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23 Jan: @ 18:58:27  Seaside/Gearhart - Mountain Plover, No? [Ben Davis]
23 Jan: @ 17:58:55  Re: White-winged Junco? (not leucistic) [Tom Crabtree]
23 Jan: @ 17:49:59  Re: NEW: Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas now online [Robert O'Brien]
23 Jan: @ 17:11:27 No Subject [mary holbert]
23 Jan: @ 15:47:43  Re: Fwd: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.) [Bob Archer]
23 Jan: @ 15:36:45  2nd South Grants Pass raptor survey [dpvroman]
23 Jan: @ 15:06:36  Re: Black (ahem) -headed Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.) [clearwater]
23 Jan: @ 14:11:05  Re: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.) [Alan Contreras]
23 Jan: @ 14:07:55  Fwd: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.) [clearwater]
23 Jan: @ 11:21:33  Junco with wingbars [Lars Norgren]
23 Jan: @ 09:55:13  Re: White-winged Junco? (not leucistic) [Mike Patterson]
23 Jan: @ 09:13:51  White-winged Junco? (not leucistic) [Scott O'Donnell]
23 Jan: @ 08:20:15  Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Teresa Hertzel]
22 Jan: @ 21:36:00  Coos Bay Raptor Count [Kay & JoAnne]
22 Jan: @ 18:46:36  White-throated Sparrows at Fernhill [Kathyfrans]
22 Jan: @ 18:31:51  Columbia R birding today [Ray Korpi]
22 Jan: @ 17:31:56  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Robert O'Brien]
22 Jan: @ 14:27:12  Linn County, Tuesday, January 21 [Mary Garrard]
22 Jan: @ 14:11:43  Say's Phoebe near Mt. Pisgah [Dennis Arendt]
22 Jan: @ 13:16:29  Short-eared Owl community science volunteer opportunity in Oregon [Nate Trimble]
22 Jan: @ 11:47:25  Re: ebird "wrong species" reports [philliplc]
22 Jan: @ 10:35:32  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Alan Contreras]
22 Jan: @ 10:21:07  ebird "wrong species" reports [Mike Patterson]
22 Jan: @ 09:40:48  Bass Habitat Hagg lake [Liz]
22 Jan: @ 09:01:40  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Philip Kline]
22 Jan: @ 08:48:08  Major change proposed for Luckiamute State Natural Area (Luckiamute Landing) [clearwater]
22 Jan: @ 08:28:27  Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Teresa Hertzel]
22 Jan: @ 04:14:02  Philomath Sewage Ponds Access Policy Reminder [Pam Otley]
21 Jan: @ 23:25:06  Tufted Duck at Philomath Ponds [Pam Otley]
21 Jan: @ 22:28:42  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [David Bailey]
21 Jan: @ 20:51:34  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Philip Kline]
21 Jan: @ 20:43:22  Linn County gulls [larspernorgren]
21 Jan: @ 19:53:44  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Hendrik Herlyn]
21 Jan: @ 19:08:48  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [David Bailey]
21 Jan: @ 19:04:41  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Alan Contreras]
21 Jan: @ 19:03:32  Mountain Plover continues at Oogie Island, Necanicum Estuary (Seahart? Gearside?) [David Bailey]
21 Jan: @ 19:01:53  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Mike Patterson]
21 Jan: @ 18:49:19  Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Alan Contreras]
21 Jan: @ 18:47:01  Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020 [Mike Patterson]
21 Jan: @ 18:05:33  Yaquina Bay CBC - final results [Harris, Dawn]
21 Jan: @ 13:57:39  Re: Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid) on Commonwelth Lake [[email protected]]
21 Jan: @ 13:29:16  Hagg Lake turkey vulture [Sarah Hartung]
21 Jan: @ 11:09:58  Re: NEW: Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas now online [Alan Contreras]
21 Jan: @ 09:43:20  Hwy 47 Flooded Bottoms [Carrie Miles]
21 Jan: @ 08:14:58  Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Teresa Hertzel]
21 Jan: @ 07:38:54  NEW: Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas now online [adamus7]
21 Jan: @ 00:10:44  Wallowa trip day 4 [Paul Sullivan]
21 Jan: @ 00:10:05  Harrisburg-Coburg Raptor Route January 19 [Barbara Combs]
20 Jan: @ 22:46:03  birds feeding: Bushtits again, Lessr Gfinches, RB Sapsucker [Harry Fuller]
20 Jan: @ 19:14:19  Re: Lewis woodpecker see Eugene [Joshua Galpern]





Subject: Seaside/Gearhart - Mountain Plover, No?
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 18:58 pm
From: bendavis2 AT gmail.com
 
I made my second attempt at the Mountain Plover today (Thursday, Jan 23, 11a-3p). I was hoping to catch a break in the rain, but did not. It was medium to heavy rain. Winds were steady at 18mph, with gusts over 30mph. Rain was coming down sideways.
I was able to scope Oogie Island for about 30 min from the Seaside HS overlook, but saw nothing. That's not to say there wasn't anything there. My scope was hard to keep steady and the air wasn't as easy to see through as I'd have liked due to rain. The bird could have been hunkered down.
I also walked the spit on the Gearhart side, where the bird was originally, and had no luck. Scoped views of Oogie from the NW were fruitless. Only gulls and sanderlings were about. Plus the wind was so strong it was blowing a half inch of water from the Estuary up over the spit. It wasn't much fun. The bird could very well be out there still, but I'm waiting for a break in the rain to check again.
Ben Davis



Subject: Re: White-winged Junco? (not leucistic)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 17:58 pm
From: tc AT empnet.com
 
White-winged Juncos never have pink or buffy sides and they don't have black heads so this is an Oregon Junco with a trace of white tips to the feathers.  As Mike pointed out it isn't nearly enough white to be in the White-winged range.

Tom Crabtree, Bend

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Subject: [obol] Re: White-winged Junco? (not leucistic)

The pale covert tips are fairly common in first winter (hatched last
year) juncos of all forms, but seem to be most often noticed in those individuals that lean toward the Slate-colored end of the spectrum.
This is most probably not a White-winged mostly because there just isn't nearly enough white.

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Subject: Re: NEW: Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas now online
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 17:49 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
Just to put in another plug, this is a fantastic resource, contributed to by 'zillions' of Oregon birders,and provides in many respects even more useful and interesting information than eBird.
Bob OBrien Carver OR
On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 9:10 AM Alan Contreras <[email protected]> wrote:
So glad you have done this. It would have been awful for all that information to just melt away.



Alan [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com






On Jan 21, 2020, at 5:38 AM, [email protected] wrote:







The first and largest comprehensive baseline survey of Oregon's birds -- the Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) -- can now be viewed for FREE on the Oregon Birding Association's web site. The web version is just as interactive as the CD in which it was originally published, and contains a map for every breeding species, information on habitat use, the complete database, statistical analysis, and much more. The BBA consisted of field surveys by over 800 volunteers during the period from 1995 through 1999. If you were birding in Oregon then and were a volunteer, your name is in it. Kit Larsen volunteered hundreds of hours to create the original CD, but now that few new computers have CD drives, we recently decided the BBA should be moved online where it is more discoverable and accessible to a wider audience. Michael Medina graciously volunteered his programming expertise to move the entire contents of the CD onto the OBA website, with support from Diana Byrne. Species names have been updated. We would appreciate this post being mentioned in local Audubon group newsletters and on birding listservs. Here is the link:


https://oregonbirding.org/wp-c...





Paul Adamus (principal coordinator of the 1995-1999 Oregon BBA) and


Kit Larsen



Subject:
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 17:11 pm
From: holbertmary AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 15:47 pm
From: rabican1 AT gmail.com
 
I was going to say at best they are black-chinned, not throated. Decided to let it go :)
Bob ArcherPdx
On Jan 23, 2020, at 12:08 PM, [email protected] wrote:

Noticed this in the eBird daily alert. The photos look good. Very notable record for mid/late January!
Ten or twenty years ago we might have even called it a "jaw-dropping" record, but the past 5 years have now produced at least three winter records of Black-headed Grosbeak in the mid-Willamette Valley region.

Black-headedGrosbeak(Pheucticusmelanocephalus)(1)
-ReportedJan22,202011:30byJosephSands
-Checklist:https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



Subject: 2nd South Grants Pass raptor survey
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 15:36 pm
From: dpvroman AT budget.net
 
The 2nd South Grants Pass raptor survey was completed today, 01-23-20.
Traveled 26.7 miles in 2.75 hours. Weather: mostly overcast, some light rain late
Observed were:
Red-tailed Hawk - 9
American Kestrel - 3
Bald Eagle - 4 (Adults, 2 pairs)
Red shouldered Hawk - 3
Accipiter sp - 1 (suspect Sharp-shinned, not positive)
No unexpected birds turned up, Varied Thrush were detected at many different locations along the route.
Dennis (north of Grants Pass)



Subject: Re: Black (ahem) -headed Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 15:06 pm
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
Thanks to Susie Deagle for pointing the whopper in my original subject line!

No, just an "ordinary" Black-headed Grosbeak.

I look forward to the discussion of the likelihood of an actual Black-throated Grosbeak finding its way up here from South America!

Joel


From: "clearwater"
To: "Midvalley Birding Midvalley"
Cc: "Oregon Birders OnLine"
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:07:18 PM
Subject: Fwd: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.)

Noticed this in the eBird daily alert. The photos look good. Very notable record for mid/late January!

Ten or twenty years ago we might have even called it a "jaw-dropping" record, but the past 5 years have now produced at least three winter records of Black-headed Grosbeak in the mid-Willamette Valley region.

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jan 22, 2020 11:30 by Joseph Sands
- Checklist: [ https://ebird.org/view/checkli... | https://ebird.org/view/checkli... ]

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Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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Subject: Re: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 14:11 pm
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
And there are at least two Western Tanagers lolling about in the Rogue Valley.

Alan [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com



On Jan 23, 2020, at 12:07 PM, [email protected] wrote:Noticed this in the eBird daily alert. The photos look good. Very notable record for mid/late January!
Ten or twenty years ago we might have even called it a "jaw-dropping" record, but the past 5 years have now produced at least three winter records of Black-headed Grosbeak in the mid-Willamette Valley region.

Black-headedGrosbeak(Pheucticusmelanocephalus)(1)
-ReportedJan22,202011:30byJosephSands
-Checklist:https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



Subject: Fwd: Black-throated Grosbeak (adult male) in Sweet Home (Linn Co.)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 14:07 pm
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
Noticed this in the eBird daily alert. The photos look good. Very notable record for mid/late January!

Ten or twenty years ago we might have even called it a "jaw-dropping" record, but the past 5 years have now produced at least three winter records of Black-headed Grosbeak in the mid-Willamette Valley region.

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jan 22, 2020 11:30 by Joseph Sands
- Checklist: [ https://ebird.org/view/checkli... | https://ebird.org/view/checkli... ]

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Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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Subject: Junco with wingbars
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 11:21 am
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
Scott O'Donnell's photo shows another fascinating detail, a pale loral patch . This, along with the wingbars, is I imagine an ancestral trait. Zonos, Fox Sparrows, American Tree Sparrows, and Juncos share a branch on the family tree. Juncos and Sooty Fox Sparrows typically lack wingbars, but all the rest of the above have them. When l figure out how to do it l'll post a photo of Sooty FOSP captured at the Luckiamute Landing banding station last September. It shows both faint wingbars and a pale loral patch. I would guess it's the result of intergradation with Red Fox Sparrow as there is also faint stripes on the back. Sooty x Slate-colored Fox Sparrows also show wingbars, but l wouldn't expect a striped cape in that case.   Great to wake up to news from Troy.lpn



Subject: Re: White-winged Junco? (not leucistic)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 9:55 am
From: celata AT pacifier.com
 
The pale covert tips are fairly common in first winter (hatched last
year) juncos of all forms, but seem to be most often noticed in those
individuals that lean toward the Slate-colored end of the spectrum.
This is most probably not a White-winged mostly because there just
isn't nearly enough white.

