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The quarterly journal of Oregon field ornithology
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The quarterly journal of Oregonfieldornithology
Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 1995
Whooper Swan at Summer Lake Wildlife Area,
Oregon, and California Wintering Areas
Martin J. St. Louis
35
1994 Oregon Listing Results
Jim Johnson
37
Hotlines and Birding Talk by Computer
Jane Lufkin Davis
42
The importance of collecting birds and preserving
museum specimens
M. Ralph Browning
45
Recording Natural Sounds
Eleanor A. Pugh
49
More on the Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer
Matthew G. Hunter
50
Same Lame Game
David R. Copeland
50
Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas Project
51
PaulAdamus
NEWS AND NOTES OB 21(1)
52
FIELDNOTES, Fall 1994
56
Eastern Oregon, Fall 1994
Paul T. Sullivan
57
Western Oregon, Fall 1994
Jim Johnson
64
COVER PHOTO
Boreal Owl, TumaloMt, Deschutes Co., 14 September
1994. Photo/Tom Crabtree.
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Cindy Lawes, Beaverton (1994-96)
Gerard Lillie, Portland (1993-95)
Don MacDonald, Corvallis (1993-95)
Paul T. Sullivan, Beaverton (1994-96)
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Jim Johnson, Portland (1993-95)
Nick Lethaby, Santa Clara, CA (1994-96)
Larry McQueen, Eugene (1994-96)
Craig Roberts, Tillamook (1993-95)
Skip Russell, Beaverton (1995-97
Owen Schmidt, Portland (1994-96)
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Kamal Islam, Corvallis (1995)
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Whooper Swan at Summer Lake Wfldlife Area, Oregon,
and California Wintering Areas
Martin
J. St. Louis,
36981
31, Summer
Highway
O r e g o n ' s first v e r i f i e d r e c o r d o f a
W h o o p e r Swan (Cygnus cygnus) occ u r r e d at t h e Summer Lake W i l d l i f e
A r e a ( S L W A ) f r o m 10 N o v e m b e r
t h r o u g h 3 D e c e m b e r 1994.The b i r d
was first observed i n t h e m o r n i n g b y
R. M a d i g a n at Jacks Lake w h i l e conducting a weekly bird inventory on
t h e W i l d l i f e Area. I m m e d i a t e l y after
t h e observation, the O r e g o n Rare Bird
Phone N e t w o r k was n o t i f i e d and duri n g t h e f o l l o w i n g 3 w e e k s over 150
observers came to v i e w the bird,
some f r o m as far away as t h e East
Coast and Texas.
The swan usually remained
Jacks Lake a n d
was readily observed f r o m the
Wildlife
Area
headquarters. O n
several occasions
t h o u g h , over-anxious observers
disturbed the b i r d
by a t t e m p t i n g t o
a p p r o a c h closer.
W h e n flushed,
the W h o o p e r —
usually i n the
c o m p a n y o f Tundra (C. c. columbianus)
and
Trumpeter
(C.
buccinator}
Swans and o t h e r
waterfowl
—
f l e w t o the nearby G o l d D i k e I m p o u n d m e n t
w h e r e i t remained secure f r o m
disturbance, b u t
difficult to observe. Usually,
w i t h i n a day o r 2,
the
swan
ret u r n e d t o Jacks
Lake a n d w o u l d
frequently remain
there t h r o u g h the
night.
W h i l e at Jacks
on
Lake,
OR
97640
Lake, I was able to w a t c h t h e
W h o o p e r for extended periods o f
t i m e . T h e b i r d seemed t o be associa t e d w i t h a T u n d r a S w a n a n d appeared to f o r m a loose pair b o n d w i t h
this b i r d , sometimes e x h i b i t i n g a t r i u m p h c e r e m o n y display o f sorts after encounters w i t h other swans
( b o t h Tundras and T r u m p e t e r s ) . T h e
Tundra associated w i t h t h e W h o o p e r
was somewhat u n i q u e i n that the lore
spot o n the b i l l was v e r y pale y e l l o w
(appearing off-white) and a characteristic a l m o n d shape. W h i l e t h e
W h o o p e r was occasionally observed
alone, o n n u m e r o u s occasions i t was
in the company o f this uniquely
m a r k e d T u n d r a Swan.
A f t e r r e m a i n i n g t h r o u g h several
harsh w e a t h e r events that froze Jacks
Lake and all b u t a f e w small holes i n
the Gold Dike Impoundment during
late November, t h e W h o o p e r was last
o b s e r v e d at SLWA o n 3 D e c e m b e r
1995. Searches o f the entire SLWA o n
8 D e c e m b e r and 20 D e c e m b e r (Summ e r Lake C h r i s t m a s B i r d C o u n t )
f o u n d 7 8 9 a n d 9 9 6 t o t a l swans respectively, b u t t h e W h o o p e r was n o t
Whooper Swan, Summer Lake Wildlife Management
detected.
Area, 21 November 1994. Photo/Harry Nehls.
The Whooper
S w a n at SLWA
during the w i n t e r o f 1994 w i l l
become
Oregon's first verified r e c o r d o f t h e
species,
alt h o u g h this is n o t
t h e first observat i o n o f t h e species at this location
or
elsew h e r e i n t h e Pacific Flyway.
I n 1 9 9 1 , SLWA
became i n v o l v e d
w i t h aTrumpeter
S w a n r a n g e expansion project
and
intensive
monitoring of
swans f r o m fall
through spring
n o w occurs yearly. S i n c e J u l y
1991, over 500
t r u m p e t e r swans
w e r e neck-collared and translocated t o Summer
Lake f r o m Malheur National
W i l d l i f e Refuge
(NWR)
i n Ore g o n , Red R o c k
Lakes N W R i n
Oregon Birds 21(2): 35
Montana, a n d H a r r i m a n State Park i n
Idaho. Monitoring neck-collared
swans d e m a n d e d t h e search o f a l l
s w a n f l o c k s and has resulted i n t h e
observation many unmarked Trump e t e r a n d B e w i c k ' s (C. c.
bewickii)
Swans, a n d 3 W h o o p e r Swans. Usually these sightings w e r e o f a single
o c c u r r e n c e and c o u l d n o t b e verified
b y m u l t i p l e observers o r b y p h o t o g r a p h , o r t h e y o c c u r r e d i n refuge
p o r t i o n s o f t h e W i l d l i f e Area w h e r e
p u b l i c access is n o t p e r m i t t e d .
As m a n y m a y r e c a l l , a W h o o p e r
Swan was observed ( m a n y observers)
Oregon Birds 21 (2): 36
at t h e L o w e r K l a m a t h N W R , Siskiyou
County, California f r o m late N o v e m b e r 1991 t h r o u g h February 1992.
O n 9 M a r c h 1992 a W h o o p e r Swan
was r e p o r t e d at the W o r k Road Pond,
SLWA, b y S. Love. I c o u l d n o t locate
this b i r d o n t h e f o l l o w i n g day for confirmation.
N o observations w e r e recorded
f r o m fall 1992 t h r o u g h s p r i n g 1993,
b u t o n 24 N o v e m b e r 1 9 9 3 1 observed
a W h o o p e r Swan i n a m i x e d f l o c k o f
T u n d r a a n d T r u m p e t e r Swans at
Schoolhouse Lake, SLWA. As i n the
past, this b i r d was o n l y observed 1
day.
D u r i n g w i n t e r 1993,T.Albro, from
Sacramento N W R , C a l i f o r n i a , rep o r t e d a W h o o p e r Swan i n a large
f l o c k o f T u n d r a Swans at t h e j u n c t i o n
o f Richvale R d . and H w y 99, i n B u t t e
Head shot! Below, 3 views of the Whooper Swan on
Jacks Lake, from Highway 31, captured through a
Questar telescope, on Hi-8 video, processed through
Adobe Photoshop on a personal computer. It November 1994. Photos/Owen Schmidt
County, California, o n 9 a n d 10 December. Eleven days later, o n 2 1 December a W h o o p e r Swan was observed at t h e H o w a r d Slough W i l d l i f e
Area, B u t t e County, near t h e earlier
sighting b y t h e same observer. A n d
finally, d u r i n g a survey o f w i n t e r i n g
swans i n California, a W h o o p e r
w i t h i n a large f l o c k o f t u n d r a swans
was r e p o r t e d b y R. D r e w i e n a n d R.
Shea ( W i l d l i f e Research I n s t i t u t e ,
U n i v e r s i t y o f I d a h o ) 5 miles s o u t h o f
01ivehurst,Yuba County.
O n 17 January 19951 received a call
f r o m T. A l b r o , r e p o r t i n g an observat i o n o f W h o o p e r Swan i n Colusa
C o u n t y , C a l i f o r n i a , a b o u t 10 m i l e s
s o u t h o f t h e w i n t e r 1993 observations. U n s o l i c i t e d , h e i n d i c a t e d that
t h e W h o o p e r appeared t o be p a i r e d
w i t h a Tundra Swan. Based o n these
observations over t h e past 3 years, I
strongly suspect these observations
to be o f t h e same i n d i v i d u a l b i r d .
Swans a n d geese demonstrate v e r y
strong a n d r e o c c u r r i n g traditions t o
migrational staging a n d w i n t e r i n g areas. I n California, swan researchers
have r e p o r t e d resightings o f neckcollared T r u m p e t e r and Tundra Swans
i n t h e same general w i n t e r i n g locations i n 2 o r m o r e consecutive years.
A T r u m p e t e r Swan translocated t o the
SLWA i n 1991 has r e t u r n e d t o w i n t e r
for 3 consecutive years. D u r i n g t h e
s u m m e r this same b i r d has b e e n observed i n n o r t h e r n B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a .
Lesser
Snow
Geese
(Chen
caerulescens)
neck-collared o n t h e i r
b r e e d i n g grounds at W r a n g e l Island,
i n t h e Far East Region o f Russia and
en route t o w i n t e r i n g areas i n California, stop at SLWA o n an annual basis, sometimes d u r i n g b o t h spring and
fall migrations. Greater White-fronted
Geese (Anser albifrons
gambelli)
nesting i n t h e C o o k I n l e t lowlands,
Alaska, are also d e m o n s t r a t i n g similar p h i l o p a t r y t o this m i g r a t i o n staging area.The annual observation o f 3
to 4 Bewick's Swans at SLWA suggests
these birds are r e t u r n i n g t o this trad i t i o n a l w i n t e r i n g area.
I f the W h o o p e r Swan sightings over
the past 3 years are o f t h e same i n d i v i d u a l , t h e n this b i r d m a y be develo p i n g a m i g r a t i o n a n d w i n t e r i n g trad i t i o n i n south-central O r e g o n a n d
n o r t h e r n California. Should t h i s be
t h e case, O r e g o n b i r d e r s m a y have
the o p p o r t u n i t y t o v i e w t h e W h o o p e r
Swan i n t h e future. 0
1994 Oregon listing Results
Jim
Johnson,
3244 N.E. Brazee
Street, OR
97212
As most o f y o u already k n o w , Steve Summers m o v e d t o U t a h last year. As
c o m p i l e r o f t h e listing results since 1981, h e m a i n t a i n e d a level o f d e d i c a t i o n
and accuracy that w a s c o m m e n d a b l e . Steve left some b i g shoes t o f i l l , b u t so
far t h e y f i t p r e t t y w e l l . Those o f us w h o k n o w Steve h o p e h e doesn't stay
away t o o l o n g .
T h e anticipated p u b l i c a t i o n o f t h e seventh e d i t i o n o f t h e A m e r i c a n O r n i thologists' U n i o n Check-List d i d n o t o c c u r i n 1994, so w e w i l l l o o k f o r i t this
year. I t w i l l m o r e t h a n likely c o n t a i n some additional O r e g o n species resulting f r o m splits. Stay t u n e d . M a n y birders d i d add some n e w b i r d s t o t h e i r
state lists, however, w i t h t h e appearance o f some ultra-vagrants i n c l u d i n g
Rustic B u n t i n g , Eastern Wood-Pewee, a n d W h o o p e r Swan.
Congratulations are i n order t o D o n n a Lusthoff f o r reaching 4 0 0 o n h e r
state list. She also achieved 100+ birds i n every c o u n t y as d i d Paul Sullivan.
Kudos t o b o t h . T h e 200-bird barrier w a s b r o k e n i n Clackamas County. T h i s
leaves o n l y Gilliam, Josephine, L i n n , Sherman, and Y a m h i l l Counties w i t h o u t
"200 birders."
This year there is a slight m o d i f i c a t i o n t o t h e format, as suggested b y a
reporter. T h e c o u n t y year lists are organized b y c o u n t y rather t h a n b y species totals. T h i s makes c o m p a r i n g m u l t i p l e year lists f r o m t h e same c o u n t y
easier. Additionally, t h e "Previous C o u n t y Record H i g h l i s t s " is n o w t h e "Allt i m e C o u n t y Year List Records," so t h e list includes records f r o m 1994.1 h o p e
these changes are n o t t o o drastic; after all, I d o n ' t w a n t t o start o f f o n t h e
w r o n g foot.
Totals m a r k e d w i t h an asterisk (*) are p r e v i o u s l y s u b m i t t e d totals as an
u p d a t e d t o t a l was n o t received this year. O n l y totals o f 390 o r m o r e f o r t h e
state are carried t h r o u g h w i t h o u t an u p d a t e d list. C o u n t y totals are c a r r i e d
t h r o u g h f r o m year t o year o n l y i f t h e y are still leading i n a county. Names
m a r k e d w i t h ( £ ) s y m b o l h o n o r deceased birders.
Oregon State List (300)
373
Tom Love
452
Jeff Gilligan
372
John Gatchet
435
Tom Crabtree
372
Hendrik Herlyn
416
Owen Schmidt
371
Tim Shelmerdine
414
Jim Johnson
371
WaltYungen
414*
Richard Smith
370
Craig Corder
406*
Linda Weiland
368
Mike Patterson
405
Sheran Jones
367
David Anderson
400*
Ca.e
367
Dave Copeland
400
Donna Lusthoff
366
Clarice Watson
-
"s
399
Gerard Lillie
365
Kamal Islam
397*
Patrick Muller
365
Don Pederson
397
Steve Summers
365
Bill Tice
395*
Larry Thornburgh
361
Ron Maertz
Tim Janzen
394
Alan Contreras
359
394
Joe Evanich {%)
358
Ken Knittle
393*
Jim Carlson
355
Marion Corder
393*
Phillip Pickering
355
Rich Hoyer
387
David Bailey
354
Marshall Beretta
386
Paul Sullivan
353
Alice Parker
378
Craig Miller
348
Anthony Floyd
377
Barbara Combs
346
Stephen Dowlan
377
Steve Gordon
345
Greg Gillson
Judy Stevens
377
Alan McGie
344
376
Jack Corbett
343
Eva Schultz
375
Martha Sawyer (X)
338
John Lundsten
374
Skip Russell
335
Roger Robb
Oregon Birds 21(2): 37
Benton
Craig Miller
334
Jamie Simmons
180
WaltYungen
138
328
Paul Osburn
228*
Jan Krabbe
165
Barb Bellin
137
Craig Corder
326
Floyd Schrock
228*
Rick Krabbe
165
Craig Corder
133
Tim Shelmerdine
325
Karen Theodore
202
Hendrik Herlyn
159
Anthony Floyd
131
Eva Schultz
318
Fred Parker (+)
197
Alan McGie
157
Barbara Combs
131
Jamie Simmons
318
Lewis Rems
196
Rich Hoyer
151
Don Pederson
124
Judy Stevens
316
Ted Kenefick
192
Anthony Floyd
145
Cindy Lawes
120
Bill Tice
313
Henry Gilmore
182
Barb Bellin
133
Hendrik Herlyn
102
Wayne Weber
100
Karen Munson
309
Carole Vande Voorde
181
Greg Gillson
129
Craig Miller
307
Cindy Lawes
171
Jamie Simmons
125
Wayne Weber
302
Ken Russell
165
Dave Copeland
124
Jack Corbett
301
Stuart Sparkman
158
Don Pederson
124
Clarice Watson
218
Lewis Rems
300
Don Munson
156
Craig Corder
118
Steve Gordon
214
Tom Crabtree
Oregon Year List (250)
Crook
155
Barbara Combs
115
Floyd Schrock
211
Craig Miller
151
Jack Corbett
100
Karen Sparkman
170
Paul Sullivan
336
Skip Russell
149
Clarice Watson
100
Stuart Sparkman
170
Karen Theodore
312
Paul Sullivan
147
Steve Gordon
100
Judy Stevens
155
David Anderson
309
Bill Tice
146
WaltYungen
308
Ted Kenefick
144
Mike Patterson
304
Donna Lusthoff
140
Roger Robb
214*
Phillip Pickering
141
Steve Summers
293
Tim Janzen
132
Donna Lusthoff
187
Jim Johnson
140
WaltYungen
Craig Corder
Columbia
154
Donna Lusthoff
148
John Lundsten
289
Greg Gillson
127
Judy Stevens
157
Anthony Floyd
123
287
Don Munson
125
Bill Tice
155
Skip Russell
121
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285
Hendrik Herlyn
124
John Lundsten
155
Paul Sullivan
117
Se.e 3 : : o n
283
Dave Copeland
114
Paul Osburn
139
Dave Copeland
115
Hendrik Herlyn
280
Don Pederson
113
Eva Schultz
135
Donna Lusthoff
112
Zi.z
271
Henry Gilmore
108
Paul Sullivan
133
Tim Shelmerdine
111
::e.e"s
271
WaltYungen
106
Karen Sparkman
130
Greg Gillson
107
J n Johnson
270
Tim Shelmerdine
106
Stuart Sparkman
126
David Anderson
101
Eva Schultz
267
Mike Patterson
103
Stephen Dowlan
124
Tom Love
262
Craig Corder
262
Jamie Simmons
261
Alice Parker
Clackamas
WaltYungen
Craig Corder
Z::eland
Curry
ZEE*
Jim Rogers
213
Elmer Specht
108
Barbara Combs
250
Don Munson
106
John Gatchet
228
Steve Summers
106
Steve Gordon
223
Elizabeth Irle
Z:E
Paul Sullivan
261
Judy Stevens
205
Tim Janzen
256
Stephen Dowlan
177
Stephen Dowlan
252
Craig Miller
168
Tim Shelmerdine
Top Ten Oregon Year Lists
115
112
r
158
Donna Lusthoff
155
Dave Copeland
Coos
185
Howard Sands
301*
Larry Thornburgh
•12
Jim Johnson
356
Phillip Pickering (1986)
140
Walt Yungen
286
Alan McGie
179
John Bischoff
345
Donna Lusthoff (1987)
128
Don Pederson
243
Alan Contreras
174
Steve Gordon
345
Skip Russell (1992)
126
Tom Love
230
Paul Sullivan
172
Fred Hummel
344
Jeff Gilligan (1981)
122
Barb Bellin
217
Alice Parker
169
Ray Ekstrom
339
Linda Weiland (1985)
118
Jack Corbett
216
Dave Copeland
153
Karen Munson
336
Skip Russell (1994)
112
Paul Sullivan
207
Walt Yungen
153
Alice Parker
334
Richard Smith (1981)
111
David Anderson
204
Steve Gordon
145
Dave Copeland
333
Jim Johnson (1989)
105
Anthony Floyd
200
Jim Johnson
141
WaltYungen
330
Donna Lusthoff (1985)
104
Barbara Combs
197
Ron Maertz
140
Barbara Combs
330
Tom Mickel (1985)
100
Steve Gordon
197
Don Munson
138
Jack Corbett
193
Steve Summers
138
Skip Russell
192
Jack Corbett
132
John Lundsten
1994 Oregon County Lists
Baker
Clatsop
282
Mike Patterson
190
Hendrik Herlyn
125
Craig Corder
222
Tom Crabtree
184
Barbara Combs
124
Tim Shelmerdine
231*
Ann Ward
221
Jim Johnson
181
Skip Russell
120
Alan McGie
219
Craig Corder
210
Donna Lusthoff
Donna Lusthoff
105
Anthony Floyd
202
Paul Sullivan
210
Paul Sullivan
178
174
Roger Robb
102
Donna Lusthoff
151
John Lundsten
209
Henry Gilmore
170
Anthony Floyd
102
Judy Stevens
139
Judy Stevens
202
Dave Copeland
168
Barb Bellin
101
Barb Bellin
127
WaltYungen
200
Greg Gillson
163
Clarice Watson
100
Mike Patterson
113
Steve Gordon
197
John Gatchet
161
Brian Kruse
Deschutes
109
Barbara Combs
196
Tim Shelmerdine
161
Mike Patterson
108
Jamie Simmons
194
David Anderson
151
Greg Gillson
279
Tom Crabtree
103
Donna Lusthoff
184
Skip Russell
146
Don Pederson
258
Craig Miller
102
Barb Bellin
182
Tom Love
144
David Anderson
235
Lewis Rems
Oregon Birds 21 (2): 38
212
Karen Theodore
152
Donna Lusthoff
172
Ken Knittle
138
206
Paul Sullivan
151
Marion Corder
171
Eva Schultz
126
WaltYungen
David Anderson
187
Steve Summers
124
Dave Copeland
170
Marion Corder
125
Anthony Floyd
186
Skip Russell
111
WaltYungen
169
Mike Patterson
125
Steve Summers
185
Donna Lusthoff
108
Paul Sullivan
167
Cindy Lawes
124
Jim Johnson
183
Greg Gillson
103
Barbara Combs
167
Jamie Simmons
112
Barbara Combs
175
WaltYungen
162
Floyd Schrock
111
Skip Russell
171
Steve Gordon
159
Stephen Dowlan
111
Tim Shelmerdine
167
Dave Copeland
205
Paul Sullivan
148
Karen Sparkman
111
Karen Theodore
165
Eva Schultz
169
Walt Yungen
148
Stuart Sparkman
109
John Lundsten
100
Steve Gordon
Grant
