Date: 11/9/20 5:23 am
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

Trumpeter Swan (1 Klamath)
Redhead (1 Josephine)
Surf Scoter (2 Josephine)
White-winged Scoter (1 Benton, 1 Umatilla)
Long-tailed Duck (4 Washington)
Sora (1 Lincoln)
Long-billed Curlew (3 Lincoln)
Glaucous Gull (3 Deschutes, 1 Klamath)
Red-throated Loon (1 Multnomah)
American White Pelican (3 Multnomah)
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (2 Tillamook)
Ferruginous Hawk (1 Benton, 8 Linn)
Tropical Kingbird (1 Tillamook)
Blue Jay (1 Union)
Horned Lark (5 Lincoln)
Sage Thrasher (1 Deschutes)
Evening Grosbeak (type 1) (1 Deschutes, 1 Klamath)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's) (1 Deschutes)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (2 Deschutes)
Snow Bunting (4 Lincoln)
Clay-colored Sparrow (1 Clatsop)
Fox Sparrow (Red) (5 Klamath)
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Union)
White-throated Sparrow (3 Union)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Union)

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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:51 by Matt Cahill
- Davis Lake Eastside Boat Ramp (Klamath County), Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.825048&<ll...>,-121.825048
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020962
- Comments: "(Rare) One of the many swans definitively a trumpeter - large
black bill fully encompassing eyes at edge, no yellow patch, forehead
showing V shape and longer curved neck and humped back posture."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:37 by Zia Fukuda
- Riverside Park (Josephine Co.), Josephine, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.328305&<ll...>,-123.328305
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76005283
- Comments: "Reported earlier. Male. Red head, golden eye, black breast,
blueish bull. Was associating with scaup"

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:00 by Dennis Vroman
- Lake Selmac, Josephine, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.5779095&<ll...>,-123.5779095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76005715
- Comments: "Previously reported bird(s). May have been two."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:18 by Tanner Martin
- Lake Selmac, Josephine, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.5779095&<ll...>,-123.5779095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75998287
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found yesterday and continuing. Only one noted today."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:03 by Mark Ludwick
- Hat Rock SP, Umatilla, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.1631222&<ll...>,-119.1631222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76026624
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "See Photos. At the boat ramp"

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 10:58 by Tyler Wilson
- 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/S76010614
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:47 by Susan Kirkbride
- Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park), Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.2135582&<ll...>,-123.2135582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76022294
- Comments: "Continuing rarity diving repeatedly on east/dam side of lake."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 08:09 by Craig Tumer
- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Elks Recreation Area, Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.2057476&<ll...>,-123.2057476
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76000751
- Comments: "Continuing"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:57 by William Tice
- Henry Hagg Lake--Dam Overlook, Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.2002457&<ll...>,-123.2002457
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76012534
- Comments: "Continuing rarity."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 09:53 by Craig Tumer
- Henry Hagg Lake--Dam Overlook, Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.2002457&<ll...>,-123.2002457
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76000023
- Comments: "Continuing. Have poor photos."

Sora (Porzana carolina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:35 by Phil Pickering
- Rock Creek Marsh, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.000538&<ll...>,-124.000538
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76000358
- Comments: "continuing, probably 3"

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 10:24 by Jim Kopitzke
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.0434766&<ll...>,-124.0434766
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76009601
- Comments: "Continuing."

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 10:00 by Nancy Podgorski
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.0434766&<ll...>,-124.0434766
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76027546
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Feeding next to Whimbrel"

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (3)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:27 by Steve Kornfeld
- Yaquina Bay--Idaho Flats, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.0411806&<ll...>,-124.0411806
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76022914
- Comments: "Seen previously"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:51 by Matt Cahill
- Davis Lake Eastside Boat Ramp (Klamath County), Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.825048&<ll...>,-121.825048
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020962
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "(Rare and Unreported Dot) Continuing bird found yesterday by
Peter Low. Photos. Viewed from the county line and probably was always in
Klamath County while I watched it.

Large very pale gull with pale wingtips and stout black-tipped pink bill.
Side-by-side with ring-billed, California, and especially Bonaparte's gulls
made it look enormous.

