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1/16/19 6:07 pm Edi Lindner <edlind78...> [RV Birds] American Redstart continues 1/16 9:30-11 a.m.
1/16/19 3:01 pm Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Fwd: [COBOL] Second Call for 2018 Listing Results
1/15/19 2:39 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Tree Sparrow continues
1/15/19 1:32 pm Howard Sands <howard3sands...> [RV Birds] Ashland Pond
1/15/19 11:48 am 'linda' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...> RE: [RV Birds] Ashland Pond
1/15/19 6:17 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Finally, a Gull !!
1/14/19 11:25 pm Sooney <sooneyviani...> [RV Birds] Ashland Pond
1/14/19 8:14 pm Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> [RV Birds] Re: Make mine creamy please...
1/14/19 6:17 pm Lee French <golola77...> [RV Birds] Make mine creamy please...
1/14/19 4:36 pm <vzauskey...> [RV Birds] Ross' Goose, Ring-billed Gull Emigrant Lake 1/14/19
1/14/19 2:29 pm <dpvroman...> [RV Birds] 2nd North Grants Pass raptor survey
1/14/19 6:22 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] 2019 Species List up to 146
1/13/19 8:48 pm Anne Goff <annegoff58...> [RV Birds] Medford Raptor Run
1/13/19 11:38 am <vzauskey...> [RV Birds] Tree Swallows, Military Slough ponds, 1/13/19
1/13/19 11:08 am frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Re: Sapsucker
1/12/19 11:04 am 'linda' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...> [RV Birds] Northern Pygmy-Owl at Songer
1/11/19 8:13 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Sapsucker
1/11/19 5:01 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> Re: [RV Birds] Tree sparrow
1/11/19 4:10 pm Bob Hunter <hunterbob10...> [RV Birds] Tree sparrow
1/11/19 5:37 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Tree Sparrow among 5 new Jackson Co species for 2019
1/10/19 9:34 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Re: AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Denman Ave G. Ponds
1/10/19 6:56 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Denman Ave G. Ponds
1/10/19 11:22 am Pepper <pepper.trail...> [RV Birds] Individually identifiable bluebird and Golden Eagle at Imperatrice
1/9/19 3:24 pm Pepper <pepper.trail...> [RV Birds] Raptor rally at Imperatrice
1/9/19 8:03 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Jackson Co 2019 species list up to 134
1/7/19 9:33 pm Lee French <golola77...> [RV Birds] Re: Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
1/7/19 5:15 pm Janet Kelly <chamkell...> [RV Birds] Agate Lake
1/7/19 3:13 pm 'rdm' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...> [RV Birds] Re: Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
1/7/19 12:29 pm Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> [RV Birds] Re: Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
1/7/19 11:52 am Howard Sands <howard3sands...> [RV Birds] Some Oregon eBird statistics that might interest you
1/7/19 9:56 am 'rdm' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...> [RV Birds] Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
1/7/19 9:21 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Some Oregon eBird statistics that might interest you
1/7/19 7:54 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Here's a PDF of the Jackson Co species list
1/6/19 10:38 am kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...> [RV Birds] The American Redstart
1/6/19 12:55 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] 2019 list now up to 125
1/5/19 8:49 pm Lee French <golola77...> [RV Birds] Re: Lithia dippers
1/5/19 8:36 pm Sammie Peat <sammiebretton...> [RV Birds] Lithia dippers
1/5/19 2:39 pm Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] More on the 2019 list
1/5/19 2:32 pm Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Updated Jackson County list for 2019
1/4/19 4:44 pm Pepper <pepper.trail...> [RV Birds] Redstart and Virginia Rail near Ashland Pond
1/4/19 1:09 pm kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...> [RV Birds] here's the email for RV birds and I think you can probably subscribe to it
1/4/19 1:08 pm kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...> [RV Birds] Pine Siskins
1/3/19 8:01 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Whoops !!
1/3/19 7:18 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Here's the list
1/3/19 7:17 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Updated Jackson County list
1/3/19 1:53 am <barrymckenzie...> [RV Birds] Female Am Restart, Ashland Pond relocated Jan 2
1/3/19 1:53 am <barrymckenzie...> [RV Birds] Am Redstart at Ashland Pond photos
1/2/19 6:28 pm Jennifer Butler <butlergirl...> Re: [RV Birds] American Redstart at Ashland Pond
1/2/19 5:43 pm Harry Fuller <atowhee...> [RV Birds] Bird breakfast...how they eat, when they eat, what they eat
1/2/19 4:18 pm Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> [RV Birds] Re: American Redstart at Ashland Pond
1/2/19 1:37 pm <vzauskey...> [RV Birds] Emigrant Lake, 1/2/19
1/2/19 1:37 pm Jennifer Butler <butlergirl...> [RV Birds] American Redstart at Ashland Pond
1/2/19 10:15 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Re: Amended list for Jan 1
1/2/19 9:36 am Howard Sands <howard3sands...> [RV Birds] Re: Amended list for Jan 1
1/2/19 8:20 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Re: Amended list for Jan 1
1/2/19 7:35 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Make that a VERY FAST start to 2019
1/2/19 7:31 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Amended list for Jan 1
1/2/19 6:58 am Ken Chamberlain <kjchamberlain...> [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Announcing 2019 OBA annual meeting
1/1/19 6:20 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] 2019 Off to a fast start
1/1/19 2:05 am Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...> Re: [RV Birds] Palm Warbler
12/31/18 7:32 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Palm Warbler
12/31/18 8:55 am Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> [RV Birds] This brightened up a dreary, cold, and foggy morning
12/30/18 5:37 pm Sammie Peat <sammiebretton...> [RV Birds] Harris's Sparrow and Loggerhead Shrike
12/30/18 5:05 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Ashland CBC Count Week additions
12/30/18 4:52 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Ashland CBC Palm Warbler not refound today
12/30/18 12:02 am Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] First "Official" Palm Warbler for Jackson County
12/28/18 2:52 pm kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...> [RV Birds] a surprise at my Niger feeder yesterday
12/28/18 1:57 pm Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Zone-tailed Hawk date
12/28/18 1:35 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> Re: [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Potential 1st state record ZONE-TAILED HAWK! at Roxy Anne Butte near Medford
12/28/18 1:00 pm Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Zone-tailed Hawk photo
12/28/18 1:00 pm Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Potential 1st state record ZONE-TAILED HAWK! at Roxy Anne Butte near Medford
12/28/18 11:03 am Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...> [RV Birds] New Year, New List
12/23/18 1:49 pm Harry Fuller <atowhee...> [RV Birds] Great Gray Owl breeding territory nearest Portland--Clackamas County
12/22/18 3:11 pm frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Pygmy Nuthatch in Ashland
12/21/18 5:42 pm Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> [RV Birds] Prairie Falcon at N. Valley View Rd. again
12/21/18 3:09 pm <dpvroman...> [RV Birds] 1st Applegate-Williams raptor survey
12/20/18 4:25 pm Ken Chamberlain <kjchamberlain...> [RV Birds] OBA Wallowa Valley Field Trip - January 19 & 20
12/20/18 10:25 am Anne Goff <annegoff58...> [RV Birds] Dipper in the 'Gate '
12/20/18 9:44 am frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...> [RV Birds] Harris's Sparrow and Loggerhead Shrike
12/19/18 2:31 pm <dpvroman...> [RV Birds] 1st South Grants Pass raptor survey
 
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Date: 1/16/19 6:07 pm
From: Edi Lindner <edlind78...>
Subject: [RV Birds] American Redstart continues 1/16 9:30-11 a.m.
4 witnessed the bird in the same place after patiently getting hopeful with
every movement of S.Sparrow, RCKinglets, Bushtits, YRWarbler. Flashed
tail, briefly perched on BBerry across and near dam. Appeared aprox. 3
times

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Date: 1/16/19 3:01 pm
From: Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Fwd: [COBOL] Second Call for 2018 Listing Results
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>
Date: Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 2:29 PM
Subject: [COBOL] Second Call for 2018 Listing Results
To: <obol...>, <birding...>, COBOL <
<COBOL...>, <birding-neoregon-group...>
Cc: YamhillBirds <yamhillbirds...>


Folks,



This is the second call for Oregon Listing Results to be published on the
Oregon Birding Association website. Note that if you want to submit
results for a circle, refuge, favorite spot or your yard, you have to name
the place and give a number.