162
Alice Parker
135
Craig Corder
144
Roger Robb
162
Bill Tice
130
John Lundsten
127
Wayne Weber
158
Barb Bellin
128
Donna Lusthoff
107
Ray Ekstrom
158
Hendrik Herlyn
127
Barbara Combs
154
Don Pederson
127
Steve Gordon
152
Jack Corbett
121
Jim Johnson
217
143
Craig Corder
120
Barb Bellin
141
Alan McGie
119
Anthony Floyd
139
Anthony Floyd
118
138
Marion Corder
116
135
Roger Robb
134
Josephine
Steve Summers
198
Hood River
162
Don Munson
David Anderson
145
Ray Ekstrom
201
Donna Lusthoff
134
Howard Sands
147
Tim Shelmerdine
129
WaltYungen
Jack Corbett
139
Jim Johnson
122
Jack Corbett
Dave Copeland
131
Dave Copeland
122
Steve Gordon
113
David Anderson
129
WaltYungen
106
Barbara Combs
Cindy Lawes
112
Alan McGie
128
Paul Sullivan
106
Donna Lusthoff
133
Clarice Watson
112
Wayne Weber
124
Barbara Combs
104
Paul Sullivan
132
Barbara Combs
106
John Gatchet
115
Craig Corder
Klamath
132
John Gatchet
104
Tom Love
Tim Shelmerdine
102
Judy Stevens
Hendrik Herlyn
111
130
101
Anthony Floyd
291
Steve Summers
124
Tom Love
100
Steve Summers
101
Ron Maertz
263
Ray Ekstrom
123
Jamie Simmons
248
Steve Gordon
119
Don Munson
Harney
117
Jim Johnson
291*
Jackson
Jeff Gilligan
274*
234
Kevin Spencer
Marjorie Moore
209
Paul Sullivan
116
Stephen Dowlan
283
Tom Crabtree
270
Howard Sands
208
Howard Sands
116
Henry Gilmore
263
Jim Johnson
265
Otis Swisher
188
Ron Maertz
116
Judy Stevens
255
Steve Summers
247
Ray Ekstrom
182
WaltYungen
105
David Anderson
253
Craig Miller
218
Steve Summers
180
Dave Copeland
239
Paul Sullivan
178
Paul Sullivan
180
Clarice Watson
230
Hendrik Herlyn
168
Steve Gordon
179
Barbara Combs
223
Donna Lusthoff
159
Barbara Combs
177
Jim Johnson
Douglas
292
Martha Sawyer (J)
286
Ron Maertz
222
Craig Corder
159
Dave Copeland
177
Roger Robb
274
Alice Parker
220
Alan McGie
155
Jim Johnson
169
Donna Lusthoff
271
Ken Knittle
217
Alice Parker
146
Jack Corbett
166
Hendrik Herlyn
238
Fred Parker (+)
213
Jack Corbett
145
Walt Yungen
166
Alan McGie
Skip Russell
219
Steve Gordon
211
Dave Copeland
140
Donna Lusthoff
165
211
Paul Sullivan
210
Anthony Floyd
124
Tom Love
164
Eva Schultz
207
Howard Sands
209
Tom Love
122
Anthony Floyd
158
Marion Corder
191
Brian Kruse
208
David Anderson
122
Alice Parker
156
Lewis Rems
174
Steve Summers
208
Steve Gordon
121
Skip Russell
155
Jack Corbett
158
Barbara Combs
208
Judy Stevens
115
Clarice Watson
155
Craig Corder
158
WaltYungen
206
Barbara Combs
114
Barb Bellin
154
Brian Kruse
146
Jim Johnson
205
Walt Yungen
114
Craig Corder
153
Barb Bellin
144
Eva Schultz
202
Karen Theodore
114
Tim Shelmerdine
153
Tim Shelmerdine
141
Tim Shelmerdine
201
John Gatchet
108
Brian Kruse
148
Don Munson
Dave Copeland
200
Bill Tice
106
Henry Gilmore
138
Anthony Floyd
100
Judy Stevens
135
Craig Miller
131
131
Wayne Weber
John Gatchet
135
1.33
Donna Lusthoff
198
Rich Hoyer
131
Mike Patterson
198
Skip Russell
116
116
Ray Ekstrom
191
Greg Gillson
Clarice Watson
183
Barb Bellin
236
Lewis Rems
127
109
Anthony Floyd
183
Tim Shelmerdine
223
Tom Crabtree
126
David Anderson
103
Barb Bellin
182
Clarice Watson
213
Craig Miller
120
Jamie Simmons
102
Jack Corbett
181
John Lundsten
203
Barb Bellin
117
Greg Gillson
179
Henry Gilmore
190
Paul Sullivan
115
Tom Love
Gilliam
Jefferson
Don Pederson
178
Don Pederson
167
Dave Copeland
114
Henry Gilmore
190
Craig Corder
177
Carole Vande Voorde
157
Floyd Schrock
113
Bill Tice
185
Judy Stevens
174
Ron Maertz
141
Donna Lusthoff
102
Alice Parker
Oregon Birds 21(2): 39
Malheur
Lincoln
Lake
154
John Gatchet
267
Steve Summers
300*
Darrell Faxon
215
Craig Corder
152
Tim Shelmerdine
264
Craig Miller
238
Floyd Schrock
206
Marion Corder
148
Henry Gilmore
245
Priscilla Summers
237
Barb Bellin
200
Paul Sullivan
147
Dave Copeland
231
Karen Theodore
233
Anthony Floyd
133
John Gatchet
142
Mike Patterson
227
Kevin Spencer
230
Greg Gillson
129
Alan Contreras
137
Craig Corder
218
Lewis Rems
228
Paul Sullivan
126
Anthony Floyd
136
Stephen Dowlan
204
Paul Sullivan
224
WaltYungen
119
Barbara Combs
136
Walt Yungen
175
Ray Ekstrom
219
Jack Corbett
116
WaltYungen
122
Steve Gordon
164
Dave Copeland
217
Dave Copeland
114
David Anderson
116
Brian Kruse
Donna Lusthoff
116
Cindy Lawes
Judy Stevens
115
Barb Bellin
164
Jack Corbett
211
Hendrik Herlyn
108
164
Tim Shelmerdine
205
Rich Hoyer
106
160
Barb Bellin
203
Stephen Dowlan
160
WaltYungen
203
Jim Johnson
149
Alan McGie
203
Bill Tice
243
Barb Bellin
106
Marion Corder
145
Donna Lusthoff
201
Barbara Combs
229
Jack Corbett
102
Wayne Weber
144
Barbara Combs
198
Steve Gordon
220
Don Pederson
100
Hendrik Herlyn
135
Craig Corder
197
Jamie Simmons
217
Dave Copeland
131
Judy Stevens
191
Clarice Watson
210
Walt Yungen
130
Steve Gordon
189
Donna Lusthoff
208
Stephen Dowlan
241*
130
Skip Russell
187
Skip Russell
205
Paul Sullivan
224
Barb Bellin
127
Hendrik Herlyn
185
Don Pederson
200
John Lundsten
219
Bill Tice
125
Eva Schultz
184
Tim Shelmerdine
173
Floyd Schrock
210
Jack Corbett
119
Jim Johnson
182
John Lundsten
159
Stuart Sparkma'
Hi
Walt Yungen
118
Henry Gilmore
181
Eva Schultz
158
Karen S p a r k r a -
Don Pederson
Anthony Floyd
168
Craig Corder
145
Barbara Corr:s
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111
200
Floyd Schrock
145
Greg Gillson
193
Stephen Dowlan
181
Dave Copeland
Marion
115
Barbara Combs
108
Jack Corbett
Polk
Roy Gerig
105
John Lundsten
166
David Anderson
104
Greg Gillson
165
John Gatchet
140
Bill Tice
164
Roger Robb
136
Tim Shelme d:'5
160
Paul Sullivan
151
Alan McGie
131
Steve Gordon
153
John Lundsten
Steve Summers
125
Donna Lustre"
144
Barbara Combs
Lane
r
316*
Tom Mickel
150
304
Steve Gordon
145
Tom Love
120
Anthony Floy:
143
Donna Lusthoff
297
Clarice Watson
138
Mike Patterson
114
Mike Patterscr
130
Anthony Floyd
295
Alan Contreras
125
Craig Miller
105
Tom Love
126
Rich Hoyer
104
Jamie Simmers
123
Greg Gillson
121
Stuart Sparkman
283
Barbara Combs
118
Judy Stevens
262
Eva Schultz
113
Stuart Sparkman
253
Steve Summers
112
Karen Sparkman
251
Roger Robb
109
Henry Gilmore
237
247
Mike Patterson
109
Cindy Lawes
222
WaltYungen
104
Wayne Weber
217
Paul Sullivan
205
Jack Corbett
Linn
Morrow
115
Karen Sparkman
Craig Corder
114
Tim Shelmerdine
219
Marion Corder
109
Tom Love
206
Judy Stevens
105
Steve Gordon
192
Jamie Simmons
105
Mike Patterson
102
Hendrik Herlyn
101
Jim Johnson
166
Paul Sullivan
150
Donna Lusthoff
184
Jim Johnson
192*
Phillip Pickering
175
Hendrik Herlyn
184
Greg Gillson
127
Dave Copeland
174
Ron Maertz
157
Rich Hoyer
114
WaltYungen
171
Alice Parker
155
Barbara Combs
110
Steve Gordon
•95'
170
Dave Copeland
151
Anthony Floyd
107
Barbara Combs
185
David Bailey
170
Anthony Floyd
147
WaltYungen
105
Anthony Floyd
164
Jim Johnson
167
Don Pederson
146
Hendrik Herlyn
147
Craig Miller
160
Multnomah
Sherman
Phillip Pickering
141
Donna Lusthoff
Walt Yungen
Barb Bellin
140
Dave Copeland
Don Pederson
244*
Jeff Gilligan
119
Paul Osburn
136
142
Donna Lusthoff
133
Barb Bellin
233
Jim Johnson
118
Dave Copeland
141
Greg Gillson
133
Steve Gordon
219
David Bailey
118
Tim Shelmerdine
133
Tim Shelmerdine
129
Donna Lusthoff
212
Craig Corder
Floyd Schrock
125
Stephen Dowlan
202
Tom Love
Tom Crabtree
116
123
103
David Anderson
120
Craig Miller
123
Paul Sullivan
193
Paul Osburn
103
Paul Sullivan
101
Judy Stevens
100
Barbara Combs
145
114
Brian Kruse
120
Jack Corbett
189
Donna Lusthoff
114
Bill Tice
115
Jamie Simmons
186
Skip Russell
105
Craig Corder
113
Tim Shelmerdine
178
Anthony Floyd
104
Stephen Dowlan
106
Alan McGie
168
David Anderson
100
John Lundsten
102
Floyd Schrock
167
Paul Sullivan
279*
Jeff Gilligan
161
Greg Gillson
259
Jim Johnson
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Tillamook
1994 County Year Lists
242
David Bailey
167
Barb Bellin
178
Jim Johnson
240
Donna Lusthoff
165
Ken Knittle
163
Skip Russell
223
Jack Corbett
164
Marion Corder
154
WaltYungen
221
Tim Shelmerdine
153
Skip Russell
153
Dave Copeland
220
WaltYungen
147
WaltYungen
141
David Anderson
219
Paul Sullivan
132
Barbara Combs
141
Don Pederson
182
Tim Janzen
216
Tom Love
131
David Anderson
137
Barb Bellin
179
Elmer Specht
216
Skip Russell
130
Dave Copeland
130
Craig Corder
213
Greg Gillson
128
Tom Love
130
Tim Shelmerdine
209
Mike Patterson
213
Mike Patterson
127
John Gatchet
128
Cindy Lawes
166
Henry Gilmore
109
Barbara Combs
209
Dave Copeland
126
Steve Gordon
205
Don Pederson
126
Jim Johnson
107
Jack Corbett
202
Tom Crabtree
118
Judy Stevens
104
Anthony Floyd
201
Barbara Combs
116
Jamie Simmons
102
Steve Gordon
101
Mike Patterson
199
John Lundsten
114
Hendrik Herlyn
198
John Gatchet
106
Alice Parker
192
David Anderson
190
Barb Bellin
Wallowa
Baker
John Lundsten
151
Clackamas
Clatsop
Coos
Don Munson
195
Crook
154
Lewis Rems
Curry
Don Munson
234
Wheeler
203
Donna Lusthoff
194
Elizabeth Irle
179
John Bischoff
Deschutes
190
Bill Tice
262
Frank Conley
201
David Anderson
189
Craig Corder
224
Paul Sullivan
198
Lewis Rems
187
Paul Sullivan
189
Stephen Dowlan
207
Craig Corder
179
Paul Sullivan
165
Craig Miller
184
Craig Miller
205
Judy Stevens
163
Craig Miller
162
Lewis Rems
142
Dave Copeland
Douglas
181
Floyd Schrock
164
Carole Vande Voorde
178
Hendrik Herlyn
153
Marion Corder
125
Craig Corder
213
Ron Maertz
169
Anthony Floyd
151
Dave Copeland
120
WaltYungen
195
Alice Parker
163
Clarice Watson
143
Jack Corbett
107
Don Pederson
152
Cindy Lawes
128
Jamie Simmons
103
Barbara Combs
183
Craig Corder
150
Steve Gordon
127
Anthony Floyd
102
Karen Theodore
183
Judy Stevens
147
Karen Sparkman
127
Walt Yungen
101
Steve Gordon
147
Stuart Sparkman
118
Jim Johnson
146
Marion Corder
116
Steve Gordon
143
Judy Stevens
114
Barb Bellin
190
Tom Love
136
Steve Summers
114
Ken Knittle
170
Floyd Schrock
134
Alice Parker
110
Barbara Combs
165
John Gatchet
101
Donna Lusthoff
164
WaltYungen
152
Bill Tice
146
Dave Copeland
Yamhill
133
Alan McGie
133
Jamie Simmons
129
Carole Vande Voorde
119
Wayne Weber
249
Donna Lusthoff
142
Barb Bellin
115
Henry Gilmore
214
Craig Corder
139
108
Eva Schultz
208
Dave Copeland
132
Donna Lusthoff
Greg Gillson
207
Marion Corder
124
Jack Corbett
205
Don Pederson
119
Don Pederson
Umatilla
Wasco
272
Craig Corder
202
David Anderson
117
Paul Sullivan
257
Marion Corder
158
WaltYungen
116
Stephen Dowlan
251
Judy Stevens
156
Jim Johnson
114
Barbara Combs
Jim Johnson
Gilliam
Harney
177
Craig Miller
157
Alice Parker
152
Greg Gillson
Jackson
Howard Sands
200
Jefferson
Lewis Rems
189
Josephine
Don Munson
159
Lake
212
Craig Miller
156
Lewis Rems
Lane
Steve Gordon
164
Lincoln
John Lundsten
168
Malheur
224
Paul Sullivan
151
Paul Sullivan
113
222
Ken Knittle
140
Skip Russell
112
Tim Shelmerdine
171
Donna Lusthoff
140
Tim Shelmerdine
105
Steve Gordon
Marion
148
Skip Russell
135
Judy Stevens
101
Anthony Floyd
188
John Lundsten
147
Jamie Simmons
128
Jack Corbett
158
Don Pederson
144
Anthony Floyd
112
Cindy Lawes
140
Jim Johnson
108
Barbara Combs
122
WaltYungen
107
Anthony Floyd
119
John Gatchet
104
Tom Love
108
Dave Copeland
103
Barb Bellin
105
Barbara Combs
100
Steve Gordon
Union
254
Joe Evanich (t)
Paul Sullivan
156
Polk
Bill Tice
189
Wallowa
Frank Conley
205
Wasco
Donna Lusthoff
208
Washington
Washington
234
Joe Evanich (t)
159
Donna Lusthoff
223
Donna Lusthoff
154
210
John Gatchet
Wheeler
Greg Gillson
173
Lewis Rems
208
Paul Sullivan
195
Greg Gillson
200
Craig Corder
184
Tom Love
176
Donna Lusthoff
181
Paul Sullivan.
Oregon Birds 21(2): 41
All-time County Year List Records
Baker
204
Jan & Rick Krabbe/Matt Hunter
Jackson
170
(1982/83)
233
Phillip Pickering (1988)
209
Mike Patterson (1990)
196
175
Phillip Pickering (1988)
234
Dick Cronberg (1992)
250
Larry Thornburg (1988)
241
Lewis Rems (1992)
184
Lewis Rems (1991)
257
Dick Cronberg (1992)
232
Colin Dillingham (1991)
241
Steve Summers (1983)
201
Tom Crabtree (1988)
189
247
211
Martha Sawyer ft) (1983)
183
Steve Summers (1991)
242
207
209
Steve Heinl (1985)
Grant
192
Craig Corder & Judy Stevens (1932)
Joe Evanich ft) (1983)
Frank Conley (1985)
211
Donna Lusthoff (1992)
Washington
Phillip Pickering (1986)
188
John F. Gatchet (1984)
Wheeler
Phillip Pickering (1990)
195
UndaWeiland(1992)
Yamhill
Craig Corder (1987)
150
Marion
Craig Corder & Judy Stevens (1994)
Phillip Pickering (1985)
Wasco
Malheur
Gilliam
234
Wallowa
Linn
Douglas
Phillip Pickering (1989)
Union
Lincoln
Deschutes
181
Umatilla
Lane
Curry
Roy Gerig (1990)
Tillamook
Lake
Crook
195
Sherman
Klamath
Coos
185
David Anderson (1989)
Josephine
Columbia
200 • Joe Evanich ft) (1988)
Polk
Jefferson
Clatsop
232
Multnomah
Phillip Pickering (1986)
Hood River
Clackamas
191
237
Craig Corder (1988)
Benton
178
Harney
Roy Gerig (1985)
0
Barb Bellin (1991)
Morrow
Paul Sullivan (1985)
224
Craig Corder (1990)
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p u n c t u a t e t h e e n d o f t h e message.
To subscribe t o OBOL, send a m a i l
message t o :
[email protected]
T h e message t e x t s h o u l d read:
subscribe obol your-email-address
For example:
subscribe obol [email protected]
A f e w h o u r s after y o u subscribe,
y o u ' l l get a m a i l message f r o m the list
server software g i v i n g y o u basic i n f o r m a t i o n about h o w t o use t h e list,
i n c l u d i n g h o w t o e n d y o u r subscript i o n (remove your name f r o m the
list). Save this message f o r future reference. Y o u w i l l also get a separate
message f r o m the list server a c k n o w l e d g i n g that y o u r s u b s c r i p t i o n succeeded.
N e x t , y o u ' l l start g e t t i n g m a i l messages. I f you've j o i n e d a h o t l i n e list,
these w i l l be h o t l i n e reports. O B O L
sends several messages a day. Most
N B H C h o t l i n e lists send 7-12 messages e a c h w e e k . F o r e x a m p l e ,
BIRDWEST s u b s c r i b e r s receive rep o r t s f r o m O r e g o n (Portland), Washi n g t o n (Seattle), N . California (daily
a n d w e e k l y summaries), Santa Barbara, Monterey, Los Angeles, Tucson,
and N e w M e x i c o . O n l y transcribers
are a l l o w e d t o send m a i l t o the N B H C
h o t l i n e lists.
fer t o subscribe t o BIRDCHAT o n l y
for t h e b r i e f p e r i o d s t h a t t h e y are
logged o n . M o s t prefer t o use t h e SET
DIGEST c o m m a n d to c o n t r o l message
f r e q u e n c y . T h e SET D I G E S T c o m m a n d combines all o f the day's m a i l
messages i n a single message a n d
mails i t t o y o u at the e n d o f t h e day.
To use i t , send t h e f o l l o w i n g c o m m a n d t o LISTSERVOLISTSERV.
A R I Z O N A . E D U , any t i m e after subscribing:
SET BIRDCHAT DIGEST
It is s t r o n g l y r e c o m m e n d e d t h a t
y o u use t h i s c o m m a n d w h e n subs c r i b i n g t o BIRDCHAT, especially i f
y o u are using an office computer.
After you've read messages f r o m a
discussion f o r u m for a w h i l e , y o u ' l l
feel ready t o j o i n i n . To post a message o n an N B H C list, send a m a i l
message t o [email protected]
A R I Z O N A . E D U . Remember t o substit u t e the suffix o f y o u r choice for t h e
"nnnn," as i n t h e previous examples.
Every message t o t h e B I R D n n n n lists
is archived, and the list i n t r o d u c t o r y
m a i l message p o i n t s y o u to instructions for searching these archives.To
post a message o n OBOL, send i t t o
[email protected]
Give y o u r message a subject l i n e
that surrimarizes the t o p i c ; this makes
it easier for future readers to f i n d i t .
Even.' message to t h e B I R D n n n n lists
is archived, and the list i n t r o d u c t o r y
mail p o i n t s y o u t o i n s t r u c t i o n s f o r
searching these archives. It's g o o d
etiquette to i n c l u d e a line w i t h i n t h e
m a i l message itself t h a t gives y o u r
name and e l e c t r o n i c m a i l address.
(Some institutions have m a i l utilities
that strip the m a i l headers o f f messages, so repeating header informat i o n w i t h i n the message helps p e o p l e
w h o may w a n t t o reply directly to y o u
instead o f p o s t i n g t o all t h e list readers.) A n added benefit o f these lists is
the friendships y o u can f o r m t h r o u g h
exchanging private m a i l w i t h o t h e r
participants.
To s t o p r e c e i v i n g m a i l f r o m any
N B H C list, send a m a i l message like
the following to:
[email protected]:
SIGN
OFF BIRDnnnn
D o n o t a p p e n d y o u r n a m e t o the
N B H C message, o r i t w o n ' t w o r k .
Before sending t h e message, check
that y o u have used t h e c o r r e c t address t o send i t t o t h e list server (the
LISTSERV o r M a j o r d o m o address) and
not t o t h e list itself. A c o m m o n mistake o f n e w users is t o post t h e i r subs c r i p t i o n request so that every o t h e r
subscriber receives it, t h e equivalent
o f dialing a w r o n g n u m b e r t o dozens
o f p e o p l e at once!
There are c u r r e n t l y n o subscription
costs for N B H C o r OBOL. H o m e c o m p u t e r users, h o w e v e r , n e e d a telep h o n e line, a m o d e m ( c o m m u n i c a tions hardware device), a m o d e m
software package (for dialing, d o w n loading, a n d u p l o a d i n g files), a n d a
subscription to a n e t w o r k service that
provides I n t e r n e t access. These services usually charge a m o n t h l y fee
plus a charge p e r h o u r o f c o n n e c t
time.
Table 1 shows some n e t w o r k services t h a t p r o v i d e I n t e r n e t access.
S p r i n t C o m m u n i c a t i o n s (800-8777 7 4 6 ) offers a service called PC Pursuit that reduces p h o n e costs for dialing i n t o some n e t w o r k services Y o u
can also purchase programs that reduce y o u r connect t i m e b y letting y o u
d o y o u r reading a n d e d i t i n g o f f line.
O n e such p r o g r a m i s T A P C I S ® f r o m
Support G r o u p I n c . (800-872-4768),
designed for CompuServe users.
T h e procedures for accessing t h e
Internet from your home computer
depends o n w h i c h n e t w o r k service
y o u subscribe t o . For example, i f y o u
have a CompuServe account, t y p e "go
m a i l " at t h e ! p r o m p t and select m e n u
i t e m 2 t o c o m p o s e a message. After
y o u exit f r o m t h e message, y o u w i l l
be p r o m p t e d for address information.
