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22 Oct: @ 16:39:55  Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat [Harry Fuller]
22 Oct: @ 16:38:48  Re: Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches [clearwater]
22 Oct: @ 16:34:09  Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat [Philip Kline]
22 Oct: @ 16:13:11  Slender-billed Nh habitat [larspernorgren]
22 Oct: @ 15:28:02  Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches [whoffman]
22 Oct: @ 15:15:04  No Yamhill birds, 10/22/19 [Roy Gerig]
22 Oct: @ 14:56:04  Canada Jays in Mitchell?!! [clearwater]
22 Oct: @ 12:08:18  2019 Lincoln City Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, December 15th [dawn v]
22 Oct: @ 10:58:39  Migrating shorebirds [Nathaniel Wander]
22 Oct: @ 08:00:59  Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Teresa Hertzel]
21 Oct: @ 22:57:42  Re: coast and Fern Ridge [Joshua Galpern]
21 Oct: @ 21:53:11  King Eider in Hood River County 10/20 [Nicholas Mrvelj]
21 Oct: @ 21:06:32 Re: response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps [R. Adney Jr.]
21 Oct: @ 19:11:02  Re: "nobody's gone birding here" maps [Mike Patterson]
21 Oct: @ 18:53:47  Re: RBA Wasco County [Robert Lockett]
21 Oct: @ 17:27:29  response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps [adamus7]
21 Oct: @ 15:05:16  Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report [Mike Unger]
21 Oct: @ 14:40:41  Re: Kingbirds and yellow-jackets [Mike Patterson]
21 Oct: @ 13:47:28  RBA Wasco County [Nicholas Mrvelj]
21 Oct: @ 13:10:07  Aleutian cackling geese Clark Co WA [Bob]
21 Oct: @ 12:26:33  Fwd: 2 Newport Kingbirds near LNG Tank Feeding on Yellowjackets [Range Bayer]
21 Oct: @ 08:04:25  Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Teresa Hertzel]
20 Oct: @ 23:59:08  Fwd: King Bird ? [Tropical Kingbird on Yaquina Bay CBC and in March] [Range Bayer]
20 Oct: @ 23:18:28  King Bird ? [clay crofton]
20 Oct: @ 21:13:13  Re: A first - Lesser Goldfinch [Alan Contreras]
20 Oct: @ 21:08:06  A first - Lesser Goldfinch [Raven Wing]
20 Oct: @ 19:50:10  Recumbent nest sites [clearwater]
20 Oct: @ 19:28:51  Re the question of what nest is this? I'll bet a sawbucks the Nest was of Swainson's Thrush [Roy Gerig]
20 Oct: @ 18:37:11  Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is? [Larry McQueen]
20 Oct: @ 17:54:55  Newport Tropical Kingbird - two, not one [Nagi Aboulenein]
20 Oct: @ 16:56:18  BNA species accounts [Lars Norgren]
20 Oct: @ 16:11:18  Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is? [Greg & Wendy]
20 Oct: @ 12:22:44  Re: Question about Catharus thrush call [[email protected]]
20 Oct: @ 12:05:59  Re: Nolan's extraOregon rarities [David Vick]
20 Oct: @ 11:56:03  Re: Question about Catharus thrush call [[email protected]]
20 Oct: @ 11:19:09  Question about Catharus thrush call [Tom & Allison Mickel]
20 Oct: @ 10:17:56  TrpKing. Y Newport [larspernorgren]
20 Oct: @ 09:08:40  Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Teresa Hertzel]
20 Oct: @ 00:20:47  Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is? [Greg & Wendy]
20 Oct: @ 00:02:48  Oregon Pelagic October 12 [Jack Maynard]
19 Oct: @ 22:11:58  Re: [ADV] Oregon birding where nobody's looked [Jack Maynard]
19 Oct: @ 22:07:42  Oregon birding where nobody's looked [adamus7]
19 Oct: @ 20:02:09  Palm Warbler and Marbled Godwits at Hatfield Marine Science Center (Lincoln Co.) [Range Bayer]
19 Oct: @ 19:52:58  Coos Bay today 10/19/19 [Tim Rodenkirk]
19 Oct: @ 18:48:12  10/19 Salem OR [Roy Gerig]
19 Oct: @ 18:31:26  Boiler Bay [Phil Pickering]
19 Oct: @ 17:24:58  OceanScoping- Coos [Tim Rodenkirk]
19 Oct: @ 14:44:21  Re: Newport Kingbird near LNG Tank [Nolan Clements]
19 Oct: @ 13:48:13  Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is? [Joshua Galpern]
19 Oct: @ 13:47:47  Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is? [Joshua Galpern]





Subject: Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 16:39 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
Yes, WBNU are residentand breeding on Grand Island...and here in McMinnville they inhabit the relict oak groves, e.g. the one at Michelbook and 13th and the doomed one (bulldozers on their way for more housing) at the north end of Pinot Noir. They are also along the creek at Yamhill Sewer Ponds and Joe Dancer Park alongthe South Yamhill River and on LInfield College campus next to Cozine Creek
On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 2:13 PM larspernorgren <[email protected]> wrote:
I agree with Wayne that very big Oregon Ash support robust populations of this taxon. I first noticed on Cedar Canyon Road west of Banks. They also frequent very large, old cottonwood such as Willow Bar on the Columbia beach of Sauvie Island(at the county line, mp 7) and Sandy Delta. Also Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area. The last three spots have Red-eyed Vireo throughout the breeding season as well. The structure of the canopy is probably the key, more than species. Plenty of ash were planted at the Luckiamute restoration. But they are already shaded out by more vigorous things like willow. I expect Slender-billed Nuthatch are at Grand Island in Yamhill County where REVI seem to be regular. Simple logistics mean public access to many potential sites doesn't exist. Public roads avoid the floodplain, bridges over the main Willamette are 15-20 miles apart.


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Harry Fullerauthor of: San Francisco's Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars:https://ecowise.wordpress.com/...
author of Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA: https://ecowise.wordpress.com/... of Freeway Birding: freewaybirding.com
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com



Subject: Re: Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 16:38 pm
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
Hi Wayne and all,

For starters, just to be clear I should note that Slender-billed Nuthatches
(treated as a subspecies of White-breasted Nuthatch in most references) are
strongly associated with open oak woodlands as well as oak savanna.

The difference between these habitat types is gradational and definitions
vary, but roughly speaking, "savanna" has very widely spaced trees with 5%
to 25% canopy cover, while "woodland" implies >25% canopy cover. Somewhere
above 50% canopy closure, the growth form of oaks becomes more vertical and
less suitable for these birds, per research by Karen Viste-Sparkman, Joan
Hagar, Bob Altman and others.

I agree that Slender-billed Nuthatches can be found in other habitats. I've
found also found them with some regularity using big old cottonwoods in the
North Unit of Luckiamute State Natural Area (the "Luckiamute Landing" tract
of LSNA). There are no old oaks in that unit of LSNA, but there are some
nice, savanna-grown oaks just across the Luckiamute River (the Baker tract).

Slender-billed Nuthatch pairs have fairly large territories (likely >10
acres and possibly as much as 40 acres), so it could be that these birds
are spending part of their time across the river. There is also an Oregon
ash component in both the Luckiamute Landing and Baker tracts.

The south unit of Luckiamute SNA (Vanderpool Tract) is another place where
you can regularly find Slender-billed Nuthatches in bottomland Oregon ash.
However that's an even more complicated situation: Oaks and ashes are
intercalated in a "tiger-striped" kind of pattern, with oaks on the well-
drained ridges formed by old gravel bars, and ash trees in the swale in
between. The nuthatches there seem to spend more of their time in the
oaks.

The case of Muddy Creek at Finley NWR is somewhat similar. It's been a
long time since I walked the Homer Campbell boardwalk out to Cabell Marsh,
which I suppose is the area you're talking about. But there are large oaks
immediately adjacent to the bottomland ash. From Google Earth images,
there also seems to be a substantial strand of large oaks running through
the ash forest, perhaps not visible from the boardwalk but coming within
50-100 yards.

I'm not familiar with the situation at Ridgefield NWR so hopefully others
can comment. I recall that this has come up in previous discussion of
these birds. Downtown Eugene has been mentioned as another place where
Slender-billed Nuthatches occur away from any significant stands of
Oregon white-oak.

Generally I agree with you that it's good to recognize the value of
these secondary habitats (I'd include "old-growth" cottonwoods on the
list along with old Oregon-ash).

As you note, these secondary habitats are perhaps even more scarce than
open oak woodlands/savanna. So recognizing that nuthatches use them should
not detract from the need to preserve old, open-grown oaks.

All the best,
Joel

From: [email protected]
To: obol
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:27:29 -0700 (PDT)

Hi -

I just received my Oregon Birds. I guess it takes a couple more days for it ti
cross the country. Anyway it looks great. An issue to be proud of.

I am writing because I just read the Slender-billed Nuthatch article, and I
have a quick comment. The authors describe the strong association between these
nuthatches and Oregon Oak. This certainly is where theswe birds are most often
seen, but I have found them too often to be incidental in one other
northwestern habitat: Riverbottom stands of Oregon Ash. These habitats are less
common than oak savannas, and perhaps more reduced as well, but where they have
been allowed to grow old, they harbor impressive numbers of natural cavities,
and large populations of cavity-nesting birds. I will mention 2 places where I
have encountered Slender-billed Nuthatches regularly in these stands.

First is along the auto tour route in Ridgefield NWR. In particular, the ash
stands along the Kiwa (sp?) Trail, and the stands along the tour route just
beyond the trail. Do others' observations square with this?

Second is along Muddy Creek south of Corvallis, including in Finley NWR.

IMO these ash bottomland stands are worth preserving/restoring for many
reasons, but for nuthatches as well.

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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Subject: Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 16:34 pm
From: pgeorgekline AT gmail.com
 
I've had similar experiences to Lars and Wayne. There are good numbers in the ash stands around the northern shores of Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island north of Oak Island. These stands are almost a monoculture of Oregon Ash with only the odd Oak scattered about. Certainly seen plenty in Oregon Oaks too of course.
Philip Kline

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 2:13 PM larspernorgren <[email protected]> wrote:
I agree with Wayne that very big Oregon Ash support robust populations of this taxon. I first noticed on Cedar Canyon Road west of Banks. They also frequent very large, old cottonwood such as Willow Bar on the Columbia beach of Sauvie Island(at the county line, mp 7) and Sandy Delta. Also Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area. The last three spots have Red-eyed Vireo throughout the breeding season as well. The structure of the canopy is probably the key, more than species. Plenty of ash were planted at the Luckiamute restoration. But they are already shaded out by more vigorous things like willow. I expect Slender-billed Nuthatch are at Grand Island in Yamhill County where REVI seem to be regular. Simple logistics mean public access to many potential sites doesn't exist. Public roads avoid the floodplain, bridges over the main Willamette are 15-20 miles apart.


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Subject: Slender-billed Nh habitat
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 16:13 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
I agree with Wayne that very big Oregon Ash support robust populations of this taxon. I first noticed on Cedar Canyon Road west of Banks. They also frequent very large, old cottonwood such as Willow Bar on the Columbia beach of Sauvie Island(at the county line, mp 7) and Sandy Delta. Also Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area. The last three spots have Red-eyed Vireo throughout the breeding season as well. The structure of the canopy is probably the key, more than species.    Plenty of ash were planted at the Luckiamute restoration. But they are already shaded out by more vigorous things like willow. I expect Slender-billed Nuthatch are at Grand Island in Yamhill County where REVI seem to be regular. Simple logistics mean public access to many potential sites doesn't exist. Public roads avoid the floodplain, bridges over the main Willamette are 15-20 miles apart.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 15:28 pm
From: whoffman AT peak.org
 
Hi -
I just received my Oregon Birds. I guess it takes a couple more days for it ti cross the country. Anyway it looks great. An issue to be proud of.
I am writing because I just read the Slender-billed Nuthatch article, and I have a quick comment. The authors describe the strong association between these nuthatches and Oregon Oak. This certainly is where theswe birds are most often seen, but I have found them too often to be incidental in one other northwestern habitat: Riverbottom stands of Oregon Ash. These habitats are less common than oak savannas, and perhaps more reduced as well, but where they have been allowed to grow old, they harbor impressive numbers of natural cavities, and large populations of cavity-nesting birds. I will mention 2 places where I have encountered Slender-billed Nuthatches regularly in these stands.
First is along the auto tour route in Ridgefield NWR. In particular, the ash stands along the Kiwa (sp?) Trail, and the stands along the tour route just beyond the trail. Do others' observations square with this?
Second is along Muddy Creek south of Corvallis, including in Finley NWR.
IMO these ash bottomland stands are worth preserving/restoring for many reasons, but for nuthatches as well.
Wayne



Subject: No Yamhill birds, 10/22/19
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 15:15 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
None should feel sorry for me, still alive and not paralyzed after being within days, or a wrong movement, of paralysis twice in the past 8 years. I still cannot walk but a very short distance, with difficulty and pain. Surgery has fixed the danger, but nerve recovery takes a very long time...by spring I hope to be out walking/birding more
Today I drove to Sheridan and Willamina to look for the Scoters and RN Grebe and RB Mergansers that have been seen there past few days. Maybe get lucky to see them from my car, but it was not the case.
Some have said here on OBOL that negative data is just as valuable, and that is what I am providing here.
Bill Tice called while I was in Sheridan, on his way to look for a RN Grebe, but I had to decline his kind offer to go along into the Sheridan SP. He thinks the RB Merg is a Yamhill County first.