I see this as a way to share the fun we’ve had finding birds. I know there
are folks who don’t keep lists, but enjoy birds nonetheless. Listing is
voluntary.



I am now opening the gates for submission of your numbers as of Dec. 31,
2018. There are four ways you can submit.

1. Use the online form at
https://oregonbirding.org/submit-your-oregon-listing-results/

2. From the OBA website, click on Records and Recording – Listing
–submit your results.

Your submission will automatically come to me.

3. Fill out the form at the bottom of this email and email it back to me
at <paultsullivan...>

4. Print the form at the bottom of this email and mail it to me at Paul
T. Sullivan, 1014 SE Rummel St.,

McMinnville, OR 97128



I will not reply to each submission, but when I prepare the data for
publication I will send out a proof sheet to each participant for your
approval. I look forward to receiving your numbers.



Thanks for participating.



Paul T. Sullivan



=====================

Oregon Listing Results Form for 2018



Listing results will be compiled by Paul Sullivan for publication on the
OBA website. A summary will appear in the spring issue of Oregon Birds.

The deadline for submission of data is the end of February.
Use the form below to submit your lists as of December 31, 2018.

Lists should conform to the ABA Listing Rules.



The thresholds for publication are as follows:

Oregon State Life List: 300 or more
Oregon State Year List: 250 or more
Any County Life List: 100 or more
Any County Year List: 100 or more
Oregon Motorless Life List: 100 or more
Oregon Motorless Year List: 100 or more

Birds Photographed in Oregon Life List: 100 or more

Local Circle Life List: 100 or more
Local Circle Year List: 100 or more
Your Favorite Refuge: 100 or more
Your Favorite Spot: 100 or more

Your Yard List: No limit



Your name ________________________________________

Your email ________________________________________



1. Oregon State listing

______ Life List as of Dec 31, 2018

______ Year List for 2018



______ Life List for 18 Western Oregon Counties as of Dec 31, 2018

______ Life List for 18 Eastern Oregon Counties as of Dec 31, 2018



Oregon Motorless Birding List


______ your Oregon motorless life list

______ your Oregon motorless 2018 list



Birds Photographed in Oregon

______ Life List



2. Oregon Counties listing



Life Lists as of Dec 31, 2018



______ Baker Life List

______ Benton Life List

______ Clackamas Life List

______ Clatsop Life List

______ Columbia Life List

______ Coos Life List

______ Crook Life List

______ Curry Life List

______ Deschutes Life List

______ Douglas Life List

______ Gilliam Life List

______ Grant Life List

______ Harney Life List

______ Hood River Life List

______ Jackson Life List

______ Jefferson Life List

______ Josephine Life List

______ Klamath Life List

______ Lake Life List

______ Lane Life List

______ Lincoln Life List

______ Linn Life List

______ Malheur Life List

______ Marion Life List

______ Morrow Life List

______ Multnomah Life List

______ Polk Life List

______ Sherman Life List

______ Tillamook Life List

______ Umatilla Life List

______ Union Life List

______ Wallowa Life List

______ Wasco Life List

______ Washington Life List

______ Wheeler Life List

______ Yamhill Life List



2018 Year Lists



______ Baker 2018 list

______ Benton 2018 list

______ Clackamas 2018 list

______ Clatsop 2018 list

______ Columbia 2018 list

______ Coos 2018 list

______ Crook 2018 list

______ Curry 2018 list

______ Deschutes 2018 list

______ Douglas 2018 list

______ Gilliam 2018 list

______ Grant 2018 list

______ Harney 2018 list

______ Hood River 2018 list

______ Jackson 2018 list

______ Jefferson 2018 list

______ Josephine 2018 list

______ Klamath 2018 list

______ Lake 2018 list

______ Lane 2018 list

______ Lincoln 2018 list

______ Linn 2018 list

______ Malheur 2018 list

______ Marion 2018 list

______ Morrow 2018 list

______ Multnomah 2018 list

______ Polk 2018 list

______ Sherman 2018 list

______ Tillamook 2018 list

______ Umatilla 2018 list

______ Union 2018 list

______ Wallowa 2018 list

______ Wasco 2018 list

______ Washington 2018 list

______ Wheeler 2018 list

______ Yamhill 2018 list



3. Local areas listing

Local 15-mile diameter Circle Counts (describe your circle)
______________

(Sample descriptions: Clatsop County, from Saddle Mtn. to Haystack Rock at
Cannon Beach

Lane County, Eugene CBC circle)



______ your circle life list

______ your circle 2018 list





Your favorite Wildlife Refuge Life List (name the
refuge)



______ Refuge #1 ______________

______ Refuge #2 ______________



Your favorite birding spot Life List (name the
spot)



______ Spot #1 ______________

______ Spot #2 ______________



Your yard Life Lists (name nearest city)



______ Yard list #1 ______________

______ Yard list #2 ______________






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Date: 1/15/19 2:39 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Tree Sparrow continues
I found the American Tree Sparrow in the same location it was last week.
Tuesday 1/15 1435hrs.

Good birding
frank

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Date: 1/15/19 1:32 pm
From: Howard Sands <howard3sands...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Ashland Pond
Beautiful photo!

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Date: 1/15/19 11:48 am
From: 'linda' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...>
Subject: RE: [RV Birds] Ashland Pond


It was still there this morning, too. Peter xerox Rachel and I saw it.  Linda 


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From: Sooney <sooneyviani...>
Date: 1/14/19 11:05 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Ashland Pond

On Saturday, Jan. 12th, at 10 a.m. the American Redstart was observed in the same area where it had been previously sighted.

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Nick photographed her as she  flittered around the lower branches of willows, fanned her tail and drank from the creek.

We returned the following day and did not see her. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was there again.

It was a delight to see her. We wish her safe passage.

Sooney Viani

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Date: 1/15/19 6:17 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Finally, a Gull !!
Yes, there are gulls--or at least a gull--in Jackson County.

Dick Ashford spotted a lone Ring-billed Gull on the athletic fields at
North Mountain Park yesterday morning, and Vince Zauskey saw what may well
have been the same bird at Emigrant Lake later in the day. Gulls are
notorious wanderers, and flying from NMP to Emigrant Lake would be as
routine for a gull as walking down the street would be for us less mobile
humans..

Vince also spotted a Ross's Goose at Emigrant Lake, and that fairly rare
waterfowl (rare at least in our part of the state) along with the
Ring-billed Gull and a Canada Jay that Frank Lospalluto recorded in the
Bull Gap SnoPark area of Mt. Ashland pushed the 2019 species list up to
149.

Updated lists are attached.

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Date: 1/14/19 11:25 pm
From: Sooney <sooneyviani...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Ashland Pond
On Saturday, Jan. 12th, at 10 a.m. the American Redstart was observed in the same area where it had been previously sighted.

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Nick photographed her as she flittered around the lower branches of willows, fanned her tail and drank from the creek.

We returned the following day and did not see her. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was there again.

It was a delight to see her. We wish her safe passage.