O n t h e "Send t o ( N a m e o r User I D ) : "
I f you've j o i n e d o n e o f the discusline, t y p e INTERNET: f o l l o w e d b y t h e
sion lists, y o u w i l l get messages f r o m
To stop receiving m a i l f r o m OBOL,
address f o r subscribing o r p o s t i n g t o
the other subscribers. BIRDCHAT send the f o l l o w i n g message t o
t
h e list o f y o u r c h o i c e .
may send m o r e t h a n 40 a day. These
[email protected]:
I f y o u have a m o d e m , b u t d o n ' t
messages fill u p corporate or personal
unsubscribe obol your-name
have I n t e r n e t accomputer disk
Table
1.
Services
that
provide
Internet
access.
cess, y o u can still
space rapidly, and
America Online
800-827-6364 (voice)
read the NBHC
may be t o o m u c h
CompuServe
800-848-8990 (voice)
hotline mail by
traffic for some
dialing into a
Netcom Online Communication Services 800-501-8649 (voice)
m a i l systems. To
p u b l i c access bulRainDrop Laboratories
503-293-1772 (2400 baud modem)
avoid problems,
l e t i n b o a r d sysTeleport
503-223-4245 (voice)
some users pre-
Oregon Birds 21(2): 43
tern (BBS).Table 2 s h o w s modem-accessible b u l l e t i n boards that p o s t t h e
lists B I R D C N T R , BIRDEAST, a n d
BIRDWEST.
These b u l l e t i n boards m a y also post
w e e k l y summaries o f t h e discussion
o n BIRDCHAT, a l t h o u g h t h e y d o n o t
enable y o u t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e discussion.The cost o f accessing a bull e t i n b o a r d depends o n t h e average
cost o f a long-distance call t o that
p a r t i c u l a r BBS .The first t i m e y o u connect, a b u l l e t i n b o a r d usually displays
a f e w questions a b o u t y o u a n d y o u r
system, t o h e l p t h e BBS manager track
w h o is logged i n a n d t o make sure
that y o u r t e r m i n a l display settings are
c o r r e c t f o r that b u l l e t i n b o a r d . Y o u
may also n e e d t o s u p p l y a personal
password. M o s t b u l l e t i n boards p r o vide a series o f screens w i t h m e n u s
that e x p l a i n h o w t o display o n l i n e
h e l p a n d f i n d t h e files y o u w a n t t o
read, a n d p r o v i d e a w a y t o contact
the BBS manager i f y o u have m o r e
questions.
H o w e v e r y o u access t h e m , N B H C
and O B O L are tools that can entert a i n and i n f o r m y o u . W h y n o t l o g i n
the n e x t r a i n y day and see w h a t y o u
learn, o r start p l a n n i n g that d r e a m
trip? Incidentally, the Portland
"Birder's N i g h t s " are h e l d t h e first
Tuesday o f every m o n t h , ( e x c e p t duri n g t h e s u m m e r ) at 7:30 p m . , at
A u d u b o n House, 5151 N.W. C o r n e l l
Road.0
T
he N o r t h A m e r i c a n Breeding Bird Survey has r e c e n t l y established a
h o m e page accessible t h r o u g h t h e I n t e r n e t . For m o r e t h a n 400 spe
cies, this h o m e page provides maps o f d i s t r i b u t i o n and relative abundance based o n counts along BBS routes, maps of population
trends, the
p o p u l a t i o n t r e n d estimates b y states/provinces, p h y s i o g r a p h i c strata, a n d
regions, and a graph o f the survey-wide annual indices. These analyses are
c u r r e n t l y based o n BBS data t h r o u g h 1992 .We anticipate that t h e i n i t i a l analyses based o n data t h r o u g h 1994 w i l l b e c o m e available o n this h o m e page b y
A p r i l / M a y 1995. A n n u a l updates o f this i n f o r m a t i o n a n d t h e results o f addit i o n a l analyses w i l l be placed o n the h o m e page as t h e y b e c o m e available.
T h e address f o r this h o m e page is h t t p : / / w w w . i m . n b s . g o v / b b s / b b s . h t m Y o u r
c o m m e n t s w i l l be appreciated. For additional i n f o r m a t i o n , please contact
Bruce Peterjohn, Coordinator, Breeding B i r d Survey, Patuxent E n v i r o n m e n tal Science Center,Laurel,MD 2 0 7 0 8 , 3 0 l 4 9 7 - 5 8 4 l ; p e t e r j o h n b @ m a i l . f w s . g o v .
T
he U.S. Fish & W i l d l i f e Service is offering c o m p u t e r users a w e a l t h o f
data o n t h e conservation and management o f the nation's fish and
w i l d l i f e resources and t h e i r habitat.The Service's W o r l d W i d e W e b can
be f o u n d at h t t p : / w w w . f w s . g o v / . I n f o r m a t i o n is also available t o those w i t h
o n l y I n t e r n e t e-mail t e x t transfer capabilities t h r o u g h a separate "dial-a-file"
l i b r a r y server. Send a message to " R 9 I R M L I M g m a i l . f w s . g o v " to access this
server. O n the subject line ( n o t the body o f the message), t y p e SEND HELP
and y o u w i l l be sent a user's guide i n c l u d i n g an index o f topics i n t h e library.
Subscribing to Internet birding sites:
OBOL (Oregon Birders On-line)
[email protected]
C o m m a n d : subscribe o b o l your-email-address
Birdchat
[email protected]
C o m m a n d : subscribe birdchat
Birdwest
[email protected]
C o m m a n d : subscribe b i r d w e s t
Tweeters
[email protected]
C o m m a n d : tweeters your-real-name
Calbird-L
[email protected]
C o m m a n d : add calbird-L
Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society
[email protected]
C o m m a n d : subscribe tws-or
Internet access
One service for I n t e r n e t access used b y a n u m b e r o f O r e g o n birders is
Teleport, Inc., Suite 8 0 3 , 3 1 9 S.W.Washington, Portland, OR 97204, 503-2230 0 7 6 . C o n n e c t i o n s are available i n P o r t l a n d , Vancouver, Salem, Eugene,
Longview, and Medford; possible n e w sites i n c l u d e Corvallis a n d B e n d .
Table 2. Modem-accessible bulletin boards that post the lists BIRDCNTR, BIRDEAST, and BIRDWEST.
Airtight Garage BBS, San Francisco, CA
414-641-0348 (modem)
Colorado Connection BBS, Arvada, CO
303-423-9775 (modem)
S. Az. Birding BBS, Tucson, AZ
602-721-8719 (modem)
Oregon Birds 21(2): 44
The importance of collecting birds and preserving
museum specimens
M. Ralph Browning,
D.C.
20560
National
Biological
Studies o f m u s e u m s p e c i m e n s o f
birds h e l p answer questions o n geographic v a r i a t i o n , systematics, migration, relationships o f behavior to
p l u m a g e p a t t e r n s a n d color, m o l t ,
ectoparasites (and t h e i r d i s t r i b u t i o n ) ,
conservation policies, and many
o t h e r t o p i c s . Preserved specimens o f
birds p r o v i d e anyone t h e o p p o r t u n i t y
t o verify t h e conclusions o f p r e v i o u s
investigators.
M a n y o f t h e conclusions f r o m t h e
study o f specimens p r o v i d e informat i o n o n f i e l d i d e n t i f i c a t i o n s (e.g.,
M o r l a n 1991; Kaufman 1993) and
f i e l d guides. I n f o r m a t i o n f r o m preserved s t u d y skins o f a n a t o m i c a l l y
aged and sexed birds are essential t o
authors and artists o f field guides for
accurate descriptions and illustrations
of plumages, and for d e t e r m i n i n g
b r e e d i n g ranges, m i g r a t i o n routes,
and nonbreeding distributions. I n
t u r n , f i e l d g u i d e s are essential t o
b i r d e r s w h o w i s h to i d e n t i f y birds
accurately.
Scientific Collecting and Avian
Mortality
D e s p i t e t h e usefulness o f specimens for o r n i t h o l o g y , f e w birds are
c o l l e c t e d today. C o l l e c t i n g additional
specimens is considered unnecessary
by those w h o believe that t h e n u m ber o f existing specimens i n m u s e u m
collections is sufficient. However, the
c o m b i n e d collections i n museums o f
the w o r l d c o u l d p r o v i d e an average
o f o n l y 1 s p e c i m e n p e r 1000 square
k i l o m e t e r s o f a subspecies w i t h a
range, f o r e x a m p l e , t h e size Great
Britain and Ireland (Goodman and
Lanyon 1994), an area comparable t o
Oregon, western Washington, and
Siskiyou County, California. Some also
believe that scientific c o l l e c t i n g is
harmful to bird populations. However, c o l l e c t i n g is n o t d e t r i m e n t a l t o
m o s t p o p u l a t i o n s o f birds ( W i n k e r et
al. 1991) a n d is a v e r y m i n o r c o m p o n e n t o f annual m o r t a l i t y rates. Scientific c o l l e c t i n g is n o t k n o w n t o cause
Service,
MRC-111,
National
Museum
e x t i n c t i o n o f any a n i m a l s p e c i e s
(Hedges a n d T h o m a s 1991). Racey
(1931) is p r o b a b l y the earliest author
t o examine the rate o f m o r t a l i t y f r o m
scientific c o l l e c t i n g o f birds i n N o r t h
A m e r i c a . He estimated that scientific
c o l l e c t i n g c o n t r i b u t e d o n l y 0.0001
p e r c e n t o f t h e annual m o r t a l i t y o f
birds caused b y m a n i n British C o l u m bia; t h e r e m a i n d e r w e r e k i l l e d f o r
predator c o n t r o l , a n d b y hunters, o i l
p o l l u t i o n , domestic cats, and manmade o b j e c t s . W h i l e 98.1 p e r c e n t o f
t h e annual m o r t a l i t y o f birds is f r o m
natural causes, 1.9 p e r c e n t die o f dir e c t and i n d i r e c t h u m a n causes
(Banks 1979). M i l l i o n s o f b i r d s die
from striking w i n d o w s in urban
(Banks 1976), r u r a l , a n d s u b u r b a n
regions ( K l e m 1990). One domestic
cat, an i n d i r e c t h u m a n cause o f avian
mortality, may k i l l an estimated 5.5
birds annually (Churcher and L a w t o n
1987). Cats k i l l f r o m 7.8 t o 219 m i l l i o n birds annually i n rural W i s c o n s i n
(Coleman and Temple 1993) and app r o x i m a t e l y 4.4 m i l l i o n birds p e r day
i n the U n i t e d States (Stallcup 1992).
Several m o r e m i l l i o n birds are k i l l e d
annually by other kinds o f pets
(George 1974).
M o r t a l i t y f r o m c o l l e c t i n g for scientific or educational purposes i n t h e
U n i t e d States has b e e n estimated t o
be f r o m 0.00011 p e r c e n t ( K i n g and
B o c k ( 1 9 7 8 ) t o 0.0000002 p e r c e n t
(Remsen 1 9 9 3 ) R e m s e n ' s estimate is
p r o b a b l y closer, considering t h e current n u m b e r o f birds collected.
Specimens
and
Identifications
Verifiable
Specimens o f birds are necessary
t o s u p p o r t sight reports and p h o t o graphs, especially for species difficult
o r impossible t o i d e n t i f y b y observat i o n a l o n e . T h e f o l l o w i n g are exa m p l e s o f species a n d subspecies
s o m e t i m e s r e p o r t e d i n t h e Pacific
N o r t h w e s t literature that cannot be
verified w i t h o u t specimens.
of Natural
History,
Washington,
Species
Yellow-billed (Gavia adamsii)
and
C o m m o n Loons (G. immer) are diffic u l t t o i d e n t i f y i n t h e field because
of their similarities (Binford and
Remsen 1974; Burns and Mather
1974), and because feather w e a r and
fading m a y obscure p l u m a g e characters ( A p p l e b y et al. 1 9 8 6 ) . P h i l l i p s
( 1 9 9 0 ) c o n c l u d e d that i d e n t i f i c a t i o n
o f the 2 species i n n o n b r e e d i n g p l u m ages is e x t r e m e l y d i f f i c u l t ; he also
c i t e d an o b s e r v a t i o n o f a b i r d i n w i n ter that w a s i d e n t i f i e d i n t h e field as
aYellow-billed L o o n b u t o n c o l l e c t i o n
p r o v e d t o be a C o m m o n L o o n .
Female and i m m a t u r e Rufous H u m m i n g b i r d s (Selasphorus
rufus)
and
Allen's (S. sasih) H u m m i n g b i r d s are
impossible to identify i n the field
(Stiles 1 9 7 1 ; Johnsgard 1983). Ident i f i c a t i o n o f some a d u l t males m a y
also be p r o b l e m a t i c (see Patterson
1990) because o n l y a c o m b i n a t i o n o f
measurements w i l l a l l o w identificat i o n o f m o s t b i r d s (Stiles 1 9 7 2 ) . A
specimen o f Allen's H u m m i n g b i r d
f r o m t h e W i l l a m e t t e Valley (Patterson
1987) is apparently t h e o n l y verified
e x a m p l e o f t h e species i n O r e g o n
since the 2 collected by Jewett
( 1 9 2 9 ) . Sight records summarized b y
B r o w n i n g ( 1 9 7 5 ) a n d o t h e r s are susp e c t Qobanek 1994)
A c c u r a c y i n i d e n t i f i c a t i o n o f Redn a p e d (Sphyrapicus
nuchalis)
and
Yellow-bellied (S. varius) Sapsuckers
is i m p r o v e d b y e x a m i n a t i o n o f birds
i n t h e h a n d (Devillers 1970) .The r e d
nape may be missing o r w o r n f r o m
Red-naped Sapsuckers ( D u n n 1978),
o r i t may be present i n Y e l l o w - b e l l i e d
Sapsuckers ( L a n d i n g 1 9 9 1 ) . Specimens f r o m I l l i n o i s c o l l e c t e d i n t h e
late 1800s ( i n N a t i o n a l M u s e u m o f
Natural History [USNM], pers.
observ.) t e n d t o s u p p o r t later sight
records f r o m that state o f Yellow-bell i e d Sapsuckers w i t h red napes
( B o h l e n 1 9 8 9 ) . Because h y b r i d s o f
R e d - b r e a s t e d (S. ruber)
a n d Redn a p e d sapsuckers s o m e t i m e s have
Oregon Birds 21(2): 45
subtle characteristics ( B r o w n i n g
1977; J o h n s o n a n d J o h n s o n 1985),
birds i n t h e field c o u l d n o t be i d e n t i fied as o n e o r t h e o t h e r species unless e x a m i n e d i n t h e h a n d .
Some w a r b l e r s may be easily
m i s i d e n t i f i e d , especially species that
h y b r i d i z e . For example, Short ( 1 9 6 3 )
c o n c l u d e d that o f 4 3 1 specimens o f
hybrids of Golden-winged
(Vermivora chrysoptera)
and Blue-winged
(V.pinus
) w a r b l e r s , u p t o 312 (ca.
72 p e r c e n t ) w o u l d n o t be i d e n t i f i e d
as hybrids i n the field b y most observers. Some h y b r i d s o f H e r m i t (Dendroica occidentalis)
andTownsend's
(D. townsendt)
w a r b l e r s may closely
resemble o n e o f t h e parent species
( M o r r i s o n a n d H a r d y 1983).The eyering
of
Mourning
Warblers
(OporornisPhiladelphia)
is variable
i n a l l age classes ( L a n y o n a n d B u l l
1967) a n d field identifications o f this
species a n d M a c G i l l i v r a y ' s W a r b l e r
(Oporornis
tolmiei) are f u r t h e r conf o u n d e d because t h e 2 species hybridize. PitoccheUi (1990) c o n c l u d e d
that "Except f o r song, n o single character d i s t i n g u i s h e s these taxa 100
p e r c e n t o f t h e t i m e and song is useless f o r females and migrants." I d e n t i f y i n g e x t r e m e b i r d s is e q u i v o c a l
( K o w a l s k i 1983; PitoccheUi 1992).
Plumage characters of Hoary
(Carduelis
hornemanni)
and C o m m o n (C.flammea)
redpolls m a y overlap ( K n o x 1988; Seutin et al. 1992).
Some H o a r y Redpolls are w i t h i n the
range o f v a r i a t i o n f o r b i l l size a n d
other measurements o f C o m m o n
R e d p o l l s (contra
Schmidt and
Crabtree 1987), a n d m a n y r e d p o l l s
c a n n o t be i d e n t i f i e d c o r r e c t l y i n the
field ( K n o x 1988).
Subspecies
A s u b s p e c i e s is a n i d e n t i f i a b l e
p o p u l a t i o n o f a species o c c u p y i n g a
discrete b r e e d i n g range a n d that i n terbreeds w i t h n e i g h b o r i n g populations o f t h e same species. A subspecies may be distinguished b y p l u m age c o l o r a n d p a t t e r n a n d / o r measurements. Characters used for ident i f y i n g subspecies d o n o t p e r m i t 100
p e r c e n t separation o f all forms even
w i t h specimens. Thus, t h e accuracy
o f i d e n t i f i c a t i o n o f subspecies i n the
field is l i k e l y t o be v e r y l o w . T h e foll o w i n g are e x a m p l e s o f p u b l i s h e d
sight records o f subspecies.
S u m m e r s ( 1 9 9 4 ) stated r e c e n t l y
Oregon Birds 21(2): 46
that i t w o u l d be interesting t o k n o w
w h e t h e r the coastal o r i n t e r i o r "form"
of
Scrub
Jay
(Aphelocoma
coerulescens)
(i.e., i n t e r i o r woodhousei [ = nevedae o f A . O . U . 1957]
and coastal immanis)
occurs i n t h e
Beaty's Butte r e g i o n o f southeastern
Oregon. I t w o u l d i n d e e d be interesti n g t o k n o w the i d e n t i t y o f such birds,
b u t field i d e n t i f i c a t i o n m a y lead t o
error because some o f the differences
b e t w e e n t h e 2 taxa m a y v a r y w i t h
season (e.g., m o l t , feather w e a r ) , sex,
a n d age, a n d i n d i v i d u a l v a r i a t i o n
( P i t e l k a 1 9 5 1 ; Peterson 1 9 9 1 ) . For
example, a specimen (USNM) coll e c t e d i n w i n t e r f r o m w e s t e r n Oregon closely resembles t y p i c a l inter i o r woodhouseii
ventrally b u t i t resembles coastal immanis
i n size and
dorsal color. T h e specimen is w i t h i n
t h e range o f i n d i v i d u a l v a r i a t i o n o f
immanis
b u t i t w o u l d l i k e l y have
b e e n i d e n t i f i e d i n the field as an i n tergrade or as woodhouseii
because
t h e observer c o u l d n o t possibly disc e r n the subtle dorsal c o l o r o r size.
Fix (1985:163) w r o t e that "At least
2 subspecies [lutescens and orestera]
of
Orange-crowned
Warblers
[Vermivora celata] may be identified
i n t h e field i n Oregon." He p r o v i d e d
n o details o n i d e n t i f y i n g subspecies
and referred t o records o f a fall and
w i n t e r s i g h t i n g s o f orestera.
The
c o l o r o f O r a n g e - c r o w n e d Warblers
varies w i t h sex, season, and subspecies (Phillips et al. 1964; B o h l e n and
K l e e n 1976). Fall and w i n t e r p l u m ages are especially p r o b l e m a t i c because some individuals o f lutescens
and orestera are nearly i d e n t i c a l i n
color above and b e l o w (pers.
observ.).
Sightings o f subspecies o f Yellowr u m p e d Warblers
(Dendroica
coronatd)
are r e p o r t e d fairly consist e n t l y i n t h e literature. However, the
t h r o a t c o l o r o f first-year females o f
auduboni
is s o m e t i m e s w h i t e
( H u b b a r d 1970), and o t h e r characters
often used t o separate auduboni
and
coronata
r e p r e s e n t average differences (Kaufman 1979).
G u l l i o n ( 1 9 5 1 ) saw 2 W r e n t i t s
(Chamaea
fasciata)
near Roseburg
(Douglas C o u n t y ) that he believed t o
represent the pale interior subspecies
henshawi. T h e n o r t h e r n l i m i t o f t h e
range o f henshawi was later g i v e n as
Roseburg b y the A m e r i c a n O r n i t h o l o gists' U n i o n [ A . O . U . ] ( 1 9 5 7 ) . H o w -
ever, t h e r e are n o s p e c i m e n s f r o m
Douglas C o u n t y and specimens f r o m
Josephine a n d Jackson counties are
darker t h a n henshawi,
a subspecies
that ranges n o r t h o n l y t o n o r t h e r n
i n t e r i o r California ( B r o w n i n g 1992).
A Fox S p a r r o w (Passerella
iliaca)
i n t h e Rogue Valley i n January w a s
r e p o r t e d (Johnson 1993) as appeari n g t o be P. i. megarhyncha..This
subspecies breeds i n the nearby m o u n tains, a c c o r d i n g t o G a b r i e l s o n a n d
Jewett ( 1 9 4 0 ) and A . O . U . ( 1 9 5 7 ) . T h e
subspecies fulva, however, is somew h a t similar t o megarhyncha,
and
breeds o n the w e s t side o f the Cascades i n L i n n C o u n t y (Banks 1970).
B o t h subspecies are m i g r a t o r y and
c o u l d be expected i n Jackson C o u n t y
d u r i n g w i n t e r . A c c o r d i n g t o Parkes
(in A r b i b 1981), f e w subspecies o f
Fox Sparrow can be recognized i n the
field: this applies especially t o simil a r s u b s p e c i e s as fulva
and
megarhyncha
(pers. observ.).
Sight reports o f the n o m i n a t e subspecies o f the Dark-eyed Junco
(Junco
hyetnalis)
reported by
Littlefield ( 1 9 9 0 ) may have b e e n o f
one o f 3 eastern subspecies. Characters o f a b i r d i d e n t i f i e d b y Crabtree
(198~) as /. h. aikeni are w i t h i n t h e
range o f variation o f m o r e t h a n 1 subspecies o f j u n c o as w e l l as w i t h i n the
range o f i n d i v i d u a l v a r i a t i o n o f intergrades (Miller 1941; pers. observ.).
Discussion
It is e n c o u r a g i n g that m o s t birders
attempt to obtain and r e p o r t accurate
i d e n t i f i c a t i o n s . H o w e v e r , s i g h t reports o f species and subspecies are
unverifiable. Specimens, obtained
either b y c o l l e c t i n g o r b y salvaging
(see Jett 1991), c a n serve t o d o c u ment occurrences ( D i t t m a n n and
Lasley 1992) and also p r o v i d e inform a t i o n o n m a n y o t h e r aspects o f
b i r d s . For e x a m p l e , s p e c i m e n s are
needed to d e t e r m i n e t h e geographic
extent o f h y b r i d zones a n d character
displacement ( i f any) o f sapsuckers
i n Oregon, a n d t o d e t e r m i n e i f t h e
morphology o f interior Wrentits i n
O r e g o n is b e i n g i n f l u e n c e d b y gene
f l o w f r o m t h e w e s t o r south, or b o t h .