I saw no Scoter or Grebe other than PB from the parking area at Southside fishing pond or the entrance to the freeway that overlooks the Sheridan SP. At the Huddleston fishing pond in Willamina there was no Merganser.
Having spent decades often birding in remote almost inaccessible places in Oregon an inability to walk greatly interferes with birding
Slowly getting betterRoy Gerig Salem OR



Subject: Canada Jays in Mitchell?!!
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 14:56 pm
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
In the latest batch of "eRBAs" I was surprised to see the late report of a Black-chinned Hummingbird, apparently still visiting a feeder in Mitchell.

I was even more surprised to see 6 Canada Jays on the checklist (though not flagged as rarities). All of this apparently from a 1-acre area in town.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

I've spent a fair amount of time in southern Wheeler County, including many hours on the Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas (1999), plus running the Barnhouse Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) route for the past dozen or so years, and as compiler for the Antone CBC which includes a big chunk of southeast Wheeler County.
I've never seen Canada Jays outside of the upper elevations of the Ochoco Mountains -- usually up in the Doug-fir/lodgepole pine zone, once in a while wandering down into the ponderosas. On last year's Antone CBC, Tom Winters recorded our first ones for the count, up in the pine/Doug-fir zone above the Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Mitchell is way down in the juniper/sagebrush zone. Is there something happening to push Canada Jays downslope this fall?

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



Subject: 2019 Lincoln City Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, December 15th
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 12:08 pm
From: d_villa AT mail.com
 
Our 2019 Lincoln City Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, December 15th.


We are in need of sector leads, field counters, and backyard feeder counters (if you live within the count circle).




Our circle consists of sevensectorswhich include estuaries, bay, freshwater lake, ocean, and coast range.

Clickhereto view a map of our circle. Tidal predictions for the day arehere.



We meet at 6:30am at our local Sambo's, and our countdown party (with food and prizes!)is at the Connie Hansen Gardens at 4:30pm.



If you haven't participated in our Lincoln City CBC yet, you are missing a real treat!



Email me or coordinator Halle Renn ([email protected])if you're interested or want more information.



dawn v, President

Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC)

Christmas Bird CountChair



Subject: Migrating shorebirds
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 10:58 am
From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
 
Killdeer were calling from the air over the Pearl District of NW Portland last night for the first time since they tried to breed here last spring.
Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
But
lower pay and higher rent™s another kind of violence, the violence of silence
and of greed.

It™s
the violence of feeling your irrelevance revealing every way in which you never
will be freed.

Freedom
Is a Verb Daniel Kahn & the
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On Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:07:07 PM PDT, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:





obol Digest Monday, October 21 2019 Volume: 08 Issue: 312

In This Issue:
#1: From: Teresa Hertzel <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
#2: From: Range Bayer <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: 2 Newport Kingbirds near LNG Tank Feeding on Yel
#3: From: Bob <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Aleutian cackling geese Clark Co WA
#4: From: Nicholas Mrvelj <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] RBA Wasco County
#5: From: paultsullivan <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] local RBA Red-necked Grebes, Sheridan sewage ponds
#6: From: Mike Patterson <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: Kingbirds and yellow-jackets
#7: From: Mike Unger <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report
#8: From: <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps
#9: From: Robert Lockett <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: RBA Wasco County
#10: From: Mike Patterson <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: "nobody's gone birding here" maps
#11: From: "R. Adney Jr." <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: [midvalleybirds] response to those "nobody's gone
#12: From: Nicholas Mrvelj <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] King Eider in Hood River County 10/20

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

Msg: #1 in digest
From: Teresa Hertzel <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:03:40 -0700
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:
Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 Washington)
Cackling Goose (1 Malheur)
Mandarin Duck (2 Clackamas)
Blue-winged Teal (1 Benton)
Greater Scaup (2 Wallowa)
Surf Scoter (1 Wallowa, 2 Wasco, 1 Yamhill)
White-winged Scoter (2 Multnomah)
Anna's Hummingbird (1 Wallowa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Multnomah)
Franklin's Gull (1 Multnomah)
Herring Gull (1 Wallowa)
Pelagic Cormorant (3 Multnomah)
Great Egret (American) (1 Benton)
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (1 Curry)
Rough-legged Hawk (1 Multnomah)
Lewis's Woodpecker (1 Benton)
Acorn Woodpecker (1 Klamath)
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Deschutes)
Fox Sparrow (1 Union)
Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Union)
Great-tailed Grackle (2 Malheur)

---------------------------------------------
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (5)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:38 by David Irons
- 19112527 SW Lafollett Rd, Cornelius US-OR (45.5066,-123.0707),
Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Distinctive boxy head shape, pronounced forecrowns, paler
breasts, broad white collars and slightly larger size noted."

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (9)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:30 by Vern Tunnell
- Antelope Reservoir, Malheur, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "much smaller than regular Canada geese"

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:00 by Kevin Wagoner
- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Next to wood ducks, 1 male"

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:00 by Wren Zitzelberger
- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Next to wood ducks, 1 male"

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:55 by Hendrik Herlyn
- Philomath Sewage Ponds, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing females. Colder grayish-brown than CITE, pronounced
face pattern, large pale spot near base of bill, white eye arcs, slightly
smaller bill than CITE."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:05 by Mike Hansen
- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2019 10:38 by Kim Zumwalt
- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female scaup with rounded head shape. Same size as Barrow's
golden goldeneyes nearby. Photos to follow."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:30 by John Willis
- Historic Highway Trail (Wasco Co.), Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Observed white patches on head. ID made by Stuart Johnson."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:30 by CJ FLICK
- Historic Highway Trail (Wasco Co.), Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Observed white patches on head. ID made by Stuart Johnson."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:36 by David Irons
- Sheridan South Side Park and Fishing Pond, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Female/immatures. Largest ducks on the ponds. All dark, heavy
wedge-shaped dark bills, two pales sots on face."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (19) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:28 by Mike Hansen
- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "They were resting near a raft of buffleheads and other
waterfowl. Trent Bray pointed them out to me. Dark ducks with white spot
visible on rear of head."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 15:27 by Nick Mrvelj
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Separate from the SUSC raft, and
downstream toward the I-5 bridge. Loosely associating with 8 RUDU."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:00 by Ezra Cohen
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Seen in small separate flock of SUSCs. White slash through eye
was apparent unlike in SUSCs."

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) (4)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 07:00 by Scott O'Donnell
- Speywater Lodge, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Cont."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (4)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:10 by Ken Vanderkamp
- Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "With the GRYEs. Easily separated by size."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:00 by Ezra Cohen
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "I'm putting this as a Franklins Gull for now because Nick
Mrvelj reported one yesterday at Gazebo point and after doing some
research, the bird I saw seems to fit FRGU much better than Bonapartes
Gull. Immediately I noticed a spotty black hood on this bird and a thin but
not extremely thin bill. The mantle seemed lightish but the lighting was
not great. The underwings had dark tips and darkish trailing edges but my
view was very brief so I only noticed so dark areas on the upperwings
before it flew away."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:28 by Mike Hansen
- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large gull with light eye, and pink legs. Photos to follow."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:30 by Ezra Cohen
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. Originally didn't see it but scanned and found
floating between the 2nd and 3rd pillars of the bridge to the South diving
frequently. Then flew and landed in front of near pilings. Smaller and
blacker then DCCO with thin straight bill, and small white spot at below
bill at base."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:19 by Peter Barnes,cc
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing bird found here yesterday. Cormorant swimming in
water, smaller than Double-crested Cormorants nearby, with shorter and much
thinner, all-dark bill. The face was all dark with no yellow gular patch."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:09 by Eric Barnes
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Reasonable scope views with 3 other observers. Known to be
present.Much thinner bill profile, and lack of any orange/yellow on the
limited dull facial skin."

Great Egret (American) (Ardea alba egretta) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 13:26 by adelia hwang
- William L. Finley NWR, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Three were in very close proximity"

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 15:05 by Russ Namitz
- 1478914943 Oceanview Dr, Brookings US-OR (42.0116,-124.2220), Curry,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Expected"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:45 by Jeff Hayes
- Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Seen in flight over the golf course. First thought I had an
imm. Bald Eagle, then got it in my bins and realized I had a large,
non-redtail Buteo. Long wings, narrowing toward the tip, long tail, both
longer and narrower in proportion vs. Redtail. Wings held in slight
dihedral when facing into the ~10mph breeze, more flat-winged gliding when
facing away. Bird hovered briefly twice while scanning for prey. Dark
morph adult female: all dark body plumage and wing linings, dull dark
brown, out to the black carpal patches. Pale flight feathers with dark
tips. All-dark head (including chin) with small bill. Bird flew first
south, then north, over the golf course, quartering like a Harrier but at
50 - 75 meters up. At one point, the bird turned, showing its dorsal
side. I was able to observe white base of primaries and the upper surface
of the tail, which was a dirty grayish brown, darker toward the tip, no
conspicuous banding on tail. Cold coloration overall, although not as cold
as Harlan's. I watched the bird for about three minutes as it hunted, at
an estimated distance of 250-300 meters before it passed out of view behind
trees to the west."

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:16 by Pam Otley
- William L. Finley NWR--Cheadle Marsh, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "I was on the east side of the Cheadle Marsh loop when this
woodpecker flew across trail and perched in tree briefly before continuing
to the west. Large dark woodpecker with pink belly and grey collar."

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:21 by David Dwyer
- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Two of the resident Horned Lark group at the Running Y."

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:40 by Matt Cahill
- Local - Hollinshead Ct, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "(Rare) Putting in my best guess for review. Wondering if this
is a slate-colored with red elements (potentially from overlap zone). Gray
face without strong pattern, moderate yellowish bill, and one wingbar
present point toward slate-colored. Streaks are pretty rufous throughout,
there was a distinct breast spot (not pictured), rufous streaks lightly
visible on back as well as rufous tones throughout hint at red. Scope photo
through glass door muted colors of the bird."

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe
- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Cont."

Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe
- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Cont."

Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (5)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:05 by Debbie Teal
- Walmart Parking lot by the Food Door, Malheur, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Resident flock"

Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (5)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:05 by Tim Teal
- Walmart Parking lot by the Food Door, Malheur, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Resident flock"

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Msg: #2 in digest
From: Range Bayer <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:25:49 -0700
Subject: [obol] Fwd: 2 Newport Kingbirds near LNG Tank Feeding on Yellowjackets

Hi,

At about 10 AM this morning (10/21), Chuck Philo reports seeing two
Tropical Kingbirds in the same area near the LNG tank around
blackberries (see emails below). With close observation & photos, he
saw they were feeding on yellowjackets. Chuck remembers that the
Northern Shrike that was hanging around in the same area last year was
also feeding on yellowjackets.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

--------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nagi Aboulenein <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Subject: [obol] Newport Tropical Kingbird - two, not one
To: OBOL Listserve <[email protected]>

Taghrid and I managed to catch a few rain-free minutes at the LNG area
in Newport, and actually saw two Tropical Kingbirds there, not just
the one previously reported.

