:53 by Russ Morgan
- Wolf Creek Reservoir, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0169864&<ll...>,-118.0169864
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75805429
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo"

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (1)
- Reported Oct 30, 2020 11:34 by Rebecca Hartman
- Umatilla NF--Jubilee Lake, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.9647112&<ll...>,-117.9647112
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75782831
- Comments: "There were two loons present. Lighting poor and views were
distant, but they seemed slightly different. Bill of one seemed thinner
than the other. Neck and cheek markings differed as well, with one showing
the jagged mark of a common loon while other did not. Also, I heard the
kronky call, similar to a raven. Pics I sent to Trent weren't good enough
for diagnostic, but I subsequently learned that Dave Trochlell had seen
these two loons earlier in the day. With scope view he was able to compare
and ID as a COMMON and a PACIFIC. Based on his observation of the same two
birds, I am confident to call this a Pacific."

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 11:53 by Russ Morgan
- Wolf Creek Reservoir, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0169864&<ll...>,-118.0169864
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75805429
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photo’s. Medium loon with a well defined neckline, dark hood,
short straight bill."

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (4)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 14:33 by Mark Ludwick
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, The Dalles US-OR 45.63513,
-120.91616, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.916158&<ll...>,-120.916158
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75805166
- Comments: "Large white birds with huge Yellow/orange beaks. Seen
Approximately MP98 I-84"

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (4)
- Reported Oct 30, 2020 11:50 by Kent Coe
- I-84, MP 98, east of Celilo, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9312762&<ll...>,-120.9312762
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75804097
- Comments: "Large white birds with large yellow bills. A wonderful bird
is the pelican..."

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 09:00 by Tom White
- Foster Floodplain Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.5532627&<ll...>,-122.5532627
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75785688
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "15 feet from ground in a tree—hunting"

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 11:53 by Russ Morgan
- Wolf Creek Reservoir, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0169864&<ll...>,-118.0169864
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75805429
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing late bird. Photo."

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 08:30 by Dave Trochlell
- Richland, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.1693048&<ll...>,-117.1693048
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75809145
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 15:30 by Karl Schneck
- N. Valley View Rd. Yard, Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7390432&<ll...>,-122.7390432
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75804618
- Comments: "flyover: long tail, black & white, "loping" flight; relatively
common at this location"

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (3)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 15:13 by Matt Cahill
- Running Y Ranch--Skillet Handle, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8783287&<ll...>,-121.8783287
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75806601
- Comments: "(Rare) All together, with mountain chickadees out by the tip.
One seen with neat black cap lacking eyeline. Calling with flat, non-hoarse
'chik-a-dee' calls in direct comparison to MOCH."

Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) (2)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 08:15 by Matt Cahill
- Running Y Ranch--Lodge, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8852443&<ll...>,-121.8852443
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75786707
- Comments: "(Rare) Two birds at different points along the path, one seen
and heard, the other only heard. Recording.

Drab crested gray bird, slightly brown smudgy especially undertail. Both
making call of sweetish chatter ending in a harsh scold note, chickadee
like, matching Merlin recorded call.

Likely oaks based on geography too, being in the west side of the county."

Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) (2)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 13:36 by Matt Cahill
- Running Y Ranch--Skillet Handle, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8783287&<ll...>,-121.8783287
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75806504
- Comments: "(Rare) Both heard only. Sweet chattering ending with harsh
note matching Merlin recording. Near each other, heard at the same time."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 09:38 by Coleen Pidgeon
- Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75795094
- Comments: "Yellow eye, slightly recurved Bill, dark streaks on light
breast, long tail, thin dark malar, slightly longer than the juncos, song
sparrows, Lincoln’s sparrow, and white crowned sparrows nearby. Feeding on
juniper berries briefly but mostly still and maybe shivering?"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 09:38 by Cindy Zalunardo
- Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75793556
- Comments: "Yellow eye, slightly recurved Bill, dark streaks on light
breast, long tail, thin dark malar, slightly longer than the juncos, song
sparrows, Lincoln’s sparrow, and white crowned sparrows nearby. Feeding on
juniper berries briefly but mostly still and maybe shivering?"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 09:03 by Steve Kornfeld
- Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75791068
- Comments: "Seen by many"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 09:00 by Glenn Cantor
- Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75788225
- Comments: "See photos. Seen with Cindy and Steve K"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 08:11 by Mike Mayer
- Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75789037
- Comments: "Seen by 4"

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) (80)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 09:30 by Scott O'Donnell
- Mud Creek to Speywater Lodge, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.473121&<ll...>,-117.473121
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75806343
- Comments: "Gray finches with obvious pink highlights. A large flock
circled around us several times. It seemed that they were looking for a
place to light on the river for a drink."

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 02, 2020 10:16 by Mark Baldwin
- Siuslaw National Forest, Philomath US-OR (44.5100,-123.5607), Benton,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.560681&<ll...>,-123.560681
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75797264
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "I’m still not certain of this ID. It is whiter below than a
PUFI and the bright red on the crown contrasts with the breast more than a
PUFI. Recording"

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 11:44 by paul adamus
- Marys Peak, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.5505647&<ll...>,-123.5505647
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75803036
- Comments: "Continuing. Flushed from grass near first birdseed patch by
summit. Junco size, white flash of dorsal secondaries when it flew."

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 02, 2020 10:00 by mark lundgren
- Marys Peak, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.5505647&<ll...>,-123.5505647
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75785752
- Comments: "active near microwave tower . frequently perching on barbed
wire fencing . photos."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis
hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 14:05 by Rebecca Hartman
- North Powder Pond, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.930166&<ll...>,-117.930166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75801947
- Comments: "Solid grey above without hood, pale below ."

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 14:05 by Rebecca Hartman
- North Powder Pond, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.930166&<ll...>,-117.930166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75801947
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Reported by Russ Morgan. With mixed flick of juncoes, WCSP,
Song Sparrows and a Tree Sparrow. Black face extending down neck and chest.
Black crown.Pinkish orange bill. Chunky bird. Black along upper flanks with
a faint white wing bar. Very cooperative when we first arrived."

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 08:20 by Russ Morgan
- North Powder Pond, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.930166&<ll...>,-117.930166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75805084
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photo’s. Plump sparrow with orange bill and rust-colored head
with a striking black face mask and bib. Unmistakeable."

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 13:39 by Nolan Clements
- 7358 Cutler Lane, Corvallis, Oregon, US (44.493, -123.322), Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.3217817&<ll...>,-123.3217817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75803672
- Comments: "1 adult male and 1 immature male. Unmistakable large
blackbirds with yellow heads"

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 16:45 by Steve Kornfeld
- River Meadows, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.4894772&<ll...>,-121.4894772
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75806510
- Comments: "Winter plumage. Yellow eye. Photos previously published"

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 11:45 by Tom Crabtree
- River Meadows (restricted access), Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.4901249&<ll...>,-121.4901249
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75802101
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Found yesterday. Photos."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Nov 03, 2020 08:20 by Russ Morgan
- North Powder Pond, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.930166&<ll...>,-117.930166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75805084
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo. What a surprise — extremely late."

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