Specimens are n e e d e d t o study possible changes i n b i r d d i s t r i b u t i o n . For
example, local d i s t r i b u t i o n o f subspecies o f F o x Sparrows ( S w a r t h 1920)
may have changed w i t h habitat
changes (Banks 1 9 7 0 ) . A r e c e n t re-
v i e w ( Z i n k 1994) o f t h e species i n c l u d e d n e w l y collected birds that prov i d e d comparisons o f o n l y 7 specimens p e r c o l l e c t i n g site and 18 p e r
subspecies represented; local distrib u t i o n s o f subspecies, at least i n Oregon, are yet t o be discovered.
Critical t a x o n o m i c studies o f most
species are based o n specimens collected decades ago, i n c l u d i n g o l d (e.g.
Dark-eyed J u n c o [/unco
hyemalis]
M i l l e r 1 9 4 1 ; California a n d Canyon
T o w h e e s [Pipilo
crissalis
a n d P.
fuscus] Davis 1951) and m o r e recent
(e.g. ,Yellow-billed C u c k o o
[Coccyzus
americanus]
B a n k s 1988; Y e l l o w
W a r b l e r [Dendroica
petechia]
B r o w n i n g 1994) revisions. Many
N o r t h A m e r i c a n species have n o t
been r e v i e w e d taxonomically or w e r e
r e v i e w e d w i t h v e r y f e w specimens
(e.g.,
Orange-crowned Warbler;
Oberholser 1905). Individual museum c o l l e c t i o n s lack specimens o f
m a n y species a n d subspecies, a n d
most existing specimens o f study
skins lack data sufficient for t h o r o u g h
studies r a n g i n g f r o m geographic
v a r i a t i o n t o e c o l o g y ( W i n k e r et al.
1991; W h i t e 1994) .Anatomical specimens are even m o r e scarce (Zusi et
al. 1982;Jenkinson and W o o d 1985).
N e w specimens are needed i n order
to assess t h e t a x o n o m y o f m a n y species, t o u n d e r s t a n d present distributions (Phillips 1975), and t o be available for o t h e r and future uses.
Preserved specimens are essential
for u n d e r s t a n d i n g d i s t r i b u t i o n and
systematic r e l a t i o n s h i p s , a n d o n l y
specimens can p r o v i d e verifiable i n f o r m a t i o n for accurate identifications
for species and subspecies ( A . O . U .
1983). State c o m m i t t e e s and birders
w i s h i n g to c o n t r i b u t e accurate
records s h o u l d a t t e m p t t o d o c u m e n t
observations w i t h specimens. Such
specimens w i l l t h e n be available to
h e l p e x p l a i n some o f t h e m a n y quest i o n s a b o u t b i r d s t h a t c a n b e ans w e r e d o n l y w i t h t h e h e l p o f preserved specimens.
Acknowledgments
I t h a n k Mercedes S. Foster for data
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f o l l o w i n g m u s e u m s f o r access t o
specimens: M u s e u m o f Vertebrate
Zoology, O r e g o n State U n i v e r s i t y and
Southern O r e g o n State College; o t h e r
specimens w e r e available f r o m t h e
N a t i o n a l M u s e u m o f Natural History.
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I'd like to do. But simply using mike
and cassette recording wasn't that
easy: the balance b e t w e e n the
weaker bird songs and louder vocal
announcements was awful. To listen
was to constantly adjust the volume
up and down.
I finally had to get a mixer. An audio engineer friend of mine helped
adjust extra resistance so that I could
blend 3 incoming cassette signals
w i t h overall volume control That's all
my head could handle!
Ideas for tape themes were easy.
Everyone had some idea, "Why don't
you make a tape using habitat as a
way to present the birds? "The result
was: The Birds of Foothill Woodland
Edges, Backyard Birds, Wetlands, and
more recently both Desert cassettes,
w i t h more to come.
"Would you make a tape for my bird
identification class?" Sure. Both the
cassettes on birds of the Rogue Valley. "How about a tape w i t h no vocal
announcement, so that I can play it
while painting?"
And so on. Or perhaps I just wanted
to put together a theme of my own,
such as the Almanac ofWestern Habitats, like taking a walk through the
woods at any season of the year. As I
pursued more recordings, I'd try to
complete all the songs of a family of
birds that might be confusing. The
flycatchers were an early attempt,for
obvious reasons: we are all puzzled
at times by flycatcher identity. So, the
Wildlife Voices by Family series has
been popular with Oregon birders.
To get good field recordings is a lot
like getting good clear photographs
of birds, I imagine. You have to have
moderately good equipment, and get
close enough, w i t h good lighting.We
who record sounds don't worry too
much about lighting, but do you realize how noisy a world we live in?The
sounds of any kind of motorized gadgets or cars within 5 miles is on the
tape, and hard to remove. Freeways,
airplanes, and helicopters are particular anathemas. Then, a good knowledge of birds and woodcraft is almost
essential to pick out a solitary voice
and get close enough.The closer one
gets, the less background noise
comes through.
I use a parabolic reflector I put together to help focus point sounds
such as a bird's voice. It's an 18-inch
diameter spun aluminum solar reflec-
'leanor Pugh is an active
Oregon birder and a
past member of the Oregon
Bird Records Committee. Her
tape recordings are available
through OFO's Bookstore,
which appears inside each
issue of OB.
tor, sold by Edmund Scientific Co.,
w i t h a bridged microphone support
and handle. Although there is more
efficient (and expensive) equipment
available today, I'm using a Marantz
PMD 222 mono portable recorder, in
cloth case over the shoulder, headphones, and a Sennheiser omni electret mike w i t h windscreen on the
reflector. I still use my o r i g i n a l
Walkman Pro recorder for stereo and
in mastering tapes. All of the equipment must be able to handle high-fre-
quency sounds — 10,000 hertz or
more.
There has been some real satisfaction and excitement at times while
recording. Starting out on a month's
trip through inland British Columbia,
I had a top priority to record the calls
of loons. Sure, I could find loons at
nearly every campground cruising
close inshore, or even calling at dawn
— but 'way across the lake. But no
way could I find to get close and be
ready when they would call. At last,
tired out and well on our trip, I was
in my sleeping bag early while busy
campground revelry went on outside.
First thing I knew, a pair of loons was
carrying on nearby, loud and clear. It
was cold and my equipment was all
in the pickup cab, but I hopped out
and got all "wired up." Only the loons
had quit and sailed on. Fully awake
now, I grabbed an extra jacket and
decided to walk and record what I
could. Sometime later, while busily
recording a warbler, I was startled to
hear the loons calling right behind
me! So, of course, I turned around,
and just let the recorder run. And
that's how I got my Common Loon
recording.
As for excitement, I think of the
September day Bob and I had at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The
Park attendant told us the time was
right to record bugling elk, but cautioned us about rutting bulls, and
bears. At dusk, and again at dawn, I
could find nothing but five placid
young bulls, at ease in the meadow.
How was I going to get an elk to
bugle? I stood there, and wandered
about, puzzled. All of a sudden, a
storybook scenario unfolded across
the road. A large bull, w i t h full rack,
stepped out of the forest, and bugled
a bit. One of the younger bulls took
up the challenge, silently. I crossed
the road quickly to take up a good
position and watched the 2 thrash the
grass w i t h their antlers. Then, they
did clash antlers, the sound echoing
among the trees.Then, they began to
walk directly toward me, side by side.
What to do? I decided to act like a
fence post, immobile. They came
closer then reversed and walked
Oregon Birds 21(2): 49
away. Still no bugling. More thrashing which I recorded, and suddenly
they took turns for a brief bout of
bugling, a peculiar sound indeed.
Then, the big bull turned away and
strode back into the forest! My excitement was so great, I could hardly
stand it. Trucks had roared by but I
d i d have some rather g o o d elk
sounds.
There have been many frustrations,
successes and serendipitous occasions i n recording, as well as many
times of learning more about birds by
listening and watching intently. And
there have been gratifying occasions
at finding someone using a tape of
mine i n the field and liking it. Once
at Benson Pond, Malheur, I came
upon a young lady playing my tape
trying to see a Northern Waterthrush
reported there. Sure enough, the bird
stepped into view — thrilling us both.
And the time on an Elderhostel field
trip that I was helping w i t h , when
Ray Skibby told me that he had played
my wetlands tape for Virginia Rails,
and 9 of them had come out into full
view for the Elderhostelers to see
well! Also, I am tickled pink when I
am told that he or she was able to
recognize the very different irritated
scolding of a Screech O w l i n the fall,
f r o m having heard it on a tape of
mine.
Afore on the Oregon Atlas and
Gazetteer
The Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer, by DeLorme Mapping, was described by
Paul Sullivan in Oregon Birds 18(2): 46. In describing locations i n the Atlas to
others, I have often found it necessary to go one step beyond the alphanumeric coordinates printed on the tops and sides of the maps. I simply estimate tenths contained within each lettered or numbered segment and attach
that to my coordinates.The only possibly confusing aspect of this method is
that the tenths do not begin immediately below or next to the numbered or
lettered coordinates. Rather, tenths begin r. tick marks, which are located
just inside the map perimeter, and between each of the coordinates. Numbered and lettered coordinates are centered between tick marks.Therefore,
tenths for a particular coordinate begin a: nek marks to the left of coordinates printed at the top of the page, and above the coordinates at the sides of
the page.Attach tenths to the appropriate lettered or numbered coordinate
to describe your location. For example. The Diamond Lake sewage ponds
would be on page 37 at about C.5/7.9This could be abbreviated as DL 37:C5/
7.9.There are also hairline cross marks in the interiors of the maps which are
useful in estimating coordinates for locations sway from the edges of the
maps. Placing a piece of paper or book on the map w i t h one edge justified
w i t h the map perimeter can also aid in estimating coordinates w i t h i n the
map's interior.
— Matthew G.Hunter, 2670 S.WF:. -
Same Lame Game
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Corvallis,
OR97333
When a request came from Greg
Budney of the Library of Natural
David R. Copeland, 703 Maine Avenue \'E. Keizer OR 97303
Sounds for recordings of Mountain
Bluebirds, I was determined to get
By popular demand, here is a little more of the game you can play w i t h your
one. For 2 years I was frustrated by
fellow birder passengers while driving the ornithological wasteland on 1-84
this very quiet bird, even sitting i n
/ i n Gilliam County. The 2-word answers must rhyme.
an old privy as a blind with nesting
Mountain Bluebirds on i t . No luck.
Example: What is not a rapid corvid?
Greg thought he'd gotten one once,
Answer: Slow crow.
but found on checking the recording
that an electric fence had been tickNow try these! What is a:
and more, a
ing away, spoiling his attempt. Finally,
1.
Spinning falcon
we have each gotten good recordings
2.
Kicking Passerina
14.
Mitten for Zenaida
of dawn warblings since. And so it
3.
Flirting
Toxostoma
15.
Scottish shorebird costume
goes. It's been a lot of fun and learn4.
Happy gallinaceous bird
16.
Cinclus footwear
ing. 0
5.
Hungry Hirundinidae
17.
Gavia's song
6.
Imitation raptor
7.
Displeased Apodidae
Answers on page 538.
More rapid woodpecker
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Rosy Turdus
9.
10.
Harassed thrush
11.
Happy corvid
12.
Old fashioned fussy duck
13Inferior Larus
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gears. So, let's try for 3 gears in a row!
In 1993 (17-19 September), we had 147 bird species, and in 1994 (23 - 25
September], we had 164 species. Notable rare species in 1993 were Palm
Warbler, American Redstart, Fjlackpoll Warblers and Great-tailed Grackle. Some
rare species in 1994 were Palm Warbler, Morning and Magnolia Warblers (at
Brothers rest stop), Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, and Great-tailed
Grackle. A blue Jag and a Gray-cheeked Thrush were found a few days later. For
county listers, Scrub Jays and Rosy Finches (on Steens Mountain) were also
found.
The Sixth OFO Fall Weekend at Malheur will be held 15 -17 September 1995.
After the Saturday night countdown dinner, Oregon birder Jeff Gilligan will give a
talk and slide presentation on shorebird identification. I will once again contact
Refuge personnel to obtain a Special Use Permit to enter restricted shorebird
habitat, for those of us who want to hone our shorebird ID skills.
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O r e g o n Field O r n i t h o l o g i s t s ' Fall W e e k e n d a t M a l h e u r
sWlsf o f Oregon Birds - 1 f itl
\d Loon
. Pacific Loon
. Common Loon
. Red-billed Grehe
. Horned Grebe
. Red-necked Grebe
. Eared Grebe
. Western Grebe
, Clark's Grebe
. Black-footed Albatross
. Laysan Albatross
. Northern Fulmar
. Pink-footed Shearwater
. Flesh-footed Shearwater
Buller's Shearwater
. Sooty Shearwater
. Short-tailed Shearwater
. Fork-tailed Storm-petrel
, Leach's Storm-Petrel
. American White Pelican
. Brown Pelican
. Double-crested Cormorant
. Brandt's Cormorant
. Pelagic Cormorant
. American Bittern
. Least Bittern
. Great Blue Heron
. Great Egret
, Snowy Egret
. Cattle Egret
Green Heron
. Bl.-crowned Night-Heron
. White-faced Ibis
. Tundra Swan
. Trumpeter Swan
. Gr. White-fronted Goose
: Snow Goose
. Ross' Goose
Emperor Goose
.Brant
. Canada Goose
. Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
. Mallard
: Northern Pintail
. Blue-winged Teal
. Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
. Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
. American Wigeon
. Canvasback
. Redhead
. Ring-necked Duck
, Greater Scaup
. Lesser Scaup
. Harlequin Duck
Oldsquaw
Black Scoter
. Surf Scoter
. White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
. Bufilehead
; Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
. Ruddy Duck
. Turkey Vulture
Dsprey
. White-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
. Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
. Red-shouldered Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
. Red-tailed Hawk
. Ferruginous Hawk
. Rough-legged Hawk
. Golden Eagle
. American Kestrel
. Merlin
Prairie Falcon
. Peregrine Falcon
. Gray Partridge
. Chukar
. Ring-necked Pheasant
. Spruce Grouse
. Blue Grouse
. Ruffed Grouse
Sage Grouse
. WUd Turkey
_ Northern Bobwhite
. California Quail
Mountain Ouail
_ Yellow Rail
_ Virginia Rail
_ Sora
_ American Coot
_ Sandhill Crane
_ Black-bellied Plover
_ American Golden-Hover
_ Pacific Golden-Hover
. Snowy Hover
Semipalmated Hover
. Killdeer
_ Black Oystercatcher
_ Black-necked Stilt
. American Avocet
_ Greater Yellowlegs
_ Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
. Willet
. Wandering Tattler
. Spotted Sandpiper
. Upland Sandpiper
. Whimbrel
. Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
. Ruddy Turnstone
. Black Turnstone
Surfbird
. Red Knot
_ Sanderling
_ Semipalmated Sandpiper
; Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
. Baird's Sandpiper
. Pectoral Sandpiper
. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
. Rock Sandpiper
. Dunlin
. Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
.Ruff
. Short-billed Dowitcher
. Long-hilled Dowitcher
. Common Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
. Red-necked Phalarope
. Red Phalarope
. Pomarine Jaeger
. Parasitic Jaeger
. Long-tailed Jaeger
. South Polar Skua
. Franklin's Gull
. Bonaparte's Gull
- Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
' Ring-hilled Gull
California Gull
. Herring Gull
. Thayer's Gull
_ Western Gull
. Glaucous-winged Gull
. Glaucous Gull
_ Black-legged Kittiwake
_ Sabine's Gull
_ Caspian Tern
. Elegant Tern
. Common Tern
. Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
. Black Tern
. Common Murre
. Hgeon Guillemot
. Marbled Murrelet
. Ancient Murrelet
_ Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet
. Tufted Puffin
. Horned Puffin
. Rock Dove
; Band-tailed Hgeon
. Mourning Dove
. Barn Owl
. Hammulated Owl
. Western Screech-Owl
. Great Horned Owl
. Snowy Owl
. Northern Pygmy-Owl
Burrowing Owl
. Spotted Owl
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Black Swift
Vaux s Swift
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hurnrningbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Calliope Humminghird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
_ _ Allen's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis' Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Williamson's Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
: Hairy Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow flycatcher
Hammond's flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Gray flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
'_
Violet-green Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
; Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Gray Jay
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Scruh Jay
PinyDn Jay
Clark's Nutcracker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Hain Titmouse
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
American Dipper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Wrentit
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Sage Thrasher
American Hpit
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling
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Solitary Vireo
_ Hutton's Vireo
_ Warbling Vireo
_ Red-eyed Vireo
_ Tennessee Warbler
_ Orange-crowned Warbler
_ Nashville Warbler
_ Yellow Warbler
. Black-throated Blue Warbler
_ Yellow-rumped Warbler
_ Black-throated Gray Warbler
_ Townsend's Warbler
_ Hermit Warbler
_ Palm Warbler
_ Black-and-white Warbler
_ American Redstart
. Ovenbird
. Northern Waterthrush
_ MacGillivray's Warbler
. Common Yellowthroat
_ Wilson's Warbler
_ Yellow-breasted Chat
_ Western Tanager
_ Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
_ Green-tailed Towhee
RufoWsided Towhee
_ California Towhee
_ American Tree Sparrow
. Chipping Sparrow
_ Brewer's Sparrow
_ Vesper Sparrow
_ Lark Sparrow
_ Black-throated Sparrow
. Sage Sparrow
. Savannah Sparrow
_ Grasshopper Sparrow
_ Fox Sparrow
. Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
. Swamp Sparrow
. White-throated Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
_ White-crDwned Sparrow
Harris' Sparrow
. Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Bobolink
. Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird
. Western Meadowlark
. Yellow-headed Blackbird
. Brewer's Blackbird
. Brown-headed Cowbird
. Northern Driole
. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
. Hlack Rosy-Finch
Pine Grosbeak
. Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
. House Finch
. Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
. Pine Siskin
. Lesser Goldfinch
. American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow
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likely to be encountered in Oregon. This
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PaulAdamus, Oregon Breeding Bird
Atlas, P.O.Box2189, Corvallis, OR
97330, 503-745-5625
The O r e g o n Breeding B i r d Atlas
Project, described i n the last 2 issues
of Oregon Birds, is off to a vigorous
start. Over 200 birders statewide have
volunteered to fill out checklists for
areas they visit this summer, making
the project the largest ever sponsored
by Oregon Field Ornithologists. The
Steering Committee continues to get
over a dozen calls weekly from new
people wanting to help. Coverage is
still needed for many parts of eastern
Oregon (see below).
If you will be visiting any of these
areas this summer, please contact
the Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas
Project before you go. We want to
know what birds you find, because
so far we haven't located any birders
who are visiting these areas. Call our
toll-free number (1-800440-5454) for
a checklist and maps.
BAKER C O . : Sparta, Pleasant Valley,
Weatherby, Brownlee Reservoir, Snake
River
CLACKAMAS C O . : Colton, Liberal,
Molalla, Mulino
CLATSOP C O . : Elsie, Hamlet, Jewell,
Clatsop State Forest (part)
CROOK CO.: Prineville, Ochoco Reservoir, John Day River
DOUGLAS CO.: Scottsburg, Eliott State
Forest, Olalla, Rogue and Umpqua National Forests (part)
GILLIAM CO.: Arlington, Heppner Junction, Olex, Condon, Lonerock, Willow
Creek State Wildlife Area
GRANT CO.: Galena, Fox, Long Creek,
Monument, Izee, John Day River,
Malheur National Forest (part)
HARNEY C O . : Buchanan, Harney,
Princeton, Diamond, Pueblo Mountains
and Valley, Tumtum Lake, Catlow Rim
and Valley, Fields, Blitzen, Drewsey,
Warm Springs Reservoir, Venator, Juniper Lake, Sheepshead Mountains .Trout
Creek Mountains, Malheur National
Forest (part)
JEFFERSON CO.: Metolius River, Warm
Springs, Deschutes National Forest
(part)
KLAMATH CO.: Wickiup, Gerber, & Willow Valley Reservoirs; Sycan Marsh;
Crescent, Gilchrist, La Pine, Bonanza,
Dairy, Malin, Chiloquin, Klamath
Agency, Fremont & Winema National
Forests (part)
LAKE CO.: Christmas Lake Valley, Hart &
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuges
(part), Alkali Lake, Lake Abert, Strawberry Reservoir, Yocum Valley
LANE CO.: Cottage Grove, Saginaw, Culp
Creek, Disston, Dorena
LINN CO.: Foster Reservoir, Cascadia,
Upper Soda
MALHEUR C O . : Kingman, Nyssa,
Owyhee, Adrian, Napton, Succor
Creek, Rockville, Sheaville, Three
Forks, Lookout Lake, Danner, Harper,
Jonesboro, Rome, Juntura, Riverside,
Crowley, Burns Junction, Basque, Oregon Canyon, Owyhee & Malheur Rivers; Owyhee, Jaca, Parker, & Antelope
Reservoirs; Deer Flat National Wildlife
Refuge
MORROW CO.: Morgan, Ruggs, Hardman,
Umatilla National Forest (part)
SHERMAN CO.: Wasco, Moro, Kent, John
Day River
UMATILLA C O . : Ferndale, Umapine,
Holdman, Echo, Umatilla River
UNION CO.: Elgin, Summerville, Island
City, Union, Grande Ronde River
WALLOWA CO.: Imnaha, Promise, Snake
& Grande Ronde Rivers, Hell's Canyon
WASCO CO.: Warm Springs, Willowdale,
Grass Valley, Antelope, Shaniko, John
Day & Deschutes Rivers
WHEELER CO.: Richmond, Waterman,
Clarno, John Day River & Fossil Beds,
Big Summit Prairie, Mitchell
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SURVEY PRIORITY BY HEXAGON FOR OREGON
SOURCE:
• Ecological Analysis Center,
19 April 1995
• C a C While Cartography
• Oregon Department of
Fish and WildHe
Oregon Birds 21(2): 51
News and Notes H
OB 21(2)
P
lease check your mailing label.
The volume and issue number of
your last issue of Oregon Birds is
printed i n the upper right hand corner. OB is sent on a 1-year basis, not
on a volume-year basis. I n other
words, your membership runs for 4
quarters — 4 issues of OB — from
the quarter i n which you joined or
renewed. If the number 21(2) appears — this is your last issue. So
it's time to send in your membership
dues! If the number 21(3) or higher
appears,feel free to send in your dues
early. You'll be guaranteed an extension of 4 issues at today's rates, you
won't have to worry about your subscription for more than a year, and
you'll make the accounting at OFO a
l i t t l e easier. The entire OB team
thanks you! Send i n your renewal
now, and help us out at OB!