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Subject: White-winged Junco? (not leucistic)
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 9:13 am
From: scott AT speywater.com
 
Dear Junco People,

I was preparing this photo from yesterday to add to an ebird report
(that I haven't submitted yet) to show an example of the many (10
counting this bird) Cassiar's Junco's that I currently have at my
feeders. Then I noticed the white wing bars. They seem maybe too faint
to be a full on White-winged. Maybe some sort of hybrid? I would love to
hear some thoughts on this bird.

There is an out of focus thin branch in the foreground that makes the
bird appear to have reddish buff coloration on the flanks and part of
the wing. However, there is actually a very thin buff coloration tinging
the bottom of the slate color along the flanks.

The original idea for the photo was to show the brown that is mixed into
the back, which I've been told is indicative of cismontanus.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Cheers,

Scott O'Donnell

Troy, Wallowa County

Message sent from "The Bird Aquarium".



Subject: Oregon Rare Bird Alert
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 8:20 am
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:


Wood Duck (1 Wallowa)

Blue-winged Teal (2 Coos)

Cinnamon Teal (2 Coos)

Mountain Plover (1 Clatsop)

Red-throated Loon (3 Benton)

American White Pelican (1 Jackson)

Ferruginous Hawk (1 Morrow)

Say's Phoebe (3 Lane)

Vermilion Flycatcher (3 Lane)

Blue Jay (1 Deschutes, 1 Wallowa)

Oak Titmouse (1 Klamath)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (1 Klamath)

Marsh Wren (1 Sherman)

American Pipit (1 Union)

Harris's Sparrow (1 Klamath)

Townsend's Warbler (1 Jackson)

Black-headed Grosbeak (1 Linn)


---------------------------------------------

NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (12) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 18, 2020 11:00 by Janet Lamberson

- Russell Ln, Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Small flock swimming in sheltered pond; well seen males and females; continuing"


Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:27 by Robyn Henise

- Myrtle Point Marsh, Coos, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Male with dark blue head, white crescent on face"


Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:27 by Don Henise

- Myrtle Point Marsh, Coos, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Male with dark blue head, white crescent on face"


Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) (5)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:27 by Don Henise

- Myrtle Point Marsh, Coos, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "2 unmistakable adult males"


Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) (5)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:27 by Robyn Henise

- Myrtle Point Marsh, Coos, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "2 unmistakable adult males"


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 12:15 by Eric C

- Necanicum River Estuary--Little Beach, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Seen using borrowed scope. Thanks Audrey Addison for re-finding! My photos are unusable..."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 11:06 by Hendrik Herlyn

- Corvallis--Willamette Park--S End Gravel Bar (44.536, -123.249), Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing N of gravel bar."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 15:25 by Caleb Centanni

- Willamette Park, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "(Rare): Continuing. Courtney has poor scope photos. Distinctive very small loon, with short, upturned bill and small head. Light-medium gray top of head and back of neck, contrasting with white extending more than halfway back neck in Mountain Chickadee/White-breasted Nuthatch-like nape pattern. White area around eye distinctive, and bird's head and neck was distinctly lighter overall than any winter Common, Pacific, or Arctic Loon. White spackling on back also distinctive. Diving with Goldeneyes to north of gravel bar the whole time we were there. Great views, and a good study for both of us! Towards the end, it caught a fish at least as large as its head and neck (maybe a salmonid?), dove, and had swallowed it when it surfaced! Wow, a successful Willamette River Loon!


Marys County bird for Courtney and Caleb! (we call it Marys County, for the peak and watershed, since Benton co.'s namesake was a racist, expansionist, and white supremacist, whereas the watershed was apparently named for the Virgin Mary, Chintimini Co. could also be a good name!


” or as Lars suggested, even mouse county!


CKJ: Thanks Lars! By the way did we tell you? I'm going to move to Corvallis! And we have decided we are going to call it Marys County [aka. Marys Peak, Marys River] instead of Benton because I can't live in a county that's called Benton County! But Marys county is super sweet and heartwarming


Lars: Mary Applegate gave her name to the town (Marysville) and the river. But the river already had a European name, Rivire des souris. "Mouse County"? And the mountain where the river rises, "Chintimini". That"s my enduring favorite.

I have been told it means "sleeping maiden". But that sounds suspiciously like a broad spectrum of white man's myths attributed to Indians all across America. The word may come from Chepenafa, the dialect of Kalapuyan spoken in the Mary's River country. 90% of those speakers died in 1833/34. Supposedly someone who knew Chepenafa was still alive in 1912. Chinook Jargon , also called Chinook Wawa, or simply wawa, was a universal trade language spoken from se Alaska to nw California. Employees of Hudson's Bay and other fur companies often spoke one or more native languages. Hence "Siskiyou"="place where horse loses shoe" in Algonkian.


Note: Wikipedia, contrary to Lars, says Marysville/Marys Peak etc. was named for the Virgin Mary:

During 1849, Avery opened his store at the site, platted the land, and surveyed a town site on his land claim, naming the community Marysville.[10] The city possibly was named after early settler Mary Lloyd, but now the name is thought to be derived from French fur trappers' naming of Marys Peak after the Virgin Mary.[11]

)

(Which is not to defame Lars! Lars is our friend and we like him very much, one of our favorite Oregon birders, and he is an encyclopedia, and it does not reduce my respect for his intelligence any jot whatsoever if it turns out some memorized factoid(s) may be inaccurate. Sounds from the article anyway, that maybe No one knows for 100% sure?)


(I do like the idea of our county being named for Virgin Mary , but also for all Marys, all hearts, and warmth and love, nurturing, motherliness, etc., womannature, (which all genders can have and cultivate some of within ourselves, like Bloom™s womanly-man, tenderness), pluralized women, to counteract the old history habit of naming everything boring names of just wealthy white men)."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 11:00 by John Sullivan

- Willamette Park--South Side, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing. Photo."


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 10:20 by Robert D. Mumby

- Denman WMA--Whetstone Pond, Jackson, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "perched on log in water grooming"


Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 10:36 by Kate Atkins

- 373 West Water Street, Heppner, Oregon, US (45.447, -119.687), Morrow, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Low over town, naked eye ID followed by quick bino looks as it went away. Adult bird with all white belly and bino-confiremd rusty legs. Going away showed white tail and white hands. If it's hanging out I'll try to peg down a photo in the next couple of days as opportunity permits, but very cool to see one of the 'small numbers can overwinter' instances."


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 08:00 by Dennis Arendt

- Frank Parrish Rd., Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Light brown flycatcher with rosy belly. Seen in Nature Conservancy Land west of the yellow gate at the end of Parrish Road. Perching on tall weedy stems and flying to down to pick up insects."


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 08:03 by Jim Regali

- Howard Buford Recreation Area, Springfield US-OR (44.0154,-122.9845), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Seen in the large, open field on TNC property as viewed from the gate area at the end of the North Pisgah trail. Spotted by Dennis Arendt and best seen through a spotting scope. Probably was fly catching and perching for short periods on weed stocks. A flycatcher size bird with a peaked hind crown, dark back and wings with minimal of any wing bars. Dark face, light throat and light orange belly and flanks."


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 07:59 by Ellen Cantor

- lower North Trail, Mt Pisgah, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Rosey belly, gray upper body, dark tail, light gray wings. First scoped from gate at end of two track road by Dennis Arendt. Seen by several in the group with Dennis. North end of Pisgah past gate on Nature Conservancy Land. Taking short flights in field from weed seed stalk to stalk"


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 10:37 by Erik Bergman

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "continuing rarity, photos to come. seen from paved path west of I5, south of slough. in same area as recent reports, interacting with black phoebe"


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 10:37 by Susan Kirkbride

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "continuing rarity, photos to come. seen from paved path west of I5, south of slough. in same area as recent reports, interacting with black phoebe"


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 11:30 by Mark Kerstens

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing female."


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (3) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 18, 2020 08:15 by Janet Lamberson

- Joseph (town), Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing; crested jay with well-known blue-and-white pattern, raucous call"


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 12:45 by Tom Crabtree

- stakeout Blue Jay, Couch Market Rd. (2019-20), Deschutes, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing bird"


Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) (2)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:45 by Kevin Spencer

- Portland and Newcastle Streets, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Quite brownish backed and crowned titmouse. Face was especially pale. Titmouse in town and parks are generally regarded as Oak."


White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:45 by Kevin Spencer

- Portland and Newcastle Streets, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Did not see but recognized it by its call. Cadence and pitch were from the Pacific subspecies. The Pacific is normally the one heard around town and local parks. It was brief in its calling so was not recorded."


Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) (2)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:43 by CJ FLICK

- Deschutes River SP, Sherman, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "call 2 on islet in appropriate habitat (Samuel Holman)"


American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (2)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 09:20 by Dave Trochlell

- Woodruff Lane, Union, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing in Hot Ditch. Photos."


Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 12:45 by Kevin Spencer

- Portland and Newcastle Streets, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing bird after this confirmation. Resident alerted community that this

species possibly/probably came to feeder, but wanted another to view it. Second visit, and the resident's feeder was much more busy. I could not see the ground under the feeder, but a Jay scared juncos and Chickadees away. They began to return to the feeder area and I saw the bird briefly on a branch before it descended out of sight. Golden-crowned Sparrow sized. Very white lower breast, with Black across upper breast. Not sure, but my impression that the black was limited to that location and throat was white. Flanks buffy. Head/facial area were Buffy. Forward park of crown was dark/black. Details about bill ... Light colored.

Many previous experiences with this species. Unfortunately view was not long enough to appreciate this bird's crisp winter beauty."


Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 08:58 by James Livaudais

- Yard List, Jackson, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Same bird"


Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)

- Reported Jan 22, 2020 11:30 by Joseph Sands

- Yard 835 Oak Ter, Sweet Home US-OR (44.3951,-122.7345), Linn, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Have photo"


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Subject: Coos Bay Raptor Count
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 21:36 pm
From: hartbern1995 AT gmail.com
 
Diane Pettey and I completed the Coos Bay raptor count 1/19/2020 under partly cloudy skies, 48-50 degrees, glorious day. This is a 113 mile route around bays and sloughs mostly east of 101;
Red Tail 25American Kestrel 18Northern Harrier 5Bald Eagle 2adult, 4 subadultRed Shoulder 14White Tail Kite 4Sharp Shinned 2Osptrey 1
No Falcons, low number of Eagle for January. Kites seen between Millicoma Marsh and Lillian Slough .
JoAnne Bernt



Subject: White-throated Sparrows at Fernhill
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 18:46 pm
From: kathyfrans AT opusnet.com
 
Our Audubon group observed two White-throated Sparrows foraging in the open on the path near the SE gazebo this morning at Fernhill Wetland in Forest Grove. They hung out with a small flock of Golden-crowned Sparrows and a juvenile White-crowned.

Kathryn van der Horst
Portland

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Subject: Columbia R birding today
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 18:31 pm
From: rkorpi AT hotmail.com
 
Hi all,

Needed some mental health time today so drove along Marine Drive then across Columbia to Frenchman's Bar. Some highlights:

Did have two Red-throated loons at 148th and Marine and another bird (probably RT) just east of there.Scaup
numbers were not high (less than 100)--saw more at I-5 MM33 where river parallels I-5 yesterday. Good numbers of Goldeneye and Mergansers (all commons)




Had a nice Rough-legged Hawk on fence directly in front of Airport Fire Station

10K+ Snow Geese at Frenchman's Bar Park and east of there in fields. More than I've seen in area

Ray Korpi

Vancouver WA



Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 17:31 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
Alan is completely correct about pre eBird records. But it need not be that way as there are no issues with entering old records into eBird. In fact many such databases have already been entered. Some for instance by a single volunteer scouring through old Audubon Society monthly newsletter summaries. Such records might include the name of the original Observer or just the name of the volunteer or just Audubon Society as an example.Bob obrien

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Alan Contreras <[email protected]> wrote:
OBOLoids, the last sentence is worth noting, as high counts for some species can be pre-eBird or simply not entered in eBird. For example, gull counts in Marion County were huge in the 1970s-80s before the landfill near the river closed. Shorebird counts at Newport were more varied and no doubt sometimes higher before the boat basins were built around 1980.