1st or 2nd winter bird - appeared to be a first winter bird with dark eye
and somewhat finely marked back and wings, though also observed at a
distance through a scope."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:06 by Caleb Centanni
- Davis Lake--Lava Flow Campground, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8206978&<ll...>,-121.8206978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76029066
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "(Rare): “unreported”: cont. 1st Deschutes Co. Record found
yesterday by Peter Low. — poor digiscope photos— large gull, totally white
wingtips. — flew at 1:00 then swimming — huge enormous gull, so huge next
to tiny ~ BOGU. Also much larger than CA/RB gulls flying about. Uniformly
colored plumage. In our poor light situation and at such distance, body
colored appeared grayish, but when a bit of sun shone on it later, could
see how gleaming white gull is where sun hit. Large/long bill. Tom C and
Caleb could somewhat make out bicolored bill. They also saw totally white
wingtips when spread wings. — New county bird for all of us, first ever
record for central or eastern Oregon. — Glad it isn’t a lifer, because the
view was terribly distant, wouldn’t have had sure confidence to ID it from
so far away, if not for Tom C being here and with his better quality and
zooming scope than Caleb’s."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:00 by Tom Crabtree
- Davis Lake--Lava Flow Campground, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8206978&<ll...>,-121.8206978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76022517
- Comments: "The bird is simply massive. It was at least 25% larger than
any other gull out there and more than double the size of the 2 Bonaparte’s
Gulls that were out there. The bird appeared to be a first winter bird,
though it was difficult to tell with certainty from that distance. We
could see a fairly pale gray body and white wing tips both when it was
standing and when it flapped its wings. When it held its head a certain
way we could see a long, two-tone bill with a black tip. I took a bunch of
pictures, but given the distance, I’m not sure if any are identifiable.
Matt Cahill has decent photos in checklist
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020962."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 13:26 by Matt Cahill
- National Forest Development Road 855, Oregon, US (43.618, -121.821),
Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8209856&<ll...>,-121.8209856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020994
- Comments: "(Rare) Continuing bird found by Peter Low. Have a photo from
this vantage but previous checklist more thorough. This is an incidental
checklist for personal listing purposes to record for Deschutes County
since the checklist below was right on the county line.

More thorough observation from just before this one:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020962

Enormous pale gull studied in detail from a closer vantage just before.
Refound quickly. Took off while I watched from here and showed large,
totally pale and translucent wings."

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:17 by Andrew S. Aldrich
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.667591&<ll...>,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75999919
- Comments: "Continuing"

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:30 by Tim Murphy
- Sauvie Island--Raccoon Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8055191&<ll...>,-122.8055191
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76008829
- Comments: "1 white pelican flew over the drike about 50-100 feet above
me, heading north east"

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (7)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:42 by Patty Newland
- Smith and Bybee Lakes--Wetland Interlakes Trail, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7266407&<ll...>,-122.7266407
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76015153
- Comments: "Flyover"

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (7)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:42 by Jenny Jones
- Smith and Bybee Lakes--Wetland Interlakes Trail, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7266407&<ll...>,-122.7266407
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76015152
- Comments: "Flyover"

Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (Buteo jamaicensis harlani) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:00 by Kathleen Krall
- Wilson River Loop Rd., Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.8086867&<ll...>,-123.8086867
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76027724
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Appears to be same hawk seen recently here by Nick
Mrvelj. Minimal white speckling on chest and white patch on back of head.
Tail largely white with dark smudges."

Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (Buteo jamaicensis harlani) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:00 by Michael Krall
- Wilson River Loop Rd., Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.8086867&<ll...>,-123.8086867
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76027725
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Appears to be same hawk seen recently here by Nick
Mrvelj. Minimal white speckling on chest and white patch on back of head.
Tail largely white with dark smudges."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:55 by Robert Jilek
- County Road 211, Halsey US-OR 44.42358, -123.16595, Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.165954&<ll...>,-123.165954
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76004544
- Comments: "Continuing in area. Took off from potter road with a few RTHA
and circled over the field south of 211 for a while."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 10:35 by Roger Robb
- Potter Rd, Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.164462&<ll...>,-123.164462
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76018768
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing rarity at junction of Potter Rd and Linn Co. Rd"

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:46 by Bruce Pratt
- Potter Rd., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.164514&<ll...>,-123.164514
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76024486
- Comments: "Continuing at marked location. Large hawk with reddish brown
back and very light underparts. Much larger than the RTHAs nearby."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:46 by Eric Pratt
- Potter Rd., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.164514&<ll...>,-123.164514
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76024484
- Comments: "Continuing at marked location. Large hawk with reddish brown
back and very light underparts. Much larger than the RTHAs nearby."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:46 by Andrew Pratt
- Potter Rd., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.164514&<ll...>,-123.164514
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76024485
- Comments: "Continuing at marked location. Large hawk with reddish brown
back and very light underparts. Much larger than the RTHAs nearby."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:09 by Shawneen Finnegan
- Potter Rd., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.164514&<ll...>,-123.164514
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020435
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "1st cycle. Lots of photos. Continuing."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:09 by David Irons
- Potter Rd., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.164514&<ll...>,-123.164514
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76020437
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "1st cycle. Lots of photos. Continuing."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:45 by Nancy Stotz
- Potter Road north of Linn Co Rd., Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.1636588&<ll...>,-123.1636588
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76023231
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "immature bird, continuing in bare dirt field"