A
ll requests for publications from
OFO's Bookcase should be sent
directly to Clarice Watson in Eugene.
Clarice has generously agreed to take
on the task of cataloguing and mailing OFO's bookcase items.This takes
a load off theTreasurer and gets OFO's
members better service. Requests for
publications that are sent to OFO's
P.O. Box might encounter long delays.
Clarice Watson, OFO Publications,
3787 W i l s h i r e Lane, Eugene, OR
97405.
R
are bird reports can be sent directly to Harry Nehls, Secretary
of the Oregon Bird Records Committee. The "rare bird report form" appearing i n the center pages of each
issue of Oregon Birds lists the OFO
post office box i n Eugene as the address to w h i c h rare b i r d reports
should be sent.That is the permanent
OFO address. But birders w h o send
reports directly to Harry w i l l shave a
little time off the OBRC review. Harry
Nehls, Secretary, O r e g o n B i r d
Records Committee, 2736 S.E. 20th
Avenue, Portland, OR 97202, 503233-3976.
Oregon Birds 21(2): 52
ighlights from the Oregon Bird
Records Committee meeting i n
Portland, 15 April 1995:
- Harry Nehls was appointed Secretary for a 1-year
term.
- The Committee discussed at some length the possibility of receiving and circulating rare bird reports on e-mail. This would apply at this time only
to written reports (those reports not supported
by photographic, specimen, or recorded evidence) . The Committee discussed the eventual
possibility of making its materials available
through the Internet by various means, but in the
short term the Committee resolved to seek funds
from the OFO Board of Directors to establish an
e-mail account.
- The Committee removed Alder Flycatcher from
the Oregon list by reviewing and rejecting all accepted records. The Committee currently believes
that all reports of Alder Flycatcher refer instead
to Willow Flycatcher, which is apparently capable
of an Alder-like call note. None of Oregon's Alder
Flycatcher reports were of a bird in territorial
song.
- After deliberation, the Committee decided not to
restore Tennessee Warbler to the Review List, despite the fact that there are now only 16 accepted
records.
For a full report of the OBRC's activities this year, please look for the
Secretary's annual report in the last
issue of Oregon Birds for the year —
OB 21(4), due out the first week of
December 1995. Harry Nehls, Secretary, Oregon Bird Records Committee, 2736 S.E. 20th Avenue, Portland.
OR 97202, 503-233-3976.
B
ird checklists from Ft. Stevens
State Park are wanted. If you've
birded at Ft. Stevens (Clatsop Co.),
send your lists to update the check-
list printed by the National Park Service for the Ft. Clatsop National
Monument. Judith Glad, P.O. Box
17516, Portland, OR 97217,503-2892219 email: [email protected]
O
SU Press is considering publication of a book-length "annotated
bibliography of Oregon bird literature
published before 1935"The author
is none other than our OFO President, George A. Jobanek. The Press is
looking for a financial sponsor (or
sponsors) for this exceedingly worthwhile yet bound-to-be-limited-distribution project. The Press is also interested in knowing how much interest there may be i n purchase of such
a book. If any OB readers know of a
source of financial backing, or are
otherwise interested i n this project,
please contact Roxanne Nelson, OSU
Press, 220 S.W. Yamhill Street, Portland OR 97204-3009, 503-725-5752.
I
ncreasing numbers of Canada
Geese wintering in the Willamette
Valley have increased the number of
damage complaints by landowners.
"At the same time, biologists w i t h the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which has
jurisdiction over the waterfowl, are
reporting that the Dusky Canada
Goose population may have declined
again this year." Up to 15,000 geese
were present at Fern Ridge Wildlife
Area in winter 1994-95. A search for
collared geese turned up 2 Dusky
Canada Geese collared i n Alaska in
1991. This f r o m the March 1995
N O R T H AMERICAN MIGRATION COUNT
Thanks to all of you who participated in the May North American Migration Count.The results will soon be tallied and a summary w i l l be available. The spring NAMC has taken place in many locations throughout
North America for four years w i t h counts from portions of Oregon for
three of those years.The 1995 count, however, was the first to include
counts from all of Oregon's counties. It w i l l be exciting to see what sort
of migration patterns emerge.
A fall count w i l l take place on Saturday, September l6th.This count
w i l l be a first for all of North America as well as for Oregon. The addition of this count gives us count data over widespread geographical
areas for all four seasons of the year. Please take a moment to mark your
calendar if you might be able to participate i n the September count.
Thanks again to everyone w h o made the spring count possible.
Pat French
Oregon NAMC Coordinator
400 E. 31st Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
503-683-4292 before 9:00 p m
[email protected]
monthly report of the Northwest Region of the Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife.
O
nly 8 Harlequin Duck nests have
ever been found in Oregon. Volunteers are needed for an ongoing
Harlequin Duck study by the Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife, the
Bureau of Land Management, and
U.S.D.A. Forest Service. "The most
important need is to find more nests
so we can describe the nesting habitat and begin to recommend methods to manage it. Many of you have
hiked or fished on small streams and
rivers in the Cascades during the last
few years. Our first call for help is, if
you have seen or thought you have
seen a harlequin duck, particularly
females w i t h broods, please contact
one of the agency coordinators and
r e p o r t y o u r sightings." Rebecca
Goggans, Oregon Dept. Fish & Wildlife, 7118 N.E. Vandenberg Avenue,
Corvallis, OR 97330, 757-4186 fax
757-4252.
G
olden-Plovers (Pluvialis fulva
and P. dominica) have been
banded on Oahu, HI, and near Nome,
AK. Each bird wears a FWS metal
band plus some combination of color
bands or color flags. Observers are
asked to note the colors and exact
sequence of all bands or flags on the
bird. It is important that we know
w h i c h leg carries the particular
color(s) and, where used together,
whether the color band is above or
Answers to Same Lame Game
From page 51.
1.
Twerlin' Merlin
2.
Punting Bunting
3Masher Thrasher
Pleasant Pheasant
4.
Hollow Swallow
5.
Mock Hawk
6.
Miffed Swift
7.
8.
Quicker Flicker
9.
Blush Thrush
10.
Harried Varied
11.
Gay Jay
12.
Fuddy-duddy Ruddy
13.
Cull Gull
14.
Dove Glove
Stilt Kilt
15.
16.
Dipper Slipper
Loon Tune
17.
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below the metal band. We are especially interested in migration routes
and the locations o f b r e e d i n g
grounds. Sightings are possible over
vast areas including the insular Pacific, Pacific coast, portions of South
and Central America, prairie regions
of the U.S. and Canada, Alaska, and
northeastern Russia. Please send observations w i t h as much information
as possible to Oscar Johnson, Dept.
Biol., Montana State Univ., Bozeman,
MT 59717, 406-996-4548, or Phillip
Bruner, Nat. Sci. Div., BYU—Hawaii,
Laie, HI 96762, 808-293-3820, or
WHSRN, c/o Manomet Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 1770, Manomet, MA
02345, 508-224-6521.
B
lack-bellied Plovers (Pluvialis
squatarold) have been banded
near Nome, AK. We ask that observers along the Pacific coast be alert to
possible sightings of these birds during spring migration. Each bird wears
a FWS metal band plus t w o color
bands on one leg, and a single color
band on the opposite leg. It is important that we know the exact combination of color(s) carried on each leg.
Please send observations w i t h as
much information as possible to Oscar Johnson, Dept. Biol., Montana
State Univ.,Bozeman,MT 59717,406996-4548, or WHSRN, c/o Manomet
Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 1770,
Manomet, MA 02345, 508-224-6521.
B
anded sandpipers from Paracas,
Peru. I marked ca. 500 hundred
sandpipers (Western and Semipalmated) with USF&WS metal bands,
yellow dye in the breast or belly and
a small number w i t h yellow flags in
the upper left leg. Also, a number of
Sanderlings have been individually
marked w i t h color rings i n the lower
legs, USF&WS metal band in the upper right leg and yellow flag in the
upper left leg. If you sight these birds,
please record the band's position,
r i n g number, date and l o c a t i o n .
Should you catch a banded bird, 1
would appreciate if you can weigh
and record the molt of the individual.
All information w i l l be properly acknowledged. J.C. Riveros Salcedo,
GAAP, P.O. Box 11-0730, Lima 11,
Peru, fax 51-14-633048; e-mail:
jc%[email protected]
A banded and color-marked Snowy
x V p i o v e r seen on Bayocean Spit
during the Tillamook Bay Christmas
Bird Count 17 December 1994 turns
out to have been a bird banded on
the south Oregon coast. "Myself and
other from our office have observed
3 different color-marked Snowy Plovers on Bayocean Spit." Mark Stern,
Oregon Natural Heritage Program,
1205 N.W 25th, Portland, OR 97210,
503-229-5078 fax 503-228-3153.
C
olor-marked Red-naped Sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus nuchalis). I
have color-banded over 400 juvenile
and adult Red-naped Sapsuckers in
the Hat Creek Valley, British Columbia (50°, 46' N , 121° 3 8 ' W ) , since
1989.1 would be grateful for any information concerning recoveries or
sightings of marked Red-naped Sapsuckers during migration or on their
wintering grounds, presumably in the
southwestern U n i t e d States and
Mexico.All birds also carry a USFWS
aluminum band in addition to 2-3
colored bands. Eric L.Walters, Dept.
of Biology, Univ. of Victoria, P.O. Box
1700,Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada
(e-mail [email protected] or
[email protected]).
T
he Peregrine Fund, a non-profit
conservation/research organization w i t h 17 biologists on its permanent staff, is establishing a major conservation biology-ornithological research library at the World Center for
Birds of Prey i n Boise.Tax-deductible
donations of individual publications
and entire libraries w i l l be warmly
welcomed. Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund, 5666 West
Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709,
208-362-3716; fax 208-362-2376.
R
are birds — running tally of the
birds of the Oregon rare bird
phone network:
- 28 January 1995, Tufted Duck, an adult female
on a farm pond in southwest Polk Co., by Rich
Hoyer; and
- 23 February 1995, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, an
immature female coming to a feeder in Salem, by
Barb Bellin.
W
hat w i l l be Oregon's 5 next
"first" state record birds?There
may still be time to enter the competition! I n OB 20(4): 118,Winter 1994,
Bill Tice invited Oregon birders to
predict the 5 species that w i l l be here
Oregon Birds 21(2): 53
next. "Only those w h o send i n their
list before the next first state record
bird is discovered are eligible!" Bill
Tice, 750 Wood Street, Falls City, OR
97344.
O
regon Birds is printed on 65pound Simpson Ecopaque Text
Recycled paper, and the cover is 65pound Simpson Ecopaque Cover Recycled. The interior pages are 70pound Concept Sandstone Recycled.
Text font is Adobe Garamond Book
and other members of the Adobe
Garamond family are used throughout. Ink is soy-based. We're Green!
TV^BRD Video Productions has proJ\^duced "How to Start Watching
Birds," a very watchable 90-minute
VHS videotape on the fundamentals
of starting birding. The tape " w i l l be
a revelation to beginning bird watchers and provide a nice brush-up for
longtime enthusiasts. For those w h o
can't understand your passion for
birds—and would like to—it w i l l be
particularly instructive." Topics covered include field identification, field
guides, choosing binoculars, and
birding etiquette .The section on binoculars alone may make the tape
worthwhile Also featured is your very
o w n Oregon Birds, illustrating an
example of state-wide "birding resources." KBRD Video Productions,
P.O. Box 1540, Fairfield, IA 52556.To
order direct from Bird Watchers Digest, call 1-800-879-2473. $29.95 plus
$3.50 s/h.
O
regon birders interested in Western Bluebirds should k n o w
about the Hubert Prescott Western
Bluebird Recovery Project.A regular
newsletter keeps bluebird fanciers
up-to-date. Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project, Brenda McGowan, 23340
S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood, OR
97140, 503-625-6786.
Refuge. The Field Station is looking
for donations of a riding lawn mower,
a 3/4 ton pickup truck, and cash donations to re-roof the buildings this
year. For an up-to-date listing of
course offerings at the Field Station,
call or write. Malheur Field Station,
HC 72 Box 260, Princeton, OR 97721,
503-493-2629.
S
omplete b i r d song recording
packages suitable for amateurs
and professionals are available from
Marice Stith Recording Services. Portable cassette and DAT recorders,
shotgun and parabola microphones.
Marice Stith Recording Services, 59
A u t u m n Ridge Circle, Ithaca, N Y
14850, 607-277-5920 fax 607-2775942.
ummer courses at Malheur Field
Station i n c l u d e Birds of the
Marshes, Desert & Forest of Southeast Oregon by Roy Gerig. For a catalog of all classes, contact Malheur
Field Station, HC 72 Box 260,
Princeton, OR 97721, 503-493-2629.
T
he Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society announces the availability of:
- A 3 x 4-foot color map of the wildlife habitats of
Oregon. "The map, entitled Oregon Wildlife
Habitat Types, illustrates our current understanding of the relationship between wildlife species
and their habitats. The map was created by grouping the vegetation types occurring in Oregon according to wildlife species composition." $7.50
plus $3 s/h. Make checks payable to Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Send orders to Oregon
Chapter of The Wildlife Society, P.O. Box 2214,
Corvallis, OR 97339-2214.
- Two styles of a cassette audio tape of Northern
Spotted Owls. A narrative tape includes a detailed
explanation of 11 different Spotted Owl and 4 different Barred Owl vocalizations. Samples of the
different calls are given and the behavioral context of these calls is described." A survey-ready
tape includes the material needed to complete a
10-minute survey effort. Four sets of calls are included. $12.50 each, includes s/h. Make checks
payable to Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Send orders to Lauri Turner, P.O. Box 686,
Detroit, OR 97342, 503-854-3366.
- A manual entitled Development and Application
of Conservation Strategies andHabitat Conservation Plans for Resource Professionals. $10,
includes s/h. Make checks payable to Oregon
Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Send orders to Ed
Arnett, Weyerhaeuser Company, P.O. Box 275,
Springfield, OR 97477, 503-741-5536.
S
1 $TY ?,
heran Jones is one.You can be one,
too. Malheur Field Station is looking for birders to "adopt" a trailer or
dorm. OFO member Sheran Jones
adopted the trailer flicker, and made
improvements to the plumbing and
furniture. Most Oregon birders know
Malheur Field Station and its amenities, and know how convenient it is
to stay at this remote site w h i l e
birding the Malheur National Wildlife
Oregon Birds 21(2): 54
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Station
ildlife Visuals is a new enterprise offering aquatic birding
trips aboard the Birds I View, a 22foot aluminum custom built boat. It
features a Global Positioning System,
VHF communications, and a quiet
trolling motor. Bird the waterways of
Vancouver Lake, Multnomah Channel, the Columbia River, and Sauvie
Island. Lois and Bill Walker, Wildlife
Visuals, 2111 N.E. 151st Circle,
Vancouver, WA 98686,360-573-0778.
K
athleen Wilson leads a fall trip to
HawkWatch International's fall
raptor migration study site atop the
Goshute Mountains of Nevada. "This
is an exceptional opportunity to learn
raptor identification techniques and
to observe and photograph a variety
of species of all ages i n the hand." 1623 September 1995, $375 for Portland Audubon Society members, $410
for non-members. Portland Audubon
Society, 5151 Cornell Road, Portland,
OR 97210, 503-292-6855.
T
he National Fish and Wildlife Federation is a non-profit grant-making and grant-seeking organization
whose resources are dedicated to investing i n conservation projects that
safeguard NorthAmerica's natural resources. Partners i n Flight was
launched by NFWF i n 1991 as a cooperative effort to halt the decline of
populations of migratory birds. The
causes of this trend are many, but the
most devastating impacts occur from
the destruction and fragmentation of
i m p o r t a n t habitats i n t h e U.S.,
Mexico, Central America, and the
Caribbean. Partners i n Flight uses
habitat management and protection,
professional training, and public education to develop proactive solutions.
More than 15 Federal agencies, 60
State/Provincial agencies, and 35 private conservation organizations and
the forest products industry are involved i n this cooperative effort. National Fish and Wildlife Federation,
1120 Connecticut Avenue N.W.Washington, DC 20036, 202-857-0166 fax
202-857-0162 e-mail: [email protected]
R
efuge Reporter is a quarterly publication devoted to issues of the
National Wildlife Refuge System. An
annual subscription is $12. Mildred
and James Clark, Editors,AvocetTwo,
Millwood, VA 22646-0156, 703-8372152.
Meetings, events & deadlines
- 7-11 June 1995, Birdwatching in N.E. Oregon,
Full Grcle Tours. Spend 5 days searching for the
special birds of N.E. Oregon; visit the Columbia
River Gorge, Wallowa Lake, Ladd Marsh, Hat Point,
Hell's Canyon, the Oregon Trail, John Day Fossil
Beds, and Mt. Hood. Full Circle Tours, 1105 S.W.
66th Avenue #3306, Portland, OR 97225, 503292-0189.
- 16-18 June 1995, Oregon Field Ornithologists'
Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Eastern Oregon State
College, La Grande, Oregon. Features field trips
and presentations by Berta Youtie, The Nature
Conservancy, and Mark Henjum, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Cindy Lawes, 13380 S.W.
Butner Road, Beaverton, OR97005, (H) 503-6267532.
-16-18 June 1995,20th Western Field Ornithologists and 7th Washington Ornithological Society
annual meetings, Spokane, WA. Focus will be on
birds of the Selkirk Mountains, Columbia Basin,
and the Palouse area of Washington and Idaho.
WF0-W0S Annual Meeting, c/o Russell Rogers,
4510 Glenn Way S.W, Seattle, WA 98116.
-15-18 June 1995, Kirtland's Warbler Festival. Highlights include a Kirtland's Warbler tour and bird
watching tournament. Oscoda County Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box 670, Mio, MI 48647, 517826-3712.
- 5-11 August 1995, V Neotropical Ornithological
Congress, Asuncion, Paraguay. Nancy Lopez de
Kochalka, c/o Comite Organizador Local del V
CON, Museo National de Historia Natural del Paraguay, Sucursal 19, Campus, Central XI, Paraguay,
(595-21)505075.
- 13-20 August 1995, American Ornithologists'
Union meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio. Robert Kennedy,
Museum of Natural History, 1720 Gilbert Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45202, 513-345-8510 fax 513345-8501.
-18-20 August 1995, Southwest Wings Birding Festival. Immediately preceding the ABA's regional
conference, includes owl, butterfly, and bat tours.
Southwest Wings Birding Festival, P.O. Box 3432,
Sierra Vista, AZ 85636, 800-946-4777.
- 21-25 August 1995, American Birding Association Conference, Ramada Inn, Sierra Vista, Arizona. "We will have 2 full day trips to different
sites around the Huachuca Mountains and 2 halfday trips to Ramsey Canyon and the local Sierra
Vista Sewage Ponds." Specialities include Elegant
Trogon, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, 4 species of
kingbirds, many hummingbirds, etc. Speakers,
ethics panel, etc. ABA Sierra Vista Regional Conference, P.O. Box 6599, Colorado Springs, CO
80934-6599.
- 7-10 September 1995, Sixth Annual Rockport
Hummingbird Festival. Fall migration of Rubythroated Hummingbirds; look for Buff-bellied.
Rockport/Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O.
Box 93, Bulverde, TX 78163, 800-242-0071.
- 8-10 September 1995, Oregon Shorebird Festival, Cape Arago Audubon Society. Pelagic trips and
shorebird field trips. Barbara Griffin, 1691 Grant
Street, North Bend, OR 97459, 503-756-5688.
-12-17 September 1995, The Wildlife Society's Second Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. "Excellence in Wildlife Stewardship Through Science
and Education." Featuring symposia, workshops,
contributed paper and poster sessions, Working
Group meetings, student activities, Member's Forum, tours to Mt. St. Helens, old-growth forest,
Oregon's coast, and more! Also featuring: TWS's
Second Annual Trade Show and Exhibition; LongTerm Research on Keystone Species: Implications
for Ecosystem Management. Co-hosted by the
Oregon and Washington Chapters, TWS. Oregon
Chapter, The Wildlife Society, P.O. Box 2214,
Corvallis, OR 97339-2214.
-15-17 September 1995, Oregon Field Ornithologists' Fall Birding Weekend at Malheur. Features
speaker Jeff Gilligan on shorebirds. Sheran Jones,
9785 S.W. Ventura Court, Tigard, OR 97223,503246-5594.
-16 September 1995, Fall Count, North American
Migration Count, a first for all of North America
as well as for Oregon. Pat French, Oregon NAMC
Coordinator, 400 E. 31st Avenue, Eugene, OR
97405, 503-683-4292 before 9:00 pm.
- 22-24 September 1995,1995 Western Bird Banding Association Meeting, Rio Grande Nature Center, Albuquerque New Mexico. Catherine I.
Sandell, 8101 N. Main, Las Cruces NM 88012.
Papers for presentation should be sent to Thomas Pogson, Alaska Bird Observatory, PO Box
80505, Fairbanks, AK 99708.
- 8-12 November 1995, Colonial Waterbird Society
and Pacific Seabird Group joint meeting, Conference Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. The
theme of the meeting will be "Behavioral Mechanisms of Population Regulation" and will include
plenary speakers. Dr. Rob Butler, Pacific Wildlife
Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Box
340, Delta, B.C. V4K 3Y3 Canada, or Dr. Ron
Ydenberg, Dept. of Biosciences, Simon Fraser
Univ., Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada.
- 8-15 November 1995, Rio Grande Valley Birding
Festival. Birding trips by Victor Emmanuel Nature
Tours. Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, 311 East
Tyler, Harlingen, TX 78550, 800-531-7346.
- l6-19November 1995,FestivaloftheCranes,New
Mexico. Features tours of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Socorro Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 743-B, Socorro, NM 87801,505835-0424.
- 16 December 1995-2 January 1996, inclusive,
96th Christmas Bird Count. National Audubon
Society, 950 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
-10-12 January 1996, North American Crane Workshop, Biloxi, MS. Wendy Brown, North American
Crane Working Group, 1208 Claire Court N.W,
Albuquerque, NM 87104, fax 505-766-8063. Local Chair is Scott Hereford, Mississippi Sandhill
Crane NWR, 7200 Crane Lane, Gauthier, MS
39553,601-497-6322.
-16-22 August 1998, The XXII International Ornithological Congress, Durban, South Africa. Prof.
Peter Berthold (Germany) will serve as President,
Dr. Janet Rear (United Kingdom) as Vice President and Dr. Aldo Berruti as Secretary-General.