Alan Contreras, old [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com






On Jan 22, 2020, at 7:00 AM, Philip Kline <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi David:
If you choose the "Explore Region" option in ebird, you can type in a County or a State. That will bring up a page showing recent species seen in that region. There are several tabs in two sets at the top you can then choose, including a useful bar chart and also high counts for each species. My favorite is the illustrated checklist. The high counts of course only include those entered into the database, so may not be the actual high count for the region.
Philip



Subject: Linn County, Tuesday, January 21
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 14:27 pm
From: springazure1 AT gmail.com
 
Hi birder lovers, 

Bev Clark and I scoured the back roads of the mid-valley yesterday afternoon for burrowing owls, based on past history and recent reports from eBird. We found none. Culverts were flooded from the recent rains.

We had a few kestrels, red-tails, a couple of male northern harriers, and bald eagles. White-crowned sparrows, american robins, and black-capped chickadees were here and there. We found no pipits, horned larks, ducks, geese, or swans. We visited the traditional field where swans have been found in the past, near the Halsey mill on American Drive, but it has been planted and is no longer a muddy field.

What we did find was the hundreds of gulls in the the same field (Oak Plain Drive a bit west of 99E) where Lars found them on the weekend. I™m not the world™s best at gull ID, but it looked like a lot of Glaucous-winged and I was happy to see Lars™ post about them in the OBOL digest this morning. The bare, muddy field undulates off to the south and groups would fly up and land, or disappear and reappear as they roamed around. It should be a good place to study gulls as long as it stays muddy.

At the Tangent bald eagle roost at dusk we counted 33 in the cottonwoods, with 11 being full adults; the remainder were either sub-adults or not clearly seen.

The afternoon proved to be exactly as my weather app predicted: rain off and on, some sun-breaks, and gorgeous mid-valley skies and clouds with a couple of rainbows thrown in for the beauty of it. There were many sheep in fields which should begin giving birth soon, so lots of placentas for the scavengers, and hopefully not too many lambs lost.

Happy birding!

Mary


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Subject: Say's Phoebe near Mt. Pisgah
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 14:11 pm
From: dennisarendt AT gmail.com
 
The Eugene
Wednesday bird group went to the north end of Mount Pisgah. The dark skies kept the birds quiet for the
first half hour. We walked through the
fields and west on Parrish Road to the yellow gate at the Nature Conservancy
Property. In the field west of the gate
we found a SAY™S PHOEBE bobbing its tail and flying from the low weedy
stems. We walked back toward the open
field which borders the other part of the Nature Conservancy land. Here we found a large flock of about fifty
American Pipits. They landed in the
short grass and became invisible; finally, some began to perch on higher sticks
and brush. When we approached closer,
they flew off allowing an opportunity to estimate their number. Several ducks, egrets and kingfishers were
found in the pond. Here is our complete
list.



Cackling
Goose “ 14 flying
over

Canada Goose “ a few in the pond

Gadwall “ 10 or so in the pond

American
Wigeon “ the most
common duck

Ring-necked
Duck “ about 40
in the pond

Bufflehead “ 20 or so

Pied-billed
Grebe - 3

Anna's
Hummingbird

Double-crested
Cormorant “ about
4

Great Blue
Heron “ 2 in the
rookery to the east of the yellow gate

Great Egret - 3

Bald Eagle “ one white headed and one immature

Red-tailed
Hawk

Belted
Kingfisher “ 3 flying
together

Red-breasted
Sapsucker - one

Downy
Woodpecker

Northern
Flicker

Black Phoebe - one

SAY'S PHOEBE “ one in the fields west of the
yellow gate

California
Scrub-Jay

American
Crow

Black-capped
Chickadee

Bushtit

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

White-breasted
Nuthatch - two

Brown
Creeper “ one only

Pacific Wren

Bewick's
Wren “ five or
six

European
Starling

Varied
Thrush “ two seen
and heard

Hermit
Thrush “ one spotted
by most of the group

American
Robin

American
Pipit - fifty

Purple Finch - three

Fox Sparrow “ common in the blackberries

Dark-eyed
Junco “ several busy
flocks

White-crowned
Sparrow “ mixed in
with the golden-crowns

Golden-crowned
Sparrow “ a few
large groups

Song Sparrow “ scattered and common

Lincoln's
Sparrow - one

Spotted
Towhee - common

Western
Meadowlark “ 4 seen
in the large field west of the yellow gate



Judy Franzen,
Sue Hutchinson, Ellen Cantor, Tom Cable, Jim Mitchell, Jim Regali, Kit Larsen,
Scott McNeeley and Dennis Arendt



Subject: Short-eared Owl community science volunteer opportunity in Oregon
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 13:16 pm
From: nlt AT klamathbird.org
 
The Klamath Bird Observatory is partnering with Intermountain Bird
Observatory to carry out the *Western **Asio Flammeus **Landscape Study
(WAfLS)*
.
This community science project is the largest Short-eared Owl survey in the
world, currently spanning eight western states and is designed to gather
information to better evaluate the population status of
the Short-eared Owl. Volunteers will enjoy rural Oregon at twilight while
completing two road-based surveys during early spring. The surveys consist
of driving on secondary roads and stopping at 8 to 11 points to complete a
five-minute survey. Training material will be provided and *no experience
is necessary to volunteer*.

For more information check out the attached flyer and these links:
WAfLS project website

WAfLS Sign-up information and materials


WAfLS Facebook Page

For any questions, contact Nate Trimble at [email protected]

--
Nate Trimble

Field and Data Technician
Klamath Bird Observatory
Phone: 541-201-0866 ext. 5
PO Box 758
Ashland, OR 97520



Subject: Re: ebird "wrong species" reports
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 11:47 am
From: philliplc AT charter.net
 
As far as I can tell at this resolution it looks fine for anIceland, and has a bill size and soft Iceland-like facialexpression outside the normal range of even the smallestGlaucous or Glaucous-winged. Structurally it seems moretypical of Thayer's-end Iceland and is also already quitebleached, probably a returnee from somewhere far south.So while it could be a large Kumlien's in my view it wouldbe tough to confidently call it that. I think Iceland like thisat this time of year could potentially be something moreintermediate, possibly leaning Thayer's.
Assuming it's not the result of staining, the bill pattern withpartial paling of the base is fine for either form of Icelandat this date.
Phil

-----------------------------------------From: "Mike Patterson"
To: "OBOL", "DAVe IRONS", "Wink Gross"
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday January 22 2020 10:21:10AM
Subject: [obol] ebird "wrong species" reports

I note that my photos of putative Glaucous Gulls have (apparently)

all been tagged "wrong species". I will grant you that the bird

with the dirty bill is equivocal and may, in fact, be misidentified,

but there's not much value in tagging the report if the observer

is not also notified so that corrections (or rebuttals) can be

made.

https://ebird.org/pnw/checklis...

/>

I suspect that the offending bird in the series (which also includes

real GLGU) is the same bird Phil Kline noted the previous day remarking

"At least one bird I saw closely was possibly a hybrid, but the bill was

quite petite, almost true Iceland-like." My first impression was

Iceland Gull as well. It's probably not an Iceland, but it's awfully

small for a GWxGL as well. So, if it is a hybrid, who are the parents?

@pacifier.com>



Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 10:35 am
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
OBOLoids, the last sentence is worth noting, as high counts for some species can be pre-eBird or simply not entered in eBird. For example, gull counts in Marion County were huge in the 1970s-80s before the landfill near the river closed. Shorebird counts at Newport were more varied and no doubt sometimes higher before the boat basins were built around 1980.

Alan Contreras, old [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com




On Jan 22, 2020, at 7:00 AM, Philip Kline <[email protected]> wrote:Hi David:
If you choose the "Explore Region" option in ebird, you can type in a County or a State. That will bring up a page showing recent species seen in that region. There are several tabs in two sets at the top you can then choose, including a useful bar chart and also high counts for each species. My favorite is the illustrated checklist. The high counts of course only include those entered into the database, so may not be the actual high count for the region.
Philip



Subject: ebird "wrong species" reports
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 10:21 am
From: celata AT pacifier.com
 
I note that my photos of putative Glaucous Gulls have (apparently)
all been tagged "wrong species". I will grant you that the bird
with the dirty bill is equivocal and may, in fact, be misidentified,
but there's not much value in tagging the report if the observer
is not also notified so that corrections (or rebuttals) can be
made.

https://ebird.org/pnw/checklis...

I suspect that the offending bird in the series (which also includes
real GLGU) is the same bird Phil Kline noted the previous day remarking
"At least one bird I saw closely was possibly a hybrid, but the bill was
quite petite, almost true Iceland-like." My first impression was
Iceland Gull as well. It's probably not an Iceland, but it's awfully
small for a GWxGL as well. So, if it is a hybrid, who are the parents?

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Significance
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Subject: Bass Habitat Hagg lake
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 9:40 am
From: eholencik AT gmail.com
 
This article showed up on my Facebook page yesterday. Volunteers are needed for a Bass project at Hagg lake. I™m just passing on the information for anyone that might be interested. 

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Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 9:01 am
From: pgeorgekline AT gmail.com
 
Hi David:
If you choose the "Explore Region" option in ebird, you can type in a County or a State. That will bring up a page showing recent species seen in that region. There are several tabs in two sets at the top you can then choose, including a useful bar chart and also high counts for each species. My favorite is the illustrated checklist. The high counts of course only include those entered into the database, so may not be the actual high count for the region.
Philip

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 8:28 PM David Bailey <[email protected]> wrote:
Philip,
What reference/source do you find high counts for Oregon? CBC database? I presume others are interested in the answer as well so I've replied all. I recall Steve M. coming down the winter the first Oregon record for Slaty-backed Gull was found (first identified confidently by visiting birder Paul Layman on the Sauvie's Island CBC, though many of us had seen it earlier in the day at a too great a distance to make the call). There were certainly many Glacous Gulls around that winter.
Thanks,David

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 18:51 Philip Kline <[email protected]> wrote:
Alan:
I was out there yesterday morning along Wireless Road and counted at least 5 and possibly 7. I've never seen more than two in one place. Out of curiosity, I checked the Oregon high count and saw that 18 were reported at the Sauvie Island pellet plant in the early 90s (by Steve Mlodinow I think). His notes said that birders there during the course of the day suspected up to 30 were present!
Philip Kline



Subject: Major change proposed for Luckiamute State Natural Area (Luckiamute Landing)
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 8:48 am
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
The North Unit of Luckiamute State Natural Area, formerly known as "Luckiamute Landing Greenway," is a popular birding and outdoor recreation spot in southeast Polk County. For birders the site is known especially for its extensive tract of mature cottonwood/maple/ash "gallery" forest, where Red-eyed Vireos have frequently been found during nesting season (including one photographic record of a fledgling tended by adults).

The most productive areas for bird viewing tend to be along the edges of an open, 60-acre field, especially where this field is bordered by dense stands of younger trees and shrubs. Those trees and shrubs were planted around 2012 by the Luckiamute Watershed Council, as part of a multi-year grant-funded restoration project. In recent years, a banding station established by OSU just inside these plantings, along the north edge of the open field, has documented very heavy by fall migrant songbirds, especially Swainson's Thrush.

These plantings were part of the long-term management plan that Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) produced in 2010, after a public process which included input from many local conservationists. The same 2010 "master plan" called for this 60-acre field to be leased for agriculture in the short run, but with an eventual goal to manage it as a "native meadow" with a mix of wet and upland prairie vegetation.