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:50 by Nancy Stotz
- SW Airport Ave., Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.3123064&<ll...>,-123.3123064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76023586
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Very pale on entire front with a hint of the masky look with
darker eye area and yellow bill. In a couple of the horrible photos, legs
seem feathered."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:08 by Cliff Cordy
- Goose Point, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.8872687&<ll...>,-123.8872687
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76029316
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow breast and belly with gray head and back indicates it
is a kingbird. Large bill with notched tail rules out Western and Cassin's.
The bird flew up, circled, and returned to nearby perches several times
before eventually flying north to another tree near the sewage ponds.

I first saw this bird after the sun had already gone down. It did not call.
It was located at the corner immediately south of the Bay City sewage
ponds, shown as Spuce Street and Elliott Street on Google."

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:05 by Dave Trochlell
- Eastern Oregon University campus, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0925726&<ll...>,-118.0925726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76018167
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 15:20 by Elizabeth Laver-Holencik
- Yaquina Bay SP, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063282&<ll...>,-124.063282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76023248
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "7-8 “ bird. Black chest and ear marks."

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:15 by Team Ona
- Yaquina Bay SP, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063282&<ll...>,-124.063282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76029194
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "One Horned Lark was seen feeding in the dunes. ID: brown back,
white underside, black and yellow face, yellow throat and black bib."

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:27 by Rachel Holzman
- Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport US-OR 44.62301, -124.06395, Lincoln,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063951&<ll...>,-124.063951
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76009672
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Photo"

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:27 by Steve Holzman
- Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport US-OR 44.62301, -124.06395, Lincoln,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063951&<ll...>,-124.063951
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76009671
- Media: 8 Photos

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:08 by Christopher Hinkle
- Yaquina North Jetty--Dunes Only (Area Count), Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.0650701&<ll...>,-124.0650701
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76028908
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Pics. Found yesterday by Nolan and Torrey. Interesting to note
five were here in Nov last year. We saw their tracks all over the beach
next to the dunes, a good indicator for a species that runs around actively
and leaves a lot of tracks."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 11:30 by Lisa Cowan
- 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/S76024687
- Comments: "Seen in juniper tree near inlet canal of front pond around
13:30. Gray/brown back and head with two thin white wingbars. Buffy/white
underparts with black/brown streaking. Distinct yellow eye."

Evening Grosbeak (type 1) (Coccothraustes vespertinus (type 1)) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 11:05 by Caleb Centanni
- Deschutes—Cultus Lake (43.8297,-121.8330) VATH on wintry rocky spit,
Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.833042&<ll...>,-121.833042
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76028616
- Comments: "“Infrequent”: ho, Caleb made recording. — Notes: Dominant
conifers true firs, Douglas-firs (CC 2), Engelmann Spruce (CC 2)
Secondary conifers Western White Pine (CC 1), Lodgepole Pine (CC 2) —
*
Red Crossbill research day along Cascade Lakes Hwy, Todd Lake (6060 ft)
down to Davis Lake (4400 ft).
NO crossbills whatsoever found today. Bummer we couldn’t find any to
record/document any vocals/foraging. Yay for Negative data!
We did find gray rosy-finches twice, and an EVGR once. Otherwise no finches.
Temps prob colder out here today than nearest weather stations which logged
~ 17-27. Not even windy at all out here today, and still SOO cold!
We feel lucky we came out today, as seems to us that surely the Cascade
Lakes Hwy gates will prob be closed for winter tomorrow. Several inches of
snow on roads today N. of Wickiup Res., passable in 4WD truck but risky to
drive off main roads so we didn’t. Big snow dump forecast coming Monday
night, 8-in. in Sisters, should be enough here to close this pass between
Bachelor and ~ Lava Lake.
So, today we are getting our closest possibility of seeing this section of
high forest in winter, as these first snow days of winter come upon us, but
just before road is closed for months.
Conclusion?
Not a lot of birds out here! Bird density is low. We did many point count
stops beginning 8:15am (sunrise 6:54a), and many stops without any birds,
or just a VATH.
Highlights were two rosy-finch encounters, refound first county record of
GLAUCOUS GULL, a PAWR in sage bush, a WHWO, group of CAJA, and many
beautiful VATH.
Plenty of Lodgepole Pines with plenty of cones but not necessarily cones
with seeds. Mountain Hemlocks with some but not a lot of cones.
Douglas-firs, Engelmann Spruces, and Western White pines all with some but
not a lot of cones. Ponderosa Pines with plenty of cones, also hard to tell
how many seeds."