This Congress will include a full scientific program and a large series of ornithological tours to
numerous areas within southern Africa. All interested ornithologists are invited to take part. Potential members of the Durban congress are requested to contact Dr. Aldo Berruti (Durban Natural Science Museum, PO Box 4085, Durban 4000,
South Africa) to be placed on the mailing list, or
to provide suggestions on any aspects ofthe 22nd
Congress. Persons on the mailing list will be sent
information on all aspects of the congress in
proper time. Suggestions for the scientific program should be sent to the chairman of the Scientific Program Committee, Dr. Lukas Jenni
(Schweizerische Voegehvarte, CH-6204 Sempach,
Switzerland; fax 011-41-41-462-9710). Announcements for the scientific program will be
published separately. Letters of inquiry about the
scientific program can be sent to Dr. Jenni, Prof.
Berthold, or Prof. Walter Bock (Secretary of the
IOC, Box 37 Schermerhorn Hall, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Columbia Univ., New York, NY
10027, USA).
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F i l l I) \l S: Eastern Oregon, Fall 1994
Paul T. Sullivan,
4470
SWMurray
Blvd. #26, Beaverton,
This is m y first effort at this task, a n d
I a m sure i t w i l l b e an e v o l v i n g effort.
I w o u l d like t o ask r e p o r t e r s for notes
o n remarkable n u m b e r s o f c o m m o n
birds as w e l l as t h e unusual species.
T h e fall season started w i t h a v e r y
d r y August across eastern O r e g o n .
T h e G o v e r n o r signed d r o u g h t declarations for Sherman,Jefferson, Crook,
Deschutes, and K l a m a t h counties.
Even t h e w e t t e s t zone, northeast Oregon, h a d o n l y 16 p e r c e n t o f n o r m a l
precipitation. Maximum monthly
t e m p e r a t u r e s w e r e m o r e t h a n 3°
above n o r m a l i n s o u t h c e n t r a l Oregon. Statewide, w i l d f i r e s b u r n e d the
4 t h highest t o t a l acres since 1952.
A w a r m I n d i a n s u m m e r drove t h e
September m o n t h l y average temperat u r e as h i g h as 5.7° above n o r m a l at
Madras. Eastern O r e g o n h a d p r e c i p i t a t i o n less t h a n 50 p e r c e n t o f n o r m a l
except f o r t h e B e n d to M a l h e u r area
w h e r e i t reached 82 p e r c e n t o f t h e
n o r m a l half i n c h . O c t o b e r c o n t i n u e d
t h e I n d i a n s u m m e r w i t h m i l d days
and c r i s p n i g h t s . P r e c i p i t a t i o n was
near n o r m a l across eastern O r e g o n
except i n the n o r t h central region
w h i c h was h i t w i t h over 200 p e r c e n t
n o r m a l rainfall.
N o v e m b e r temperatures w e r e c o l d
across e a s t e r n O r e g o n , w i t h t h e
m o n t h l y average over 5° b e l o w norm a l for all b u t t h e n o r t h central p a r t
o f t h e state. P r e c i p i t a t i o n was over
100 p e r c e n t o f n o r m a l across eastern
O r e g o n , r e a c h i n g 2 2 5 p e r c e n t at
Milton-Freewater a n d 143 p e r c e n t at
Malheur N W R headquarters. Subzero
temperatures h i t m u c h o f t h e area at
Thanksgiving.
T h e h o t d r y August-September red u c e d t h e a m o u n t o f w a t e r for shoreb i r d s , a n d t h e l a c k o f any d i s t i n c t
onset o f fall w e a t h e r p r o d u c e d l i t t l e
fallout o f rare passerines i n eastern
Oregon. The drought brought many
fish-eating b i r d s t o t h e easy p i c k i n g s
at Davis Lake i n August - September
(see b e l o w ) . Observations w e r e received d i r e c t l y f r o m 25 observers; add i t i o n a l r e p o r t s w e r e gleaned f r o m
t h e Rav-on, n e w s l e t t e r o f t h e Grande
Ronde B i r d C l u b , t h e Upland
Sandpiper; n e w s l e t t e r o f the Grant C o u n t y
B i r d C l u b , f i e l d notes f r o m M a l h e u r
OR
97005
NWR, a n d sightings r e p o r t e d t o Portland A u d u b o n ' s Rare B i r d A l e r t (aka
H a r r y Nehls). T h a n k y o u to all w h o
contributed.
A p a r t f r o m notes i n t h e 2 newsletters m e n t i o n e d above a n d m y o w n
notes, I received n o m e n t i o n o f Mallards, Steller's Jays, M o u n t a i n Chickadees, Western Meadowlarks, o r Redw i n g B l a c k b i r d s . O b v i o u s l y , these
species are n o t absent f r o m eastern
Oregon i n the fall — t h e y are abundant.These field notes do n o t r e p o r t
the status o f t h e birds o f eastern Oregon o n a seasonal basis. I m e n t i o n
this simply to p o i n t o u t that o u r rep o r t i n g focuses o n the rare a n d u n usual. I d o u b t that I , o r any volunteer,
w o u l d be u p t o t h e task o f c o m p i l i n g
t h e n u m b e r a n d v a r i e t y o f all
sightings made b y all observers i n this
r e g i o n i n a g i v e n season, even i f I
c o u l d get the data r e p o r t e d to m e .
Nonetheless, it is o u r sightings w h i c h
make b i r d i n g f u n , and o u r r e p o r t i n g
w h i c h shares t h a t e n j o y m e n t a n d
adds t o o u r c o l l e c t i v e k n o w l e d g e .
T h a n k y o u t o all w h o c o n t r i b u t e .
Abbreviations
C.G. c a m p g r o u n d
m o b many observers
N W R National W i l d l i f e Refuge
S.P. sewage ponds
St.Pk. state park
W M A W i l d l i f e Management Area
A l l counties are designated b y t h e
first 3 letters o f t h e c o u n t y name. Exc e p t i o n : H D R = H o o d River.
CORRECTION
Eastern Oregon, Spring 1994:
Sightings o f B l a c k p o l l W a r b l e r a n d
Lapland Longspur attributed t o (PaS),
Paul Sullivan, at Malheur NWR, 26-27
May 1994, w e r e made b y Pat Sullivan
o f Seattle.
Pacific Loon
l , A n a Res., Summer L k . W M A , 12
N o v L A K ( C L , J L , H N ) ; 2, b e l o w
M c N a r y D a m , 29 N o v U M A (CL,
mob).
Common Loon
1 i m m a t u r e , Bear Valley, A u g GRA
( T H ) ; 30, W i c k i u p Res., 19 Sept DES
(CM).
Pied-billed Grebe
28, n o r t h e n d o f Davis Lk., 11 Sept
DES (CM).
H o r n e d Grebe
5 0 , W i c k i u p Res., 19 Sept DES
(CM); 5, C h i c k a h o m i n y Res., 25 Sept
HAR (GG); 6 - 6 0 J o h n Day d a m , 9 Oct4 Dec SHE (DB,HNJJ); 15, Haystack
Res., 30 O c t J E F ( S R ) .
R e d - n e c k e d Grebe
1, Haystack Res., 17,27 Sept JEF
(RGJJ); 1 i m m a t u r e , W i c k i u p Res., 19
Sept DES ( C M , K T ) ; 10, above J o h n
Day
dam,
9-28
Oct
SHE
( D B , M D , M L D ) ; 1, H a y s t a c k Res., 6
N o v JEF ( P T S J M ) ; 1, A r l i n g t o n , 13
N o v GIL (DL).
E a r e d Grebe
R e p o r t e d w i d e l y a r o u n d eastern
O r e g o n t h r o u g h t h e season.
Western Grebe
1 7 8 , W i c k i u p Res., 15 A u g DES
(CM); 33, Bully Cr. Res. a n d C o w Lks.,
27-28 A u g M A L (PTS); 300+, above
J o h n Day dam, 28 O c t
SHE
(MD,MLD).
C l a r k ' s Grebe
3, Summer Lk., 15 A u g DES (CM);
1, Bully Cr. Res., 27 A u g M A L (PTS);
1, B e u l a h Res., 3 S e p t
MAL
( A C . B H J R ) ; 1, W i c k i u p Res., 19-20
Sept DES ( C M , D M ) ; 2, W i c k i u p Res.,
7 N o v DES ( C M ) .
A m e r i c a n White P e l i c a n
1 6 0 , S u m m e r L k . , 15 A u g L A K
(CM); 6, n o r t h Davis Lk., 15-22 A u g
DES (CM,MASJES); 5,Antelope Res.,
28 A u g M A L (PTS); 10, U n i t y Res., 1
Sept B A K (JW); 1, W i l l o w Cr., 3 Sept
GIL (RG); 16, Beulah Res., 3 Sept M A L
(AC,BHJR); 4, M a l h e u r N W R Hqtrs.,
8 N o v HAR (FC)
Double-crested C o r m o r a n t
300, n o r t h Davis Lk., 14 A u g DES
(PTSJM).
American Bittern
1, Celilo Falls St.Pk., 15 A u g WAS
(BLW).
Great Blue Heron
50-28, n o r t h Davis Lk., 14 Aug-19
Sept DES (PTSJM).
Great Egret
l-2,Wamic, 6-13 A u g WAS ( D L ) ; 3560, Davis Lk., l 4 A u g - l 1 Sept KLA,DES
(PTS JM.MASJES.CM); 25, Crane Prair i e , 15 A u g DES ( C M ) ; 3 7 , W i c k i u p
Res., 30 A u g (TC); 55, Summer Lk., 2
Oregon Birds 21(2): 57
Sept L A K ( C M ) ; 1, Mosier, 25 Sept
WAS (DL,DP); 5, Ladd M a r s h , 15 O c t
U N I (JW).
Cattle E g r e t
7, D i a m o n d Lane, M a l h e u r N W R , 2
A u g H A R (ES); 1, Summer L k , 15 A u g
L A K ( C W , C M ) ; 1, M a l h e u r N W R
H q t r s , 4 Sept H A R (AC,BHJR,CJB).
GREEN HERON
T h i s species is rare i n eastern Oregon.The n e s t i n g at Prineville is t h e
first I have heard o f east o f t h e Casc a d e s . 1, M o s i e r , 4 - 1 1 S e p t WAS
(DL,CL,DB); 1, M c K a y NWR, 28 Sept
U M A ( M L D , M D ) ; 3 immature
rescued from nest, Barnes Butte Res.,
Prineville,
16 Sept CRO (TC); 1 i m mature, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 14 O c t
HAR (TAM).
B l a c k - c r o w n e d Night-Heron
12, M c N a r y W M A , t h r o u g h f a l l ,
UMA ( C Q m o b ) ; 2 immature, Wamic,
13-21 A u g WAS ( D L ) ; 2, O n t a r i o , 27
A u g M A L (PTS); 1, R o a r i n g Springs
Ranch, 15 O c t HAR (TAM).
White-faced Ibis
T h i s species is n o t o f t e n seen outside Lake a n d H a r n e y c o u n t i e s . 60,
Summer Lk. W M A , 5 A u g LAK (CM);
1, U m a t i l l a N W R , 25 A u g M O R (CA);
14, westofJordanValley,
28 Aug MAL
( P T S ) ; 1, K r u m b o Res., M a l h e u r
N W R , 1 O c t HAR GJ).
Tundra Swan
1 i m m a t u r e , W a m i c , 2 0 A u g - 1 0 Sept
WAS (DL); 52, Ladd Marsh, 5 N o v U N I
( J W ) ; 2, H a t f i e l d L k , 5 N o v DES
( P T S J M ) ; 1 1 , Barnes Butte R e s ,
P r i n e v i l l e , 5 N o v CRO ( P T S J M ) ; 3,
Rufus, 13 N o v SHE ( D L , D C ) ; 8 0 0 ,
Summer L k . W M A , 28 N o v L A K (TC).
B E W I C K ' S SWAN
T h i s race o f t h e T u n d r a S w a n is
rarely, i f ever r e p o r t e d i n Oregon. 2,
Summer L k . W M A , 28 N o v L A K (TC).
W H O O P E R SWAN
T h i s rare v i s i t o r f r o m A s i a has b e e n
seen i n California t h e last c o u p l e o f
years a n d m i g r a t e d t h r o u g h r e m o t e
parts o f Summer Lake W M A .This year
i t w a s c o o p e r a t i v e e n o u g h t o freq u e n t t h e p o n d across t h e h i g h w a y
f r o m refuge headquarters for a f e w
weeks. 1, Summer Lk W M A , 10 N o v
i n t o Dec L A K (MSL,mob).
Trumpeter Swan
2, Biggs, 18 N o v SHE ( M D , M L D ) .
G r e a t e r W h i t e - f r o n t e d Goose
27, W a m i c , 4-17 Sept WAS (DL,CL);
4, M a l h e u r N W R , 7 O c t HAR
( M D , M L D ) ; 1+, Burns, 8 Oct HAR
(OL); 2, n o r t h o f Alfalfa, 5 N o v DES
Oregon Birds 21(2): 58
(PTSJM,DH,PYM).
S n o w Goose
1, P r i n e v i l l e , 1 3 - 1 6 S e p t C R O
(TC,CM); 4, n o r t h e n d o f Davis L k ,
22 Sept DES ( D M ) ; 2, Haystack Res,
27 Sept JEF GJ); 1, M a l h e u r NWR, 7
O c t HAR ( M D , M L D ) ; 1, Ladd Marsh,
15 O c t U N I (DL,DC); 3, Pine H o l l o w
Res, 12 N o v WAS ( D L . M Q C C J S ) ; 6,
C o l u m b i a R , 18 N o v U M A ( M D ,
M L D ) ; 2,Ana Res,Summer L k . W M A ,
21 N o v L A K ( H N ) .
C a n a d a Goose
1 m a l e , P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 5 N o v CRO
OM,PYM,PTS,DH); 2
females,
Prineville S.P, 20 N o v CRO (JM,PTS),
t h e first sightings f o r C r o o k county.
White-winged
Scoter
2, J o h n Day d a m , 30 O c t SHE (DB);
4-2, H a t f i e l d L k , 23 Oct-5 N o v
(TCJM,PTS,DH,PYM); 1 immature,
M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 3 1 Oct-4 N o v
HAR (GL,DOS,RV).
C o m m o n Goldeneye
1 early female, Frog L k , 20 A u g WAS
(DL).
9 c a c k l i n g race, Pine H o l l o w Res. B a r r o w ' s Goldeneye
and Wamic, 22 O c t WAS (DL).
1, Summer L k , 5 A u g L A K ( C M ) ; 1,
Wood D u c k
Pine H o l l o w Res, 30 O c t WAS (DL);
1, m o u t h o f D e s c h u t e s R , 30 O c t
R e p o r t e d f r o m a n u m b e r o f sites
WAS,SHE ( D B ) .
across eastern Oregon.
Hooded M e r g a n s e r
Green-winged Teal
1 Eurasian male, Hat Rock St.Pk,
3, Snake R , 1 N o v M A L (AC).
12 N o v U M A ( M D , M L D ) .
Red-breasted Merganser
B l u e - w i n g e d Teal
1 female, m o u t h o f Deschutes R ,
27 N o v WAS, SHE ( M D , M L D ) .
1, H o o d River, 12 Sept HDR (DB).
Osprey
E u r a s i a n Wigeon
10, north Davis Lk., 14 A u g DES
l , T h e Dalles, 30 O c t WAS (DL).
(PTSJM); 1 at n e s t , W a r m Springs, 27
Canvasback
3, Hatfield L k , 15 O c t JEF (PTS J M ) ; A u g JEF (TS); 1, M a l h e u r N W R , 27
Sept HAR GJ).
1, W a m i c , 2 2 O c t WAS ( D L ) ; 1,
WHITE-TAILED KITE
M c N a r y W M A , 31 O c t U M A ( H N ) .
T h e first s i g h t i n g I have heard o f i n
Redhead
Grant county. 1, Bear Valley, 11 A u g
14, Rufus, 13 N o v SHE (DL,DC); 1,
GRAGLB).
Prineville S.P., 20 N o v CRO (PTSJM).
B a l d Eagle
Greater Scaup
1 female, FHP, Enterprise, 18 N o v
1 adult, Phillips Res, 13 A u g B A K
WAL (DVB,TJ).
(OL); 1, n o r t h Davis L k , 14 A u g DES
HARLEQUIN DUCR
(PTSJM); 3,Crane Prairie Res, l 4 A u g
DES ( P T S J M ) ; 3, Snake R , 27 A u g
1, P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 6-7 N o v CRO
M A L (PTS); 2 a d u l t s , 1 i m m a t u r e ,
(TC,CM), first C r o o k C o u n t y record.
Clear L k , 10-25 Sept WAS (DL,DP);
Oldsquaw
1 a d u l t , M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 5 1, D o g C r , J o h n Day, 16 O c t GRA
(CEG); 1 adult, M c N a r y d a m , 28 N o v
N o v HAR (GL JC); 1, M c N a r y d a m , 27
UMA (MD.MLD).
N o v U M A (PB).
Northern Harrier
S u r f Scoter
Above-normal numbers, Central
2, J o h n Day dam, 9 O c t SHE (DB);
Oregon, f a l l . G i N ) .
1, near Haystack Res, 30 O c t JEF (SR);
Sharp-shinned Hawk
W i d e l y r e p o r t e d across e a s t e r n
Oregon.
Cooper's H a w k
W i d e l y r e p o r t e d across e a s t e r n
Oregon.
Northern Goshawk
1, Bear Valley, A u g GRA ( T H ) ; 1,
I n d i a n R o c k , 20 A u g , 2 5 Sept GRA
(CEG); 1, Starr Ridge, 22 A u g GRA
(AF); I . E a s t L k , 11-17 Sept DES CKJ);
1, s o u t h o f P h i l l i p s R e s , 5-12 N o v
B A K ( T W ) ; 1, Prineville, 13 N o v CRO
( H N ) ; 2, southeast o f T h e Dalles, 13
N o v WAS ( H N ) ; l , D u f u r , 2 1 N o v WAS
WhooperSwan (with TundraSwan, left), 10 November 1994, Summer Lake WMA, Lake Co. Photo/Tbm G I N ) ; 1 i m m a t u r e , near Olex, 24 N o v
GIL (CCJS).
Crabtree.
Red-shouldered Hawk
A n unusual n u m b e r appeared o n
the east slope o f the Cascades this fall.
A n o t h e r was n o t e d just over t h e pass
at L o s t L k , L i n n c o u n t y . 2, C h e w a u c a n R , Paisley, 2 1 A u g L A K (KS);
1-2, Lake o f t h e Woods, 19 Sept K L A
( D M ) ; 1, n o r t h Davis L k , 18-20 Sept
DES f o r t h e first DES r e c o r d (TC,CM);
1, K l a m a t h M a r s h N W R , 23 Sept K L A
( D M ) ; 1 P Ranch, M a l h e u r NWR, 24
Sept HAR ( T M ) .
Swainson's Hawk
Sightings scattered across eastern
Oregon.
Ferruginous Hawk
1, Bear Valley, 13 A u g GRA (JLB); 6,
Wasco county, 28 A u g WAS (DL,DP);
1, near Crane, 3 Sept HAR (AC); 3,
Rinehart R d , 15 O c t U N I (DL,DC).
Rough-legged H a w k
i n f l u x , n o r t h central Oregon, 11-15
O c t GIL.WHE (BS).
Golden Eagle
1, S t e e n s M t , 4 S e p t H A R
(AC,BHJR,CJB0; 1, Biggs, 11 Sept SHE
(DB); 1, east o f Burns, 30 O c t HAR
(AC).
American Kestrel
m o v e m e n t , Wasco county, 29 A u g
WAS ( D L ) ; 43 i n 15 minutes, Grant
Co.Rd. 64, Sept GRA (AF).
Merlin
N u m e r o u s sightings t h r o u g h t h e
season:. 1, Hart M t , 1 Sept L A K (OL);
1-2 birds, Joseph, Enterprise, 8 Sept
o n w a r d W A L (FSC); l , W a m i c , 17 Sept
WAS ( D L ) ; 1, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s ,
19 Sept-8 O c t H A R ( D O S J J . M D ,
M L D . m o b ) ; 1, I n d i a n Rock, 26 Sept
GRA (CEG); 1, near A r l i n g t o n , 23 O c t
GIL (CCJS); 1, LaGrande, Oct-22 N o v
U N I ( B C D ) ; 1 vichardsonii,
Mayer
St.Pk, 27 N o v WAS ( M D , M L D ) .
Peregrine Falcon
1 s t o o p i n g at Osprey, H o o d River,
10 A u g H D R (GG); 1, Sodhouse Lane,
M a l h e u r N W R , 11 A u g H A R (DOS,
BU); l , T h e N a r r o w s , M a l h e u r NWR,
16,25 A u g H A R (RV,GI); 1, M a l h e u r
N W R H q t r s , 2 5 - 2 8 Sept H A R
(GG,HN,TJ,CM,DAL).
Gray Partridge
1 + , L o n g Creek, Aug,Sept GRA
( T H ) ; 2 0 , Ladd M a r s h , 18 O c t U N I
(JW); 1, southeast o f Enterprise, 19
NovWAL (TJDVB).
Spruce Grouse
1 adult a n d 2 juveniles, M c C u l l e y
Cr.Tr. 1 A u g W A L (FSC); a b r o o d , Eagle
Cap Wilderness, 5 Sept W A L (JW).
Blue Grouse
1+, M a l h e u r NF,Aug GRA (PSS); 1,
I n d i a n Rock, 25 A u g , 2 5 Sept GRA
(CEG).
Ruffed G r o u s e
1+, Logan ValleyAug GRA (TH); 1+,
Malheur NF, A u g GRA (PSS); 1, I n d i a n
Rock, 25 Aug,25 Sept GRA (CEG).
Sage G r o u s e
1 h e n , M a u r y M t s , 13 A u g CRO
(PTSJMJS,CC); 1+, Steens M t , 18
Aug HAR (CEG); 3, south o f C o w L k s ,
28 A u g M A L (PTS); 1, R e d H o u s e
Field, M a l h e u r N W R , 3 0 A u g H A R
(ES); 2 hens & 2 y o u n g , Steens M t .
R d , 3 Sept HAR (ACJR,BH,CJB); 1,
near M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 4 Sept
HAR (AC,JR,BH,CJB); l . R a i l P o n d ,
Malheur NWR, 7 Sept HAR (RV).
Wild T u r k e y
2 n o r t h o f Pendleton, 15 O c t U M A
(DL); 2, near Meacham, 1 N o v U M A
(AC).
Virginia Rail
6, Barnes Butte R e s , 13 A u g CRO
(PTS,JMJS,CC); 1, D o g Creek, J o h n
Day, 20 A u g GRA (CEG); 2, L o w e r
Bridge, 16 O c t DES (PTS); 6 calling,
M c N a r y W M A , 16 O c t U M A (DL); 1,
Barnes Butte R e s , 5 N o v CRO
(PTSJM,DH,PYM).