The field formerly hosted up to five pairs of Oregon Vesper Sparrows up until the early 2000s when their nesting habitat was disturbed by an earlier round of tree planting. The field still regularly hosts nesting Savannah Sparrows with White-crowned Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting and (occasionally) Chipping Sparrow nesting around the edges. Common Nighthawks are occasionally seen foraging over the area in summer. This past fall a pair of White-tailed Kites found the site, and were seen hunting over the south end of the field where 3 acres are being managed as a native "demonstration" prairie. Other raptors, waterfowl, pipits, and migrant Western Meadowlarks use the field in winter.

Yesterday I got word of plans for a major deviation from the 2010 master plan for this site. Due to the Luckiamute River undercutting the access road, the current agricultural lease holders are no longer willing to bring in farming equipment. OPRD had planned to re-route the road, and even surveyed the new route and logged off trees that were in the way. But after OPRD made no further progress in two years, the ag company is looking to get out of its lease. Reportedly OPRD was not able to find another farmer to take over the lease. They're also concerned that, over the long term, the Luckiamute River will continue to migrate toward the Willamette and eventually connect directly to it, leaving the current lowermost reach of the Luckiamute as a backwater slough, and this area possibly as an island.

Partly because of the long-term access concerns, OPRD is reluctant to go ahead with the plan to restore native meadow in this field. They see native prairie restoration as more difficult to maintain than tree and shrub plantations. So, they now propose to plant the entire 60-acre field as dense hardwood forest. The attached graphic illustrates the proposed change as I understand it (lighter green indicates existing and proposed new tree/shrub plantings, goldenrod indicates the 3-acre prairie which would be left as a small meadow surrounded by forest).

This will be a big change in a number of ways. The current loop trail would end up being almost entirely through monotonous young deciduous forest, rather than passing through a mix of open and forested habitats. The OSU banding station would no longer be just inside an edge between tree/shrub plantings and open field, but instead interior to the greatly expanded plantings. In the long run there could be more habitat for Red-eyed Vireos, Swainson's Thrushes, and Pac-slope Flycatchers but edge- and early-seral species such as Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-breasted Chat would eventually have less suitable habitat.

I'm not sure that this decision is set in stone quite yet, or if there might still be opportunity for public comments and consideration of alternative (such as, e.g., a non-profit or community organization dedicated to native prairies to take over management of the former ag-lease land). I've been making inquiries and will post more information when I hear more back from OPRD.

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



Subject: Oregon Rare Bird Alert
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 8:28 am
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:


Ross's Goose (1 Umatilla)

Tundra Swan (1 Union)

Tufted Duck (1 Benton)

Red-breasted Merganser (1 Klamath)

Mountain Plover (8 Clatsop)

Dunlin (1 Morrow)

Black-legged Kittiwake (3 Washington)

Red-throated Loon (1 Benton)

American White Pelican (1 Benton, 3 Jackson)

Lewis's Woodpecker (1 Lane)

Say's Phoebe (2 Coos)

Vermilion Flycatcher (5 Lane)

Blue Jay (1 Deschutes, 1 Wallowa)

Lapland Longspur (1 Wallowa)

Harris's Sparrow (1 Wallowa)

Hooded Oriole (4 Tillamook)

Tricolored Blackbird (3 Lane)

Black-and-white Warbler (1 Lincoln)

Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (1 Deschutes)


---------------------------------------------

NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 11:45 by Mark Ludwick

- McNary Wildlife Nature Area, Umatilla, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Flyover. Photo taken of Snow Geese, shows two geese much smaller than the others. They would be Ross's Geese. Photo. 2nd bird down from top, and 3rd bird up from bottom."


Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (10)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 13:50 by Kent Coe

- Ladd Marsh WMA, Union, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "There may have been more. Counted them from near the white barn just south of the overlook. Large white birds with long necks."


Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 16:00 by Pam Otley

- Philomath Sewage Ponds, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 5 Photos

- Comments: "Found by Doug Robinson late this afternoon in the ne pond. Adult male. Bird was in sleep mode when I saw it and stayed tucked in as long as I was there. Bird was very white on the sides and very black elsewhere, which made it stand out among the RNDU and LESC that were around it. Some tufty bits show in my photos, but the duck refused to lift its head while I was there."


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 10:02 by Elijah Hayes

- Putnam's Point, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing from yesterday™s sightings. Smaller than Common Mergansers with slighter figure, cinnamon extended down neck. Swimming near a few Commons."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:58 by Caleb Centanni

- Gearhart Ocean State Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing bird on north side of island in the Estuary."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 13:34 by David C. Bailey

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing. Hunkered down in the lee of the tallest part of Oogie Island in the middle of Necanicum Estuary. The bird was NE of that beach-grass-covered hummock in the middle of the flats with scattered flotsam, drift logs, and beach grass clumps; and that differed from where the three Snowy Plovers were hunkered down in the peripheral wrackline of the same island. All scoped from the Overlook Park east and across Holladay Dr. From Seaside High School.


Unlike the SNPLs, the MOPL was more warm orange brown above with creamy underparts; the SNPLs showing light gray-tan upperparts and white underparts and with dusky mark's on the head, face, and sides of breast. The MOPL also showed more of a warm brown breast and browner lores than the Snowys and with a pale supercillium connecting over the bill in a wider stripe such that when the MOPL looks straight towards the observer it is as if there have a lit white headlamp between the eyes, recalling the pale at the bill base of juvenile Ruff and Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Bad digiscope photo to follow, cropped and original. Bird is in the foreground of the photo and center bottom of frame."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:22 by Wink Gross

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Same spot as couple of hours ago"


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:22 by David Mandell

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Same spot as couple of hours ago"


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:31 by David Mandell

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 4 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing on island. Very poor quality photo due to distance. Realize photo not diagnostic but shows bird at least consistent with Mountain Plover."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:31 by Wink Gross

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 4 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing on island. Very poor quality photo due to distance. Realize photo not diagnostic but shows bird at least consistent with Mountain Plover."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:40 by Philip Kline

- OR”Clatsop co.”Necanicum River Estuary (46.0142,-123.9249) MOPL Life Bird for Courtney, county bird for Caleb and Philip (01/20/2020), Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "(Rare): cont. bird (first found ~ 3-days ago): distant digiscope photo through Philip™s scope, thank you! ” new life bird for Courtney! ” (Caleb and Philip both had seen the South Beach SP MOPL in 2016) ” distant views today from this pinpoint, of MOPL to SE of us on Oogie Island in middle of estuary: killdeer-size plover, pastel colored, sandy upperside and white underside with pastel peachy washed upper breast : standing, and then running around as if feeding among wrack in sands; ” so lucky we found Philip Kline this morning! I had texted our meetup messages to him to a wrong number ... and Caleb and I drove 5-hr straight from Bend to get here, on less than 4-hr sleep, and arrived to find that my scope is broken and won™t focus distant, (and Caleb didn™t have his scope), and the MOPL was no longer visible at the viewpoint where several saw it early this morning, and no known birders around, all sad (very tired) news, ... so so relieved to find Philip with MOPL already in scope when we got to Audrey™s pinpoint from yesterday. Thanks also to Audrey for refinding MOPL yesterday, inspiring our crazy (over January pass, exhausted) chase, which resulted in 3 lovely new birds for 3 of us : MOPL, HOOR, BAWW : 1 lifer, 3 state birds, 3 county birds , (and also special adventure, friendliness, and then balmic rainy/oceanwavy camping, sleeping out in cool fresh air with sound of ocean waves lapping and rain)"


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:40 by Caleb Centanni

- OR”Clatsop co.”Necanicum River Estuary (46.0142,-123.9249) MOPL Life Bird for Courtney, county bird for Caleb and Philip (01/20/2020), Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "(Rare): cont. bird (first found ~ 3-days ago): distant digiscope photo through Philip™s scope, thank you! ” new life bird for Courtney! ” (Caleb and Philip both had seen the South Beach SP MOPL in 2016) ” distant views today from this pinpoint, of MOPL to SE of us on Oogie Island in middle of estuary: killdeer-size plover, pastel colored, sandy upperside and white underside with pastel peachy washed upper breast : standing, and then running around as if feeding among wrack in sands; ” so lucky we found Philip Kline this morning! I had texted our meetup messages to him to a wrong number ... and Caleb and I drove 5-hr straight from Bend to get here, on less than 4-hr sleep, and arrived to find that my scope is broken and won™t focus distant, (and Caleb didn™t have his scope), and the MOPL was no longer visible at the viewpoint where several saw it early this morning, and no known birders around, all sad (very tired) news, ... so so relieved to find Philip with MOPL already in scope when we got to Audrey™s pinpoint from yesterday. Thanks also to Audrey for refinding MOPL yesterday, inspiring our crazy (over January pass, exhausted) chase, which resulted in 3 lovely new birds for 3 of us : MOPL, HOOR, BAWW : 1 lifer, 3 state birds, 3 county birds , (and also special adventure, friendliness, and then balmic rainy/oceanwavy camping, sleeping out in cool fresh air with sound of ocean waves lapping and rain)"


Dunlin (Calidris alpina) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 07:57 by Bill Bradford

- Boardman Marina and RV Park, Morrow, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "At western edge of park where the old road disappears into the water. Photo will be added later."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (2)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 10:15 by Ross Barnes-Rickett

- Henry Hagg Lake Loop Trail, Gaston, Oregon, US (45.477, -123.2), Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing birds closely associating near dam end"


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (2)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 07:55 by Ken Tweedt

- Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park), Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Birds seen separately , about 15 minutes apart, so could have been just the same bird twice. Both were flying over the northwestern part of the lake at quite a distance. Was able to discern black wingtips, yellowish bill and just a hint of a gray-black band across back of head."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (2)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 13:05 by Ross Barnes-Rickett

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Elks Recreation Area, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Possibly same 2 birds seen from other side earlier in the am."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 08:38 by Thomas Czubek

- Willamette Park--South Side, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. Photos later. North of the tall gravel island."


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 11:39 by Gary Shaffer

- Agate Lake, Jackson, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing birds"


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 11:39 by James Livaudais

- Agate Lake, Jackson, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing birds"


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 14:53 by Jon Cox

- Denman WMA--Whetstone Pond, Jackson, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "In pond right by parking lot"


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (5) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 09:15 by Bert Pooth

- William L. Finley NWR--McFadden Marsh, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "large white birds flying overhead. Large yellow bills, black flight feathers"


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 09:44 by Sylvia Maulding

- Cox Butte Rd., Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "continuing at this location. flying from tip of oaks."


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 13:14 by Robyn Henise

- Picture Valley Road, Coos, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing"


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 13:14 by Don Henise

- Picture Valley Road, Coos, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing"


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 14:12 by Neil Bjorklund

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing rare flycatcher”light breast with light streaking, lower belly red-orange, gray-brown back, light wing bars. Found well west of usual spot, in a small brush patch near the middle of the prairie, due north of a little apple tree. Photos."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 11:30 by Thomas Czubek

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing female."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 08:53 by John Sullivan

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing in trees at east end near I-5."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 07:45 by Rick Bennett

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing -- around ponds on east end of park just east of I-5 (44.047132,-123.051151)"


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 07:45 by Stefan Schlick

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing -- around ponds on east end of park just east of I-5 (44.047132,-123.051151)"


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (2)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 08:34 by Margaret LaFaive

- Joseph (town), Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing birds at intersection of e. Joseph and n.collge"


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 12:45 by James Arneson

- stakeout Blue Jay, Couch Market Rd. (2019-20), Deschutes, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Photo"


Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) (2)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 10:59 by Mike Hansen

- Golf Course Rd., Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Brown, tan, and black patterned head. One white wing bar. Photo."


Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:06 by Janet Lamberson

- Evans, School Flat Ln, Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "At feeder, black bib and face, white belly with black streaks at side of breast, large pink-orange bill"


Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 07:30 by Bill Shelmerdine

- 36155 Ninth St, Nehalem US-OR (45.7196,-123.8963), Tillamook, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing rarity. Adult male coming to house with feeders. Showed up at 0810 and stopped in at feeder area for about 1 minute or less. Good views of bird perched on deck rail."


Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:08 by Caleb Centanni

- Nehalem (town), Tillamook, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Will add details."


Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:08 by Philip Kline

- OR”Tillamook co.”Nehalem--Ninth St x B St empty lot (45.7200,-123.8959) HOOR state bird for Caleb and Philip (01/20/2020), Tillamook, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "(Rare): unreported: cont. adult male bird, has been coming to this house for months, (and seen by birders since reported ~ Jan. 9), owner sets out oranges and grape jelly for it:


Art Happens

” and so does HOOR!


HOOR today finally seen at ~ 4:02p after a long wait, it popped up from below and landed on deck rail by small white bowl , for a few minutes, Philip got photos, and then it flew south into thick trees patch.

New Oregon state bird for both Caleb and Philip!


” he looked oranger than I expected ” really? I thought he looked yellowish ” overall yellowish, with contrasting black markings: black throat and breast creates yellow hood appearance, and the bird also had black wings and black tail, with 2 notable distinct white wing bars ” I only saw 1! ” tail longer than most orioles™, bill also long and slightly down-curved.


” While we were waiting for it to show up, we had a talk with homeowner, who had seen it that morning but not since, and she said it hangs out in the trees of the empty lot SE of her, and recommended viewing from that empty lot.

So we walked to that lot, and peeled oranges and stuck them onto twigs of trees and also onto some thorns of blackberry vines, (and we ate some), and waited there for the oriole to visit our orange slices. Shortly after affixing the slices to foliage, the oriole did show! but, didn™t come to the slices while we were there, so, didn™t get to see him eat oranges, so we consider our orange slices as a Gift for later given to the sweet oriole who let us see him, and also as a secondary gift to the next birders who chase him.


” Thanks Philip for letting us join with you today, finding the Mountain Plover for us, and then spotting the HOOR, and sweet to get some birding in with you!

Thanks Pilot of the kittiwake voyager van !


PK: It was fun. Thanks for tagging along and being my Oriole good luck charm.


(˜Twas determined Courtney gets credit for the HOOR, because of her oranges ” even though Philip spotted him, and oriole didn™t eat her oranges, (and really it was Caleb who had purchased the oranges).)


” Note: there has been some secrecy as to the location of this oriole house, but I don™t understand really why? One neighbor on street doesn™t like birders around, or to turn around vehicles in his driveway, so it is recommended to park elsewhere (nearer Hwy 101) and walk, but aside from him, the Art Happens (frame shop) homeowner is nice, and other people on the street waved and smiled, and there is a community recreation center next door, and besides all this, the bird can be seen from this empty lot, which bothers no one. So, I recommend viewing from this lot instead of bothering any homeowners, and all surely is and will be well :-)"


Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:08 by Caleb Centanni

- OR”Tillamook co.”Nehalem--Ninth St x B St empty lot (45.7200,-123.8959) HOOR state bird for Caleb and Philip (01/20/2020), Tillamook, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "(Rare): unreported: cont. adult male bird, has been coming to this house for months, (and seen by birders since reported ~ Jan. 9), owner sets out oranges and grape jelly for it:


Art Happens

” and so does HOOR!


HOOR today finally seen at ~ 4:02p after a long wait, it popped up from below and landed on deck rail by small white bowl , for a few minutes, Philip got photos, and then it flew south into thick trees patch.

New Oregon state bird for both Caleb and Philip!


” he looked oranger than I expected ” really? I thought he looked yellowish ” overall yellowish, with contrasting black markings: black throat and breast creates yellow hood appearance, and the bird also had black wings and black tail, with 2 notable distinct white wing bars ” I only saw 1! ” tail longer than most orioles™, bill also long and slightly down-curved.


” While we were waiting for it to show up, we had a talk with homeowner, who had seen it that morning but not since, and she said it hangs out in the trees of the empty lot SE of her, and recommended viewing from that empty lot.

So we walked to that lot, and peeled oranges and stuck them onto twigs of trees and also onto some thorns of blackberry vines, (and we ate some), and waited there for the oriole to visit our orange slices. Shortly after affixing the slices to foliage, the oriole did show! but, didn™t come to the slices while we were there, so, didn™t get to see him eat oranges, so we consider our orange slices as a Gift for later given to the sweet oriole who let us see him, and also as a secondary gift to the next birders who chase him.


” Thanks Philip for letting us join with you today, finding the Mountain Plover for us, and then spotting the HOOR, and sweet to get some birding in with you!

Thanks Pilot of the kittiwake voyager van !


PK: It was fun. Thanks for tagging along and being my Oriole good luck charm.


(˜Twas determined Courtney gets credit for the HOOR, because of her oranges ” even though Philip spotted him, and oriole didn™t eat her oranges, (and really it was Caleb who had purchased the oranges).)


” Note: there has been some secrecy as to the location of this oriole house, but I don™t understand really why? One neighbor on street doesn™t like birders around, or to turn around vehicles in his driveway, so it is recommended to park elsewhere (nearer Hwy 101) and walk, but aside from him, the Art Happens (frame shop) homeowner is nice, and other people on the street waved and smiled, and there is a community recreation center next door, and besides all this, the bird can be seen from this empty lot, which bothers no one. So, I recommend viewing from this lot instead of bothering any homeowners, and all surely is and will be well :-)"


Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 14:28 by Daniel Farrar

- Lehman Dairy (restricted access), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. White wing bars, deeper red. Flew from dairy across road."


Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (2)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 10:45 by Stefan Schlick

- Lehman Dairy (restricted access), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing -- at least 2 males seen on rooftop of dairy barn amongst large flock of other blackbirds"


Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (2)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 10:45 by Rick Bennett

- Lehman Dairy (restricted access), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing -- at least 2 males seen on rooftop of dairy barn amongst large flock of other blackbirds"


Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)

- Reported Jan 21, 2020 10:39 by Caleb Centanni

- OR”Lincoln co.”Beaver Creek Rd (44.5216,-124.0684) BAWW state bird for Caleb (01/21/2020), Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "(Rare): infrequent : cont. rarity, 3rd winter here.

” finally, after 2.5-hr of intense searching, Courtney spotted it in that conifer! Douglas fir, with CBCH, black&white streaked bird working side branches (not trunk) of large conifer. I was standing N. side of the pond and looking back across at the BAWW in Dougfir on S. side of pond, fir and alders edging pond, bird in conifer at exact pin point of this log. Sad, only brief poor distant view for Courtney, I™ve only ever had very brief poor views of this species! dang!

” but thank goodness, just in time, we did find it for Caleb! just before mad rush (not really, we drive safe!) back to Corvallis for noon Wind Ensemble class. (Saw BAWW at 10:39a, to leave Ona Beach at 10:50 to make it back in time!) New Oregon state bird for Caleb! Finally, jinx-bird streak ends. (He looked for this one last year; was going to look for one in Clatsop co. but the park was closed that day; we looked for that one on Sauvie Island and that was the first day that it wasn™t seen; I™ve also looked for one at least 2-3 times at Malheur.) ” I™m happy and sad to inform you that I had great views! ” Caleb came rushing to Dougfir and got to see it well, while CKJ walked back around the pond to meet up with, at which time bird disappeared. Caleb™s report of his experience: Moving from interior licheny branches of Douglas fir (where seen poorly), to more open licheny branches of alders and deciduous shrubs to SW along the edge of Beaver Creek Rd, crawling its way along branches and pecking at lichens with long slightly curved bill. Bird all black and white in plumage, mostly plain white face with large eye in center, supercilium somewhat distinct, also white; almost entire upperside of bird black except for very contrasting white streaking and white wingbars. Underside mostly white with crisp black flank streaks. Utc with black spots. Overall bird had long slender warbler shape, fairly long tail, and notably down-curved bill.

” We both lost a hair band, in this brambly tangly chase experience ! It was foraging hairbands off of our braids when we weren™t looking!

” Not to hint too much, but do you have any words of appreciation for the wonderful person who found it for you today? ” Yes that was thoughtless of me not to include that in the comment, thanks Courtney. ” Ok I™m ready. ” And this comment would not be complete without a sincere and resounding thank you to the beautiful woman, fine partner, and golden birding god, who spotted this bird for me. ” God? Not goddess? ” Golden birding goddess, sure!

” What I want to know is, where that d**** bird was all morning! Seems like we were looking at that flock all day! ” I think it™s a tough bird to find. ” Kind of seems like it. Except people haven™t been having trouble with it the past few days, except for us, but people won™t know we had trouble with it! ” phew! so so glad we got it for you, babe! Yay! ” Thanks, golden birding goddess! Now I just need to find a Least FL and no one can make fun of me anymore. ” Because that™s what all the birders in Oregon are doing. ” Yep.


[comment cont. under passerine sp.]"


Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (Leiothlypis celata lutescens) (1)

- Reported Jan 18, 2020 15:12 by Caleb Centanni

- Pilot Butte SP, Deschutes, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "(Rare): unreported: cont. bird first found by Courtney 01/09/2020 and then photoed by Courtney on 01/15/2020 [see photo at:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

]


: today seen by Caleb and Courtney at 3:31p (on walk down, wasn™t seen on walk up), feeding in brushes of same area of past 2 sightings (today at 44.0575,-121.2835) , then flushed up slope of blackish lava rocks, and then up into the junipers after the other mixed flock (HOFI, WEBL) moved up towards summit.

” is so bright yellow, must be subspecies lutescens I think. (I uploaded photo into iNaturalist and it was confirmed as ssp. lutescens),

Happy & good luck we saw it again today, for Caleb to see too, was hoping to share it with him! (and the GOEA lovers!)

(& hopefully, Caleb seeing it too, can help ebird reviewer decide to finally validate this cool sighting? since apparently Courtney™s photos weren™t evidence enough to confirm it ...)



Comments from Caleb on this bird: small yellowgreen warbler, darker on top than bottom, sharp bill, typical of genus; may be slightly thinner than normal, perhaps low on food. We both agree prominent (bright yellow) arced eyering more conspicuous than pale supercilium. (Utc also bright yellow, as bright as YEWA yellow). ” OCWA do like this low brushy stuff more than most other warblers, low dry brushy stuff


Chuck Gates: That™s a nice find. Definitely a first Jan record [for Central Oregon]. There are 4 Dec records. It™s been seen 2 times on the Bend CBC. One time near Culver in Dec 1993 and once near Prineville in Dec 1973. There are no Feb records."