Sooney Viani

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Date: 1/14/19 8:14 pm
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Make mine creamy please...
So would heirloom tomato soup take home the trophy? Saw a Campbell's at
Highbanks and Kirtland Rds. today while looking for the shrike. Is the
tomato version more common now or is it higher awareness?

On Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:17:18 PM UTC-8, Lee French wrote:
>
> There is a rufous morph (or "tomato soup") red-tailed hawk hanging out
> where Dead Indian Memorial Road and Hyatt Prairie Rd.meet. Best not to
> dismiss it as just another red-tail. Gorgeous markings in flight.
> Campbell's has nothing on this guy.
>
> Lee French
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Date: 1/14/19 6:17 pm
From: Lee French <golola77...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Make mine creamy please...
There is a rufous morph (or "tomato soup") red-tailed hawk hanging out
where Dead Indian Memorial Road and Hyatt Prairie Rd.meet. Best not to
dismiss it as just another red-tail. Gorgeous markings in flight.
Campbell's has nothing on this guy.

Lee French

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Date: 1/14/19 4:36 pm
From: <vzauskey...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Ross' Goose, Ring-billed Gull Emigrant Lake 1/14/19
There were 3 white geese this afternoon (2:30-3:15) at Emigrant Lake. One
of the geese was swimming with 6 Canada Geese and it was noticeably smaller
with a short neck, stubby bill: I'm IDing it as a Ross' Goose. The other
two white geese appeared larger and were on the bank walking/feeding with
another group of Canada Geese on the east shoreline. The Snow Geese were
larger, bigger billed. I also saw a solitary Ring-billed Gull swimming
close to the shoreline before it flew.

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Date: 1/14/19 2:29 pm
From: <dpvroman...>
Subject: [RV Birds] 2nd North Grants Pass raptor survey
The 2nd North Grants Pass raptor survey was completed today, 01-14-19.

Traveled 37.9 miles in 3.25 hours. Weather: foggy most of route.

Observed were:

Red-tailed Hawk - 8

American Kestrel -4

Northern Harrier - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 5

Prairie Falcon - 1

Peregrine Falcon - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 1

No unexpected birds observed along route.

Dennis (north of Grants Pass)

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Date: 1/14/19 6:22 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] 2019 Species List up to 146
Two more species were added to the Jackson County 2019 list over the
weekend. Frank Lospalluto spotted an Eared Grebe at Lost Creek Lake
Saturday,and Vince Zauskey found a small flock of Tree Swallows at the Ave
G ponds in the Denman WMA.

The total for the year now stands at 146, as I also discovered one I missed
from Friday when Frank reported a White-headed Woodpecker at Casa de
Violet. Might have to suggest that place as a "birding hotspot" (if
Violet agrees).

The updated Excel list and a pdf version are attached.

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Date: 1/13/19 8:48 pm
From: Anne Goff <annegoff58...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Medford Raptor Run
The January Medford run was completed today under sunny skies by
participants Cecile Shohet, Janet Kelly, and Anne Goff. It was a flagship
day for falcons, with 4 Peregrines, 3 Prairies, 2 Merlins, and 27 Kestrels.
We were also graced with a total of 11 species and we also got our eyes on
one very confident coyote trotting along the road. Counts for the day were:

Bald Eagle: 2, both adults
Golden Eagle: 1 adult
Red-tailed Hawks: 91
Ferruginous Hawk: 1 adult
Red-shouldered Hawk: 2, 1 immature and 1 adult
Peregrine Falcon: 4
Prairie Falcon: 3
Merlin: 2
American Kestrel: 27
Norther Harrier: 9, with one Grey Ghost and the rest females or youngsters
Cooper's hawk: 1

Happy birding,

Anne

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Date: 1/13/19 11:38 am
From: <vzauskey...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Tree Swallows, Military Slough ponds, 1/13/19
While looking for the Tree SPARROW this morning, 9:30 - 10:30AM (no luck,
I'll be back), I had 7 Tree Swallows fly over the main pond that is past
the gate/entrance.

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Date: 1/13/19 11:08 am
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Sapsucker
After getting a few opinions, looking at photos and reading I think this
bird is likely a hybrid : Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker. The absence
of the white supercilium and the amount of red on the back of the head/
nape of the bird being the two problem areas.
One person made this comment on the lack of the white supercilium: *Note
that melanin and carotenoid pigments can be expressed in the same feather,
which might explain the black supercilium area.*

The rest of the bird seemed to fit Red-naped. But there is uncertainty
about the other two characteristics. We live adjacent to a hybrid zone and
these birds visit in the winter. And importantly this is just my opinion.

It's a beautiful bird nonetheless.

good birding,
frank
.
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 8:13 PM frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
wrote:

> Today I met Sonya and Charlie up near the intersection of Terrace St. and
> Ashland Loop Rd in Ashland to look for the Red-naped Sapsucker that they
> found on the Ashland CBC.
> https://goo.gl/maps/7RwzWri65Qs
>
> It was an interesting looking bird. I put some photos up here:
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsm89xcuk
> Red-naped or Red-naped x Red-breasted hybrid?
> I would be interested in any opinions.
> The bird was spent most of its time in a juniper next to Ashland loop Rd
> and by the brown house. There is an apple orchard/horse pasture below the
> road where there was a pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers..If you go to look
> for this bird you will need to park either on Terrace or on Glenview and
> walk to the area.
>
> frank
>
>

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Date: 1/12/19 11:04 am
From: 'linda' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Northern Pygmy-Owl at Songer


There's a northern pygmy owl being mobbed by a mixed flock of finches,  bouebirds, Nuthatches and titmice by the outhouse at Song er Wayside .  Linda Kreisman 


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Date: 1/11/19 8:13 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Sapsucker
Today I met Sonya and Charlie up near the intersection of Terrace St. and
Ashland Loop Rd in Ashland to look for the Red-naped Sapsucker that they
found on the Ashland CBC.
https://goo.gl/maps/7RwzWri65Qs

It was an interesting looking bird. I put some photos up here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm89xcuk
Red-naped or Red-naped x Red-breasted hybrid?
I would be interested in any opinions.
The bird was spent most of its time in a juniper next to Ashland loop Rd
and by the brown house. There is an apple orchard/horse pasture below the
road where there was a pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers..If you go to look
for this bird you will need to park either on Terrace or on Glenview and
walk to the area.

frank

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Date: 1/11/19 5:01 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: Re: [RV Birds] Tree sparrow
The bird was near the original location but out in a willow island. We saw
it in the southernmost island ,
frank

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:10 PM Bob Hunter <hunterbob10...> wrote:

> The bird was refound at about 3:45 by Russ. Frank and I also saw the bird.
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Date: 1/11/19 4:10 pm
From: Bob Hunter <hunterbob10...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Tree sparrow
The bird was refound at about 3:45 by Russ. Frank and I also saw the bird.

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Date: 1/11/19 5:37 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Tree Sparrow among 5 new Jackson Co species for 2019
With five new species, including the American Tree Sparrow found by Frank
Lospalluto, added to the 2019 Jackson County list yesterday, the total now
stands at 141.

Also added Thursday were Ring-necked Pheasant (finally--hooray Gretchen and
Bob Hunter), Dunlin, Least Sandpiper and Long-billed Dowitcher.

How much has eBird participation increased in Jackson County in the last 10
years ? Well, in 2009 only three birders had reported more than 141
species to eBird. And that's for the ENTIRE YEAR.

Any guesses which species will be the next to be added to this year's
list. Ring-billed Gull ? Turkey Vulture ? Western Grebe ? Evening
Grosbeak ?

None of the above ?

Attached are the 2019 list (Excel and Pdf) up-to-date through January 10.