Good birding,

Nagi & Taghrid

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nolan Clements <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [obol] Newport Kingbird near LNG Tank
To: <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>, Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing
<[email protected]>

Tropical Kingbird continues at 12:42 in the blackberries west of the
first parking pull out. Heard and seen well.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:12 AM Range Bayer <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Chuck Philo found a Tropical Kingbird at 10:42 AM this morning
> (10/19). It was on top of blackberries about 1/10 mile out on road
> from North Yaquina Bay Road to the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tank.
>
> Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
> POST: Send your post to [email protected]
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Msg: #3 in digest
From: Bob <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Aleutian cackling geese Clark Co WA
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:09:34 +0000

Two on the Fruitvalley sewer ponds

Sent from my iPhone

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Msg: #4 in digest
From: Nicholas Mrvelj <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:46:37 -0700
Subject: [obol] RBA Wasco County

Birders - theres currently a SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and PACIFIC
LOON visible from the Bargeway Pub in The Dalles. The latter was still in
alternate plumage, and was quite stunning.
Cheers,
-Nick Mrvelj (PDX)


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Msg: #5 in digest
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:28:56 -0700
Subject: [obol] local RBA Red-necked Grebes, Sheridan sewage ponds
From: paultsullivan <[email protected]>

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Msg: #6 in digest
From: Mike Patterson <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: Kingbirds and yellow-jackets
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:40:09 -0700

Kingsbird watched over time up here on the upper left edge routinely
focus on spots with lots of vespid wasps. Watch for the bee-tossing
which is apparently a fairly common behavior.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Significance
http://www.surfbirds.com/commu...

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Msg: #7 in digest
From: Mike Unger <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:04:42 -0700
Subject: [obol] Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report

*Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report*
*October 21, 2019*



This morning, Hannah from Illahe Hills Country Club and I led a bird walk
at the private golf club. We were joined by two other birders for this
nice bird walk. We were met with partly cloudy skies and 10 14 m.p.h.
winds with a few higher gusts. The temperatures ranged from 54 degrees to
60 degrees during the walk. We walked about three miles around the golf
course that includes conifer and deciduous forests, riparian (Willamette
River), grassland patches, ponds, etc. The bird activity was good as we
identified (seen and/or heard) 35 species. *Note:* This was the last
Illahe Hills CC bird walk for the season. The next bird walk will likely
take place in mid-2020.



The highlights were as follows:



- The only raptors seen was a *Red-tailed Hawk* on a snag along the west
edge of the golf course and a *Sharp-shinned Hawk*;



- Towards the end of the walk we saw two *Red-breasted Sapsuckers* on the
trunk of the same tree about eight (8) inches apart;



- The Willamette River was quiet as the water was high. The only
observation on the river was a *Great Blue Heron*;



- Other nice sightings included a female *Purple Finch*, *Golden-crowned
Kinglets* (3), *Ruby-crowned Kinglets* (2) and 11 *Pine Siskins* in a cedar
tree;



- We saw 450 *Cackling Geese* flyover during the walk. Also, a
*Double-crested
Cormorant* flew over us;



- At the first corner near the river we saw 10 *California Quail* flush
up;



- The most numerous birds were *Cedar Waxwings* (35), *Dark-eyed Juncos*
(30) and *Golden-crowned Sparrows* (26).



It should be noted that Illahe Hills Country Club is a private club.
Please respect their members privacy by not entering the property without
prior permission.



A complete list of today's birds follows. Our next bird walk is an SAS
Shorts bird walk at *Browns Ferry Park in Tualatin*, this Thursday, *October
24th at 8:30 AM.* Meet at the Airport Park and Ride to carpool to the
park. The next bird trip after that is the Minto-Brown Island Park bird
walk. It will be held on *Sunday, November 3rd at 8:00 AM.* Meet in
parking lot #3. Please join us if you can.



Mike Unger

Keizer, OR



*Illahe Hills Country Club (Private) Bird Walk Checklist for October 21,
2019*

*Identified Species: 35*



450 Cackling Goose
12 Mallard
10 California Quail
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
7 Mourning Dove
2 Anna's Hummingbird
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Red-breasted Sapsucker
8 Northern Flicker
4 Steller's Jay
6 California Scrub-Jay
3 American Crow
9 Black-capped Chickadee
6 Bushtit
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Heard)
2 Bewick's Wren
15 European Starling
2 American Robin
35 Cedar Waxwing
6 House Finch
1 Purple Finch
11 Pine Siskin
20 American Goldfinch
3 Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
30 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
26 Golden-crowned Sparrow
8 Song Sparrow
4 Spotted Towhee
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
5 passerine sp.


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Msg: #8 in digest
From: <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:27:08 -0700

Google tells me over 100 people so far have viewed the county coverage maps whose links I posted recently on OBOL and MidValley Birding. If those maps encourage even a fraction of those folks and others to submit eBird lists from places other than their usual haunts, my effort, done in the interest of furthering Oregon ornithology just a little bit, will have been worth it. And you don't need to save my email posts with the links to those maps anymore because thanks to Diana Byrne, the Oregon Birding Association website will now host them for all counties. See: https://oregonbirding.org/oreg... Also on the OBA website, under Community & Events, there will be descriptions of important bird-centered volunteer projects other than the CBC, such as the BBS and others featured in the latest issue of Oregon Birds. If you're not an OBA member subscribing to Oregon Birds, you should be


On a related note, I've also generated a limited bunch of county maps showing areas that haven't been birded during just the month of October (links below). In the future I won't be creating these for Every month, but am willing to entertain email requests for a particular month and county.



Paul Adamus

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To see places that were eBirded in OCTOBER (through 2018, not a complete list of all Oregon counties):

Benton: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Clackamas: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Clatsop: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Columbia: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Coos: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Crook: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Curry: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Deschutes: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Douglas: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Jackson: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Jefferson: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Josephine: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Klamath: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Lane: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Lincoln: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Linn: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Multnomah: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Polk: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Tillamook: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Washington: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Yamhill: https://drive.google.com/open?... <https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing





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Msg: #9 in digest
From: Robert Lockett <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: RBA Wasco County
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:53:12 -0700

Thanks, Nick, for the report. I happened to read it while waiting for lunch in The Dales. By 2:30 pm, when I got to the Bargeway Pub, only the Pacific Loon was found. It was hard against the Washington shore.

Robert Lockett

> On Oct 21, 2019, at 11:47 AM, Nicholas Mrvelj <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
> Birders - theres currently a SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and PACIFIC LOON visible from the Bargeway Pub in The Dalles. The latter was still in alternate plumage, and was quite stunning.
>
> Cheers,
> -Nick Mrvelj (PDX)

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Msg: #10 in digest
From: Mike Patterson <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: "nobody's gone birding here" maps
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:10:24 -0700

Thanks to Paul for doing the ground work on these maps...
Just out of curiosity, I over-layed a map of ownership for land
in Clatsop County. Most of the County is privately owned by private
timber interests and is behind locked gates. Most of the non-birded
areas correspond closely with private timber properties.

We can get into some of these areas if we commit to a long hike or know
someone with a key, but they are, for the most part, tracts of
inaccessible clearcut forest which calls such efforts into question.

There are, of course, many unbirded areas in Oregon that are not
visited because they are out of the way or lack the reputation of
a place like Malheur or Boiler Bay or the South Jetty, but much of
Oregon is also unreachable.

I guess the trick, here, is to sort out the forlorned from the forbidding.

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Significance
http://www.surfbirds.com/commu...



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Msg: #11 in digest
From: "R. Adney Jr." <[email protected]>
Subject: [obol] Re: [midvalleybirds] response to those "nobody's gone birding h
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:06:07 +0000

Thank you so much, that had to be a ton of work but it's very revealing. It actually got me to put ebird on my phone and tablet so I can add what I find there. I'm primarily a raptorphile but I'll note anything I find and can accurately identify.
Rich Adney

http://avianpics.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/a...
http://www.oregonimages.net<http://www.oregonimages.net/&g...

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Msg: #12 in digest
From: Nicholas Mrvelj <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:52:26 -0700
Subject: [obol] King Eider in Hood River County 10/20

Birders,
I was alerted to this incredible sighting from Stuart Johnston by John
Bishop earlier today. I see that the checklist has finally made its way to
eBird. A handful of birders checked “The Hook today and did not detect the
KING EIDER, including myself and Brodie Cass-Talbott. For what its worth,
Ive noticed a lot of dynamic movements involving
Scoters over the course of the past two days, specifically in between
Multnomah and Wasco County along the Columbia. The turnover rates have been
blistering quick at times. This bird could still be out there on the
Columbia somewhere.

https://ebird.org/brasil/check...

Happy chasing,
-Nick Mrvelj (Portland)


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End of obol Digest V8 #312
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Subject: Oregon Rare Bird Alert
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 8:00 am
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:


Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (2 Marion)

Mandarin Duck (2 Clackamas, 2 Josephine)

Greater Scaup (1 Union, 2 Wallowa)

King Eider (1 Hood River)

Surf Scoter (2 Hood River, 2 Wasco, 1 Yamhill)

White-winged Scoter (2 Hood River, 7 Multnomah, 2 Wasco)

Black Scoter (1 Multnomah)

Red-breasted Merganser (3 Yamhill)

Red-necked Grebe (4 Hood River)

Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 Wheeler)

Anna's Hummingbird (1 Grant)

Franklin's Gull (1 Multnomah)

Pacific Loon (2 Wasco)

Pelagic Cormorant (2 Multnomah)

Osprey (carolinensis) (2 Wasco)

Rough-legged Hawk (2 Multnomah)

Acorn Woodpecker (1 Klamath)

Pygmy Nuthatch (1 Jackson)

Bewick's Wren (1 Harney)

Veery (1 Deschutes)

Purple Finch (Western) (1 Union)

Purple Finch (1 Union)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Union)

White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) (2 Coos)

White-throated Sparrow (1 Grant)

Townsend's Warbler (1 Union)

Western Tanager (1 Klamath)


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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:43 by Mary Ratcliff

- 3023“3205 Wintel Rd S, Jefferson US-OR (44.7781,-123.0959), Marion, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Prominent wide white neck band. More prominent band than others present."


Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:43 by Dena Turner

- 3023“3205 Wintel Rd S, Jefferson US-OR (44.7781,-123.0959), Marion, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Prominent wide white neck band. More prominent band than others present."


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (3)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:56 by Karen Chaivoe

- Community (River) Park, Canby US-OR (45.2521,-122.7038), Clackamas, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "2 f 1 male. Continuing birds seen in back pond. 1 looks like possible juvenile some white beginning to show eyeline behind eye present. Orange sail wings"


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:15 by Tim Janzen

- Happy Valley Park, Clackamas, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "one male in the main pond with Mallards"


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:13 by Tanner Martin

- Riverside Park, Josephine, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Still around, but hidden up river a bit from his usual spot."


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:30 by Marlowe Kissinger

- riverside Park, Josephine, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Still here. May be making this home for a while"


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:40 by Kim Zumwalt

- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing bird."


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:40 by Mike Hansen

- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing bird."


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (2)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:40 by Dave Trochlell

- La Grande Sewage Ponds, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Distant comparison photo showing both genders of each species. I identified the Greaters by their rounded crowns and greater (stouter, longer) body and bill size. Also, the male Greater lacks mantle barring that extends into its flanks, which occurs in the male Lessers. The female Greater has a much more extensive white band surrounding the base of its bill than does a Lesser, and this helpful identification feature can be seen at quite a long distance."