Sora
1, D o g Creek, J o h n Day, 1,20 A u g
GRA (CEG).
A m e r i c a n Coot
2000, n o r t h Davis L k , 9 O c t DES
(PTSJM); 5000, Crane Prairie, 9 O c t
DES (PTSJM).
Sandhill Crane
2, W i c k i u p R e s , 14 A u g DES
(PTS J M ) ; 2, Crane Prairie, 14 Aug DES
(PTSJM); 86, Summer L k . W M A , 18
A u g L A K ( C M ) ; 2, south o f C o w L k s ,
28 A u g M A L (PTS); 1+, D o g C r . J o h n
Day, 24 Sept GRA (CEG); 1+, Bear
Valley, 24 Sept GRA ( T W ) ; 3, n o r t h
Davis L k , 9 O c t DES (PTSJM); 1+,
Fox Valley, 5 N o v GRA (PSS).
Black-bellied Plover
1, Haystack R e s , 17 Sept JEF (RG);
3 , N o r t h end o f Davis L k , 2 2 Sept DES
( D M ) ; 2, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 2 4
Sept HAR (GG,CM, m o b ) ; 3, M c K a y
NWR, 2 8 Sept U M A ( M D , M L D ) .
A m e r i c a n Golden-Plover
2, M c K a y N W R , 2 8 Sept U M A
(MD,MLD).
Snowy Plover
50, w e s t Harney L k , 24 Sept H A R
(CM); 1, Lk.Abert, 27 Sept L A K ( C M ) .
Semipalmated Plover
W i d e l y r e p o r t e d across e a s t e r n
Oregon.
B l a c k - n e c k e d Stilt
1, U m a t i l l a N W R , 1 1 A u g M O R
(GG); 70, Summer L k . W M A , 24 A u g
L A K ( C M ) ; last 2, near A r l i n g t o n , 28
A u g G I L (CCJS).
A m e r i c a n Avocet
2, P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 13 A u g C R O
(CCJSJM,PTS);3,Wamic,21AugWAS
(DL,DA,DC); 210, Summer L k . W M A ,
24 A u g L A K ( C M ) ; 3 8 0 0 - 5 0 0 0 , L k .
A b e r t , 1-27 Sept L A K ( C M , O L ) ; 1,
Hatfield L k , 18 Sept DES (JM,PTS).
G r e a t e r Yellow legs
Reports scattered across eastern
Oregon.
Lesser Yellowlegs
Reported across eastern Oregon. 1,
G o v e r n m e n t Cove, first H o o d River
c o u n t y r e c o r d , 4 Sept H D R (DL,CL).
Solitary Sandpiper
1, P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 13 A u g C R O
(PTSJMJS.CC); 2, M a l h e u r N W R , 17
A u g H A R ( R V , M L ) ; 1, M u d d L k ,
Malheur N W R , 18 A u g HAR (RV); 1,
C h e w a u c a n R , Paisley, 2 1 A u g L A K
(KS); 1, Snake R. across f r o m Weiser
I D , 2 7 A u g M A L (PTS); 1, M a l h e u r
N W R H q t r s , 27 A u g HAR (DOS); 1,
Jordan Valley, 28 A u g M A L (PTS).
Long-billed C u r l e w
1+, Logan V a l l e y A u g GRA ( T H ) ; 50,
south o f Burns, 27 A u g H A R (OL).
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
1, S u m m e r L k . W M A ( 2 n d Lake
county record), 2 Sept L A K ( C M ) .
Hudsonian Godwit, 2 September 1994, £ Link Canal, Summer Lake, Lake Co. 0BRC RecordNos. 251-
94-13B, 13F. Photos/Craig Miller.
Sanderling
3, m o u t h o f H o o d River, 4 Sept
H D R (DL.CL); 1, Joseph S.P, 8 Sept
WAL (FSC); 1, East Lk, Paulina M t , 13
Sept DES (KJ); 1, P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 16-
Oregon Birds 21(2): 59
17 Sept CRO (TC,CHG,CM); 2, Summ e r L k . W M A , 18 Sept CRO ( C M ) ; 1,
w e s t H a r n e y Lk., 24 Sept H A R (CM);
1, M c K a y N W R , 27 Sept U M A (CCJS).
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1, L k . A b e r t , 17 Aug-3 Sept L A K
( C M , O L ) ; 1, U m a t i l l a N W R , 11 A u g
M O R (GG); 1, Prineville S.P, 28 A u g
CRO (TC).
Baird's Sandpiper
R e p o r t e d across c e n t r a l O r e g o n 7
A u g t o 4 Sept i n small n u m b e r s ; t h e
m o s t , 10, H a t f i e l d L k , 2 0 A u g DES
(PTSJM)).
Pectoral Sandpiper
1, H a r n e y L k , 16 A u g H A R
(GLESJY); 1, Haystack R e s , 28 A u g
JEF ( M H ) ; 2, W a m i c , 4 Sept WAS
(DL,CL); 3 0 , M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s . a n d
Benson boat landing, 19-24 Sept HAR
( H G , G G , C M , m o b ) ; 2, L k . A b e r t , 27
Sept L A K ( C M ) ; 20, M c K a y NWR, 28
Sept U M A ( M D . M L D ) ; 2, U k i a h S.P, 7
O c t U M A ( M D . M L D ) ; 1, n o r t h o f Alfalfa, 5 N o v DES (PTS J M , D H , P Y M ) .
Dunlin
3 1 , Pine H o l l o w R e s , 28 A u g WAS
( D L , D P ) ; 1, M c K a y N W R , 28 Sept
U M A ( M D . M L D ) ; 2, F a r e w e l l B e n d ,
Snake R , 1 N o v B A K (AC); 1 each,
Hatfield Lk. a n d n o r t h o f Alfalfa, 5 N o v
DES (PYM,DHJM,PTS).
Short-billed Dowitcher
1, H a t f i e l d L k , 6 A u g DES (TC); 3,
S u m m e r L k . W M A , 15-18 A u g L A K
(CM); 1, M a l h e u r N W R , 24 A u g HAR
( C M ) ; 3 i m m a t u r e s , near A r l i n g t o n , 5
Sept G I L (CCJS).
Long-billed D o w i t c h e r
3, H a y s t a c k R e s , 1 1 A u g JEF
(PM.LW); 25, near A r l i n g t o n , 5 Sept
GIL (CCJS); 20, W a m i c , 10 Sept WAS
(DL); 310, Summer L k , 30 Sept L A K
(CM); 2 0 0 + , Buena Vista Ponds,
Malheur NWR, 8 O c t HAR ( M D , M L D ) ;
15, H a t f i e l d L k , 15-23 O c t (PTS,TC);
I , Farewell B e n d St. P k , 1 N o v B A K
(AC); 4, n o r t h o f Alfalfa, 5 N o v DES
(DH,PYMJM,PTS); 1 ,Hat Rock St.Pk,
12 N o v U M A ( M D , M L D ) .
Wilson's P h a l a r o p e
R e p o r t s scattered across eastern
O r e g o n i n modest n u m b e r s .
Red-necked Phalarope
15-60, H a t f i e l d L k , 7-28 A u g DES
( T C ) ; 1 1 , P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 13 A u g
(CCJS,PTSJM); 409, H a r n e y L k , 16
A u g HAR (GI,ESJY); 1 3 , M a l h e u r L k ,
17 A u g H A R ( R V . M L ) ; 7 0 , S n a k e
R , H w y 2 0 1 , 27 A u g M A L (PTS);
I I , 400, Lk. A b e r t , 1 Sept L A K (CM);
9,The N a r r o w s , M a l h e u r NWR, 2 Sept
Oregon Birds 21(2): 60
H A R (AC); 2, W a m i c , 10 Sept WAS
(DL).
R E D PHALAROPE
A rare i n l a n d sighting o f this normally pelagic species: . 1 i m m a t u r e ,
M c K a y Res. 2 7 - 2 8 Sept
UMA
(DSv,CCJS,MD,MLD).
Franklin's Gull
1 i m m , n o r t h end o f Davis L k , 1 1 20 Sept DES ( C M , D M ) .
Bonaparte's
Gull
W i d e l y r e p o r t e d this fall away f r o m
the C o l u m b i a River.
HEERMANN'S GULL
1 i m m a t u r e , Boardman Marina, 28
O c t M O R (MD,MLD,CCJS).
Mew G u l l
A f e w r e p o r t s along t h e C o l u m b i a
River. 1, Rock Cr. Res, Wamic, 2 1 A u g
WAS (DL,DA,DC).
California Gull
3300, Lk. A b e r t , 1 Sept LAK (CM).
Herring Gull
1, C h i c k a h o m i n y Res, 1 O c t HAR
(TC); 3, J o h n Day dam, 31 O c t SHE
( H N ) ; 1 adult, Farewell Bend, Snake
R , 1 N o v M A L (AC); 20, M c N a r y d a m ,
30 N o v U M A ( H N ) .
Thayer's Gull
4 , M c N a r y d a m , 16 O c t U M A
(DL,DC,DP); 1-6, J o h n Day dam, 2731 O c t SHE ( M D , M L D , H N ) .
Western G u l l
1, W i c k i u p Res, 18 Sept DES (TC)
(first Deschutes C o u n t y r e c o r d ) ; 4,
M c N a r y dam, 29-30 N o v U M A
(CM,HN,mob).
Glaucous-winged Gull
1, above M c N a r y dam, 28 O c t U M A
(MD,MLD).
Glaucous Gull
1 2nd winter, below McNary Dam,
29 N o v U M A ( m o b ) .
R O S S ' GULL
T h i s arctic rarity has o n l y b e e n rep o r t e d t w i c e before i n Oregon, and
was a first for t h e state o f Washingt o n . I t d r e w birders f r o m all over the
country. Unfortunately, i t d i d n o t stay
t o a s e c o n d w e e k e n d . 1, b e l o w
M c N a r y D a m , 27 Nov-1 Dec U M A
isit*
Ross' Gull. Photo/Tim Janzen.
(PB.mob).
SABINE'S GULL
A pelagic species rarely seen inland.
1 i m m a t u r e , Summer L k , 2 Sept L A K
(CM).
Sabine's Gull, found off Gold Dike, Summer Lake
WMife Area. Lake Co., 2 September 1994. This is
Lake County's fourth Sabine's Gull Record. Photo/
Craig Miller.
Caspian Tern
1, H a y s t a c k R e s , 1 1 A u g JEF
(PM,LW); 2, n o r t h Davis L k , 14 A u g
DES (PTSJM); 6, n o r t h Davis L k , 11
Sept DES (CM); 23, East L k , Paulina
M t , 17 Sept DES (KJ); 3, J o h n Day
dam, 9 O c t SHE (DB).
Common Tern
A n unusual n u m b e r o f eastern Oregon r e o p r t s . 2 i m m a t u r e , Mosier, 13
A u g WAS (DL); 1-23, J o h n Day d a m ,
29 Aug-11 Sept SHE ( D B ) ; 2, m o u t h
o f H o o d River, 4-11 Sept H D R
(DL,CL,DB); 1, East L k , Paulina M t ,
11 Sept DES (KJ); 1, n o r t h Davis L k ,
11 Sept DES (CM); 1-2, Haystack Res,
16-17,27 Sept JEF (TC.RGJJ).
B a r n Owl
1, east o f J o h n Day, 16 A u g GRA
(PSS); 2, SE Haystack R e s , 28-31 A u g
JEF (MH,TC); 1 dead, M a l h e u r N W R
H q t r s , 1 O c t HAR (GL); 1 dead, Diam o n d L n , 12 O c t H A R ( G L ) ; 1,
Sodhouse Ranch, M a l h e u r NWR, 21
O c t HAR (DOS); 1, N o f Terrebonne,
12 N o v DES (CL JL); 1, M a l h e u r N W R
H q t r s , 13 N o v HAR (FC).
Flammulated Owl
1 , W i c k i u p Cr., Bear V a l l e y A u g GRA
(TH).
Western Screech-Owl
1, C a n y o n C r , J o h n Day, 12 O c t
GRA ( L E H ) ; 1, J o h n Day, O c t GRA
(TH).
Great Horned Owl
2, SE H a y s t a c k R e s , 28 A u g JEF
(MH).
N o r t h e r n Pygmy-Owl
1, Snowshoe C r , Bear Valley, Sept
G R A ( A F ) ; 1, L a v a C a m p L k ,
M c K e n z i e Pass, 17 Sept DES (PTS); 1,
I n d i a n Rock, 25 Sept GRA (CEG); 1,
near Unity, 26 O c t B A K (JW).
B a r r e d Owl
1-2 calling, Frog Butte, 20-27 A u g
WAS (DBJJ,DL,DC); 1, Skyline Dr., 14
Oct UMA (MD.MLD).
Great Gray Owl
1, Fox Prairie, Five Points C r , 1 O c t
U N I (JW).
Long-eared Owl
2, Clear L k , 27 A u g WAS (DL,DC):
2-11, SE Haystack Res, 28-31 A u g JEF
(MH,TC,CM); 1, I n d i a n Rock, 25 Sept
GRA (CEG); 1, Haystack Res, 6 N o v
JEF (JM,PTS); 1 4 , O l i v e r S p r i n g s ,
M a l h e u r NWR, 25 N o v HAR (GI).
Short-eared Owl
1, center p a t r o l r d . M a l h e u r NWR,
7 O c t HAR ( M D . M L D ) ; 3, Drain Straits
R d , 19 N o v K L A (KS); 26, L o w e r Klam a t h NWR, 26 N o v KLA (PAS).
B O R E A L OWL
2, near T u m a l o M t , 14 Sept DES
( C M , T C ) ; 1, a b o v e T o l l g a t e , 2 O c t
UMA (MD,MLD).
Northern Saw-whet Owl
1, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 9 O c t HAR
(LAW); 1, s o u t h w e s t o f Black Butte,
4 N o v DES (PTS).
W h i t e - t h r o a t e d Swift
1, Buena Vista o v e r l o o k , M a l h e u r
N W R 29 Sept HAR (MC,FK).
Black-chinned Hummingbird
2, B e n d , A u g DES (TC); 2 at feeder,
U m i o n . A u g U N I (FV); L J o h n Day,
29 Sept GRA (OL).
Anna's Hummingbird
1, C h i l o q u i n , 17 A u g K L A (GG).
Calliope H u m m i n g b i r d
1, I n d i a n Rock, 25 A u g GRA (CEG);
1 f e m a l e , Steens M t , 4 Sept H A R
(AC,BHJR,CJB).
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
3, M a u r y M t s , 13 A u g C R O
(CCJS JM.PTS); 1 male, Bend, 3 1 A u g
DES (LR); 1 female, Steens M t , 4 Sept
HAR (AC,BHJR,CJB).
L e w i s ' Woodpecker
4, C a b i n Lake C . G , 2 4 A u g L A K
(MASJES); 1, near A r l i n g t o n , 28 A u g
GIL (CCJS); 1, Malheur NWR, 3 Sept
HAR (AC); 3, Mosier, 11 Sept WAS
(DB); 50+, D o o l e y M t , 15 Sept B A K
( J W ) ; 1 , M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 25 N o v
HAR (DOS).
Yellow-bellied S a p s u c k e r
1, east o f Elgin, 30 A u g U N I (RIF).
Red-naped Sapsucker
3, Fish L k , Steens M t , 4 Sept HAR
(AC.CJB) 6 ( i n c l u d i n g a h y b r i d w i t h
Red-breasted Sapsucker), M a l h e u r
N W R H q t r s , 24-25 Sept HAR (GG).
Red-breasted Sapsucker
1, Malheur N W R H q t r s , 30 Sept-8
O c t HAR (ES,MD,MLD); 1 s o u t h e r n
race, Page Springs C . G , 15 O c t HAR
(TAM); 1, m o u t h o f H o o d R , 27 N o v
HDR ( M L D , M D ) .
White-headed Woodpecker
1, Bear Valley, 1 Aug-Sept GRA
( O L , A F ) ; 1, L o g a n V a l l e y Aug-Sept
GRA ( T H ) ; 1+, Little Canyon M t . &
I n d i a n Rock, A u g GRA (MB); 1, near
Unity, 27 O c t B A K (JW).
T h r e e - t o e d Woodpecker
1, I n d i a n Rock, 25 Sept GRA (CEG).
B l a c k - b a c k e d Woodpecker
2, Crane Prairie R e s , 7 A u g DES
(CHM); 1, Bear Valley, Sept GRA (AF);
1 pair, Crane Prairie b u r n , 9 O c t DES
(JM,PTS);1,Indian Rock, 11 O c t GRA
(CEG); 2, near U n i t y , 25 O c t B A K
(JW).
Least F l y c a t c h e r
2-3, Clyde Holliday St.Pk, 13-14 A u g
GRA (GG).
Gray Flycatcher
l , W a l t o n L k , l 6 A u g CRO (GG); 1,
Hart M t , 1 Sept LAK (OL).
"Western Flycatcher"
1, Steens M t , 25 Sept HAR GJ)Cordilleran Flycatcher
3, Hilgard Jet. St. P k , 12 A u g U N I
(GG).
B l a c k Phoebe
1, L k . E w a u n a , K l a m a t h Falls, 19
N o v KLA (KS).
Ash-throated Flycatcher
1, Phillips Res, 13 A u g B A K (OL);
1, D o g C r , J o h n Day, 22 A u g GRA
(CEG).
Eastern Kingbird
last 2, near A r l i n g t o n , 28 A u g GIL
(CCJS).
Horned L a r k
1000, A n t e l o p e Res, 28 A u g M A L
(PTS); 2, D r a i n Straits R d , 20 N o v
K L A (KS); 2 0 0 + , n o r t h o f U n i o n , 2 1
N o v U N I (CG).
Violet-green S w a l l o w
100+, m o u t h o f H o o d R , 25 Sept
HDR G>L,DP); 1, Malheur NWR, 1 O c t
HAR GJ).
B a r n Swallow
late sightings: l . B o a r d m a n , 27 O c t
U M A (CC); 1, P r i n e v i l l e S.P, 5 N o v
CRO GM,PTS,DH,PYM).
B L U E JAY
This fall saw an invasion o f this easte r n species: 3 at feeder, Cove, Sept
U N I GAM); 1, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s ,
29 Sept-1 O c t HAR (RS,SJJJ); l j o h n
Day, C a n y o n City, 16-30 O c t GRA
(CEG,OL,TH,TW); 1-2, Hines, 7 Oct30 N o v ( G I , m.ob.); 1, Page Springs
C . G , 10 O c t H A R (DS, IS); 1, near
Elgin, 13 O c t U N I (TR); 1, O c h o c o
Ranger Station, 8 N o v o n w a r d CRO
GG,CM,FTSJM).
ScrubJay
1, C h i l o q u i n , 18 A u g K L A (GG); 5,
h o t s p r i n g s , H a r t M t , 1 Sept L A K
(OL); 2, Sixmile Pond, C a t l o w Valley,
24 Sept HAR (TM); 1, Bend, 8 O c t DES
(PTSJM).
Black-capped Chickadee
1+, DeMoss c o u n t y p a r k , 25 A u g
SHE (TC); 2, K l a m a t h Falls, 17 Sept
K L A (KS).
Plain Titmouse
1, Blue Sky, H a r t M t , 2 Sept L A K
(OL).
Bushtit
60 gray-crowned, Deschutes R. St.
P k , 11 A u g SHE ( G G ) ; b r e e d i n g ,
D e M o s s c o u n t y p a r k , 25 A u g SHE
(TO.
Red-breasted Nuthatch
R e p o r t e d i n large n u m b e r s across
eastern Oregon.
B r o w n Creeper
2, Benson Pond, M a l h e u r NWR, 8
O c t HAR ( M D , M L D ) .
Bewick's W r e n
1 (possibly nesting?), Rock Cr.west
o f Olex, 5 Sept, 23 O c t GIL (CCJS);
1 + , F u l t o n C a n y o n , 12 N o v SHE
(DL,CCJS).
Winter W r e n
1, n e a r A r l i n g t o n , 2 1 A u g G I L
(CCJS); 1, DeMoss c o u n t y park, 25
A u g SHE (TC); 3, base o f W i n t e r R i m ,
4 O c t L A K (CM); 1, M c N a r y NWR, 12
Nov UMA (MD,MLD).
American Dipper
1, Service C r , 13 Sept W H E (CEG);
1, Prairie City, Sept GRA ( T H ) .
Western B l u e b i r d
6, Ladd M a r s h , 1 N o v U N I QW).
Mountain Bluebird
40, Fort Rock, 24 A u g LAK
(MASJES); 1100, B e n d t o Burns, 2225 Sept D E S , L A K , H A R
(HN,GG,
m o b ) ; 1, east o f Juntura, 30 O c t M A L
Oregon Birds 21(2): 61
(AC).
Veery
3, H i l g a r d Jet. St.Pk, 12 A u g U N I
(GG); 1, L i t t l e Sheep C r , E o f Joseph,
27 A u g W A L ( G M ) ; 1+ nesting, Cove,
A u g U N I (BF,CD).
GRAY-CHEEKED T H R U S H
This is o n l y t h e second r e p o r t o f
this species i n Oregon. T h e sighting
at Malheur headquarters is w e l l docum e n t e d ; t h e s i g h t i n g at Benson P o n d
is sketchy. 1, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s ,
26 Sept HAR (HN,TJ,CM); 1, Benson
Pond, M a l h e u r N W R , 30 Sept HAR
(MC,FK).
American Robin
A m e r i c a n Pipit
20, Wamic, 17 Sept WAS (DL); 150,
M c K a y Cr. NWR, 27 Sept U M A ( M D ,
M L D ) ; 200+, Farewell Bend, Snake R ,
1 N o v BAK (AC); 30, F u l t o n Canyon,
12 N o v SHE (DL); 30, G i l i a m county,
12 N o v GIL (DL); 4, Ana Res, Summ e r L k , 21 N o v L A K ( H N ) .
B o h e m i a n Waxwing
1, B e e c h C r , Sept GRA (AF); 3,
Lostine, 18 N o v WAL (TJ,DVB); 30, Joseph, 19 N o v WAL (TJ,DVB); 6, Summ e r L k , 19 N o v L A K (CC,JS,MD,
M L D ) ; 6 0 , B e n d , 2 7 - 2 8 N o v DES
(PTSJM.TC).
Northern Shrike
1000's, c e n t r a l O r e g o n , 30 O c t onw a r d (SR,HN).
Varied T h r u s h
6 + , M a l h e u r N W R , 29 Sept-7 O c t
HAR ( M C , F K , M D , M L D ) ; 50, Little
Cultus L k , 9 O c t DES (JM,PTS);many,
W h e e l e r county, 23 N o v W H E (BS).