Evening Grosbeak (type 1) (Coccothraustes vespertinus (type 1)) (17)
- Reported Nov 05, 2020 11:00 by Kevin Spencer
- FS Rd 3100 along Short Creek, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.0788658&<ll...>,-122.0788658
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75893007
- Media: 3 Audio
- Comments: "recorded"

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's) (Leucosticte tephrocotis littoralis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:06 by Caleb Centanni
- Davis Lake--Lava Flow Campground, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8206978&<ll...>,-121.8206978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76029066
- Comments: "(Rare): “Unreported”: seen well by all three of us. Tom C may
have got photos. Rosy-finch with entirely gray face/cheek/head. Body an
allover warm mid brown color, back and breast same brown; with also the
rosy pinkish color of esp belly showing sometimes more strikingly. Wings
flashing grayish underside in flight. Spotted by Caleb on sand of marsh
edge, ID’d quick by Courtney, and then ID’d by Caleb to subspecies,
Courtney confirmed. We had already seen a group of them earlier this
morning at Sparks Lake. Rosy finch fed along grass edge a bit and then flew
up into blocky lava flow, flying around to different rock perches a few
minutes before flying off away.
*
Red Crossbill research day along Cascade Lakes Hwy, Todd Lake (6060 ft)
down to Davis Lake (4400 ft).
NO crossbills whatsoever found today. Bummer we couldn’t find any to
record/document any vocals/foraging. Yay for Negative data! ...
We did find gray rosy-finches twice, and an EVGR once. Otherwise no finches.
Temps prob colder out here today than nearest weather stations which logged
~ 17-27. Not even windy at all out here today, and still SOO cold!
We feel lucky we came out today, as seems to us that surely the Cascade
Lakes Hwy gates will prob be closed for winter tomorrow. Several inches of
snow on roads today N. of Wickiup Res., passable in 4WD truck but risky to
drive off main roads so we didn’t. Big snow dump forecast coming Monday
night, 8-in. in Sisters, should be enough here to close this pass between
Bachelor and ~ Lava Lake.
So, today we are getting our closest possibility of seeing this section of
high forest in winter, as these first snow days of winter come upon us, but
just before road is closed for months.
Conclusion?
Not a lot of birds out here! Bird density is low. We did many point count
stops beginning 8:15am (sunrise 6:54a), and many stops without any birds,
or just a VATH.
Highlights were two rosy-finch encounters, refound first county record of
GLAUCOUS GULL, a PAWR in sage bush, a WHWO, group of CAJA, and many
beautiful VATH.
Plenty of Lodgepole Pines with plenty of cones but not necessarily cones
with seeds. Mountain Hemlocks with some but not a lot of cones.
Douglas-firs, Engelmann Spruces, and Western White pines all with some but
not a lot of cones. Ponderosa Pines with plenty of cones, also hard to tell
how many seeds."

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:00 by Tom Crabtree
- Davis Lake--Lava Flow Campground, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8206978&<ll...>,-121.8206978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76022517
- Comments: "All gray head, pinky-brown underparts"

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) (9)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:47 by Caleb Centanni
- Deschutes—Sparks Lake--Cascade Lakes Hwy 46 x bridge over Fall Creek
(5420 ft.), Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.73838&<ll...>,-121.73838
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76029185
- Comments: "(Rare): “infrequent”: caleb got their vocals on recording:
exactly 9 flew in close over us and eyelevel within 10ft, and low over
creek landed in snowy grasses, foraging in meadow, then took off again, our
scope wasn’t set up with legs out yet so we couldn’t scope them to see
which subspecies. Note: 1 overall had body plumage a lot whiter than the
others; same size as. — when first flew in, thought of “bluebirds”, flight
style, though flocking tighter than bluebirds — their flight is definitely
different from other finch flocks, Caleb agrees . — Note: Lodgepole
Pine(cone crop 4) cones looking somewhat serrotinous —
*
Red Crossbill research day along Cascade Lakes Hwy, Todd Lake (6060 ft)
down to Davis Lake (4400 ft).
NO crossbills whatsoever found today. Bummer we couldn’t find any to
record/document any vocals/foraging. Yay for Negative data! ...
We did find gray rosy-finches twice, and an EVGR once. Otherwise no finches.
Temps prob colder out here today than nearest weather stations which logged
~ 17-27. Not even windy at all out here today, and still SOO cold!
We feel lucky we came out today, as seems to us that surely the Cascade
Lakes Hwy gates will prob be closed for winter tomorrow. Several inches of
snow on roads today N. of Wickiup Res., passable in 4WD truck but risky to
drive off main roads so we didn’t. Big snow dump forecast coming Monday
night, 8-in. in Sisters, should be enough here to close this pass between
Bachelor and ~ Lava Lake.
So, today we are getting our closest possibility of seeing this section of
high forest in winter, as these first snow days of winter come upon us, but
just before road is closed for months.
Conclusion?
Not a lot of birds out here! Bird density is low. We did many point count
stops beginning 8:15am (sunrise 6:54a), and many stops without any birds,
or just a VATH.
Highlights were two rosy-finch encounters, refound first county record of
GLAUCOUS GULL, a PAWR in sage bush, a WHWO, group of CAJA, and many
beautiful VATH.
Plenty of Lodgepole Pines with plenty of cones but not necessarily cones
with seeds. Mountain Hemlocks with some but not a lot of cones.
Douglas-firs, Engelmann Spruces, and Western White pines all with some but
not a lot of cones. Ponderosa Pines with plenty of cones, also hard to tell
how many seeds."