King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston

- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "female or hatch-year bird, at the periphery of a raft of diving ducks and grebes, for awhile as close as about 250-300m north of the n.w. corner of The Hook. It wasn't seen when I first scope-scanned the raft of waterfowl at 1340, but showed up later on, when the Surf Scoter number had swelled from 3 to 16. Did not see any scoters or this eider in flight, they apparently merged by swimming, and later the scoters, et al, drifted apart into two rafts, one moving downriver to a point off the n. side of Wells Is. The eider disappeared around 1700/1730. Never saw the scoters or the eider diving. Eider stood out from the other ducks: overall a very buffy-coloured, hefty-looking duck, with a lot of mostly fine black markings. Body bulk looked more or less the same as the White-winged Scoters, noticeably larger than the scaup. Forehead to culmen to bill tip was at an angle similar to Green-winged Teal, for example, or N. Pintail, though bill was not as long as a pintail. At first I did wonder if it might be a buffy female or imm. N. Pintail, but neck wasn't long and slender like a pintail. Bill (culmen) was not long and straight-sloping like a female Com. Eider; rather it was slighter and slaty. Could see that primaries of eider's on-the-water, folded wing were dark, blackish brown, overlaid with pale-edged tertials--I think tertials. Wing tips seemed to be jacked up, held a bit upwards. This duck was too distant to make out fine details of the bill, using my Bushnell zoom scope 15-20x."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (5)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Details and photos pending. Four flying together downriver and one in the water with HOME and WWSC."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (5)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Nick Mrvelj

- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Four flying together downriver and one in the water with HOME and WWSC."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (10)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:58 by john bishop

- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "6 with white patch on cheek and vertical white patch at base of bill, two with white patch on back of head. Two + WW Scoter with scaup and grebe flock at 7:45, the three flew downriver

together about 20 minutes later. Toward the end of the observation period a flock of 8 drifted down from upstream."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (3) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:30 by Paul Sullivan

- Sheridan WTP Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Annual in fall after storms. Females, all black, black bills, with two white smudges on side of head."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (16)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston

- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "includes 15 female and hatch-year birds, one adult male in full breeding plumage. Loafing in a raft of mixed diving ducks and grebes about 250-300m to n. of the n.w. corner of The Hook. At first (at 1340), there were three Surf Scoters (2 female or imm., one adult male in breeding plum.) and eight White-winged Scoters in this raft with W. Grebes, 7 Ring-necked Ducks, etc. The Surfs were noticeably, though slightly, smaller than the White-winged females and imm.; one of the White-winged was a subadult drake. Eventually more divers joined the raft off the n.w. corner of The Hook. I watched these waterfowl for a long time (1340-1610) and observed both scoter species rising up in the water to flap their wings; used a Bushnell zoom scope 15-20x."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Nick Mrvelj

- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Larger than nearby SUSC with visible white coloration in the secondaries, larger body, and different bill shape."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Details and photos pending."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:34 by Adam Nashban

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "White eye and wing patch. Conspicuous orange bill."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:03 by Colby Neuman

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing male"


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 13:13 by Peter Barnes,cc

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Male. Large scoter, significantly larger than adjacent Buffleheads. Generally black plumage with white visible on wing and white comma under and behind eye. Bright orange bill, with base covered by skin."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 13:03 by Eric Barnes

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Typical male American WWScoter with a white tick from below the eye extending above the horizontal. Pale iris. Orange -yellow distal bill with a darker tip. Significantly larger than accompanying Buffleheads."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (6) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:35 by Ken Vanderkamp

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing male plus at least 5 females/immatures, with SUSCs. Male often close to BLSCs near

the bufflehead flock."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:47 by Philip Kline

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing adult male."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:45 by Andy Frank

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Near mid-channel. White line through eye, at one point white secondaries were visible"


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:58 by john bishop

- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "On the water this was clearly a scoter, but I couldn't see it well enough to distinguish WW from Surf. However, when the ducks flushed three scoters flew together (but separate from the other ducks) and this one had bright white secondaries. I watched for over a minute as they flew downstream and out of view."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (8)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston

- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "one subadult drake and seven female and hatch-year birds. Scoped during the time I watched these waterfowl, from 1340-1610. The subadult male was all black with a slight dark brown tinge; male and some of the female/imm. were observed flapping their wings, revealing their white secondaries. Some female/imm. also showed slivers of their white secondaries that were exposed while swimming, as did the male. Drake's bill did not show orange, but there seemed to be a faint trace of the small white mark under the eye. Eventually the big raft split in two, the 8 White-winged remaining with W. Grebes and scaup, while the 16 Surfs drifted downriver to waters off Wells Is., along with Buffleheads, ring-necks. Most of the time both species of scoter loafed with their bills tucked"


Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:35 by Ken Vanderkamp

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "One male and one female. Staying close together and with the bufflehead flock. Often also with

the male WWSC. Male all black with bright orange bill. Female not as dark, with whitish cheeks

contrasting with dark cap."


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 17:00 by Don Berg

- Huddleston Fish Pond, Yamhill, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Found earlier today by; Jim Scott. Female type. Compared to Common Merganser has more wispy crest, thinner bill, rufous to head and neck less intense and blending into lower neck, not strongly demarcated"


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 17:00 by William Tice

- Huddleston Fish Pond, Yamhill, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Found earlier today by; Jim Scott. Female type. Compared to Common Merganser has more wispy crest, thinner bill, rufous to head and neck less intense and blending into lower neck, not strongly demarcated"


Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:41 by Jim Scott

- Huddleston Fish Pond, Yamhill, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "See photo"


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (5)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 14:51 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Actual count."


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (5)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 14:51 by Nick Mrvelj

- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Actual count."


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (7)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:58 by john bishop

- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "All 7 seen simultaneously on one scope sweep, though in groups of 4 (photo), 2, and 1"


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston

- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "in first winter or nonbreeding plumage: bill dusky-smudged, dull yellowish. Dull rusty tinge to light brownish sides of neck. Breast dingy white. Size was noticeably smaller than the Western Grebes, but about twice the bulk of the Horned Grebes. Associated with a raft of 36 W. Grebes, 10-11 Horned Grebes and a bunch of diving ducks off the n.w. corner of The Hook."


Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (2)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:00 by Grant County Bird Club

- Mitchell, Wheeler, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "At feeders, as seen most of summer"


Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:00 by Grant County Bird Club

- Oleary Yard circle, Grant, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "At feeder. Has been here for a few weeks"


Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:33 by Colby Neuman

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing distantly to the west. A small gull similar in size to nearby BOGU and smaller than MEGU. Dark limited to mainly back half of head. Dark outer primaries and it lack the white outer primary window of a BOGU."


Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Details and photos pending."


Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Nick Mrvelj

- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Adult still in breeding plumage. Dark flanks, vibrant silvery-white head/nape, and reduced neck striping eliminate an Arctic Loon."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 09:28 by Andy Frank

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 4 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing bird. Stayed apart from nearby Double-crested Cormorants. Frequently diving. Thin neck, very thin bill, no yellow on face."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:16 by Philip Kline

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing bird. Swimming under railroad bridge."


Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 09:28 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Taylor Lake, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Unmistakable. Lingering individual. Have photos."


Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 09:28 by Nick Mrvelj

- Taylor Lake, Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Unmistakable. Lingering individual. Have photos."


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:40 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing Buteo. White uppertail. Whitish Hawk, with large, darkish brown breast band and patagial marks, and whitish head. Solid dark tail band."


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:40 by Nick Mrvelj

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing Buteo. White uppertail. Whitish Hawk, with large, darkish brown breast band and patagial marks, and whitish head. Solid dark tail band."


Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (3)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:28 by David Dwyer

- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Three from Horned Lark Dr resident group. In copse of scraggly oak. Black back and nape. Red back of head patch, distinct white or light iris, white throat, white wing patches in flight."


Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:17 by Kristi Mergenthaler

- Vesper Meadow, Jackson, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "in pine, not far from Lily Glen location where PYNU found. Gray cap."


Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:52 by Don Albright

- Van Horn Creek, Harney, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Heard distinctive buzzing call and then got a quick visual before it ducked out of sight into sagebrush. White underneath. Back was more red than Rock Wren would be."


Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 14:45 by Kevin Smith

- 59800 U.S. 97, Bend, Oregon, US (43.966, -121.343), Deschutes, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Need to verify photo"


Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:09 by Susan Daugherty

- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos


Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe

- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing."


Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (2)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:09 by Susan Daugherty

- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo


White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) (Zonotrichia leucophrys leucophrys/oriantha) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:45 by Robyn Henise

- 6th & Alder Streets, Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Dark lores, pink bill"


White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) (Zonotrichia leucophrys leucophrys/oriantha) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:45 by Don Henise

- 6th & Alder Streets, Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Dark lores, pink bill"


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 17:00 by Matt Cahill

- Malheur NFS Road 24--Scotty Creek willows, Grant, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "(Rare): unreported: 2 White-striped Adult seen well : two beauties perched together in willows in one bin view : Zonatrichia sparrows with yellow lore spots set in broad white supercilium stripes, and lovely rectangle/square white patch throat bordered with black and also smaller white patches either side of central one . 1 found by Courtney as Matt moving car, and lucky we refound for Matt also to see, and now were 2 of them together!


Jimi Soupir : Excellent that you covered so much of Grant County yesterday.

We planned on hitting the Middle Fork JD and end up on the N. Fork,

but we wimped and just did the upper main stem here in Prairie City area.

We also had a Golden eagle.

I love that Monument pond.

Where the White-throated sparrow(s) right on Scotty CreeK?

That would be a county lifter for me.


Matt: Thanks! I was just looking through Grant County bird records on eBird this morning and noticed your name. Don™t think we™ve met before. I should have talked to you before we went romping around to get more info on this underbirded place.

I wanted to take the eBird Big Day encouragement to go explore a county I don™t get to much and we settled on Grant. It was really fun, winding down from the snowy Aldrich all the way to Monument. Beautiful country.

The white-throated sparrows were together, and right where Scotty Creek goes under NF-24. These Google coordinates should drop on the exact bush they were in:

(44.1484908, -119.1314567)

They were with a group of kinglets and mountain chickadees at first, but those guys kept moving around and the sparrows largely stayed put. Seemed like they were catching some last evening warmth wanting to stay high in the willow in the sun. Made for nice watching."


Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:09 by Susan Daugherty

- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo


Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1)

- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:28 by David Dwyer

- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Distinct song verified with iBird Pro and Song Sleuth before entering narrow group of mixed oak and evergreen trees. Adult male was visible half way up tree with distinct yellow belly and back, black wings and orange/red head. Not certain but there may have been a pair. The second was deep in shadows and first to fly, keeping in tree shadows and then out the other side. The individual that was clearly visible then followed the first."


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Subject: Re: coast and Fern Ridge
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 22:57 pm
From: jgalpern17 AT gmail.com
 
Plenty of siskins everywhere on the coast, and first buffleheads of the season at the siuslaw confluence.
MANY killdeer at Royal Ave, numbers are way up from when I last went there abt 2weeks ago. We counted over 150
On Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 6:10 PM Alan Contreras <[email protected]> wrote:
I birded on the coast and later at Royal Avenue with Daniel Farrar, Tye Jeske and Josh Galpern today. Very pleasant weather.
Waite Ranch provided a load of sparrows”at least fifteen Lincolns and over fifty Song”and other pleasures. We found no Swamp, Vesper or Clay-colored.
Westlake area was slow. The port and Old Town had little activity but over fifty Least Sandpipers were using the log booms east of the marina.
South Jetty Rd. was slow except for the Lesser Goldfinch in the dune grass”not an everyday occurrence by any means and oddly similar to one I found in a similar situation at Alsea Spit a couple of weeks back with Tristen Hynes. The lower estuary is stuffed with Common Loons and RN Grebes.
We finished the day at Royal Avenue, walked out most of the way to the island. Fairly active, with both Sora and V Rail, two Western Sandpipers along with Dunlin, Least, distant dowitchers. Pond 6 still has mud but the dikes are now technically closed past the platform though they remain ungated. Royal itself is open all the way to the lake and there is lots of habitat for shorebirds and pipits.
The others can add anything I forgot.



Alan [email protected], Oregon
www.alanlcontreras.com
Nostalgic for Nixon.



Subject: King Eider in Hood River County 10/20
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 21:53 pm
From: nickmrvelj AT gmail.com
 
Birders,
I was alerted to this incredible sighting from Stuart Johnston by John Bishop earlier today. I see that the checklist has finally made its way to eBird. A handful of birders checked The Hook today and did not detect the KING EIDER, including myself and Brodie Cass-Talbott. For what it™s worth, I™ve noticed a lot of dynamic movements involvingScoters over the course of the past two days, specifically in between Multnomah and Wasco County along the Columbia. The turnover rates have been blistering quick at times. This bird could still be out there on the Columbia somewhere.
https://ebird.org/brasil/check...
Happy chasing,-Nick Mrvelj (Portland)



Subject: response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 21:06 pm
From: rfadney AT hotmail.com
 
Thank you so much, that had to be a ton of work but it's very revealing.  It actually got me to put ebird on my phone and tablet so I can add what I find there.  I'm primarily a raptorphile but I'll note anything I find and can accurately identify.

Rich Adney

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Subject: Re: "nobody's gone birding here" maps
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 19:11 pm
From: celata AT pacifier.com
 
Thanks to Paul for doing the ground work on these maps...

Just out of curiosity, I over-layed a map of ownership for land
in Clatsop County. Most of the County is privately owned by private
timber interests and is behind locked gates. Most of the non-birded
areas correspond closely with private timber properties.