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Date: 1/10/19 9:34 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Denman Ave G. Ponds
Put some of the better photos in an album on Flickr for those who might be
interested:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmwLdgRn

frank

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 6:56 PM frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
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> Today Violet andI stumbled upon an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. It was seen on
> the west side of a pond that is on the 11th St. side of the area. if you
> park at the normal Avenue G /Military slough area . Walk towards Mt.
> Mcloughlin. The bird was in the grass and flew up into a willow next to the
> pond. Here is a map link showing approximate location :
> https://goo.gl/maps/SKJKLLRSCnL2
>
> I saw the bird about 1615hrs (4:15 pm). I put up two photos on my ebird
> list here:
>
> https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S51540646
>
> I think Violet might surpass Chloe's life list at this rate. (Violet and
> Chloe are Australian Shepherds for those who don't know me and my constant
> companions)
>
> good birding,
> frank
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Date: 1/10/19 6:56 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Denman Ave G. Ponds
Today Violet andI stumbled upon an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. It was seen on
the west side of a pond that is on the 11th St. side of the area. if you
park at the normal Avenue G /Military slough area . Walk towards Mt.
Mcloughlin. The bird was in the grass and flew up into a willow next to the
pond. Here is a map link showing approximate location :
https://goo.gl/maps/SKJKLLRSCnL2

I saw the bird about 1615hrs (4:15 pm). I put up two photos on my ebird
list here:

https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S51540646

I think Violet might surpass Chloe's life list at this rate. (Violet and
Chloe are Australian Shepherds for those who don't know me and my constant
companions)

good birding,
frank

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Date: 1/10/19 11:22 am
From: Pepper <pepper.trail...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Individually identifiable bluebird and Golden Eagle at Imperatrice
It's interesting to keep track of individual birds when their plumage
allows it, and two birds I saw at Imperatrice yesterday qualify - see
attached photos. The first is a male Western Bluebird with the most
extensive reddish-brown on the back I've ever seen. This was with a
bluebird flock on the walk up to the property. The second is an adult
Golden Eagle that is missing a primary on the left wing. The feather will
eventually be replaced, so I don't know how long this will remain a
reliable mark, but for the next few weeks at least I encourage birders
seeing Golden Eagles in the Ashland area to check for this - and post
sightings.

Pepper

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Date: 1/9/19 3:24 pm
From: Pepper <pepper.trail...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Raptor rally at Imperatrice
I had Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, and Prairie Falcon
all hunting the slopes of the Imperatrice simultaneously this morning. A
bit later, I added Northern Harrier. Also lots of Western Bluebirds,
Lesser Goldfinches, Western Meadowlarks, and the usual sparrows. A small
flock of four Pine Siskins along the ditch was a surprise. A great
blustery morning!

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Date: 1/9/19 8:03 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Jackson Co 2019 species list up to 134
Recent additions have pushed the 2019 Jackson County species list up to
134. Still no Ring-necked Pheasant !

Attached lists are current through yesterday.

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Date: 1/7/19 9:33 pm
From: Lee French <golola77...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
What problem? It's a *bird* feeder isn't it?

On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:29:13 PM UTC-8, Karl Schneck wrote:
>
> Same problem here with a Red-shouldered Hawk:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/31420630467/in/datetaken/
>
> On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:56:22 AM UTC-8, rdm wrote:
>>
>> Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM, thanks to this cold Red
>> Tail Hawk.
>>
>> Robert
>>
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Date: 1/7/19 5:15 pm
From: Janet Kelly <chamkell...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Agate Lake
Walking in the muck on the east side of the lake today, I flushed about 15 or so Horned Lark! Nice surprise... If you plan to go out there don't forget to bring your muck boots.

Janet Kelly

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Date: 1/7/19 3:13 pm
From: 'rdm' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
Thanks to those who identified the hawk as a Sharp-shinned Hawk;
specifically an immature female. From the attached photo I was able to
estimate the bird's length. The feeder protecter squares are 2". That
makes the bird at least 14" long.

Robert

On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:56:22 AM UTC-8, rdm wrote:
>
> Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM, thanks to this cold Red
> Tail Hawk.
>
> Robert
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Date: 1/7/19 12:29 pm
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
Same problem here with a Red-shouldered
Hawk: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/31420630467/in/datetaken/

On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:56:22 AM UTC-8, rdm wrote:
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> Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM, thanks to this cold Red
> Tail Hawk.
>
> Robert
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Date: 1/7/19 11:52 am
From: Howard Sands <howard3sands...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Some Oregon eBird statistics that might interest you
Some historical postings would up our county list. I believe it’s closer to 330. But finding those sightings with documentation is tough. OBOL has seasonal archives that go back 30 years.

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Date: 1/7/19 9:56 am
From: 'rdm' via Rogue Valley Birds <rv-birds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM
Why I got a low count for Feeder Watch this AM, thanks to this cold Red
Tail Hawk.

Robert

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Date: 1/7/19 9:21 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Some Oregon eBird statistics that might interest you
Checking eBird's list of Oregon counties ranked by species recorded so far
in 2019, Jackson County is sixth at 127 (I suspect the American Redstart
hasn't been confirmed yet although obviously it will be).

Ahead of Jackson Co. are Lane (150), Tillamook (136), Lincoln (133), Coos
(130), and Benton (129). Multnomah is 7th at 126.

What do all of these counties other than Jackson have in common ? All but
Benton and Multnomah border the Pacific Ocean (thus many gull and shorebird
species on their lists). Benton has the massive Finley NWR and the
Philomath Sewage Ponds, and Multnomah has a little creek called the
Columbia River.

Multnomah County tops the checklist rankings with 611, followed by Lane at
567, Benton at 489 and Washington at 327. Lincoln, Tillamook and Jackson
are close with 206, 204 and 203 respectively.

Jackson County ranks 14th all-time on eBird with 313 species. Lane tops
the list at 399.



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Date: 1/7/19 7:54 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Here's a PDF of the Jackson Co species list
We're up to 128 species through yesterday (Jan. 6). Snow Goose, Greater
White-fronted Goose, Great Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Ruffed Grouse and
Sora were added Saturday. Ruddy Duck made it 128 Sunday.


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Date: 1/6/19 10:38 am
From: kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...>
Subject: [RV Birds] The American Redstart
...is still at Ashland Pond area this morning at around 10 exactly where
the instructions (and Vince) told me it would be. What a little beauty she
is!
Kate McKenzie

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Date: 1/6/19 12:55 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] 2019 list now up to 125
Three more species were added Saturday. Brian Barr had a Sora along the
Bear Creek Greenway in Central Point, and Janet Kelly added Greater Scaup
and Barrow's Goldeneye from Holy Waters.

Total now 125.

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Date: 1/5/19 8:49 pm
From: Lee French <golola77...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Lithia dippers
Wow! A Dipper with a Kipper! Great shot Sammie!

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8:35:54 PM UTC-8, Sammie Peat wrote:
>
> I was not part of the dipper watch that I believe was happening today in
> Lithia Park, but I saw 2 dippers hunting with each other with luck of a few
> photos.
>
> Neither of the birds were banded. They didn't seem to be bothered by the
> intense wind or people walking around. I got to watch and photograph the
> two for maybe 5 minutes, one of which caught a fish and carried it around
> bouncing along several rocks until the fish dissappeared. Very exciting to
> watch a dipper with a little snack!
>
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Date: 1/5/19 8:36 pm
From: Sammie Peat <sammiebretton...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Lithia dippers
I was not part of the dipper watch that I believe was happening today in Lithia Park, but I saw 2 dippers hunting with each other with luck of a few photos.

Neither of the birds were banded. They didn't seem to be bothered by the intense wind or people walking around. I got to watch and photograph the two for maybe 5 minutes, one of which caught a fish and carried it around bouncing along several rocks until the fish dissappeared. Very exciting to watch a dipper with a little snack!