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:50 by Team Ona
- Yaquina Bay SP, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063282&<ll...>,-124.063282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76029502
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One Snow Bunting was seen sunning on the jetty beyond the
gate. ID: Shades of light brown on face, white underside, white wing
patches and brown chest band."

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:27 by Steve Holzman
- Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport US-OR 44.62301, -124.06395, Lincoln,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063951&<ll...>,-124.063951
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76009671
- Media: 4 Photos

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:27 by Rachel Holzman
- Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport US-OR 44.62301, -124.06395, Lincoln,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.063951&<ll...>,-124.063951
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76009672
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Photo"

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 14:08 by Christopher Hinkle
- Yaquina North Jetty--Dunes Only (Area Count), Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.0650701&<ll...>,-124.0650701
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76028908
- Comments: "Heard only, unique musical three-part rattle that I recognized
instantly."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:20 by J. Micheal Patterson
- Svensen Island (192), Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.6531401&<ll...>,-123.6531401
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76014618
- Media: 3 Photos

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 10:31 by Hilary Turner
- Klamath Marsh NWR--Headquarters, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5807045&<ll...>,-121.5807045
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76013033
- Comments: "Photos"

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:27 by Hilary Turner
- Klamath Marsh NWR--Headquarters, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5807045&<ll...>,-121.5807045
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76001344
- Comments: "I got photos this time and had time to study the bird further
and I am confident it is a red Fox. The back is streaked with red and gray
and there are bold red and gray facial markings. I also got some photos."

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 08:27 by Jeremy Welch
- Klamath Marsh NWR--Headquarters, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5807045&<ll...>,-121.5807045
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76001345
- Comments: "I got photos this time and had time to study the bird further
and I am confident it is a red Fox. The back is streaked with red and gray
and there are bold red and gray facial markings. I also got some photos."

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 14:37 by Hilary Turner
- Klamath Marsh NWR--Headquarters, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5807045&<ll...>,-121.5807045
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76001860
- Comments: "Large mostly red sparrow with red crown, and red and gray
facial pattern. Large red spots on breast and flanks! So stoked. My lifer
for the subspecies. Trying for a pic."

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 14:37 by Jeremy Welch
- Klamath Marsh NWR--Headquarters, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5807045&<ll...>,-121.5807045
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76001861
- Comments: "Large mostly red sparrow with red crown, and red and gray
facial pattern. Large red spots on breast and flanks! So stoked. My lifer
for the subspecies. Trying for a pic."

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:00 by Michael Daugherty
- MDaugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.1031037&<ll...>,-118.1031037
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76023300
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "photo by Susan Daugherty. Not unusual for us to have a Fox
Sparrow as a yard bird, but it is unusual to have one this late in the
fall."

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:52 by Arlene Blumton
- Clements/Blumton Residence, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0976522&<ll...>,-118.0976522
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75993860
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Good looks of this bird. Photos to come"

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:52 by Steve Clements
- Clements/Blumton Residence, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0976522&<ll...>,-118.0976522
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75993859
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Good looks of this bird. Photos to come"

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 07:00 by Michael Daugherty
- MDaugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.1031037&<ll...>,-118.1031037
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76023300
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "recurring bird. photo by Susan Daugherty"

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (2)
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 09:18 by Kent Coe
- Airport Lane, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.9905248&<ll...>,-117.9905248
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76016540
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In a thicket of Russian olive, with sparrows. One male, one
female."

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