We can get into some of these areas if we commit to a long hike or know
someone with a key, but they are, for the most part, tracts of
inaccessible clearcut forest which calls such efforts into question.

There are, of course, many unbirded areas in Oregon that are not
visited because they are out of the way or lack the reputation of
a place like Malheur or Boiler Bay or the South Jetty, but much of
Oregon is also unreachable.

I guess the trick, here, is to sort out the forlorned from the forbidding.

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Significance
http://www.surfbirds.com/commu...



Subject: Re: RBA Wasco County
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 18:53 pm
From: robert.s.lockett AT gmail.com
 
Thanks, Nick, for the report. I happened to read it while waiting for lunch in The Dales. By 2:30 pm, when I got to the Bargeway Pub, only the Pacific Loon was found. It was hard against the Washington shore.

Robert Lockett

> On Oct 21, 2019, at 11:47 AM, Nicholas Mrvelj wrote:
>
>
> Birders - there™s currently a SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and PACIFIC LOON visible from the Bargeway Pub in The Dalles. The latter was still in alternate plumage, and was quite stunning.
>
> Cheers,
> -Nick Mrvelj (PDX)
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Subject: response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:27 pm
From: adamus7 AT comcast.net
 
Google tells me over 100 people so far have viewed the county coverage maps whose links I posted recently on OBOL and MidValley Birding.  If those maps encourage even a fraction of those folks and others to submit eBird lists from places other than their usual haunts, my effort, done in the interest of furthering Oregon ornithology just a little bit, will have been worth it.  And you don't need to save my email posts with the links to those maps anymore because thanks to Diana Byrne, the Oregon Birding Association website will now host them for all counties.  See: https://oregonbirding.org/oreg...    Also on the OBA website, under Community & Events, there will be descriptions of important bird-centered volunteer projects other than the CBC, such as the BBS and others featured in the latest issue of Oregon Birds.  If you're not an OBA member subscribing to Oregon Birds, you should be ˜



On a related note, I've also generated a limited bunch of county maps showing areas that haven't been birded during just the month of October (links below). In the future I won't be creating these for Every month, but am willing to entertain email requests for a particular month and county.



Paul Adamus

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To see places that were eBirded in OCTOBER (through 2018, not a complete list of all Oregon counties):

Benton: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Clackamas: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Clatsop: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Columbia: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Coos: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Crook: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Curry: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Deschutes: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Douglas: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Jackson: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Jefferson: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Josephine: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Klamath: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Lane: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Lincoln: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Linn: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Multnomah: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Polk: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Tillamook: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Washington: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing

Yamhill: https://drive.google.com/open?... &usp=sharing



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Subject: Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 15:05 pm
From: unger730 AT gmail.com
 
*Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report*

*October 21, 2019*



This morning, Hannah from Illahe Hills Country Club and I led a bird walk
at the private golf club. We were joined by two other birders for this
nice bird walk. We were met with partly cloudy skies and 10 “ 14 m.p.h.
winds with a few higher gusts. The temperatures ranged from 54 degrees to
60 degrees during the walk. We walked about three miles around the golf
course that includes conifer and deciduous forests, riparian (Willamette
River), grassland patches, ponds, etc. The bird activity was good as we
identified (seen and/or heard) 35 species. *Note:* This was the last
Illahe Hills CC bird walk for the season. The next bird walk will likely
take place in mid-2020.



The highlights were as follows:



- The only raptors seen was a *Red-tailed Hawk* on a snag along the west
edge of the golf course and a *Sharp-shinned Hawk*;



- Towards the end of the walk we saw two *Red-breasted Sapsuckers* on the
trunk of the same tree about eight (8) inches apart;



- The Willamette River was quiet as the water was high. The only
observation on the river was a *Great Blue Heron*;



- Other nice sightings included a female *Purple Finch*, *Golden-crowned
Kinglets* (3), *Ruby-crowned Kinglets* (2) and 11 *Pine Siskins* in a cedar
tree;



- We saw 450 *Cackling Geese* flyover during the walk. Also, a
*Double-crested
Cormorant* flew over us;



- At the first corner near the river we saw 10 *California Quail* flush
up;



- The most numerous birds were *Cedar Waxwings* (35), *Dark-eyed Juncos*
(30) and *Golden-crowned Sparrows* (26).



It should be noted that Illahe Hills Country Club is a private club.
Please respect their member™s privacy by not entering the property without
prior permission.



A complete list of today's birds follows. Our next bird walk is an SAS
Shorts bird walk at *Browns Ferry Park in Tualatin*, this Thursday, *October
24th at 8:30 AM.* Meet at the Airport Park and Ride to carpool to the
park. The next bird trip after that is the Minto-Brown Island Park bird
walk. It will be held on *Sunday, November 3rd at 8:00 AM.* Meet in
parking lot #3. Please join us if you can.



Mike Unger

Keizer, OR



*Illahe Hills Country Club (Private) Bird Walk Checklist for October 21,
2019*

*Identified Species: 35*



450 Cackling Goose
12 Mallard
10 California Quail
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
7 Mourning Dove
2 Anna's Hummingbird
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Red-breasted Sapsucker
8 Northern Flicker
4 Steller's Jay
6 California Scrub-Jay
3 American Crow
9 Black-capped Chickadee
6 Bushtit
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Heard)
2 Bewick's Wren
15 European Starling
2 American Robin
35 Cedar Waxwing
6 House Finch
1 Purple Finch
11 Pine Siskin
20 American Goldfinch
3 Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
30 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
26 Golden-crowned Sparrow
8 Song Sparrow
4 Spotted Towhee
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
5 passerine sp.
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Subject: Re: Kingbirds and yellow-jackets
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 14:40 pm
From: celata AT pacifier.com
 
Kingsbird watched over time up here on the upper left edge routinely
focus on spots with lots of vespid wasps. Watch for the bee-tossing
which is apparently a fairly common behavior.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

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Subject: RBA Wasco County
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 13:47 pm
From: nickmrvelj AT gmail.com
 
Birders - there™s currently a SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and PACIFIC LOON visible from the Bargeway Pub in The Dalles. The latter was still in alternate plumage, and was quite stunning.
Cheers,-Nick Mrvelj (PDX)



Subject: Aleutian cackling geese Clark Co WA
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 13:10 pm
From: rflores_2 AT msn.com
 
Two on the Fruitvalley sewer ponds

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Subject: Fwd: 2 Newport Kingbirds near LNG Tank Feeding on Yellowjackets
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 12:26 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

At about 10 AM this morning (10/21), Chuck Philo reports seeing two
Tropical Kingbirds in the same area near the LNG tank around
blackberries (see emails below). With close observation & photos, he
saw they were feeding on yellowjackets. Chuck remembers that the
Northern Shrike that was hanging around in the same area last year was
also feeding on yellowjackets.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

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From: Nagi Aboulenein
Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Subject: [obol] Newport Tropical Kingbird - two, not one
To: OBOL Listserve

Taghrid and I managed to catch a few rain-free minutes at the LNG area
in Newport, and actually saw two Tropical Kingbirds there, not just
the one previously reported.

Good birding,

Nagi & Taghrid

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From: Nolan Clements
Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [obol] Newport Kingbird near LNG Tank
To:
Cc: , Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing


Tropical Kingbird continues at 12:42 in the blackberries west of the
first parking pull out. Heard and seen well.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:12 AM Range Bayer wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Chuck Philo found a Tropical Kingbird at 10:42 AM this morning
> (10/19). It was on top of blackberries about 1/10 mile out on road
> from North Yaquina Bay Road to the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tank.
>
> Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
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Subject: Oregon Rare Bird Alert
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 8:04 am
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:


Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 Washington)

Cackling Goose (1 Malheur)

Mandarin Duck (2 Clackamas)

Blue-winged Teal (1 Benton)

Greater Scaup (2 Wallowa)

Surf Scoter (1 Wallowa, 2 Wasco, 1 Yamhill)

White-winged Scoter (2 Multnomah)

Anna's Hummingbird (1 Wallowa)

Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Multnomah)

Franklin's Gull (1 Multnomah)

Herring Gull (1 Wallowa)

Pelagic Cormorant (3 Multnomah)

Great Egret (American) (1 Benton)

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (1 Curry)

Rough-legged Hawk (1 Multnomah)

Lewis's Woodpecker (1 Benton)

Acorn Woodpecker (1 Klamath)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Deschutes)

Fox Sparrow (1 Union)

Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Union)

Great-tailed Grackle (2 Malheur)


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

NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (5)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:38 by David Irons

- 1911“2527 SW Lafollett Rd, Cornelius US-OR (45.5066,-123.0707), Washington, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Distinctive boxy head shape, pronounced forecrowns, paler breasts, broad white collars and slightly larger size noted."


Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (9)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:30 by Vern Tunnell

- Antelope Reservoir, Malheur, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "much smaller than regular Canada geese"


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:00 by Kevin Wagoner

- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Next to wood ducks, 1 male"


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:00 by Wren Zitzelberger

- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Next to wood ducks, 1 male"


Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:55 by Hendrik Herlyn

- Philomath Sewage Ponds, Benton, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing females. Colder grayish-brown than CITE, pronounced face pattern, large pale spot near base of bill, white eye arcs, slightly smaller bill than CITE."


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:05 by Mike Hansen

- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing bird."


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 10:38 by Kim Zumwalt

- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Female scaup with rounded head shape. Same size as Barrow's golden goldeneyes nearby. Photos to follow."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:30 by John Willis

- Historic Highway Trail (Wasco Co.), Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Observed white patches on head. ID made by Stuart Johnson."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:30 by CJ FLICK

- Historic Highway Trail (Wasco Co.), Wasco, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Observed white patches on head. ID made by Stuart Johnson."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:36 by David Irons

- Sheridan South Side Park and Fishing Pond, Yamhill, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Female/immatures. Largest ducks on the ponds. All dark, heavy wedge-shaped dark bills, two pales sots on face."


Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (19) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:28 by Mike Hansen

- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "They were resting near a raft of buffleheads and other waterfowl. Trent Bray pointed them out to me. Dark ducks with white spot visible on rear of head."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 15:27 by Nick Mrvelj

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Separate from the SUSC raft, and downstream toward the I-5 bridge. Loosely associating with 8 RUDU."


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:00 by Ezra Cohen

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Seen in small separate flock of SUSCs. White slash through eye was apparent unlike in SUSCs."


Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) (4)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 07:00 by Scott O'Donnell

- Speywater Lodge, Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Cont."


Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (4)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:10 by Ken Vanderkamp

- Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "With the GRYEs. Easily separated by size."


Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:00 by Ezra Cohen

- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "I'm putting this as a Franklins Gull for now because Nick Mrvelj reported one yesterday at Gazebo point and after doing some research, the bird I saw seems to fit FRGU much better than Bonapartes Gull. Immediately I noticed a spotty black hood on this bird and a thin but not extremely thin bill. The mantle seemed lightish but the lighting was not great. The underwings had dark tips and darkish trailing edges but my view was very brief so I only noticed so dark areas on the upperwings before it flew away."


Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:28 by Mike Hansen

- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Large gull with light eye, and pink legs. Photos to follow."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:30 by Ezra Cohen

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Originally didn't see it but scanned and found floating between the 2nd and 3rd pillars of the bridge to the South diving frequently. Then flew and landed in front of near pilings. Smaller and blacker then DCCO with thin straight bill, and small white spot at below bill at base."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:19 by Peter Barnes,cc

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing bird found here yesterday. Cormorant swimming in water, smaller than Double-crested Cormorants nearby, with shorter and much thinner, all-dark bill. The face was all dark with no yellow gular patch."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:09 by Eric Barnes

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Reasonable scope views with 3 other observers. Known to be present.Much thinner bill profile, and lack of any orange/yellow on the limited dull facial skin."


