Yes, Mr. Neavoll might be hard for the rest of us to catch up with, in this category!
Thanks for these suggestions, Lars. Hopefully as the weather improves, more folks get vaccinated and the threat of covid subsides, more birders might consider trying out these ideas.
From: "Lars Norgren" <larspernorgren...> To: "clearwater" <clearwater...>, "Oregon Birders OnLine" <obol...> Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 11:22:14 AM Subject: Re: [obol] Public-transit-assisted birding?
Fernhill Wetlands is a realistic walk from Trimet busses that turnaround in Forest Grove. I met Mr. Neavoll there as he added Sharp-tailed Sandpiper to his life list. He had come by bus. Somewhere past 625 species for him. It made a romantic autumn morning all the more enjoyable. The sobering thought is that 100 years ago Oregon Electric Railway reached Forest Grove. The modern MAX ends about 15km to the east in Hillsboro. Jackson Bottoms Wetland is a similar walk from there, as little as 6 blocks from MAX to the northwest corner of the wetland property but considerably more to the visitor center. -- Joel Geier Camp Adair area north of Corvallis Only 1/2 mile from the nearest bus stop