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Date: 1/5/19 2:39 pm
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] More on the 2019 list
Guess I should have mentioned that the total for 2019 now stands at 122.

Recent additions include Tundra Swan, Snow Goose and Barred Owl.

The taxonomic order follows the AOU list.

Yeah, it does look a little weird. Sparrows, then Blackbirds and Orioles
and then Warblers.

And the House Sparrow is up there between Cedar Waxwing and American Pipit.



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Date: 1/5/19 2:32 pm
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Updated Jackson County list for 2019
Attached is the Excel sheet that has all of the species seen thus far in
2019.

Total for January 1 was 108, with nine more species added on the 2nd, 3 on
the 3rd and 1 each on the 4th and today.

Probably the most surprising "misses" so far are Ring-necked Pheasant,
Hutton's Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker and Northern Shrike.

Later on I'll post a pdf for those who can't display Excel sheets.

Jeff Tufts
Medford

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Date: 1/4/19 4:44 pm
From: Pepper <pepper.trail...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Redstart and Virginia Rail near Ashland Pond
The female American Redstart was re-sighted near Ashland Pond today, at the
same location described earlier: at the end of the small trail taking off
to the right from the Ashland Pond loop trail, following Ashland Creek
upstream. It was in brambles upstream from the small dam visible at the
end of this trail. Spotted by Denny Niebuhr and Edith Lindner, and
eventually (very eventually...) briefly re-appearing. As we waited, we
were startled to see a Virginia Rail zip across the creek and disappear
into the thick streamside vegetation. It declined to be lured back into
view by playback.

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Date: 1/4/19 1:09 pm
From: kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...>
Subject: [RV Birds] here's the email for RV birds and I think you can probably subscribe to it
or email Jeff Tufts...

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Date: 1/4/19 1:08 pm
From: kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Pine Siskins
I have 3 Pine Siskins at my Niger feeder, the first I've seen this winter.

Kate McKenzie
Oak St
Ashland

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Date: 1/3/19 8:01 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Whoops !!
There were actually nine new species from yesterday. Vince Zauskey had
Rock Wrens at Emigrant Lake.

The final total is correct. The Jan 1 total is one less.

I'll get it right eventually

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Date: 1/3/19 7:18 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Here's the list
Yes I forgot to attach the list. It's here.

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Date: 1/3/19 7:17 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Updated Jackson County list
With the addition of the American Redstart first found at Ashland Pond on
Jan. 1, the New Year's Day Jackson County list was up to 108, and with
eight more species added yesterday, the tally is now up to 116. That's not
much less than 50% of the total that is expected for the entire year!! And
that's with no gulls, no swallows and only one grebe.

Frank Lospalluto came up with five of the eight new birds from yesterday
(Northern Pygmy-Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee, Red Crossbill
and Merlin). Max McClarnon spotted several Cackling Geese along Pioneer
Road. Rene Allen and Sammie Peat photographed an American Dipper at the
Oak Street dam, and eight of those delightful vagabonds, Cedar Waxwings,
were reported by Kristi Mergenthaler at the Southern Oregon Land
Conservancy offices.

The American Redstart that Jennifer Butler discovered at Ashland Pond is
the first winter record for the species in Jackson County. The 2014
edition of our county checklist notes six previous records of this colorful
warbler and all were between May and September.

American Redstarts were uncommon breeders in ne Oregon through the 1980s,
but are generally considered to be a "declining breeder" in the eastern
portion of the state.

The only documented successful nesting west of the Cascade summit was a
pair with four young found in July 1970 in deciduous forest along the Rogue
River near Shady Cove. This record was reported by Ralph Browning in his
pioneering Birds of Jackson County (1975), and it was cited from an article
(in a publication called the Murrelet) written by G. A. Bertrand, J. M.
Scott and (amazing coincidence here) J. Butler.

Attached is a pdf of what I'm pretty sure is the complete updated list
through yesterday. The Excel worksheet will be forthcoming eventually.
It's a bit more work than I anticipated. Also. if the order in which the
species are listed looks a bit weird, I seem to have accidentally produced
a list that is a hybrid of the AOU taxonomic list and the eBird list. I'll
get that straightened out (I hope).

Jeff Tufts
Medford

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Date: 1/3/19 1:53 am
From: <barrymckenzie...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Female Am Restart, Ashland Pond relocated Jan 2
RV Birds-
The female American Restart first reported by Jennifer Butler was relocated
and photographed today.

The bird was at the east end of the Ashland Pond area: as you walk in from
the end of Glendower St, watch for the first path to the right as you
approach the pond. This path immediately crosses a small footbridge, then
follows a creek upstream to a point where the path simply terminates at the
creek edge. The bird was observed across the creek in the brambles and
branches from the end of the path.

Photos can be seen here:
https://barrymckenzie.smugmug.com/ABA-Birds/American-Redstart/

Barry McKenzie
Ashland

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Date: 1/3/19 1:53 am
From: <barrymckenzie...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Am Redstart at Ashland Pond photos
RV Birds-
I was able to relocate the fem American Redstart at Ashland Pond this
afternoon, shortly after Jennifer Butler posted her sighting from Jan 1.
Thanks Jennifer! Great find.

The bird is was seen at the east end of the Ashland Pond complex.
As you approach from the Glendower Rd parking spot, there is a trail to the
right (east) that immediately crosses a small stream via a small bridge.
Take that trail and follow it upstream to the end of the trail where the
trail simply terminates at the creek. The bird was seen from that spot.

Photos can be seen at:
https://barrymckenzie.smugmug.com/ABA-Birds/American-Redstart/

Barry McKenzie
Ashland

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Date: 1/2/19 6:28 pm
From: Jennifer Butler <butlergirl...>
Subject: Re: [RV Birds] American Redstart at Ashland Pond
How awesome! Thank you so much for the photo.

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> wrote:

> Yes. Nice find, Jennifer. Refound by Barry McKenzie. Picture:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/45663637315/in/datetaken/
>
> On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1:37:43 PM UTC-8, Jennifer Butler wrote:
>>
>> I believe I saw a female American Redstart at Ashland pond yesterday. Has
>> anyone else seen this? I watched her for a long time flashing her tail
>> showing the yellow circles on both sides. Hoping someone else has seen
>> this.
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Date: 1/2/19 5:43 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Bird breakfast...how they eat, when they eat, what they eat
https://atowhee.blog/2019/01/02/bird-feedings/

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Date: 1/2/19 4:18 pm
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: American Redstart at Ashland Pond
Yes. Nice find, Jennifer. Refound by Barry McKenzie.
Picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/45663637315/in/datetaken/

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 1:37:43 PM UTC-8, Jennifer Butler wrote:
>
> I believe I saw a female American Redstart at Ashland pond yesterday. Has
> anyone else seen this? I watched her for a long time flashing her tail
> showing the yellow circles on both sides. Hoping someone else has seen
> this.

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Date: 1/2/19 1:37 pm
From: <vzauskey...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Emigrant Lake, 1/2/19
Was at Emigrant Lake today, 10:30 - 11:45AM. Blue sky, no fog. Lake is slowly filling up, particularly on northend. Parked in Hill Cemetary parking lot, walked below on paved path below cemetary to lake entrance and area where rowing club launches: 2 Rock Wren (one below cemetary parking lot around rocks and paved path, other at rip rap area before entrance to lake); several waterfowl, mostly Mallards, Common Mergansers, at least 2 American Widgeon. Waterfowl highlight was 1 Green-winged Teal and what appeared to be 2 Canvasbacks off in distance (binos only, no scope); 1 Peregrine Falcon flew right over my head, landed in oaks above lake observing waterfowl below.