Great Egret (American) (Ardea alba egretta) (6) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 13:26 by adelia hwang

- William L. Finley NWR, Benton, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Three were in very close proximity"


Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 15:05 by Russ Namitz

- 14789“14943 Oceanview Dr, Brookings US-OR (42.0116,-124.2220), Curry, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Expected"


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:45 by Jeff Hayes

- Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Seen in flight over the golf course. First thought I had an imm. Bald Eagle, then got it in my bins and realized I had a large, non-redtail Buteo. Long wings, narrowing toward the tip, long tail, both longer and narrower in proportion vs. Redtail. Wings held in slight dihedral when facing into the ~10mph breeze, more flat-winged gliding when facing away. Bird hovered briefly twice while scanning for prey. Dark morph adult female: all dark body plumage and wing linings, dull dark brown, out to the black carpal patches. Pale flight feathers with dark tips. All-dark head (including chin) with small bill. Bird flew first south, then north, over the golf course, quartering like a Harrier but at 50 - 75 meters up. At one point, the bird turned, showing its dorsal side. I was able to observe white base of primaries and the upper surface of the tail, which was a dirty grayish brown, darker toward the tip, no conspicuous banding on tail. Cold coloration overall, although not as cold as Harlan's. I watched the bird for about three minutes as it hunted, at an estimated distance of 250-300 meters before it passed out of view behind trees to the west."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:16 by Pam Otley

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

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "I was on the east side of the Cheadle Marsh loop when this woodpecker flew across trail and perched in tree briefly before continuing to the west. Large dark woodpecker with pink belly and grey collar."


Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (2)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:21 by David Dwyer

- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Two of the resident Horned Lark group at the Running Y."


Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:40 by Matt Cahill

- Local - Hollinshead Ct, Deschutes, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "(Rare) Putting in my best guess for review. Wondering if this is a slate-colored with red elements (potentially from overlap zone). Gray face without strong pattern, moderate yellowish bill, and one wingbar present point toward slate-colored. Streaks are pretty rufous throughout, there was a distinct breast spot (not pictured), rufous streaks lightly visible on back as well as rufous tones throughout hint at red. Scope photo through glass door muted colors of the bird."


Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe

- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Cont."


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

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe

- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Cont."


Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (5)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:05 by Debbie Teal

- Walmart Parking lot by the Food Door, Malheur, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Resident flock"


Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (5)

- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:05 by Tim Teal

- Walmart Parking lot by the Food Door, Malheur, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Resident flock"


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Subject:
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 23:59 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

Without marked individual kingbirds, it is unknown how long a Tropical
Kingbird remains here or, if it survives, where it goes afterwards.

However, some may linger or, alternatively, a series of different
individuals may be present in the same area with favorable habitat, so
that one or more Tropical Kingbirds may be found in a Lincoln Co. area
for several months.

For example, as reported from bird notes of the Yaquina Birders &
Naturalists' newsletter, one was found between the Hatfield Marine
Science Center and Oregon Coast Aquarium on Oct. 6, 2012. There were
other records, with the latest records for that area that season were
one for the Jan. 1, 2013 Yaquina Bay CBC, a probable one there in
February 2013, and one identified there by Wayne Hoffman on 3/4/2013.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

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Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 9:18 PM
Subject: [obol] King Bird ?
To: OBOL

The Tropical Kingbird at Newport seemed to be hiding from the wind on
the rocks by the shore. It is my understanding that the Birds that
wander up the coast are overachievers in the process of post breeding
dispersal. Is there any information about whether such birds succeed
in returning to there normal range? Would leaving a gift of meal worms
help them winter in place?

Happy Birding
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Subject: King Bird ?
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 23:18 pm
From: claycbirds AT gmail.com
 
The Tropical Kingbird at Newport seemed to be hiding from the wind on the rocks by the shore. It is my understanding that the Birds that wander up the coast are overachievers in the process of post breeding dispersal. Is there any information about whether such birds succeed in returning to there normal range? Would leaving a gift of meal worms help them winter in place?
Happy Birding
Clay Crofton
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Subject: Re: A first - Lesser Goldfinch
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 21:13 pm
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
I have seen them at Fields and Frenchglen so you might get more.

Alan ContrerasEugene, Oregon
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On Oct 20, 2019, at 7:08 PM, Raven Wing <[email protected]> wrote:

I commonly have the American Goldfinch, but today was the first Lesser I have ever seen here. On a thistle sock in my yard.
RavenAlvord Valley



Subject: A first - Lesser Goldfinch
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 21:08 pm
From: steenswilderness AT gmail.com
 
I commonly have the American Goldfinch, but today was the first Lesser I have ever seen here. On a thistle sock in my yard.
RavenAlvord Valley



Subject: Recumbent nest sites
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 19:50 pm
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
Roy & all,

I agree, that moss on a low horizontal branch looks positively comfortable to me.

Having passed the age of 55 not too long ago, almost everything looks comfortable to me.

So my thoughts might not be representative.

Joel

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Subject: Re the question of what nest is this? I'll bet a sawbucks the Nest was of Swainson's Thrush
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 19:28 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
I am very familiar with the birds in the nesting season along the Aufterheide Road east of Eugene between 1700 and 4000 feet, and being a Deadhead I sometimes encountered kindred spirits up there while I did and designed surveys. The most common nester where there is vine maple like that is Swainson's Thrush. They outnumberPacSlopes by 10 to 1 or more here. Additionally, I think Pac Slopes are indifferent to Vine Maple while Swainson's strongly favor it. They enjoy the moss on its low horizontal branches and you would too (smiley face)
Now send my moneyRoy Gerig Salem OR



Subject: Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 18:37 pm
From: larmcqueen AT msn.com
 
Western Flycatcher nest, according to Harrison in "Perterson Field Guide of Western Birds™ Nests (1979), the nest is Usually near or on ground; may be up to 30ft. above.

Birds™ Nests of the West" (Headstrom - 1951) also describes the nest as near the ground and generally near water. But this book also describes the range as east of the Cascades.

Larry

On Oct 20, 2019, at 9:50 AM, Alan Contreras > wrote:

Agree with Darrel, I have often seen pacslopes nest five or six feet up on structures.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

[email protected]

www.alanlcontreras.com



On Oct 20, 2019, at 5:33 AM, [email protected] wrote:


I wonder where the folks who put that website together got their information. I have found the nests of Pacific-slope Flycatcher six times in my life, and every one of them has been within seven feet of the ground. One was on a ledge above the door of a church. (6 1/2 feet). One was built inside a metal cup-shaped piece of horse rigging hanging on a barn wall (4 feet). One (actually used two different times by this species) was in a nest previously built by Barn Swallows in the corner of a house (7 feet). One was between a small upright limb and the trunk of an alder tree (4 feet). The other two were built into cutbanks along roads (3 feet).I suspect the species never builds its nest as high as fifteen feet.Also, they tend to be tighter and more compact than the nests of Swainson's Thrush, will far less heavy moss hanging over the sides, and more lined with hair or fine rootlets

Darrel


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From: "Greg & Wendy" >
To: "Joshua Galpern" >
Cc: "OBOL" >
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:20:12 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?

Thanks Joshua (and Darrel) for the opinion “ it certainly looks similar to this picture: https://nestwatch.org/connect/... and the low height is supported by this description: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...

Larry McQueen thinks it might be a Pacific-slope Flycatcher, whose nest looks very similar: https://www.flickr.com/photos/... The downside is this site says the nests are typically 15-20 feet above the ground: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...

Thanks for your very helpful information!

Greg

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From: Joshua Galpern >
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:47 AM
To: [email protected]
Cc: OBOL >
Subject: Re: [obol] Anybody know what kind of nest this is?

I'm no best expert, but my best guess would be swainsons thrush based on how high of the ground it was.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM Greg & Wendy > wrote:
I™m hoping someone can identify the bird who built this (abandoned?) nest. It was photographed 10/12/2019 the west side of the Cascades, along the Aufderheide Scenic Byway between Wesfir and McKenzie Bridge. This route is also the southernmost leg of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It was located about 10 yards away from the Roaring River, on a wooded slope and about 3 feet off the ground in a vine maple. I wish I had something in the picture to indicate the scale, but the nest cavity was between the size a golf ball and a tennis ball so I imagine the bird was approximately sparrow to robin-sized, but I am definitely not an expert on birds.

Greg

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Subject: Newport Tropical Kingbird - two, not one
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 17:54 pm
From: nagi.aboulenein AT gmail.com
 
Taghrid and I managed to catch a few rain-free minutes at the LNG area in Newport, and actually saw two Tropical Kingbirds there, not just the one previously reported.


Good birding,


Nagi & Taghrid



Subject: BNA species accounts
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 16:56 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
I renewed my subscription to Cornell"s Birds of North America this week. I think it costs sixty cents a week or the like, maybe cheaper for students and folks with a connection to some institution. I suppose this is where the Pacslope nest data is being quoted from. The imprimature "Cornell" no doubt impresses those it is meant to impress. But always bear in mind much of the site is 20 years old. For this reason none of the Mountain Quail researchdone in Oregon by ODF&W is included. Oregon"s own Sarah Sloane is busy updating the Bushtit account. As with any attempt at the encyclopedic, BNA is a work in progress, never the final word. Often as little as one graduate student's field work is the basis for reported numbers such as nest height above ground. That's an improvement over nothing at all, frequently the case for some portions of a species account as I peruse BNA. Well worth the money, but comes with blank spaces. Paul Adamus' currentproject is a great way for any of us to help nibble away at those blanks.lpn



Subject: Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 16:11 pm
From: gwyamada AT gmail.com
 
The site I referenced was from Cornell University, so my assumption is they know what their stuff. However, note it said typically 15-20 feet above the ground, so maybe you guys have seen the outliers. Regardless, you guys know far more than I, as I am just a backyard bird watching amateur. I love wildlife of all sorts and was happy to have stumbled across that nest so I took a picture. I was bushwhacking down to the river so take some photographs. It led to my curiosity of what bird might have built it.



Here's a photo I took of the Roaring River where the nest was found. It looks like a bird paradise!







Greg

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From: Alan Contreras
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:50 AM
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]; Joshua Galpern ; OBOL
Subject: Re: [obol] Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?



Agree with Darrel, I have often seen pacslopes nest five or six feet up on structures.

Alan Contreras

Eugene, Oregon



[email protected]



www.alanlcontreras.com











On Oct 20, 2019, at 5:33 AM, [email protected] wrote:



I wonder where the folks who put that website together got their information. I have found the nests of Pacific-slope Flycatcher six times in my life, and every one of them has been within seven feet of the ground. One was on a ledge above the door of a church. (6 1/2 feet). One was built inside a metal cup-shaped piece of horse rigging hanging on a barn wall (4 feet). One (actually used two different times by this species) was in a nest previously built by Barn Swallows in the corner of a house (7 feet). One was between a small upright limb and the trunk of an alder tree (4 feet). The other two were built into cutbanks along roads (3 feet).I suspect the species never builds its nest as high as fifteen feet.Also, they tend to be tighter and more compact than the nests of Swainson's Thrush, will far less heavy moss hanging over the sides, and more lined with hair or fine rootlets



Darrel






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From: "Greg & Wendy" >
To: "Joshua Galpern" >
Cc: "OBOL" >
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:20:12 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?



Thanks Joshua (and Darrel) for the opinion “ it certainly looks similar to this picture: https://nestwatch.org/connect/... and the low height is supported by this description: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...



Larry McQueen thinks it might be a Pacific-slope Flycatcher, whose nest looks very similar: https://www.flickr.com/photos/... The downside is this site says the nests are typically 15-20 feet above the ground: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...



Thanks for your very helpful information!



Greg

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From: Joshua Galpern >
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:47 AM
To: [email protected]
Cc: OBOL >
Subject: Re: [obol] Anybody know what kind of nest this is?



I'm no best expert, but my best guess would be swainsons thrush based on how high of the ground it was.



On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM Greg & Wendy > wrote:

I™m hoping someone can identify the bird who built this (abandoned?) nest. It was photographed 10/12/2019 the west side of the Cascades, along the Aufderheide Scenic Byway between Wesfir and McKenzie Bridge. This route is also the southernmost leg of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It was located about 10 yards away from the Roaring River, on a wooded slope and about 3 feet off the ground in a vine maple. I wish I had something in the picture to indicate the scale, but the nest cavity was between the size a golf ball and a tennis ball so I imagine the bird was approximately sparrow to robin-sized, but I am definitely not an expert on birds.