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Subject: Philomath Sewage Ponds Access Policy Reminder
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 4:14 am
From: pamo1954 AT gmail.com
 
FYI on access to the ponds.
The Philomath Public Works Department requires all visitors to the ponds obtain a permit (its free, no charge) from their office at 1515 Willow St, Philomath. They are open Monday - Friday.
Pam
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Pam Otley <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 9:23 PM
Subject: Tufted Duck at Philomath Ponds
To: <[email protected]>


HI all,
Late today an adult male Tufted Duck was found by Doug Robinson at the Philomath sewage ponds. It was in the northeast pond. By the time I saw it, it had tucked its head down and apparently slept for the entire time I watched it. It's very white sides and very black back and head really stood out amongst the RNDU and LESC that surrounded it. A bit of its tuft was visible at times and shows in some of my photos. I hoped to see it with its head up but as darkness descended I had to admit defeat and hope for another opportunity if it sticks around awhile. Still very exciting!
Photos here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Happy stormy birding,
Pam Otley



Subject: Tufted Duck at Philomath Ponds
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 23:25 pm
From: pamo1954 AT gmail.com
 
HI all,
Late today an adult male Tufted Duck was found by Doug Robinson at the Philomath sewage ponds. It was in the northeast pond. By the time I saw it, it had tucked its head down and apparently slept for the entire time I watched it. It's very white sides and very black back and head really stood out amongst the RNDU and LESC that surrounded it. A bit of its tuft was visible at times and shows in some of my photos. I hoped to see it with its head up but as darkness descended I had to admit defeat and hope for another opportunity if it sticks around awhile. Still very exciting!
Photos here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Happy stormy birding,
Pam Otley



Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 22:28 pm
From: davidcbaileyoregon AT gmail.com
 
Philip,
What reference/source do you find high counts for Oregon? CBC database? I presume others are interested in the answer as well so I've replied all. I recall Steve M. coming down the winter the first Oregon record for Slaty-backed Gull was found (first identified confidently by visiting birder Paul Layman on the Sauvie's Island CBC, though many of us had seen it earlier in the day at a too great a distance to make the call). There were certainly many Glacous Gulls around that winter.
Thanks,David

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 18:51 Philip Kline <[email protected]> wrote:
Alan:
I was out there yesterday morning along Wireless Road and counted at least 5 and possibly 7. I've never seen more than two in one place. Out of curiosity, I checked the Oregon high count and saw that 18 were reported at the Sauvie Island pellet plant in the early 90s (by Steve Mlodinow I think). His notes said that birders there during the course of the day suspected up to 30 were present!
Philip Kline



Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 20:51 pm
From: pgeorgekline AT gmail.com
 
Alan:
I was out there yesterday morning along Wireless Road and counted at least 5 and possibly 7. I've never seen more than two in one place. Out of curiosity, I checked the Oregon high count and saw that 18 were reported at the Sauvie Island pellet plant in the early 90s (by Steve Mlodinow I think). His notes said that birders there during the course of the day suspected up to 30 were present!
Philip Kline
On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 5:04 PM Alan Contreras <[email protected]> wrote:
Six is still a lot. 5 in one place is, too. I have never seen more than two in one place in Oregon except at the pellet plant in the 1980s. Has anyone else? Maybe that™s normal in Clatsop.


Alan Contreras

Eugene, Oregon

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www.alanlcontreras.com



> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:59 PM, Mike Patterson <[email protected]> wrote:

>

> I think I was unclear. 4 reported yesterday by others at Wireless.

>

> I found 6 today, 5 at Wireless, one at Reith Field, plus two likely

> hybrids with Glaucous-winged.

>

> I could believe eleven with some checking in the gull fields I didn't

> get to today, though...

>

>> On 1/21/2020 4:48 PM, Alan Contreras wrote:

>> Eleven real Glaucous in one general area? I don™t remember numbers like that even at the old Sauvie Island pellet plant.

>> Alan Contreras

>> [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>

>> Eugene, Oregon

>> www.alanlcontreras.com <http://www.alanlcontreras.com>

>>>> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Mike Patterson <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

>>>

>>> Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020

>>>

>>> It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull

>>> spotting.

>>>

>>> True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000

>>> MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the

>>> Lewis and Clark River.

>>>

>>> Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had

>>> noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by

>>> folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover

>>> hunting.

>>>

>>> Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and

>>> another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds

>>> which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent

>>> adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a

>>> likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas

>>> Field south of Ft Clatsop.

>>>

>>> There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING

>>> GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.

>>>

>>> The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of

>>> the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.

>>>

>>> Mew Gull

>>> Ring-billed Gull

>>> Western Gull

>>> Herring Gull

>>> Thayer's Gull

>>> Glaucous-winged Gull

>>> W x GW Gull

>>> Her x GW Gull

>>> W/GW Gull

>>> Glaucous Gull

>>> GW x Glaucous Gull

>>> Larus sp.

>>>

>>> --

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>>> Astoria, OR

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Subject: Linn County gulls
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 20:43 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
I finished six hours of birding on Sunday on Oak Plain Drive half a mile west of 99E. I regret l was a bit worn out, the light was diminishing, clouds in the west forcing an early sunset. There were probably 800 gulls spread out over a bare field half a mile on a side. The north side of the road is a series of preLCDC ranchstyles on half acre lots. An un-nerving suburban vibe in the land of the Gyr. Glaucous-winged predominated, l saw one unequivocal Western close to the road before hundreds picked up and moved deeper into the growing mist. They were spread perfectly evenly over the crop free field. Some were clearly catching earth worms. One gull must have had a night crawler. It literally had a tug of war the way l've occasionally seen Robin's do. The frequency of Thayer's Gulls was high, probably 15% of the gulls closest to the road. Being evenly distributed that meant 100s were close to half a mile away in bad light. I wished l'd gotten here at noon, no then there would have been stronger backlight. I suspect this field will continue to draw a horde of gulls until the water level falls or the ground freezes.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 19:53 pm
From: hhactitis AT gmail.com
 
If memory serves right, I once had 7 or 8 Glaucous Gulls on Moolack Beach in Lincoln County sometime in the early 90s. Will have to scour my old field notes for details. But that was certainly an isolated incident.
Happy gulling!
Hendrik
On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 5:04 PM Alan Contreras <[email protected]> wrote:
Six is still a lot. 5 in one place is, too. I have never seen more than two in one place in Oregon except at the pellet plant in the 1980s. Has anyone else? Maybe that™s normal in Clatsop.


Alan Contreras

Eugene, Oregon

[email protected]

www.alanlcontreras.com



> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:59 PM, Mike Patterson <[email protected]> wrote:

>

> I think I was unclear. 4 reported yesterday by others at Wireless.

>

> I found 6 today, 5 at Wireless, one at Reith Field, plus two likely

> hybrids with Glaucous-winged.

>

> I could believe eleven with some checking in the gull fields I didn't

> get to today, though...

>

>> On 1/21/2020 4:48 PM, Alan Contreras wrote:

>> Eleven real Glaucous in one general area? I don™t remember numbers like that even at the old Sauvie Island pellet plant.

>> Alan Contreras

>> [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>

>> Eugene, Oregon

>> www.alanlcontreras.com <http://www.alanlcontreras.com>

>>>> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Mike Patterson <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

>>>

>>> Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020

>>>

>>> It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull

>>> spotting.

>>>

>>> True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000

>>> MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the

>>> Lewis and Clark River.

>>>

>>> Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had

>>> noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by

>>> folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover

>>> hunting.

>>>

>>> Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and

>>> another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds

>>> which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent

>>> adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a

>>> likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas

>>> Field south of Ft Clatsop.

>>>

>>> There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING

>>> GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.

>>>

>>> The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of

>>> the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.

>>>

>>> Mew Gull

>>> Ring-billed Gull

>>> Western Gull

>>> Herring Gull

>>> Thayer's Gull

>>> Glaucous-winged Gull

>>> W x GW Gull

>>> Her x GW Gull

>>> W/GW Gull

>>> Glaucous Gull

>>> GW x Glaucous Gull

>>> Larus sp.

>>>

>>> --

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>>> Astoria, OR

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Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 19:08 pm
From: davidcbaileyoregon AT gmail.com
 
I did a GLAUCOUS GULL big day during one of those awesome Sauvie's Island Pellet Plant gull winters (one of the years that there were multiple Slaty-backed Gulls in the flock. I traveled all over the island that day and tallied eighteen (18) for the partial day (over a couple hours, and taking care not to double count)! That is the record as far as I am aware. 

David

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 5:01 PM Mike Patterson <[email protected]> wrote:
I think I was unclear. 4 reported yesterday by others at Wireless.


I found 6 today, 5 at Wireless, one at Reith Field, plus two likely

hybrids with Glaucous-winged.


I could believe eleven with some checking in the gull fields I didn't

get to today, though...


On 1/21/2020 4:48 PM, Alan Contreras wrote:

> Eleven real Glaucous in one general area? I don™t remember numbers like

> that even at the old Sauvie Island pellet plant.

>

>

> Alan Contreras

> [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>

> Eugene, Oregon

>

> www.alanlcontreras.com <http://www.alanlcontreras.com>

>

>

>

>> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Mike Patterson <[email protected]

>> <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

>>

>> Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020

>>

>> It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull

>> spotting.

>>

>> True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000

>> MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the

>> Lewis and Clark River.

>>

>> Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had

>> noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by

>> folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover

>> hunting.

>>

>> Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and

>> another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds

>> which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent

>> adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a

>> likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas

>> Field south of Ft Clatsop.

>>

>> There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING

>> GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.

>>

>> The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of

>> the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.

>>

>> Mew Gull

>> Ring-billed Gull

>> Western Gull

>> Herring Gull

>> Thayer's Gull

>> Glaucous-winged Gull

>> W x GW Gull

>> Her x GW Gull

>> W/GW Gull

>> Glaucous Gull

>> GW x Glaucous Gull

>> Larus sp.

>>

>> --

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>> Astoria, OR

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Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 19:04 pm
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
Six is still a lot. 5 in one place is, too. I have never seen more than two in one place in Oregon except at the pellet plant in the 1980s. Has anyone else? Maybe that™s normal in Clatsop.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

[email protected]

www.alanlcontreras.com


> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:59 PM, Mike Patterson wrote:
>
> I think I was unclear. 4 reported yesterday by others at Wireless.
>
> I found 6 today, 5 at Wireless, one at Reith Field, plus two likely
> hybrids with Glaucous-winged.
>
> I could believe eleven with some checking in the gull fields I didn't
> get to today, though...
>
>> On 1/21/2020 4:48 PM, Alan Contreras wrote:
>> Eleven real Glaucous in one general area? I don™t remember numbers like that even at the old Sauvie Island pellet plant.
>> Alan Contreras
>> [email protected]
>> Eugene, Oregon
>> www.alanlcontreras.com
>>>> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Mike Patterson > wrote:
>>>
>>> Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
>>>
>>> It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull
>>> spotting.
>>>
>>> True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000
>>> MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the
>>> Lewis and Clark River.
>>>
>>> Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had
>>> noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by
>>> folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover
>>> hunting.
>>>
>>> Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and
>>> another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds
>>> which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent
>>> adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a
>>> likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas
>>> Field south of Ft Clatsop.
>>>
>>> There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING
>>> GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.
>>>
>>> The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of
>>> the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.
>>>
>>> Mew Gull
>>> Ring-billed Gull
>>> Western Gull
>>> Herring Gull
>>> Thayer's Gull
>>> Glaucous-winged Gull
>>> W x GW Gull
>>> Her x GW Gull
>>> W/GW Gull
>>> Glaucous Gull
>>> GW x Glaucous Gull
>>> Larus sp.
>>>
>>> --
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>>> Astoria, OR
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Subject: Mountain Plover continues at Oogie Island, Necanicum Estuary (Seahart? Gearside?)
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 19:03 pm
From: davidcbaileyoregon AT gmail.com
 
Clatsop County: Necanicum River Estuary: Seaside/Gearhart

Sometimes Oogie Island (as Google Maps has it labeled) is contiguous with the Seaside Spit; other times with Gearhart Spit, but currently it is surrounded by waters on all sides. The stream channels on the estuary are very dynamic and the spits grow and shrink at rate that causes most maps to be outdated within a season of when they are made.

I spotted the MOUNTAIN PLOVER this afternoon in the lee of the gale from the southwest on the NE side of the island out on its flats, but benefiting from the wind-break of the tallest dune on the island. The plover stayed put in the same place for the entire hour and a half I watched it, though it occasionally lifted its bill from under its wing and scanned its surroundings back and forth. Steve Warner eventually joined me to list it on his walking list. Three Snowy Plovers were in the peripheral wrack-line of Oogie Island on the east side. All viewed from the east from the Overlook Park in Seaside west of Seaside High School.

There are several Thayer's and Herring Gulls, and still a few California Gulls out with the usual Western and Mew Gulls on the estuary.

Another Snowy Plover was out on the Gearhart Spit earlier in the day where the Mountain Plover was first found originally.