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Date: 1/2/19 1:37 pm
From: Jennifer Butler <butlergirl...>
Subject: [RV Birds] American Redstart at Ashland Pond
I believe I saw a female American Redstart at Ashland pond yesterday. Has anyone else seen this? I watched her for a long time flashing her tail showing the yellow circles on both sides. Hoping someone else has seen this.

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Date: 1/2/19 10:15 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Amended list for Jan 1
Make it 104 now. Donna Gould has a Western Screech-Owl roosting in one of
her nest boxes

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:31:11 AM UTC-8, Jeff Tufts wrote:
>
> As I was writing the previous post, my gmail inbox was receiving a day
> list from Norm Barrett and Jim Livaudais.
>
> No surprise that they came up with a long list, and no surprise that their
> list included FOUR species not seen by anyone else.
>
> That bumped the overall Jackson County list up to 102.
>
> The four new species were Sharp-shinned Hawk, Prairie Falcon, American
> Pipit and Orange-crowned Warbler.
>
> That makes a clean sweep in the raptor department (four Buteos, two
> Accipiters, four Falcons, the Kite, and both Eagles).
>
> Revised list is attached.
>

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Date: 1/2/19 9:36 am
From: Howard Sands <howard3sands...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Amended list for Jan 1
That total would be about 40% of all the species likely to be seen in Jackson County in 2019! Not bad for one day.

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Date: 1/2/19 8:20 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Re: Amended list for Jan 1
Make that 103 species. Dick Ashford had a dozen Purple Finches in Ashland..

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:31:11 AM UTC-8, Jeff Tufts wrote:
>
> As I was writing the previous post, my gmail inbox was receiving a day
> list from Norm Barrett and Jim Livaudais.
>
> No surprise that they came up with a long list, and no surprise that their
> list included FOUR species not seen by anyone else.
>
> That bumped the overall Jackson County list up to 102.
>
> The four new species were Sharp-shinned Hawk, Prairie Falcon, American
> Pipit and Orange-crowned Warbler.
>
> That makes a clean sweep in the raptor department (four Buteos, two
> Accipiters, four Falcons, the Kite, and both Eagles).
>
> Revised list is attached.
>

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Date: 1/2/19 7:35 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Make that a VERY FAST start to 2019
Okay, who's the idiot who predicted that Jackson County birders might find
25 species on New Year's Day ?

Oh, that was me.

Well, I was off by a little. No make that a lot. Really a lot.

Unofficially (there may be a few reports still to come), Jackson County
birders recorded 98 species yesterday. Amazing total !! Clearly the
birding community does not include a lot of couch potatoes who spend New
Year's Day watching football and gorging on chips and dips. Way to go
people!

As of this writing, there have been 56 checklists submitted to eBird for
January 1. That total represents the efforts of 18 individual birders.

The total of 98 species is especially remarkable considering that none of
the major bodies of water (Lost Creek Lake, Agate Lake and Emigrant Lake)
were covered.

One month ago, who could have predicted that the Jackson County list for
2019 would include Palm Warbler and Loggerhead Shrike after one day ? Not
me.

Although some likely candidates were missed--Purple Finch, American Dipper
and Cedar Waxwing to name a few--it was surprising that local birders were
able to come up with Eurasian Wigeon, Mountain Quail, Wilson's Snipe,
Spotted Sandpiper, Rough-legged and Ferruginous hawks, Black-billed Magpie,
Varied Thrush and White-throated Sparrow. None of those are really rare
this time of year but neither are they slam dunks.

Thanks to all who contributed to the Jackson County eBird database. If
you're not a eBirder and you saw any species that are not on the attached
list, please let me know (<jctufts33...>).

The Excel species list with more information about the Jan. 1 sightings
will be posted in a day or two.

Keep birding ! Only 364 days left to find a Cedar Waxwing. !





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Date: 1/2/19 7:31 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Amended list for Jan 1
As I was writing the previous post, my gmail inbox was receiving a day list
from Norm Barrett and Jim Livaudais.

No surprise that they came up with a long list, and no surprise that their
list included FOUR species not seen by anyone else.

That bumped the overall Jackson County list up to 102.

The four new species were Sharp-shinned Hawk, Prairie Falcon, American
Pipit and Orange-crowned Warbler.

That makes a clean sweep in the raptor department (four Buteos, two
Accipiters, four Falcons, the Kite, and both Eagles).

Revised list is attached.

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Date: 1/2/19 6:58 am
From: Ken Chamberlain <kjchamberlain...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Announcing 2019 OBA annual meeting

Save the date...

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Date: January 2, 2019 at 6:49:15 AM PST
> To: <obol...>
> Subject: [obol] Announcing 2019 OBA annual meeting
> Reply-To: <krallfamily...>
>
> Join us for some urban birding!
> The Oregon Birding Association (OBA) annual meeting will be Saturday and Sunday June 1-2, 2019, at McMenamins Kennedy School in NE Portland.
>
> Our keynote speaker will be Nathan Pipelow. He is author of the forthcoming book
> Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America (Peterson Field Guides), to be released April 2019.
>
> Details and registration information will be announced later this winter.
>
> We hope to see you there!
> Kathy Krall for the OBA board
>
> Kathy
>
>
> “The surface of a slate grey lake is lit
> By the earthed lightning of a flock of swans...”
>
> Seamus Heaney
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Date: 1/1/19 6:20 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] 2019 Off to a fast start
Thanks to Howard Sands and Frank Lospalluto who got the 2019 Jackson County
bird list off to a fast start early this morning.

And I do mean early.

With an unwitting assist from some celebratory neighbors, Howard recorded a
Wild Turkey that had been roused by gunfire at 12:05.

It was much quieter on the lower slopes of Mt. Ashland nine minutes later
when Frank Lospalluto heard the familiar call of a local Northern Saw-whet
Owl.

So, those are the first two species for 2019. I'm going to guess that
we'll have at least 25 on the list by the end of the day.

Good birding ! Hangovers be damned.

Final numbers aren't yet official as a rarity or two need to be confirmed,
but Frank's 239 species tops the Jackson County eBird list for 2018.

Janet Kelly is second at 236 and Bob Hunter is third at 227.

Others in the top ten are Karl Schneck (214), Lucky Penny (205), Jon Cox
(202), Howard Sands (201), Kristi Merganthaler (189), Russ Namitz (185),
and Michael Guss (182).




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Date: 1/1/19 2:05 am
From: Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: Re: [RV Birds] Palm Warbler
Great photos Barry ! Thanks for showing them on this listserv.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 7:32 PM frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
wrote:

> I am posting this on behalf of Barry McKenzie.
>
> Barry refound and photographed the PALM WARBLER this afternoon in the same
> area where the bird was originally found on the CBC.
> Here is a link to his photos:
> https://barrymckenzie.smugmug.com/organize/ABA-Birds/Palm-Warbler
>
> Note: the bird is along the driveway that is an easement up to the
> Imperatrice Property. Please respect the local property owners and the fact
> that the bird is foraging on private property. Don't block any of the
> drives, etc. The neighbors in the area are friendly.
> happy new year,
> frank
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Date: 12/31/18 7:32 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Palm Warbler
I am posting this on behalf of Barry McKenzie.

Barry refound and photographed the PALM WARBLER this afternoon in the same
area where the bird was originally found on the CBC.
Here is a link to his photos:
https://barrymckenzie.smugmug.com/organize/ABA-Birds/Palm-Warbler

Note: the bird is along the driveway that is an easement up to the
Imperatrice Property. Please respect the local property owners and the fact
that the bird is foraging on private property. Don't block any of the
drives, etc. The neighbors in the area are friendly.
happy new year,
frank

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Date: 12/31/18 8:55 am
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] This brightened up a dreary, cold, and foggy morning
I looked out my window this morning and saw a Ferruginous Hawk land on the
utility pole outside. By the time I grabbed my camera, it was gone. I ran
outside (carefully on the slippery frost) and found it on the next pole. It
then flew away from me to a fence line and then back to me in a tree
directly overhead. Made my day!!!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/45819445824/in/datetaken/

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Date: 12/30/18 5:37 pm
From: Sammie Peat <sammiebretton...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Harris's Sparrow and Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead still continues as of today about 3:30 this afternoon, near the metal cattle doodads. A bit far for my lens but enough to ID, but our scope made it a clear ID.