Greg

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Subject: Re: Question about Catharus thrush call
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 12:22 pm
From: rriparia AT charter.net
 
I checked Hermit Thrush and found quite similar calls on Xeno-canto:XC21120, Recorded by Paul Marvin, 11/10/2014, page 3andXC65824, Recorded by Ian Cruishank,11/08/2010, PG 4Kevin SpencerKlamath Falls, ORSent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: Tom & Allison MickelDate: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 9:19 AMTo: [email protected];[email protected];Cc: Subject:[obol] Question about Catharus thrush callOBOL & Lane Birders,

I recorded a Catharus thrush this morning on my morning walk on the
ridgeline trail in SE Eugene. I've heard the bird calling in the same
location four mornings in the last week. In addition to the call I recorded,
I've also heard a very high-pitched thin note from a thrush in the same
location. After listening to calls of Catharus thrush on Cornell's website,
it sounds most like a Gray-cheeked Thrush, but I'm wondering what other
people think. The recorded call sounds most like the second recording on
Cornell's website, and the high-pitched thin note sounded most like the
fourth recording. The recording was made at 7:20am, and I saw the thrush
hopping up the trail in front of me, but could not see any details because
it was too dark.

Thanks,
Tom Mickel
Eugene


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Subject: Re: Nolan's extraOregon rarities
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 12:05 pm
From: or.naturalist AT gmail.com
 
The reference to Utsira benifting from the Yellow-browned Warbler reminds me of the Canadian movie Rare Birds. WilliamHurt plays a restrantur that is going broke until a friend comes up with a scheme to lure birders from around the world to the isolated village with a fictitious report of a duck thought to be extinct. A fun movie even for non birders.
David VickTerrebonne
On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 9:14 PM larspernorgren <[email protected]> wrote:
I expect LeConte's Sparrow , like Chestnut-collared Longspur, is passing through Oregon every year at this time and automatically undetected. The Columbia River at McNary Dam is the same elevation as the lowlands of Finley NWR, with rainfall under 10 inches a year. November days can be mild and sunny when the westside is gloomy. The Yellow-browed Warbler is a prized vagrant to listers across western Europe, straying from Siberia as the one on Vancouver Island must have. It is the official bird species of the municipality of Utsira, Norway's smallest( down to 195 residents and falling yearly by a handful). This island is an hour and a half ferry ride from the mainland(Haugesund) and this weekend, the ones just passed, and perhaps the next few, as many as 200 ardent listers will run through the yards of local residents chasing vagrants. It's not hard to imagine the economic impact, and understand the tolerance shown by residents. Not that twitchers are the biggest spenders. Many sleep in their cars between foot chases.lpn


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Subject: Re: Question about Catharus thrush call
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 11:56 am
From: rriparia AT charter.net
 
Interesting,I listened to other thrush species on xeno-canto and IMO, the Bicknell's Thrush seems to have a closer match to the "Lesser Goldfinch" tones of your recording.I'll continue listening to other recordings on that site and also include checking Hermit Thrush for other sounds I may not be familiar with.Kevin SpencerKlamath Falls, [email protected] from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: Tom & Allison MickelDate: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 9:19 AMTo: [email protected];[email protected];Cc: Subject:[obol] Question about Catharus thrush callOBOL & Lane Birders,

I recorded a Catharus thrush this morning on my morning walk on the
ridgeline trail in SE Eugene. I've heard the bird calling in the same
location four mornings in the last week. In addition to the call I recorded,
I've also heard a very high-pitched thin note from a thrush in the same
location. After listening to calls of Catharus thrush on Cornell's website,
it sounds most like a Gray-cheeked Thrush, but I'm wondering what other
people think. The recorded call sounds most like the second recording on
Cornell's website, and the high-pitched thin note sounded most like the
fourth recording. The recording was made at 7:20am, and I saw the thrush
hopping up the trail in front of me, but could not see any details because
it was too dark.

Thanks,
Tom Mickel
Eugene


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Subject: Question about Catharus thrush call
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 11:19 am
From: tamickel AT riousa.com
 
OBOL & Lane Birders,

I recorded a Catharus thrush this morning on my morning walk on the
ridgeline trail in SE Eugene. I've heard the bird calling in the same
location four mornings in the last week. In addition to the call I recorded,
I've also heard a very high-pitched thin note from a thrush in the same
location. After listening to calls of Catharus thrush on Cornell's website,
it sounds most like a Gray-cheeked Thrush, but I'm wondering what other
people think. The recorded call sounds most like the second recording on
Cornell's website, and the high-pitched thin note sounded most like the
fourth recording. The recording was made at 7:20am, and I saw the thrush
hopping up the trail in front of me, but could not see any details because
it was too dark.

Thanks,
Tom Mickel
Eugene


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Subject: TrpKing. Y Newport
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 10:17 am
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
Present on a willow between road and water at 4:30 Sat pm. Moved to blackberries on west side of road . Male Eurasian Wigeon with half a hundred Baldpates at north end of road in shelter of the bank. There's seed on the ground at the two northerly pullouts, lots of crowns. Merlin and Scrub Jay up on the bluffs(Angle Ave, entrance to Deco Neighborhood) last night,5:20. No Prairie Warbler, but the most Black-capped Chicks l've seen in that hood to date. Very birdy in the dead end piece of 12th St west of Fall. One house at the end of this block long gravel access, good parking at the vacant lot near Fall. One very noisy Townsend's Warbler among the Sooty Foxes and kinglets. LarsSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: Oregon Rare Bird Alert
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 9:08 am
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:


Mandarin Duck (1 Clackamas)

Red-necked Grebe (3 Jackson)

Parakeet Auklet (1 Lincoln)

Franklin's Gull (2 Multnomah)

Cook's Petrel (1 Lincoln)

Pelagic Cormorant (3 Multnomah)

American White Pelican (1 Douglas)

Rough-legged Hawk (4 Multnomah)

Lewis's Woodpecker (3 Benton, 2 Klamath)

Hammond's Flycatcher (1 Deschutes)

Blue Jay (1 Deschutes)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (1 Klamath)

Swainson's Thrush (1 Clatsop)

Purple Finch (Western) (3 Union)

Lapland Longspur (1 Jackson)

Chipping Sparrow (1 Jackson)

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (3 Union)

Fox Sparrow (1 Grant)

Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (3 Union)

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (1 Baker)

White-throated Sparrow (1 Grant)

Great-tailed Grackle (1 Malheur)


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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 13:05 by Thomas Czubek

- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Drake on the eastern side of the Canby Pond"


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 18:00 by Joshua Meyers

- Lost Creek Lake--Medco A, Jackson, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Grebe with dark cap and thick bill. Bill posture angled downward"


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 18:00 by Linnaea Basden

- Lost Creek Lake--Medco A, Jackson, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Grebe with dark cap and thick bill. Bill posture angled downward"


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 15:10 by Frank Lospalluto

- Lost Creek Lake--Medco A, Jackson, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "continuing"


Parakeet Auklet (Aethia psittacula) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:20 by Phil Pickering

- Boiler Bay State Wayside, Lincoln, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "will add details"


Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:25 by Craig Tumer

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Observed at a distance in flight and on the water. Slightly smaller than nearby Mew Gulls, with a partial black hood and dark gray mantle. In flight, it showed mostly dark gray upperwings, with black wing tips and white trailing edge and a wide dark band near the end of the tail."


Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:46 by Nick Mrvelj

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 5 Photos

- Comments: "Apparent first winter bird floating in the Columbia. Spotted at quite some distance. Smaller than a nearby Mew Gull. Blackish hooded appearance. In the lighting, the mantle didn't look particularly on the darker spectrum of medium gray, but still did appear relatively darker than the mantle of a nearby Mew Gull. Originally believed this may have been a Bonaparte's Gull. However, the extent of the darkish hood and mantle coloration eliminated that species. Furthermore, in flight, the upperwing pattern was all wrong for a Bonaparte's Gull. The outer primaries were extensively blackish, including the leading edge, and appeared to be lacking white apical spots."


Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:20 by Phil Pickering

- Boiler Bay State Wayside, Lincoln, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "will add details"


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:52 by Brodie Cass Talbott

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing, small all dark Cormorant with small bill, thin neck. Mixed with double crested."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:25 by Craig Tumer

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing. Small, all black cormorant, smaller than nearby Double-crested Cormorants, with long, very thin bill."


Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:46 by Nick Mrvelj

- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 5 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing. Compared with the only expected Cormorant species away from the coast in Oregon, the Double-crested Cormorant, this individual was slightly smaller and darker, with a more slender bill.


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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (5)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 14:59 by Lauren and Charlie

- Plat I Reservoir, Douglas, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Will attach pics"


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:39 by Jack Maynard

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Seen west of Broughton on Marine Drive power line. Another birder we met in parking lot said he™d just seen the rough-legged hawk. Later we had good views of what I think is the same hawk just East of Broughton on the blue building associated with the fire station."


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:39 by Kelli Van Norman

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Seen west of Broughton on Marine Drive power line. Another birder we met in parking lot said he™d just seen the rough-legged hawk. Later we had good views of what I think is the same hawk just East of Broughton on the blue building associated with the fire station."


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:00 by Ken Vanderkamp

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing."


Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:59 by Conor Scotland

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Photo"


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 10:36 by Wes Stone

- Link River Trail, Klamath, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Dark back, pinkish belly, woodpecker posture. Flycatching from snag in canyon below falls."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:22 by Elijah Hayes

- Veterans Park--Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Seen along Link River Trail. Perched in tree with unobstructed view, could easily make out pink/green head, greenish wings, and white/pink belly. Another birder on the trail confirmed the sighting."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (2)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 16:00 by Eric Pratt

- William L. Finley NWR--Bruce Rd., Benton, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Large red and green woodpeckers. In the row of trees E of the pond by the barn. Photos coming."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (2)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 16:00 by Andrew Pratt

- William L. Finley NWR--Bruce Rd., Benton, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Large red and green woodpeckers. In the row of trees E of the pond by the barn. Photos coming."


Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (2)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 16:00 by Bruce Pratt

- William L. Finley NWR--Bruce Rd., Benton, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Large red and green woodpeckers. In the row of trees E of the pond by the barn. Photos coming."


Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)

- Reported Oct 15, 2019 17:29 by alan mauer

- Yard list 1304 NW Davenport Ave, Bend US-OR (44.0546,-121.3305), Deschutes, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 6 Photos

- Comments: "Long primary projection. Gray head with slight crest. Dark narrow bill. Olive over gray back. Mostly gray with Slight olive in the breast feathers. Photos to be attached. Pumps tail slowly."


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (2)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:11 by Jeweliann Norrie

- 2696 SW Bentwood Dr, Redmond US-OR (44.2503,-121.2155), Deschutes, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Just after the rain. Swooping through our yard."


Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:43 by dave haupt

- Favell museum, Klamath, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "In mixed flock. Deep rusty flanks. Full cap no white supercilium"


Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (3)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 22:25 by David C. Bailey

- Two Trees Cottages-324 4th Avenue - 45.996x-123.926, Clatsop, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Typical migrant 'Weep' calls overhead in dark, several per minute."


Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:20 by Dave Trochlell

- Daugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 4 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."


Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 07:50 by Russ Morgan

- Daugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 5 Photos

- Comments: "Continuing at this location. Photos."


Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:10 by Susan Daugherty

- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 2 Photos


Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 14:50 by Howard Sands

- Kirtland Rd.--Ponds, Jackson, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Bill short and conical. Buffy overall, whitish underparts, darker face patch and rufous patch in wings."


Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 15:10 by Frank Lospalluto

- Lost Creek Lake--Medco A, Jackson, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 4 Photos

- Comments: "went looking for a reported Clay-colored and found another spizella that I believe is a Chipping Sparrow. eyeline in front of eye, red in crown , a bit indistinct malar stripe, grayish rump so a different bird from the one reported."


Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:20 by Dave Trochlell

- Daugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing. Photo."


Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 07:50 by Russ Morgan

- Daugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "Photos."


Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (2) CONFIRMED

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:10 by Susan Daugherty

- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo


Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (1)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 15:24 by Matt Cahill

- Monument Reserve (Thomas Cavender Reservoir), Grant, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "(Rare): unreported: poor digiscope and digibin photos of either Thick-billed or Slate-colored Fox. Grayish head. Reddish tail/wings esp reddish upper tail/rump. NO deep brownish wash on flanks under streaks, rules out Sooty. Definite but blurry central spot. Streaking of breast brownish, not blackish. Faint faint wingbars , barely at all. Faint but distinct eye ring. Bill yellowish bottom half and gray above: upper mandible bicolored itself. Courtney leaning to Thick-billed, as cant see how this bird any different from our typical Central Oregon type. But Matt points out that our Oregon Thick-billeds look so much like Slate-colored, may not be visually distinctive in field? Bird silent. Would appreciate any reviewer feedback. All Fox Sparrows come up Rare on this county list, though any subspecies besides Sooty is even rarer and must be typed in."