See ebird for my list: https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Bird on,

David
David C. BaileySeaside, Oregon



Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 19:01 pm
From: celata AT pacifier.com
 
I think I was unclear.  4 reported yesterday by others at Wireless.

I found 6 today, 5 at Wireless, one at Reith Field, plus two likely
hybrids with Glaucous-winged.

I could believe eleven with some checking in the gull fields I didn't
get to today, though...

On 1/21/2020 4:48 PM, Alan Contreras wrote:
> Eleven real Glaucous in one general area? I don™t remember numbers like
> that even at the old Sauvie Island pellet plant.
>
>
> Alan Contreras
> [email protected]
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
>
>
>
>> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Mike Patterson > > wrote:
>>
>> Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
>>
>> It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull
>> spotting.
>>
>> True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000
>> MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the
>> Lewis and Clark River.
>>
>> Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had
>> noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by
>> folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover
>> hunting.
>>
>> Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and
>> another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds
>> which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent
>> adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a
>> likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas
>> Field south of Ft Clatsop.
>>
>> There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING
>> GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.
>>
>> The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of
>> the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.
>>
>> Mew Gull
>> Ring-billed Gull
>> Western Gull
>> Herring Gull
>> Thayer's Gull
>> Glaucous-winged Gull
>> W x GW Gull
>> Her x GW Gull
>> W/GW Gull
>> Glaucous Gull
>> GW x Glaucous Gull
>> Larus sp.
>>
>> --
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>> Astoria, OR
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Subject: Re: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 18:49 pm
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
Eleven real Glaucous in one general area? I don™t remember numbers like that even at the old Sauvie Island pellet plant.

Alan [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com




On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Mike Patterson <[email protected]> wrote:Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020

It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull
spotting.

True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000
MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the
Lewis and Clark River.

Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had
noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by
folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover
hunting.

Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and
another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds
which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent
adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a
likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas
Field south of Ft Clatsop.

There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING
GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.

The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of
the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.

Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
W x GW Gull
Her x GW Gull
W/GW Gull
Glaucous Gull
GW x Glaucous Gull
Larus sp.

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Subject: Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 18:47 pm
From: celata AT pacifier.com
 
Columbia Estuary Gull Report - 1/21/2020

It was rainy and dark and icky this morning, so naturally, I went gull
spotting.

True to their name, the Sturmmwe were out in force, easily over 1000
MEW GULLS between Wireless Rd, Youngs Bay and the pastures along the
Lewis and Clark River.

Also notable in their own way were the GLAUCOUS GULL numbers. I had
noted 2 at Wireless over the weekend and yesterday 4 were reported by
folks from elsewhere, out to make a day of it after Mountain Plover
hunting.

Today I found 5 at Wireless, four across from the long-horn corral and
another amid Mew Gulls in the NE corner. There were also two birds
which I think are better described as GLxGW hybrids. An apparent
adult Glaucous was at Reith Field on Lewis and Clark Rd and a
likely HERGxGLGU was with the Mew Gulls and THAYER'S GULLS at Leukas
Field south of Ft Clatsop.

There were quite a few THAYER'S GULLS, but relatively few HERRING
GULLS. Usually, it's the other way around.

The weather is likely to stay rainy and dark and icky for the rest of
the week. I expect I'll be relegated to mostly gull spotting for a while.

Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
W x GW Gull
Her x GW Gull
W/GW Gull
Glaucous Gull
GW x Glaucous Gull
Larus sp.

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Subject: Yaquina Bay CBC - final results
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 18:05 pm
From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
 
Final results have been tallied for the 47th Yaquina Bay CBC held on December29, 2019. The total species count was 140. We had 24 field observers and quite a few were brand new to this particular count.

As mentioned in a previous post the notable species for our 47th count included a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (5 yrs),PARASITIC JAEGER (1st yr), MARBLED GODWIT(4 yrs), SNOW BUNTING (8 yrs) and in Ollala Slough there was a MANDARIN DUCK for the 5th year in a row.

Highestcount for any species in the 47 year history included: WESTERN SNOWY PLOVER (30), LEAST SANDPIPER (478), ANNA's HUMMINGBIRD (141), RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (14), HAIRY WOODPECKER (19), BLACK PHOEBE (12), and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (6).
A big thank you to everyone who volunteered for the count this year and braved the cold and rainy coastal fog and rain. This is my last year as compiler of the Yaquina Bay CBC and I have enjoyed meeting so many new birders from Oregon and beyond who have dedicated time to helping with the count. If anyone is interested in taking over as compiler please reach out to me. We'd hate to see this count fade away.

Dawn Harris



Subject: Re: Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid) on Commonwelth Lake
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 13:57 pm
From: jchhwa AT juno.com
 
I was out birding Commonwelth Lake Park (Beaverton), and saw a unusual Hybrid.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Julian
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Subject: Hagg Lake turkey vulture
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 13:29 pm
From: shartung99 AT gmail.com
 
No black-legged kittiwake, but I did see a turkey vulture flying over Eagle
Point boat launch.
The harbinger of spring?
Sarah



Subject: Re: NEW: Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas now online
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 11:09 am
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
So glad you have done this. It would have been awful for all that information to just melt away.

Alan [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com




On Jan 21, 2020, at 5:38 AM, [email protected] wrote:




The first and largest comprehensive baseline survey of Oregon's birds -- the Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) -- can now be viewed for FREE on the Oregon Birding Association's web site. The web version is just as interactive as the CD in which it was originally published, and contains a map for every breeding species, information on habitat use, the complete database, statistical analysis, and much more. The BBA consisted of field surveys by over 800 volunteers during the period from 1995 through 1999. If you were birding in Oregon then and were a volunteer, your name is in it. Kit Larsen volunteered hundreds of hours to create the original CD, but now that few new computers have CD drives, we recently decided the BBA should be moved online where it is more discoverable and accessible to a wider audience. Michael Medina graciously volunteered his programming expertise to move the entire contents of the CD onto the OBA website, with support from Diana Byrne. Species names have been updated. We would appreciate this post being mentioned in local Audubon group newsletters and on birding listservs. Here is the link:


https://oregonbirding.org/wp-c...





Paul Adamus (principal coordinator of the 1995-1999 Oregon BBA) and


Kit Larsen



Subject: Hwy 47 Flooded Bottoms
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 9:43 am
From: stumptownmiles AT gmail.com
 
Can anyone give me advice about birding this area? Went over there yesterday but couldn™t figure out where it™s ok to park and/or walk. Didn™t want to walk along hwy 47.
Thanks!Carrie



Subject: Oregon Rare Bird Alert
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 8:14 am
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:


Ross's Goose (1 Marion)

Red-breasted Merganser (2 Klamath)

Eared Grebe (1 Multnomah)

Mountain Plover (5 Clatsop)

Black-legged Kittiwake (7 Washington)

Bonaparte's Gull (1 Klamath)

Glaucous Gull (1 Klamath)

Red-throated Loon (4 Benton, 1 Linn, 2 Multnomah)

American White Pelican (3 Sherman)

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 Deschutes)

Lewis's Woodpecker (3 Lane)

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 Multnomah)

Say's Phoebe (1 Marion, 2 Sherman)

Vermilion Flycatcher (5 Lane)

Blue Jay (1 Deschutes)

Black-capped Chickadee (1 Klamath)

Mountain Chickadee (1 Multnomah)

Oak Titmouse (1 Klamath)

Townsend's Solitaire (1 Multnomah)

Lapland Longspur (1 Wallowa)

Snow Bunting (1 Lincoln)

Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Deschutes)

Harris's Sparrow (1 Wallowa)

White-throated Sparrow (1 Klamath)

Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Union)

Hooded Oriole (1 Tillamook)

Black-and-white Warbler (5 Lincoln)

Townsend's Warbler (1 Jackson)

Western Tanager (1 Douglas)


---------------------------------------------

NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Ross's Goose (Anser rossii) (6)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 10:30 by Roy Gerig

- Ankeny NWR--Wintel Rd., Marion, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "late juveniles. They were together at the edge of large flock of Cacklers (minima) the same size or smaller. Seen well, bills appeared almost black, no grin patch, round heads not blocky like on Snow Geese, more white than Juvenile Snow Geese are. When an eagle flew them up the Ross's were joined by one Snow Goose that was darker and larger, and several Cacklers. They went north until out of binocular sight. This in my knowledge is an unprecedented number of ROGO in the mid Willamette Valley. These birds match the pictures in Sibley to a T"


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:55 by Kevin Spencer

- Putnam's Point, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Alerted to this bird by another person, so continuing; Female plumage; Smaller than nearby Common Mergansers, dull cinnamon head and color extended down neck and gradually changed unlike the brighter reddish heads of the Common Merganser that also abruptly changed the a white throat. Finer billed than Common Mergansers. Photo."


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:50 by David Hewitt

- Putnam's Point, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "female or immature male; head noticeably smaller than all the Commons nearby, with thinner bill not as brightly colored, as well as missing chin patch and less contrast in chest"


Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:01 by Scott DeSelle

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Spotted near first row of pilings. Scoped at 30x. Medium sized white and black grebe with slender bill. Bright red eye."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:58 by Philip Kline

- Gearhart Ocean State Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing bird on north side of island in the Estuary."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:22 by Andy Frank

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Same spot as couple of hours ago"


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:22 by Jay Withgott

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Same spot as couple of hours ago"


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:31 by Andy Frank

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing on island. Very poor quality photo due to distance. Realize photo not diagnostic but shows bird at least consistent with Mountain Plover."


Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:31 by Jay Withgott

- Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, Clatsop, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing on island. Very poor quality photo due to distance. Realize photo not diagnostic but shows bird at least consistent with Mountain Plover."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (2)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 10:35 by Peter Barnes,cc

- Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park), Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Adults in basic plumage. Small gulls, smaller than California Gulls, seen through scope on water and flying around the lake. Medium gray mantle, dark vertical patch on ear coverts and unmarked yellow bill. Black wingtips with minimal white on the inner primaries. Continuing rarities."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 11:25 by Peter Barnes,cc

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Eagle Point Recreation Area, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Adult in basic plumage. May have been one of those seen from Dam Overlook. See that checklist for description."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (5)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 16:05 by Phil Kahler

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Elks Recreation Area, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Distant views with spotting scope. Same 5 we saw from Boat Ramp C earlier. Small gull, black wing tips, small yellow bill, grey band back of head. Continuing rarity."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (5)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 16:05 by Nels Nelson

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Elks Recreation Area, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Distant views with spotting scope. Same 5 we saw from Boat Ramp C earlier. Small gull, black wing tips, small yellow bill, grey band back of head. Continuing rarity."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (2)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 13:05 by Peter Barnes,cc

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Elks Recreation Area, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Adults in basic plumage, seen through scope in water. See description for birds seen from dam overlook. May have been the same birds."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (5)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:00 by Nels Nelson

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Recreation Area C, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Observed a long way off with spotting scope. Small gull, black wing tips, small yellow bill, grey band on back of the neck. Continuing rarity."


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (5)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:00 by Phil Kahler

- Henry Hagg Lake Park--Recreation Area C, Washington, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Observed a long way off with spotting scope. Small gull, black wing tips, small yellow bill, grey band on back of the neck. Continuing rarity."


Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:55 by Kevin Spencer

- Putnam's Point, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Seen flying in off the lake's ice and by me in good view, headed towards Lake Ewauna. Small gull with fine dark bill, black spot behind eye, and white wedges in primaries against light gray mantle in flight."


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:44 by Wes Stone

- Klamath Falls, Oregon, US (42.219, -121.786), Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Large white gull. Comparable in size to Glaucous-winged. Primaries appeared white. Bill light with a sharply-defined black tip beyond gonys. Slight gray shading on face and upperparts; light and distance were not conducive to picking out fine details or colors. Eye appeared dark, so possibly first winter?"


