Date: 11/11/20 5:06 am
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

White-winged Scoter (1 Columbia, 1 Umatilla)
Long-tailed Duck (1 Washington)
Barrow's Goldeneye (1 Washington)
Red-breasted Merganser (4 Multnomah)
Red-necked Grebe (1 Hood River, 1 Wallowa)
Long-billed Curlew (1 Lincoln)
Franklin's Gull (1 Lane)
Glaucous Gull (1 Klamath)
White-tailed Kite (1 Lincoln)
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (3 Tillamook)
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/abieticola) (1 Union)
Ferruginous Hawk (3 Benton)
Burrowing Owl (1 Jackson)
Blue Jay (1 Union)
Black-capped Chickadee (1 Klamath)
Hermit Thrush (auduboni Group) (1 Baker)
Lapland Longspur (1 Polk)
Snow Bunting (1 Jackson)
Chipping Sparrow (1 Lake, 1 Multnomah)
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (1 Baker)
Harris's Sparrow (2 Wallowa)
Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (1 Baker)
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (1 Baker)

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White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 10:30 by Neal Hinds
- 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/S76090991
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing Bird will add photos"

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 04, 2020 12:46 by Mike Elliott
- Pixie Park, Columbia, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8061444&<ll...>,-122.8061444
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76093441
- Comments: "Males"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 12:45 by Stefan Schlick
- 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/S76097616
- Comments: "Continuing female seen from Dam Overlook"

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 11:50 by Nels Nelson
- 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/S76101867
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "My photo, taken with a Common Goldeneye for comparison, shows
a mostly dirty yellow and somewhat shorter bill, as compared to the mostly
black and slightly longer bill on the Common Goldeneye (on the left). If
I'm not mistaken, I believe the Barrow's GE shown in my photo appears to be
the same bird shown in Rick Bennett's photos he took yesterday."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (2)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 12:46 by Jenny Jones
- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.6152539&<ll...>,-122.6152539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76095364
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Brodie earlier. Photos"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (2)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 12:24 by Amit Gordon
- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.6152539&<ll...>,-122.6152539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76094048
- Comments: "Continuing just out from parking lot"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (2)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 11:12 by Leonard Barrett
- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.6152539&<ll...>,-122.6152539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76090152
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Pics."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (3)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 10:19 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.6152539&<ll...>,-122.6152539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76087860
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Likely continuing bird. With raft of coot. Female type with
red of head blending into gray/white of breast, wispy crest. Walking back
to car encountered two more birds (so there goes my continuing bird theory)
near shore with similar field marks. Expected them to be COME, surprised to
see they were RBME. Terrible digibinned photos."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (4)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 11:30 by Carol Edwards
- Hood River mouth, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5063858&<ll...>,-121.5063858
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76097382
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All 4 had large, yellowish beaks and were various shades of
gray/white/rust on their necks with a dark cap. Necks shorter than Western
or Clark’s, but longer than Horned. 3 were swimming together and the 4th
was hanging out with the Lesser Scaups."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 09, 2020 11:00 by Kim Zumwalt
- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.2080326&<ll...>,-117.2080326
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76100739
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large grebe with large bill and red on neck. Photo."

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 16:34 by Mary Lynn "Em" Scattaregia
- 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/S76076651
- Media: 1 Photo

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 07, 2020 16:36 by Mary Lynn "Em" Scattaregia
- Siuslaw River--South Jetty (jetty only), Lane, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.1370106&<ll...>,-124.1370106
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76076022
- Comments: "Flying north, small first winter gull with drab blackish hood
on nape/face, gray back, messy gray and brownish wings with black wingtips,
white tail with black band.

*Edit 11/9 - multiple observers refound and got pics today, which is nice
since I wasn't able to get any usable shots."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 08, 2020 12:30 by Tom Crabtree
- Davis Lake - Klamath side, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8256158&<ll...>,-121.8256158
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76086280
- Comments: "See checklist https://ebird.org/checklist/S76022517 for full
details. At one point went south into Klamath Co."

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 06, 2020 07:53 by Mary Lynn "Em" Scattaregia
- 239 Oregon Coast Highway, Otis, Oregon, US (45.025, -123.966), Lincoln,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.9658192&<ll...>,-123.9658192
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76096359
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Legitimately rare in Lincoln over the past five years despite
decent coverage – first legit for the county since 2016 as far as I can
tell, and a county bird for me."

Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (Buteo jamaicensis harlani) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 09, 2020 11:14 by Ken Chamberlain
- 105–171 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook US-OR 45.46122, -123.80206,
Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.80206&<ll...>,-123.80206
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76051200
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Dark Morph - found by M & K Krall in recent days"

Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/abieticola) (Buteo jamaicensis calurus/abieticola)
(1)
- Reported Nov 09, 2020 11:08 by Sean Cozart
- Hawkins Road, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.9219773&<ll...>,-117.9219773
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76056216
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "After a careful comparison to the <i>borealis</i> on Wilkinson
Lane, it's affirmative that this other Red-tailed Hawk is a different
individual and undoubtingly has genes of the northern race. Until late the
night of the observation, I was having difficulty deciding if this bird was
a different individual from the <i>borealis</i> as it was only a short
couple hundred yards away. Behaviorally, it was very similar to the
<i>borealis</i> as well, constantly flying very low to the ground and
erratically like a harrier, easily capturing our attention from the other
10 (four of them reported on Wilkinson checklist but easily visible from
Hawkins) Red-tailed Hawks in the vicinity.

Comparative to the nearby <i>borealis</i>, it was identical in plumage but
had significantly heavier and blobbier bellyband and very limited scapular
mottling. But otherwise had several common features consistently with those
on the northern/eastern cline; white throat, thin patagials, mostly
unmarked underwings and unmarked flags. The chances of this bird being a
<i>borealis</i> is still possible as the distinction between them and
<i>abieticola</i> is that the latter subspecies is generally more
heavily-marked and I wouldn't pass up the idea that the nearby
<i>borealis</i> is in fact its sibling that migrated with it.

And here is where we come to the conundrum of identifying Red-tailed Hawks.
What is the possibly of seeing an <i>abieticola</i> or <i>borealis</i> in
western US? Probably much higher than reported but it's infinitely harder
to find and confirmed such a vagrant because of the viability of our
breeding <i>calurus</i>. It is much easier to confirm a light more
<i>calurus</i> in the East than <i>borealis</i> in the West. When it comes
to juveniles, that doesn't help and anybody who has experience with
vagrants of any species, you'll begin to notice they're always
females/immatures like inland scoters, inland Anna's Hummingbirds, etc. So
what I'm trying to say is, if such a vagrant were to occur in
Washington/Oregon, it's more than likely going to be a juvenile who has
never completed a migration before and it jumped a pass in the Canadian
Rockies, likely ending up in the Okanagan region and spreading southward
from there. Because of the difficulty of identifying juveniles, I fit this
taxon was a better fit for this individual than just plain
<i>abieticola</i>."

Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (Buteo jamaicensis harlani) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 12:13 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/S76091584
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's) (Buteo jamaicensis harlani) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 12:13 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/S76091583
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 15:57 by Caleb Centanni
- Marys—Airport Ave--90-degree turn (44.4975,-123.3120) FEHA over airport
fields, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.31204&<ll...>,-123.31204
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76106364
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "(Rare): “unreported”: digiscope photo of cont. bird found by
Nancy S. on Nov. 8, nice find! — (Caleb and Courtney tried to find one in
Marys co. last week, birded here too, and we did not succeed at FEHA or
GYRF) : new county bird for us! apparently first FEHA in Marys co. since 20
years ago, wow. — in past couple weeks we got a FEHA in Linn co., Marys
co., and Polk co.! wow. — today FEHA sitting in field when we arrived,
distant but easy find, entire bellybreastface of bird white white, face
with a thin darker delicate fancy girly line through it : pretty lady. —
Excellent extended views for 45-minutes, perched and many times flying,
hovering like RWHA/kestrels do, over fields and large oak tree. — 4:08p it
started flying around, excellent scope and distant bin views of flight:
white upper rump/tail with wide rusty-diffuse-banded tip , white upper wing
patches “base of primaries” , otherwise rusty colored upperside (but
lighting gray from rainy day so red not shining out). Underside of bird in
flight mostly white, with thin black crescent of wrists, tail underside
appearing pale rusty. — FEHA continued in field to SE the entire time of
this checklist. Still seen again as of 4:32p, then seen again as chatted
with Isaac D. just before we left for yoga: weird to walk away from a
rarity, ... we walked away from the FEHA, so I got a good longer savasana
before class started, and Caleb 20-min. of homework session. — Sweet! Hope
this bird stays for this weekend so Caleb’s Bird Nerds friend Carolyn
(golden-yellow-headed researcher of Orange-crowned Warblers) can count it
on her raptor route."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 15:57 by Isaac Denzer
- 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/S76102646
- Comments: "Continues at 90 degree bend"

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 13:20 by Kim Nelson
- SW Airport Road at 90 degree turn, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.3111859&<ll...>,-123.3111859
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76100631
- Comments: "Continuing at site. White breast, brown back, pale face and
chin, white tail and white patches in wing. Flew from south of 90 degree
turn to east and then SE. Landed a few times."