Sam & Rene

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Date: 12/30/18 5:05 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Ashland CBC Count Week additions
After dipping on the Palm Warbler, Violet and I walked the Imperatrice
Property above the TID ditch. We flushed a SHORT-EARED OWL off the ground
and watched it circle out of sight.
Perhaps it is the same bird that spent the winter up there last year.(I
hope so. )

When we returned to the truck parked on Irish Lane I noticed some commotion
on the hillside above us. Two GOLDEN EAGLES and a pile of Common Ravens
were on a carcass. Later a couple of Bald Eagles showed up. And across the
road a Prairie Falcon repeatedly dove on a fallow garden area after
something causing another sort of commotion amongst the local blackbirds.
American Kestrel and a pair of Red-tailed Hawks completed that episode of
"Live Raptor Action" .

The Golden Eagles and the Short-eared Owl are the count week additions.

happy end of the year,
frank

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Date: 12/30/18 4:52 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Ashland CBC Palm Warbler not refound today
Mid-morning drizzly cold fog greeted Bob,Kent ,Barry, Jim, and myself as we
attempted to relocate the Palm Warbler found by Kent Erskine, Dick Ashford
and Jon Cox during the Ashland CBC. Kent kindly showed us the very exact
spot!
But the bird was a no show.

Barry and I looked after the fog cleared in the afternoon and still found
no bird.

We did see some other nice birds and the shivering isn't so bad as a shared
experience.

good birding,
frank

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Date: 12/30/18 12:02 am
From: Jeff Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] First "Official" Palm Warbler for Jackson County
Another first for the Jackson County species checklist.

Not as big as a Zone-tailed Hawk, but small is beautiful.

Ashland CBC group found a Palm Warbler near the entrance to the Imperatrice
property.

Checklist committee rules stipulate that absent an identifying photo, at
least two experienced birders must have seen the bird, and that is
obviously the case with this bird as it was seen by Dick Ashford, Jon Cox
and Kent Erskine.

Here's a link to the eBird report on this little gem..

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51070106

And here's the report submitted by Pepper Trail in October 2015 when he saw
a Palm Warbler in Ashland.

*Today, as I sat at my desk at the Forensics Lab, simultaneously listening
to a conference call and watching a webinar, I spotted what is apparently
the first Palm Warbler ever recorded in Jackson County. It was loosely
associated with a group of Yellow-rumped Warblers, and initially attracted
my attention by its tail-wagging behavior. It foraged mostly on the
ground, walking and wagging its tail, as Palm Warblers do, with short
forays up into the bushes. This was in the area between the Forensics Lab
and the Armory, on East Main Street. I got fine looks with my binoculars,
and the overall dull plumage and contrastingly bright yellow crissum
confirmed it as the western subspecies, palmarum. Traces of the chestnut
cap were also visible on this fall-plumage bird. *

*I'm familiar with Palm Warblers from the eastern US, and have absolutely
no doubt of the ID. Unfortunately no other birders were handy to confirm
the sighting, and I didn't have a camera with a telephoto available.
Therefore, this must be considered an unverified sighting. The bird
remained in the area for about a half-hour, and then was gone. I'll take my
telephoto to work tomorrow in the unlikely event that the bird reappears. *

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Date: 12/28/18 2:52 pm
From: kate Mckenzie <katemckenz...>
Subject: [RV Birds] a surprise at my Niger feeder yesterday
A definite Chipping Sparrow at the bottom of Oak St in Ashland.

Kate McKenzie

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Date: 12/28/18 1:57 pm
From: Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Zone-tailed Hawk date
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Date: Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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Photographed on 25 October 2018. Unfortunately a very cold trail.

Dave Irons
Beaverton, OR

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Date: 12/28/18 1:35 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: Re: [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Potential 1st state record ZONE-TAILED HAWK! at Roxy Anne Butte near Medford
Thanks, Jeff .

If anyone out there in the Rogue Valley is on Facebook and knows this
person. I'd love details for the Field notes both the local RVAS notes and
the statewide annual notes. If you know her she can email me directly. A
first state record is kind of a big deal.

frank

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> I just popped onto the Birding Oregon Facebook page found a gallery of
> photos taken (supposedly) at Roxy Anne Butte near Medford. There is a dark
> hawk in one of the photos that the observer could not ID. It is undeniably
> a Zone-Tailed Hawk. I will endeavor to get more info.
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> Dave Irons
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Date: 12/28/18 1:00 pm
From: Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Zone-tailed Hawk photo
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I just reached to the photographer via Facebook Messenger.

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Date: 12/28/18 1:00 pm
From: Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Fwd: [obol] Potential 1st state record ZONE-TAILED HAWK! at Roxy Anne Butte near Medford
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Subject: [obol] Potential 1st state record ZONE-TAILED HAWK! at Roxy Anne
Butte near Medford
To: <obol...> <obol...>


I just popped onto the Birding Oregon Facebook page found a gallery of
photos taken (supposedly) at Roxy Anne Butte near Medford. There is a dark
hawk in one of the photos that the observer could not ID. It is undeniably
a Zone-Tailed Hawk. I will endeavor to get more info.

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Date: 12/28/18 11:03 am
From: Jeffrey Tufts <jctufts33...>
Subject: [RV Birds] New Year, New List
This is not really a "new" idea--it's been done before many times in many
places. But it's probably not been done in Jackson County for at least a
while.

I'm going to maintain a species list for Jackson County for 2019. No
hybrids or subspecies or domesticated ducks.

It's not exactly a "Big Year." Just trying to start one category of
record-keeping that appears to be missing locally.

I know many of you keep your own personal year lists (often with the
assistance of eBird), but there doesn't seem to be a list (official or
otherwise) of all species seen by all observers in the county each year.

There is a feature on the eBird website that allows you to see the Top 100
in each county both in species reported and checklists submitted as well as
the total species reported, but as far as I can see there's no way to see
the complete list of species names.

There is a relatively new feature called Illustrated Checklist that enables
you to see a species list for the current year, but there's no way to see a
comparable list for past years, and scrolling through the Illustrated
Checklist is a bit time-consuming.

And, of course, not all sightings are reported to eBird.

I'll be using the Jackson County eBird checklists feature to get the 2019
list started, but I'd appreciate it if any of you who don't submit lists to
eBird would email me (<jctufts33...>) with any unusual sightings that
haven't been reported to the listserv.

The species list will be kept on an Excel worksheet, and I'll post regular
updates on this listserv with the Excel sheet as an attachment. For those
of you who can't display Excel sheets, I'll try to also attach a pdf that
includes all of the species seen at that point in time.

The Excel sheet will have a list of expected birds for Jackson County as
well as selected rarities, and each species seen will include the date of
first sighting, an approximate locality, and the name of the reporting
party.

There should be at least a few dozen species to mark on the list on Day One
(Jan. 1), and it'll be interesting to see which is the first one reported.
I'm putting my money on Frank L to come up with a Great Horned Owl at
around ten minutes after midnight on New Year's Day. Don't let me down
Frank !!

Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent directly to me.
Click on reply (not reply all).

Thanks.