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (4)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:29 by Conor Scotland

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Loons w/ petite, slightly upturned bills, white flanks."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (4)

- Reported Jan 16, 2020 13:55 by Tom Magarian

- Kelley Point Park, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "All four spaced out down river from point. Small loon with slim neck and held bill slightly up turned above level angle. Paled overall than common and pacific."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:51 by Brian Tanis

- Willamette Park, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Hanging out by gravel bar"


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 09:05 by Jesse Laney

- Willamette Park, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing in large eddy. Not diving."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:58 by Jamie Simmons

- Willamette Park, Corvallis US-OR (44.5371,-123.2479), Linn, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing bird observed from Willamette Park (Benton County) where it was first noted east of the county line, before it drifted west. Photos."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:26 by Vickie Buck

- Willamette Park- east end of SE Goodnight Ave, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Previously reported. Off the north end of the gravel bar entire time I was there. Adult non breeding. White face and neck front and sides. Very delineated line between the white and the gray cap. White speckling on the back. Held its bill titled upwards most of time."


Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:58 by Jamie Simmons

- Willamette Park--South Side, Benton, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing. Found Thursday (1/16) morning by Doug Robinson. Stayed in eddy north of gravel bar/island. Not diving (nor driving)."


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (5) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:45 by Samuel Holman

- John Day Dam--Boat Ramp, Sherman, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Winterers."


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (5) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:35 by Jen Sanford

- John Day Dam--Spillway Area, Sherman, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing birds"


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (5) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:35 by Jacob Durrent

- John Day Dam--Spillway Area, Sherman, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing birds, will add photos"


Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:13 by Dan Kuhlman

- 718 Northwest Negus Place, Redmond, Oregon, US (44.293, -121.175), Deschutes, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Male. Red nape and small red patch on throat. White shoulder stripe. Showed two mottled vertical white stripes on a black back. Seen in trees near the top of the trail leading up from Hope playground."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:06 by Vickie Buck

- Cox Butte Rd, Junction City US-OR (44.2369,-123.2655), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing from John Sullivan and Tye Jeske report yesterday. Great find!!! In oak trees north of Cox Butte Rd. and west of Long Tom Canal. Distant, but good views for identification. Scoped it on several oak tree tops. Had the woodpecker stance and bill with solid grayish looking back. The most notable characteristic, at first, at this distance was the white nape and neck line. Then at one point it turned facing me and I could see the rosy-pinkish belly."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 14:26 by Barbara Combs

- Junction City, 26534 Franklin Road E of Territorial Hwy., Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Perched next to a starling at the top of an oak tree. Photo shows pinkish coloration on breast and face, sharp pointed bill, and grayish neck."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:00 by Joshua Galpern

- N. Hideaway Hills Rd., Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Adult at the top of an oak. Blue gray back with red belly."


Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 14:00 by Trask Colby

- Rose City Golf Course, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "continuing on the driving range golf course. red nape, clear malar all yellow wings on flight."


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 10:30 by Roy Gerig

- Ankeny NWR--Wintel Rd., Marion, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "near the end of Wintel Rd at Buena Vista Rd where SAPH has been reported before. One or two shows up every winter these days. Long tailed flycatcher, peachy underparts, gray back, darker tail, indistinct face mask"


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:30 by Jacob Durrent

- Welk Road, Sherman, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Brownish grey flycatcher with orange underneath. Will add photo"


Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:30 by Jen Sanford

- Welk Road, Sherman, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Brownish grey flycatcher with orange underneath."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:14 by Russell Campbell

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing female, actively feeding in the tree tops and low vegetation just south of the bridge in the trail near the I-5. Will post pictures soon."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:14 by Dustin Campbell

- Alton Baker Park, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing female, actively feeding in the tree tops and low vegetation just south of the bridge in the trail near the I-5. Will post pictures soon."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:26 by Neil Bjorklund

- Alton Baker Park, Eugene US-OR (44.0471,-123.0513), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing rare, small flycatcher with light breast with vertical streaking, orangish-pinkish lower belly. Gray-brown head and back, faint wing bars. Often hawking insects from a high perch. Dips tail several times after landing. Photos."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 09:36 by Vickie Buck

- VEFL 44.0475,-123.0516, Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing. eBird GPS location point is where it was when we first saw it. It was active moving both north and south of this point."


Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:49 by Jill Punches

- West D Greenway (path from Aspen St. to Riverview Blvd.), Lane, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 5 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing bird in continuing area. Somewhat interacting with the Black Phoebe who was possibly following the Vermilion, but didn't see chasing as reported previously. Beautiful! Thank you, Vickie!"


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 19, 2020 12:30 by Craig Miller

- stakeout Blue Jay, Couch Market Rd. (2019-20), Deschutes, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "continuing; superficially similar blue and white pattern of California Scrub-Jay, but had a nice crest, white face including the eye, black (instead of dark blue) necklace, and white wing bars. I photographed this bird last month."


Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 14:10 by David Hewitt

- Wingwatchers Lake Ewauna Nature Trail, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "clean bib, buff on flanks, clean black head; collecting dead vegetation in a blackberry bramble, vocal"


Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 14:00 by Jeff Hayes

- Sandy River Mouth--West Bank, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging amongst mixed flock (BCCH,GCKI, etc.) in riparian forest near gravelly area. Dull white below, lacking buff on sides, bright white supercilium easily visible. Bird did not vocalize."


Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) (2)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:15 by Kevin Spencer

- Lynnewood, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Usually call the titmouse at this location Oak due to the brownish back and crown. Photo"


Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:55 by Adam Nashban

- Willamette Bluff, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Photos"


Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) (2)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:30 by Margaret LaFaive

- 69044 Golf Course Road, Wallowa, Oregon, US (45.474, -117.303), Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Seen on Golf Course R. 3.5 miles from jct with hwy 82. With 30 horned larks."


Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (9)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:06 by Alex Farrand

- Yaquina Bay SP, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing flock . Found on beach north of jetty amidst flotsam washed up at high water mark . Flew away towards dunes."


Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 18, 2020 15:48 by Caleb Centanni

- Bend--Orchard District--Maker to Pilot Butte SP, Deschutes, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "(Rare): all-Gray junco with contrasting black hood , flanks gray"


Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 10:36 by Mary Lee Sayre

- 77921 School Flat Lane, Lostine, Oregon, US (45.501, -117.421), Wallowa, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Large orange bill. black bib on white chest"


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 14:10 by David Hewitt

- Wingwatchers Lake Ewauna Nature Trail, Klamath, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "white-striped form; in brush on the pond side near the southwest corner of the long loop; clean white throat patch, yellow dots in white stripes over eyes; no vocals"


Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 11:08 by Chris Lauman

- Ladd Marsh WMA--Peach Rd., Union, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Will add photo (not a great one). Small sparrow with pointy bill. Immediately noticed gray eyebrow stripes contrasted with yellow/tan malar stripes. Yellow/tan coloration extended down to top of chest and sides, over streaking, which stopped together to ring a light stomach area with no patterning. In mixed flock with dark-eyed juncos, a few black-capped chickadees, and house sparrows. On Wilkinson Ln across from marsh employee house in the bare trees."


Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 15:08 by Philip Kline

- Nehalem (town), Tillamook, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Will add details."


Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 13:11 by Team Ona

- N. Beaver Cr. Boat Ramp/Parking Lot, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing bird. The female Black and white Warbler was seen feeding in alder trees and was associated with a flock of chickadees and kinglets. The BAWW was identified by its boldly striped head, pale cheeks, white throat and breast, black streaks on flanks, and black and white markings on back and wings."


Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:05 by Ramiro Aragon

- N. Beaver Creek Rd.--boat ramp, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. B&W striped Warbler hitching yo and down alder branches/trunks like a nuthatch."


Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:05 by Gerry Meenaghan

- N. Beaver Creek Rd.--boat ramp, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. B&W striped Warbler hitching yo and down alder branches/trunks like a nuthatch."


Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:05 by John Sullivan

- N. Beaver Creek Rd.--boat ramp, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. B&W striped Warbler hitching yo and down alder branches/trunks like a nuthatch."


Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 12:05 by Forest Tomlinson

- N. Beaver Creek Rd.--boat ramp, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Continuing. B&W striped Warbler hitching yo and down alder branches/trunks like a nuthatch."


Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 09:00 by Joyce Ellis

- RVM campus, Jackson, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "see previous picture"


Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1)

- Reported Jan 20, 2020 08:30 by Mikeal Jones

- Mikeal Jones Constance Frana house 826 SE Brockway Roseburg OR, Douglas, Oregon

- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

- Comments: "Yellow head and breast, black wings with white wing bars."


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Subject: NEW: Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas now online
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 7:38 am
From: adamus7 AT comcast.net
 
The first and largest comprehensive baseline survey of Oregon's birds -- the Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) -- can now be viewed for FREE on the Oregon Birding Association's web site. The web version is just as interactive as the CD in which it was originally published, and contains a map for every breeding species, information on habitat use, the complete database, statistical analysis, and much more. The BBA consisted of field surveys by over 800 volunteers during the period from 1995 through 1999.  If you were birding in Oregon then and were a volunteer, your name is in it.  Kit Larsen volunteered hundreds of hours to create the original CD, but now that few new computers have CD drives, we recently decided the BBA should be moved online where it is more discoverable and accessible to a wider audience. Michael Medina graciously volunteered his programming expertise to move the entire contents of the CD onto the OBA website, with support from Diana Byrne. Species names h!
ave been updated. We would appreciate this post being mentioned in local Audubon group newsletters and on birding listservs. Here is the link:
https://oregonbirding.org/wp-c...

Paul Adamus (principal coordinator of the 1995-1999 Oregon BBA) and
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Subject: Wallowa trip day 4
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 0:10 am
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
We made one last swing out Liberty, Klages, Crow Cr roads east of Joseph to look for the Gyrfalcon “ no luck. The bird was seen by a local birder on Friday, Jan 17, on Bicentennnial. Last evening we saw a huge gathering of waterfowl on wheat stubble on the ridge between Klages and Dobbin Rds. That may be a place the Gyr likes.
At Evans we got to see the Harris™ Sparrow that™s been coming to a feeder.
At Lower Diamond Ln we found Dippers in the river, but no Red-shouldered Hawk.
In Union county we visited Woodruff Ln to look for Snow Buntings and Longspurs, but the wind was HOWLING so bad the nothing was in sight.
The road home was clear and smooth.
Paul Sullivan



Subject: Harrisburg-Coburg Raptor Route January 19
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 0:10 am
From: bcombs232 AT gmail.com
 
Kai Williams and I did the Harrisburg-Coburg Raptor Route on Sunday, 
January 19. The weather was glorious - mellow temperatures and little windwith a mix of sun and clouds. Cloud cover increased throughout the day, but there was no rain. Bald Eagles were almost everywhere. I went back to the area today for a brief visit, and Bald Eagles were few and far between,
We were really lucky.

The raptors:
16 Red-tailed Hawk32 American Kestrel 1 Northern Harrier48 Bald Eagle



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Barbara Combs obie '70
Lane County, OR



Subject: birds feeding: Bushtits again, Lessr Gfinches, RB Sapsucker
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 22:46 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
found at least one female adult Bushtit today! Nice sequence of RB Sapsucker.https://atowhee.blog/2020/01/2...
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Subject: Re: Lewis woodpecker see Eugene
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 19:14 pm
From: jgalpern17 AT gmail.com
 
Yes, N Hideway Hills Rd. Thank you for the correction Sylvia.https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Checklist w/ photos and bird was seen in Oak trees just right of the pinpoint.
On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 2:16 PM Sylvia Maulding <[email protected]> wrote:
Do you mean N. Hideaway Hills Rd.?


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> On Jan 20, 2020, at 1:19 PM, Joshua Galpern <[email protected]> wrote:

>

> On N hideaway road, just after the first turnoff in some oak trees on the right. Also 2 cowbirds on Hampton Rd. This was my first time coming here, and the road looks great for birding.


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