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

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 09:20 by Dave Trochlell

- Daugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing. Photo."


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

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 07:50 by Russ Morgan

- Daugherty Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Photo."


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

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 07:10 by Susan Daugherty

- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon

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

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


White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (10)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 18:24 by Sean Cozart

- Farewell Bend SP, Baker, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "Light lore. Not oriantha which should've migrated by now if they ever were in the county to begin with."


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (2)

- Reported Oct 18, 2019 17:00 by Matt Cahill

- Malheur NFS Road 24--Scotty Creek willows, Grant, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "(Rare): unreported: 2 White-striped Adult seen well : two beauties perched together in willows in one bin view : Zonatrichia sparrows with yellow lore spots set in broad white supercilium stripes, and lovely rectangle/square white patch throat bordered with black and also smaller white patches either side of central one . 1 found by Courtney as Matt moving car, and lucky we refound for Matt also to see, and now were 2 of them together!"


Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (12)

- Reported Oct 19, 2019 17:15 by Sean Cozart

- Ontario Walmart Parking Lot, Malheur, Oregon

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

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

- Comments: "No joke, twelve grackles were perched side by side of the roof. Males larger than females/juvies but even the smaller ones had that spade-shaped tail that Brewer's don't have."


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Subject: Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 0:20 am
From: gwyamada AT gmail.com
 
Thanks Joshua (and Darrel) for the opinion “ it certainly looks similar to this picture: https://nestwatch.org/connect/... and the low height is supported by this description: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...
Larry McQueen thinks it might be a Pacific-slope Flycatcher, whose nest looks very similar: https://www.flickr.com/photos/... The downside is this site says the nests are typically 15-20 feet above the ground: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...
Thanks for your very helpful information!
Greg

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To: [email protected]
Cc: OBOL <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [obol] Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
I'm no best expert, but my best guess would be swainsons thrush based on how high of the ground it was.
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM Greg & Wendy <[email protected]> wrote:
I™m hoping someone can identify the bird who built this (abandoned?) nest. It was photographed 10/12/2019 the west side of the Cascades, along the Aufderheide Scenic Byway between Wesfir and McKenzie Bridge. This route is also the southernmost leg of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It was located about 10 yards away from the Roaring River, on a wooded slope and about 3 feet off the ground in a vine maple. I wish I had something in the picture to indicate the scale, but the nest cavity was between the size a golf ball and a tennis ball so I imagine the bird was approximately sparrow to robin-sized, but I am definitely not an expert on birds.

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Subject: Oregon Pelagic October 12
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 0:02 am
From: jmaynard AT peak.org
 
Hey Birders!
Kelli and I are excited to be going on another Oregon Pelagic trip out of Newport this year with Tim Shelmerdine on October 26. This will be our third trip with Tim. We™ve had a great time on these trips and seen a lot of cool birds we wouldn™t have been able to see without a boat and terrific guides”Like Russ Namitz, David Mandell, and other terrific birders.
Tim tells me that this October 26 trip is still a go”but he could really use a couple more passengers. If there are any Portland people who are interested we would be willing to give you a lift on Friday to Newport and back again on Sunday. We are planning on staying at a cheap hotel in Newport. We™ll likely be birding on land as well there and back.
Whether or not you need a ride, I encourage you to check out this trip or the next one scheduled for December 7.
If you are coming send me a p-mail if you™d like to get together for dinner before or birding before or after.
Jack Maynard (and Kelli Van Norman)
NE Portland



Subject: Oregon birding where nobody's looked
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 22:11 pm
From: jmaynard AT peak.org
 
I™ve been using these maps this week, and enjoying the quick 5-minute stationary lists.  Thanks Paul!

Jack M
NE PDX

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 19, 2019, at 8:08 PM, [email protected] wrote:
>
> As I posted here a week ago, by analyzing the eBird database for Oregon,
> I've created maps that show places in each county where birders have
> submitted complete lists to eBird as of July 2019. Thus, by default, the
> larger the "blank spaces" between points, the greater the mystery of what
> birds occur there. By stopping to bird in some of these areas (provided
> access and safety allow) and eBirding our observations when we do, we
> contribute more to improving knowledge of Oregon bird distributions and
> habitat preferences than by birding only in well-covered "hotspots." I find
> it personally satisfying to cover unbirded "blank spaces" (streets, roads,
> trails) that are within a dozen or so miles of where I live, and farther
> ones when I have more time. I find these by zooming in to a map (which
> optionally can be seen on your smartphone), driving there, finding a safe
> place to park, and walking for several minutes as I eBird what I see and
> hear.
>
> Since posting this a week ago I adjusted the "permissions" on the maps so
> anyone can now see them by clicking on the links below -- you don't have to
> contact me personally or have a Google account. So far, I've prepared these
> mostly for counties in western Oregon but will post links for the other
> counties once I finish those maps. For many counties I'm also preparing
> maps showing parts of the county with no reports historically during the
> current month, and will post the links as I finish those maps also.
>
> Paul Adamus
>
> ************
> Benton:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Clackamas:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Clatsop:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Columbia:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Coos:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Crook:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Curry:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Deschutes:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Douglas:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Jackson:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Josephine:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Lane:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Lincoln:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Linn:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Marion:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Multnomah:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Polk:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Tillamook:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Washington:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
> Yamhill:
> https://drive.google.com/open?...
> ng
>
>
>
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Subject: Oregon birding where nobody's looked
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 22:07 pm
From: adamus7 AT comcast.net
 
As I posted here a week ago, by analyzing the eBird database for Oregon,
I've created maps that show places in each county where birders have
submitted complete lists to eBird as of July 2019. Thus, by default, the
larger the "blank spaces" between points, the greater the mystery of what
birds occur there. By stopping to bird in some of these areas (provided
access and safety allow) and eBirding our observations when we do, we
contribute more to improving knowledge of Oregon bird distributions and
habitat preferences than by birding only in well-covered "hotspots." I find
it personally satisfying to cover unbirded "blank spaces" (streets, roads,
trails) that are within a dozen or so miles of where I live, and farther
ones when I have more time. I find these by zooming in to a map (which
optionally can be seen on your smartphone), driving there, finding a safe
place to park, and walking for several minutes as I eBird what I see and
hear.

Since posting this a week ago I adjusted the "permissions" on the maps so
anyone can now see them by clicking on the links below -- you don't have to
contact me personally or have a Google account. So far, I've prepared these
mostly for counties in western Oregon but will post links for the other
counties once I finish those maps. For many counties I'm also preparing
maps showing parts of the county with no reports historically during the
current month, and will post the links as I finish those maps also.

Paul Adamus

************
Benton:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Clackamas:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Clatsop:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Columbia:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Coos:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Crook:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Curry:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Deschutes:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Douglas:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Jackson:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Josephine:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Lane:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Lincoln:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Linn:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Marion:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Multnomah:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Polk:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Tillamook:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Washington:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng
Yamhill:
https://drive.google.com/open?...
ng



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Subject: Palm Warbler and Marbled Godwits at Hatfield Marine Science Center (Lincoln Co.)
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 20:02 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

At about noon today, Chuck Philo found a Palm Warbler just north of
NOAA's Barry Fisher Building that is at the east end of the Visitor
Parking Lot of the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). He also
found 5 Marbled Godwits on the mudflats just north of the shelter
along the HMSC Nature Trail.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
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Subject: Coos Bay today 10/19/19
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 19:52 pm
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
I drove out the 4x4 sand road to south end of the North Spit in the PM. Rain showers had let up. In the bay I counted 75 RHINO AUKLETS between Empire and the end of the jetty. Also 20 HARLEQUIN DUCKS at the base of the north jetty. Maybe 50 pelis in bay, every other one with a HEERMANN™S GULL close by.
I decided to walk out to close to the end of north jetty and spent an hour out there late PM. The fulmar and storm-petrel numbers were crazy. The first half hour I had one fulmar per second and one storm-petrel ever three seconds, that flipped second half hour. Most birds right off end of jetty so had superb views of birds. Storm-petrels were close and it was easy to see white rump on Leach™s, I called it 2/3s Leachs on storm-petrel numbers and that may be an under estimate, highlights- all birds pouring south:
NORTHERN FULMAR- 1,800LEACH™S STORM-PETREL- 1,200FT STORM-PETREL- 600BL KITTIWAKE- 6SABINE™S GULLS- 3 (all adults, one circling and feeding off end of jetty the entire time)HEERMANN™S GULL- 300PINK-FOOTED SHEAR- 4SOOTY SHEAR- 3SOOTY/ST SHEAR-10POM/PAR JAEGER- 3 (all low and hard to get decent looks at)Lots of loons (mostly Pacifics), hundreds of Rhino Auklets, some Cassin™s, hundreds of Surf Scoters, some WW Scoters, and hundreds of CA Gulls also that I didn™t try to count. A fun afternoon!
Merry late migration,Tim RodenkirkCoos Bay



Subject: 10/19 Salem OR
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 18:48 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
I went to Ankeny NWR this morning, because of the predicted westerly wet storm in October, the kind that can bring good birds around. Ankeny area was calm and partly sunny, with no no pelagic storm birds around. I saw a SHRIKE near the rr tracks across Buena Vista RdA little later there was a Bald Eagle and two Northern Harriers (one a male) around Pintail Marsh, and then a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK flew over low like the others, and all the birds, even those bigger than the small Accipiter, flushed. It was odd to see Dowitchers and GW Teal and Mallards scatter in fear of a small Sharp Shinned Hawk
I had a latish Turkey Vulture, and 5 earlyish DC Corms over my house. This is the season of change
Roy Gerig Salem OR



Subject: Boiler Bay
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 18:31 pm
From: philliplc AT charter.net
 
At times spectacular flight from Boiler Bay today also,including a close Parakeet & a well-seen Cook's-typePetrel seemingly consistent with Cook's. Although somany close birds in that complex doing some research.

Also not on the checklist, a tiny gull I though fitting thedescription of a juv. Red-legged Kittiwake, but not fullyconfident due to distance.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
Phil



Subject: OceanScoping- Coos
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:24 pm
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
On N Jetty Coos Bay- hundreds of fulmars and Leach™s Storm-petrels every few minutes. Spectacular flight just off jetty. Many species moving. Kittiwakes, dark shearwaters too.
Tim RCoos Bay



Subject: Re: Newport Kingbird near LNG Tank
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 14:44 pm
From: nolanclements AT gmail.com
 
Tropical Kingbird continues at 12:42 in the blackberries west of the first parking pull out. Heard and seen well.
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:12 AM Range Bayer <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi,


Chuck Philo found a Tropical Kingbird at 10:42 AM this morning

(10/19). It was on top of blackberries about 1/10 mile out on road

from North Yaquina Bay Road to the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tank.


Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

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Subject: Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 13:48 pm
From: jgalpern17 AT gmail.com
 
Nest* not best
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:47 AM Joshua Galpern <[email protected]> wrote:
I'm no best expert, but my best guess would be swainsons thrush based on how high of the ground it was.
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM Greg & Wendy <[email protected]> wrote:
I™m hoping someone can identify the bird who built this (abandoned?) nest. It was photographed 10/12/2019 the west side of the Cascades, along the Aufderheide Scenic Byway between Wesfir and McKenzie Bridge. This route is also the southernmost leg of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It was located about 10 yards away from the Roaring River, on a wooded slope and about 3 feet off the ground in a vine maple. I wish I had something in the picture to indicate the scale, but the nest cavity was between the size a golf ball and a tennis ball so I imagine the bird was approximately sparrow to robin-sized, but I am definitely not an expert on birds.Greg

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Subject: Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 13:47 pm
From: jgalpern17 AT gmail.com
 
I'm no best expert, but my best guess would be swainsons thrush based on how high of the ground it was.
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM Greg & Wendy <[email protected]> wrote:
I™m hoping someone can identify the bird who built this (abandoned?) nest. It was photographed 10/12/2019 the west side of the Cascades, along the Aufderheide Scenic Byway between Wesfir and McKenzie Bridge. This route is also the southernmost leg of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It was located about 10 yards away from the Roaring River, on a wooded slope and about 3 feet off the ground in a vine maple. I wish I had something in the picture to indicate the scale, but the nest cavity was between the size a golf ball and a tennis ball so I imagine the bird was approximately sparrow to robin-sized, but I am definitely not an expert on birds.Greg

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