Jeff Tufts

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Date: 12/23/18 1:49 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Great Gray Owl breeding territory nearest Portland--Clackamas County
There is now evidence that Great Gray Owls (hereafter “GGO”] are resident
breeders in southeastern Clackamas County. That’s less than 35 miles from
Powell’s Book Store in central Portland. The owls breeding there are at
the northwestern edge of the GGO breeding range in Oregon as far as we now
know. When Peter Thiemann and I published our book, *Great Gray Owls of
California, Oregon and Washington [2015]*, we used the best available
information to get our breeding range maps drawn. GGOs had been seen
occasionally at Silver Falls State Park in Marion County and it formed an
isolated island of likely breeding habitat on the Oregon range map. The
last CBC record there was in 2013. Now we know that GGOs are currently
living and breeding in the low foothills north of Silverton and Silver
Falls SP. They are in an area east of Scotts Mills inside Clackamas
County. There are four unspecific sightings of GGOs in Clackamas recorded
on eBird. EBird does not disclose specific locations for this (and other)
sensitive species. Making it more complicated to determine GGO presence in
an area is their aloof behavior as opposed to aggressive territoriality…and
the fact that there is no central avian database beyond the wonderful but
haphazard reality of eBird and its voluntary user-base.

On this year’s Salem Christmas Bird Count I was teamed with two biologists
from the Salem office of the BLM. One was Corban Murphy who himself has
seen GGOs in Clackamas including a pair of immature birds in early summer.
Young GGOs are quite sedentary until their first autumn so these two had to
have been born near where they were seen. After that sighting the private
forest there was clear cut so the owls surviving would have moved to some
suitable forest/meadow complex nearby. Some of the Clackamas sightings have
been on private land. In all these GGOs are living and breeding in and
around trees farms, elevation 1000-1600 feet in the Cascade foothills.


I have updated range maps, photo and further details on my blog:

https://atowhee.blog/2018/12/23/great-gray-owl-breeding-range-recent-evidence-in-clackamas-county/

(copy and paste link to see maps and entire blog with further links, etc.)
Harry Fuller
author of: *San Francisco's Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars:*
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/sfnh/
author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*:
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-great-gray-owl-book/
author of *Freeway Birding*: *freewaybirding.com
<http://freewaybirding.com>*
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com

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Date: 12/22/18 3:11 pm
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Pygmy Nuthatch in Ashland
This afternoon I did a short birdwalk through North Mountain Park and heard
the piping call of a Pygmy Nuthatch across the creek in the pines toward
Nepenthe Rd. I believe this is the same location Ron K. reported Pygmy
Nuthatch last winter.
Thought I would give a heads up as the Ashland CBC draws near.

good birding,
frank

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Date: 12/21/18 5:42 pm
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Prairie Falcon at N. Valley View Rd. again
I've seen a PRFA several times lately near my house, 2 of them on one
occasion, once on a utility pole right next to the house. Today, I saw a
bird that looked whitish in front and darker on the back... it was about a
mile away on a snag and even with image-stabilized 10X bins it was hard to
ID... I was thinking Ferruginous Hawk because I have seen them around
lately also. With my camera at 1920 mm (same as 38.4X scope) and cropping,
the image became an easy ID as a PRFA. A good case for using photos for ID
assistance.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/32540914368/in/datetaken/

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Date: 12/21/18 3:09 pm
From: <dpvroman...>
Subject: [RV Birds] 1st Applegate-Williams raptor survey
The 1st Applegate-Williams raptor survey was completed today, 12-21-18.

Traveled 37.8 miles in 3.75 hours. Weather: partly cloudy.

Observed were:

Red-tailed Hawk - 20

American Kestrel - 8

Bald Eagle - 2 (1 adults, 1 immature)

Red-shouldered Hawk - 3

Merlin - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 2

Sharp-shinned - 1

Golden Eagle - 1

No other unexpected birds found along the route.

Dennis (north of Grants Pass)

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Date: 12/20/18 4:25 pm
From: Ken Chamberlain <kjchamberlain...>
Subject: [RV Birds] OBA Wallowa Valley Field Trip - January 19 & 20
Oregon Birding Association- Wallowa Valley Field Trip, Wallowa, County.

Trip Leader: Ken Chamberlain

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 and 20, 2019.

Where: We will visit a variety of locations in the Wallowa Valley area as birds and weather allow. The trip will be based in Enterprise, Oregon.

Birds and site conditions: Wintering Wallowa Valley specialties are our targets; possible species include: Rough-legged Hawks, Bohemian Waxwings, American Tree Sparrows, Common Redpolls, Snow Buntings, Gray Partridges, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finchs, and Pine Grosbeaks, etc. as available.

This trip is a no-host weekend, limited to 12 attendees. We will start at 8 am Saturday morning in the Enterprise area. We will bird all day for targeted species in the Wallowa Valley. Sunday birding locations will be based on any remaining target birds and group consensus. We will bird all day, however attendees can depart as necessary during the day. Birding will be largely vehicle based, however some sites and stops can require walking in snow and up moderate grades for up to .5 miles.

Participants make their own arrangements for travel, lodging and food. We will have a group social and dinner Saturday evening.

Participants should be prepared for winter driving conditions on secondary roads. Packed show and ice will likely be encountered, all wheel drive (or 4x4) and winter tires are highly recommended. Carpooling is encouraged for travel to the site. The number of vehicles will be keep to a bare minimum while out birding. Please be prepared to share your vehicle or ride with others in the valley.

How to register: The trip is limited to 12 Oregon Birding Association members, online membership info at https://oregonbirding.org/join/ <https://oregonbirding.org/join/> Registration is required, registration form is at https://tinyurl.com/yc4wc8z5 <https://tinyurl.com/yc4wc8z5>
Please contact Ken Chamberlain with all questions or comments regarding this trip. kjchamberlain <mailto:<kjchamberlain...> AT comcast.net, FIVE03-819-3335.

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Date: 12/20/18 10:25 am
From: Anne Goff <annegoff58...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Dipper in the 'Gate '
I've never seen an American Dipper at Cantrall-Buckley Park before, but today it was a nice surprise. I knew it was going to be a fun time at the park when the first bird I saw was a Hutton's Vireo. Followed up almost immediately by the dipper. After that, it was just the usual birds.

Happy birding
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Date: 12/20/18 9:44 am
From: frank lospalluto <fdlospalluto...>
Subject: [RV Birds] Harris's Sparrow and Loggerhead Shrike
The HARRIS'S SPARROW found on Tresham Lane during the CBC was still in the
same area yesterday afternoon:
https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S50807002

And a shrike found by Vince Zauskey and Janet Kelly's group was confirmed
as a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE yesterday. Janet, Bob Hunter and I all saw it again
yesterday in an attempt to nail down its identification. It is in the
fenced field along Highbanks Rd. just after the turn off of Kirtland Rd.
before the railroad tracks.

Bob and I were able to scope it from a pullout off the road close to the
Kirtland and Highbanks intersection. The bird was spending a lot of time
perched on some buckbrush. We saw it near the spoiled hay piles near some
metal cattle 'doodads'. The last Loggerhead reported in the winter in the
valley was 2013 according to ebird records.
Here is my list from there:
https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S50812283

over and out,
frank

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Date: 12/19/18 2:31 pm
From: <dpvroman...>
Subject: [RV Birds] 1st South Grants Pass raptor survey
The 1st South Grants Pass raptor survey was completed today, 12-19-18.

Traveled 26.7 miles in 3.0 hours. Weather: mostly cloudy.

Observed were:

Red-tailed Hawk - 15

American Kestrel - 8

Bald Eagle - 4 (3 adults, 1 immature)

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Peregrine Falcon - 1

Seen yesterday (12-18-18) along the Riverbanks Road section of the route
was one each Northern Harrier and Prairie Falcon, but not observed
today.

Dennis (north of Grants Pass)

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