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 05, 2020 14:07 by Gary Shaffer
- Agate Lake, Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7708006&<ll...>,-122.7708006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76085813
- Comments: "See photo"

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (2)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 12:00 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/S76097781
- Comments: "Continuing. There were definitely two - but possibly three -
on campus today. Photos."

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 09:59 by Kimberly Chamales
- Wood River Wetland, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.9327068&<ll...>,-121.9327068
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76094523
- Comments: "Among mountain chickadees but with all black cap - lacking
white eyebrow"

Hermit Thrush (auduboni Group) (Catharus guttatus [auduboni Group]) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 08:46 by Sean Cozart
- 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/S76090051
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Poor photo. Gray overall with pale ruddy-brown tail. Our
breeding subspecies."

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 13:17 by Jay Withgott
- Livermore Rd., Polk, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.2535124&<ll...>,-123.2535124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76097626
- Comments: "Conservative count; hard to tell how many for sure. One seen
well on ground through scope, showing brown post-auricular border pattern,
buff on face, diluted pale black wash across upper breast, dull rufous
nape, flank streaking on white underparts, and fairly bright rufous patch
between thin white wingbars. This bird and at least 3 more were heard
clearly while in flight — both the dry rattle call and the high whistled
"tew" call of Lapland Longspur. All were consorting with Horned Larks (at
least 85) and Savannah Sparrows (about 30) in brown exposed dirt field on
the hillside about a mile or more south of Bethel Rd. Eventually they all
flew off to the east. This is the same location where there were a large
number of Lapland Longspurs in April 2018."

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 09, 2020 12:37 by Gary Shaffer
- Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7057806&<ll...>,-122.7057806
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76085810
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Great find by Frank & Violet. Lone bird, feeding on seed in
the cracks of the pavement, near the southern most edge of the ski area
parking lot."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 11:25 by Joel Flikkema
- 12427 SE Ramona St, Portland US-OR 45.48029, -122.53492, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.534915&<ll...>,-122.534915
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76089469
- Comments: "Seen with a group of juncos, feeding beneath my feeders"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 10:26 by LeeAnn Harris
- 315 N S St, Lakeview US-OR 42.19220, -120.36183, Lake, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.361826&<ll...>,-120.361826
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76086506
- Comments: "Male; single at feeder with a dozen American Goldfinch"

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (6)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 08:46 by Sean Cozart
- 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/S76090051
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos. Expected wintering subspecies."

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 09:22 by Kim Zumwalt
- 1108 Oregon 82, Enterprise, Oregon, US (45.42, -117.264), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.2636937&<ll...>,-117.2636937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76100734
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Large sparrow with beginnings of black throat patch. Photos."

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 09:22 by Mike Hansen
- 1108 Oregon 82, Enterprise, Oregon, US (45.42, -117.264), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.2636937&<ll...>,-117.2636937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76083491
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Large sparrow with beginnings of black throat patch. Photos."

Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (Melospiza melodia montana/merrilli) (12)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 08:46 by Sean Cozart
- 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/S76090051
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Double-checked all of them because of the melodia Song. 9
Merrill's and 3 Mountain. Gray supercilium, brown (merrilli) or
blackish-brown (montana) back streaking, dusky or white underparts and
diffused to mostly criap underpart streaking. Photos will be labelled to
subspecies."

Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) (1)
- Reported Nov 10, 2020 08:46 by Sean Cozart
- 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/S76090051
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "4th Oregon record, 2nd intermountain record. Bird chasers, if
you come here, please bring seed and lay it down on the road beside the
coyote willow between the first and second parking lot. Lets keep these
cool sparrows here. Noticed immediately as melodia and from the first
moment, I knew it was this subspecies without a doubt. Key id marks, black
streaked back, black and bolder malar stripe and buff supercilium. Very
active and lost a couple times and had false alarms from the montana Song
present but none of them had the buff supercilium. Compared to montana
Song, this bird was noticeably paler with creamy light brown remiges and
tail. Underparts snowy white with very well defined crisp streaking. Brown
cheek contrasting with supercilium. Yellowish malar region. Bill short and
thick. To those chasing it, you might get a Savannah Sparrow vibe if body
is obscured. He's pretty skittish to humans but very bold to birds and acts
like top sparrow in charge."

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