Gray Catbird
2, H i l g a r d Jet. St. P k , 12 A u g U N I
(GG).
N o r t h e r n Mockingbird
1, M a l h e u r Field Station, 23-26 Sept
HAR ( H N ) ; 1 adult, Benson Pond,
Malheur NWR, 10 Sept-19 O c t HAR
(OL,HN,MC,FKJJ,PS).
BROWN T H R A S H E R
T w o sightings o f this eastern species: T h e M a l h e u r b i r d was seen b y
m a n y v i s i t o r s d u r i n g t h e fall O F O
w e e k e n d . T h e K l a m a t h Falls b i r d has
remained t h r o u g h t h e w i n t e r t o A p r i l .
1, K l a m a t h Falls, 23 Sept KLA (ROG,
KS); 1, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 19-26
Sept HAR ( m o b ) .
1, I n d i a n Rock, 7 O c t GRA (CEG);
1 adult, center patrol r d . Malheur
N W R , 8 O c t H A R ( M D . M L D ) ; 1,
U n i o n county, 16 O c t U N I (DL); 8,
central Oregon, 30 O c t (SR); 1 immature, Hatfield L k , 5 Nov
DES
(PYM,DH,PTSJM); 1, Dufur, 13 N o v
WAS ( H N ) ; 1, S u m m e r L k , 19 N o v
L A K ( M D , M L D ) ; 1 i n yard, LaGrande,
N o v U N I (JW).
Loggerhead S h r i k e
Brown Thrasher, 24 September 1994, Malheur
N.W.R. headquarters, Harney Co. OBRC Record No.
705-94-19B. Photo/Harry Nehls.
"It flew to the brushy trees at the edge of the display
pond. For thefirst few hours it was reluctant to show
itself and only fleeting glances could be had of the
bird. However, for the rest of the 3-day period it was
unusually conspicuousflying about the trees in the
Headquarters area and spending much timeforagingon theground. It allowed fairly dose approaches
and several photos were taken."
Oregon Birds 21(2): 62
9, Painted H i l l s , J o h n Day Fossil
Beds N . M . ( p e r e n n i a l l o c a t i o n ) , 16
A u g W H E ( G G ) ; u p t o 10, l o w e r Rock
C r , s o u t h o f A r l i n g t o n , t h r o u g h season GIL (CCJS); 1, F u l t o n Canyon, 12
N o v SHE (DL); 1, Summer L k , 26 N o v
L A K (DL,BW).
S o l i t a r y Vireo
1 " p l u m b e o u s " race, I n d i a n F o r d
C . G , 17 Sept DES (DVS).
Hutton's Vireo
1 h e a r d , C h i l o q u i n , 18 A u g K L A
(GG).
Red-eyed Vireo
1, n e a r A r l i n g t o n , 5 S e p t G I L
(CCJS).
Tennessee W a r b l e r
1, Dayville, 7 Sept GRA (CEG).
Magnolia Warbler
1, Brothers, 20 Sept DES (DVS).
Black-throated Blue Warbler
This species frequently appears i n
t h e fall i n Oregon. 1 female, Malheur
N W R H q t r s , 14-16 O c t HAR (TAM);
1 male, Fields, 15 O c t HAR (TAM).
Black-throated Gray Warbler
1 female, J o h n Day Fossil Beds visit o r center, 14 A u g GRA (GG); 1 female, L i n k R , K l a m a t h Falls, 10 Sept
KLA (KS); 1 male, K l a m a t h Falls, 17
Sept KLA (KS).
Townsend's W a r b l e r
1, Malheur N W R H q t r s , 29-30 Sept
HAR (MC,FK).
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER
This species has o n l y b e e n r e p o r t e d
a f e w t i m e s i n O r e g o n . 1, M a l h e u r
N W R H q t r s , 13 O c t HAR (RW).
Palm Warbler
1, F i e l d s , 2 5 - 2 6 S e p t
HAR
(CM,CLJL).
American Redstart
1 male, C h e w a u c a n R , Paisley, 21
A u g L A K (KS).
Northern Waterthrush
1, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 25 A u g
H A R ( G B ) ; 1, C e n t e r P a t r o l R d ,
Malheur N W R H q t r s , 30 Aug HAR
(RR).
Wilson's W a r b l e r
last, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 2 O c t
HAR (JJ).
Yellow-breasted C h a t
1, n e a r A r l i n g t o n , 2 8 A u g G I L
(CCJS).
Western T a n a g e r
Reports scattered across eastern
Oregon, the last at Fields, 1 O c t HAR
GDRose-breasted Grosbeak
This species has b e c o m e nearly an
a n n u a l v i s i t o r . 1, M a l h e u r N W R
H q t r s , 22 Sept HAR (DA).
G r e e n - t a i l e d Towhee
1, D o g C r , J o h n Day, 20 A u g GRA
(CEG); 1, Lost R , 25 Sept KLA (KS).
A m e r i c a n Tree S p a r r o w
1, Fields, 15 O c t HAR (TAM); 14,
C r o w Cr. R d , 18 N o v W A L ( T J D V B ) ;
1, H q t r s . Summer L k . W M A , 19 N o v
L A K (MLD,MD,PTSJM).
Brewer's Sparrow
2, L i n k R , K l a m a t h Falls, 10 Sept
KLA (KS); last, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s ,
25 Sept HAR GJ) .
Vesper S p a r r o w
30, Steens M t , 4 Sept HAR
(AC,BH,JR,CJB); last, K r u m b o R e s ,
Malheur NWR, 1 O c t HAR GJ)Lark Sparrow
4, Haystack R e s , 28 A u g JEF ( M H ) .
Black-throated Sparrow
N o r e p o r t s after t h e s p r i n g a n d
summer invasion!.
Grasshopper Sparrow
1 (first Malheur record), 1 m i l e east
o f Buena Vista, M a l h e u r N W R , 8 O c t
HAR ( M D , M L D ) .
Fox S p a r r o w
1. n e a r A r l i n g t o n , 5 S e p t G I L
(CCJS); 1, DeMoss c o u n t y p a r k , 11
Sept SHE (DB); 1 iliaca, 2 stephansi,
Chandler St.Pk, 27 Sept L A K (CM).
Lincoln's S p a r r o w
2, W a l t o n L k , 15 A u g CRO (GG); 2,
Haystack R e s , 28 A u g JEF ( M H ) ; 1,
W i l l o w C r , 3 Sept G I L (RG); 1, Bend
a i r p o r t p o n d , 18 Sept DES (JM,PTS);
12, Lost R , 25 Sept K L A (KS).
Swamp Sparrow
1, Fields, 15 O c t HAR (TAM).
White-throated S p a r r o w
3, M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 13 Sept20 O c t HAR ( K H , M L D , T A M , m o b ) ; 1,
Benson Pond, M a l h e u r NWR, 1 O c t
HAR GJ); l.base o f W i n t e r Rim,4-5,21
O c t L A K ( C M ) ; 1, Fields, 15 O c t HAR
(TAM); 1, Canyon City, 23 O c t GRA
(CEG); 1, Conley's feeder, Joseph, 15
O c t W A L (FSC).
Golden-crowned Sparrow
1, H o o d R i v e r m e a d o w s , 8 Sept
H D R ( B A ) ; several, M a l h e u r N W R
Hqtrs, 29 Sept HAR ( m o b ) ; 25, base
o f W i n t e r Rim, 30 Sept L A K (CM); 1,
Conley's feeder, Joseph, 1 O c t WAL
(FSC).
White-crowned Sparrow
R e p o r t e d across eastern O r e g o n
b e g i n n i n g w i t h 1 i m m a t u r e , east o f
Elgin, 3 1 A u g U N I (RTF).
Harris's Sparrow
1, Benson Pond, M a l h e u r NWR, 19
O c t H A R (PS); 1, S u m m e r Lk. cafe,
1 9 - 3 0 N o v L A K ( J M , m o b ) ; 1,
Sodhouse Ranch, M a l h e u r NWR, 20
N o v HAR (GI); 1 survived a chase b y
N . S h r i k e , L a G r a n d e , 22 N o v U N I
GW).
Lapland Longspur
1, D r a i n Straits R d , 19 N o v K L A
(KS).
Snow Bunting
1, D r a i n Straits R d , 20 N o v K L A
GCS).
Bobolink
1 + nesting, Cove,Aug U N I G3F.CD).
GREAT-TAILED C R A C K L E
These birds nested near the display
p o n d at M a l h e u r headquarters this
s u m m e r for a first Oregon
nesting
record. 3 + , M a l h e u r N W R H q t r s , 1
Aug-30 Sept HAR ( T N , M H , m o b ) .
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
8 Hepburn's, Umatilla NWR, 16 O c t
U M A (DL, D C et al); 100+, near Unity,
26 O c t B A K G W ) ; 1, Malheur N W R
H q t r s , 30 O c t HAR (ES); 3, near Picture Rock Pass, 10 N o v L A K (CM); 1,
Summer L k , 25 N o v L A K (CC).
BLACK ROSY-FINCH
1, Steens M t , 18 A u g HAR (CEG);
1, I n d i a n Rock, 8 O c t GRA (CEG).
Pine Grosbeak
2 birds, A n e r i o d L k T r , 5 A u g W A L
GSC); 6 birds, 23 m i N o f Enterprise,
19 N o v W A L (TJ.DVB).
Red Crossbill
25, Bonney Butte, 20 Aug HDR
G>B); 50+, I n d i a n Ford C . G , 2-5 Sept
DES ( A C . C H M ) ; many, Cascades, 6
Sept DES (BW); 100's, H w y 3, n o r t h
o f Enterprise, 19 N o v WAL (TJ.DVB).
White-winged C r o s s b i l l
1+, w e s t o f M t . V e r n o n , 12 N o v
GRA (PSS).
Lesser Goldfinch
1, M a l h e u r N W R , 18 A u g H A R
( C E G ) ; 1, B e n s o n P o n d , M a l h e u r
NWR, 27 Aug-10 Sept HAR (OL).
Observers
BA - B o b A l t m a n , CA - Carla Alvorez,
DA - David A. Anderson, DB - D a v i d
Bailey, JLB - Jennifer & Lance Barker,
PB - Phil Bartley, GB - Greg Boyce, M B
- Merle B r o w n , CJB - Chris & J i m Butler, FC - Forrest C a m e r o n , JC - Jeff
Casey, FSC - Frank & Sue Conley,AC A l a n Contreras, M C - M a r k Collie, D C
- Dave Copeland, CC - Craig Corder,
TC - T o m Crabtree, M D - M i k e Denny,
MLD - M e r r y Lynn Denny, CD Chotard Doll, BCD - Bill & Chris
Dowdy, BF - Bernard Fenik, AF - A n n
Frost, RIF - Robert & Irene Froyd, CEG
- Cecil Gagnon, CG - Carmen Gambill,
ROG - Ron Garrett, CHG - C h u c k
Gates, JG - Janelle Geddes, RG - Roy
Gerig, GG - Greg Gillson, H G - H.
Gilmore, D H - Dean Hale, LEH - Lee
& Eva Harris, B H - Barbara H o l l a n d ,
T H - T o m H u n t , M H - Matt Hunter, G I
- Gary Ivey, TJ - T i m Janzen, JJ - J i m
Johnson, KJ - K e n Jones, SJ - Sheran
Jones, FK - Florence K n o l l , M L - Meg
Laws, G L - G r e t c h e n L e c h , D A L D a v i d Lucas, D L - D o n n a Lusthoff, CL
- Cindy L a w e s J L - J o h n Lawes, P Y M Patty M e h a n J M - Judy M e r e d i t h , JAM
-Jan Messer smith,TAM -Tom & Allison
M i c k e l , C M - Craig Miller, T M - T e r r y
Morgan, C H M - Chuck Morrow, G M Gerald Morsello, P M - Pat Muller, D M
- D o n Munson, H N - Harry Nehls,TN
- T. Nelson, O L - Clarence & M a r i l y n
O'LearyJR - J u d i t h Ramaley, LR - L e w
Rems, RR - R o n Robinson, TR - T o m
Rohn, SR - Skip Russel.PS - P. Schanek,
ES - Eric Scheuering,BS - Brian Sharp,
TS - T i m Shelmerdine, RS - Richard
SmithJES - Jeff Sohlstrom, MAS - M a r y
A n n Sohlstrom, KS - K e v i n Spencer,
MSL - M a r t y St.LouisJS - Judy Stevens,
PTS - Paul T. Sullivan, DOS - D o u g
Staller, PAS - Pat Starr, DVS - Dave
Stesjkal, DS - D a n Svingen, IS - I l a
Svingen, PSS - Pat & Sharon Sweeney,
KT - Karen Theodore, BU - Beth
Ullenberg, DVB - D a n van d e n Broek,
FV - Fred Vaugh, RV - Rick Vetter, RW
- R. Wahland, BLW - B i l l Walker, J W J i m Ward, LAW - L & A Weatherhead,
LW - Linda Weiland, CW - Chris
Willard.TW - T o m Winters, BW - Bing
W o n g , JY - Jan Yacabucci. 0
Grasshopper Sparrow, 8 October 1994, 1 mile east of Buena Vista Station, Malheur N. W.R., Harney Co.
Photo/Merry Lynn Denny. According to Mike Denny, Malheur NWR staff "do not have or know of any
records for the Refuge," but there are records of Grasshopper Sparrows from Foster Flats 30-35 miles from
the Refuge.
Oregon Birds 21(2): 63
FIELDNOTES: Western Oregon, Fall 1994
Jeff
Gilligan,
26 N.E. 32ndAvenue,
Portland,
Y E L L O W - B I L L E D LOON
O n e was at Yaquina Bay o n 26 N O V
( J o h n L u n d s t e n ) ; o n e w a s at t h e
m o u t h o f t h e Siuslaw R. o n 26-27
N O V C i n d y and J o h n Lawes); and o n e
was at B r o w n s m e a d o n t h e C o l u m bia R. o n 27 N O V ( M i k e Patterson)..
H o r n e d Grebe
O n e was early at t h e Sheridan Sewage Ponds, Y a m h i l l C o , o n 30 A U G
( T i m Janzen).
R e d - n e c k e d Grebe
O n e was at T i m o t h y L. i n t h e Cascades, Clackamas C o , o n 2 9 A U G
( T i m Janzen, Elmer Specht).
E a r e d Grebe
Five at T i m o t h y L. o n 25 O C T was
an u n u s u a l c o n c e n t r a t i o n ( T i m
Janzen, Elmer Specht).
C l a r k ' s Grebe
T w o w e r e at Fern Ridge Res. o n 6
SEP (Matt H u n t e r ) . Several w e r e rep o r t e d f r o m scattered coastal locat i o n s f r o m mid-September t h r o u g h
November.
B l a c k - f o o t e d Albatross
70 t o 80 off N e w p o r t o n 18 SEP was
t h e highest n u m b e r (Steve D o w l a n ) .
L a y s a n Albatross
O n e was p h o t o g r a p h e d 12 to 14
miles o f f shore f r o m Coos Bay o n 11
SEP (Matt Hunter, et all).
Flesh-footed S h e a r w a t e r
O n e w a s o u t o f G a r i b a l d i o n 22
O C T (Paul Sullivan, etall).
Bullet's Shearwater
Fifteen w e r e o u t o f N e w p o r t o n 27
A U G ( G r e g Gilson), a n d 3 w e r e o u t
o f Garibaldi o n 22 O C T (Paul Sullivan,
et all).
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
T h e o n l y r e p o r t was 4 o u t o f N e w p o r t o n 27 A U G ( G r e g Gilson).
Double-crested Cormorant
T h e earliest r e p o r t f r o m Sauvie I .
was t h e 4 there o n 19 A U G ( H a r r y
Nehls).The species was regular there
after that date.
Snowy Egret
O n e was at Coos Bay o n 23 N O V
(Mike Denny). One was along the
l o w e r R o g u e R , C u r r y C o , o n 30
O C T ( D o n M u n s o n ) . O n e was at t h e
Siltcoos O u t l e t , Lane C o , o n 19 A U G
(Bill a n d Zanah Stotz).
Cattle E g r e t
O n e was near A l b a n y o n 29 OCT
Oregon Birds 21(2): 64
OR
97232
(Skip Russell).
B l a c k - c r o w n e d Night-Heron
One was at H a m m o n d , Clatsop Co.,
o n 25 A U G (Scott Rae).Four (2 adults
and 2 immatures) w e r e at Fern Ridge
Res. o n 14 A U G ( T o m a n d A l l i s o n
Mickel).
Trumpeter Swan
O n e was at t h e D r i f t Creek Meado w s ( L i n c o l n Co.) o n 3 N O V (BillTice,
John Lunston), an adult and 2
immatures w e r e near
Canby,
Clackamas C o , o n 23-24 N O V ( T i m
and Rachel Janzen, Elmer Specht).
T w o collared birds w e r e at Sauvie I .
o n 25 N O V (Jim Johnson). N i n e w e r e
at A i r l i e 12 N O V Craig Roberts).
Brant
Red-shouldered Hawk
2 adults a n d an i m m a t u r e w e r e at
Finley N.W.R. o n 7 SEP, and 2 adults
w e r e still there t o t h e e n d o f t h e per i o d (Matt H u n t e r , T o m a n d A l l i s o n
M i c k e l et all). A n i m m a t u r e at Lost
Lake, L i n n C o , was v e r y m u c h o f a
surprise at t h a t Cascade M t . l o c a t i o n
o n 2 SEP ( d e t a i l s p r o v i d e d , A l a n
Contreras). O n e was near Siletz Bay
o n 6 N O V (Skip Russell).One o r m o r e
was r e p o r t e d f r o m several dates i n
N o v e m b e r at F e r n Ridge Res. I n d i viduals w e r e seen at S u t h e r l i n o n 9
A U G and 30 SEP ( K a t h e r i n e W i l s o n ) .
One was near Creswell o n 24 O C T
( K e n Jones).
Swainson's Hawk
O n e was at Sauvie I , 30 SEP ( H a r r y
Nehls).
Green-winged Teal
3 o f t h e Eurasian f o r m w e r e near
H i l l s b o r o (Jackson B o t t o m s ) o n 25
N O V (Greg Gillson).
Blue-winged Teal
T h e 20 at t h e Forest Grove Sewage
Treatment Ponds o n 5 SEP was t h e
highest concentrations reported
(Greg Gilson).
Redhead
One at Fern Ridge Res. o n 21 A U G
was early f o r t h e W i l l a m e t t e Valley
( T o m and A l l i s o n M i c k e l ) .
Red-breasted Merganser
A female was i n Salem o n 25 N O V
(Steve D o w l a n , et all).
Turkey Vulture
Six w e r e at Sauvie I . o n 5 N O V
(Craig Roberts), one at O r e g o n City
o n 9 N O V ( T i m Janzen); one at Junct i o n City 7 N O V ( M i k e Lippsmeyer);
o n e at C o r v a l l i s o n 9 N O V ( R i c k
Krabbe;and one at Toledo o n 13 N O V
A n t h o n y Floyd) w e r e all late.
White-tailed Kite
Few w e r e r e p o r t e d : 1 at W a r r e n t o n
5 N O V ( M i k e Patterson); 1 at Cape
Blanco o n 22 N O V M i k e D e n n y ) ; 1
near Coos Bay o n 23 N O V ( M i k e
D e n n y ) ; 1 o n a b o u t 1 A U G w a s at
Creswell (fide A l a n Contreras); 1 at
Baskett Slough N W R o n 7 SEP (Barb
Bellin, Roy Gerig); and 1 at A n k e n y
N W R o n 6 N O V (Barb B e l l i n , Jack
C o r b e t t , D o n Pederson, K a r e n and
Stuart Sparkman). Were there really
that few?
A n i m m a t u r e ( n o details) was rep o r t e d f r o m Sugarloaf M t , Polk C o ,
o n 27 SEP ( B i l l T i c e , Roy Gerig).
GYRFALCON
O n e gray phase b i r d was at A n k e n y
N W R f r o m 6 N O V t h r o u g h t h e end
o f t h e p e r i o d (John Lunsten, et all).
Sandhill Crane
T w o w e r e at Sauvie I . o n 4 SEP, 200
there o n 12 SEP, and 1,200 there o n
30 SEP ( D a v i d Bailey, H a r r y Nehls).A
t o t a l o f 136 w e r e still t h e r e o n 23
NOV
American Golden-Plover
Four w e r e r e p o r t e d f r o m i n l a n d
locations: 1 at Baskett Slough N W R
o n 26 SEP (BillTice); o n e at Irish Bend
Rd. near Finley N W R o n 27 SEP; o n e
at A n k e n y N W R 30 O C T and for several days thereafter (Wally Y u n g e n ,
Barb Bellin, et all); and one at Sauvie
1.26 SEP ( H a r r y Nehls).
Snowy P l o v e r
One was at t h e m o u t h o f t h e Col u m b i a R. o n 2 6 A U G (a l o c a t i o n
w h e r e t h e species f o r m e r l y b r e d )
( H a r r y Nehls).
A m e r i c a n Avocet
13 w e r e at Sauvie I 26 A U G ( T i m
Janzen, et all), and 2 w e r e still there
as late as 30 SEP. O n e was at Baskett
Slough o n 2 A U G ( B i l l T i c e ) . Five w e r e
at F e r n R i d g e Res. o n 5 SEP (Pat
French).
L e s s e r YeUowlegs
One at B r o w n s m e a d o n 6 N O V was
late ( M i k e Patterson).
Upland Sandpiper
One seen w a l k i n g a r o u n d t h e t o w n
o f T i l l a m o o k o n 18 SEP was o n l y t h e
second r e c o r d ever f o r w e s t e r n Ore g o n (Maria Sheppard).
Long-billed C u r l e w
O n e at Fern Ridge Res. o n 6 SEP
was v e r y u n u s u a l for an i n l a n d locat i o n i n fall (Matt H u n t e r ) , as was t h e
o n e at Baskett Slough N W R o n 6 SEP
(Roy Gerig). Four w e r e at t h e m o u t h
o f t h e N e c a n i c u m R , Clatsop C o , o n
5 AUG (Henry Gilmore).
M a r b l e d Godwit
Small n u m b e r s w e r e at scattered
coastal l o c a t i o n s f r o m m i d - A u g u s t
t h r o u g h mid-September. One was i n l a n d at Sauvie I . 8 A U G t h r o u g h 21
A U G ( D a v i d Bailey, et al.).
Black Turnstone
O n e was at Sauvie I . o n 28 A U G for
one o f t h e v e r y f e w i n l a n d records
f o r t h e state ( G e r a r d L i l l i e , Steve
J a g g e r s j e f f Gilligan).
Baird's Sandpiper
O n e at Fern Ridge Res. o n 20 N O V
was v e r y late ( M i k e D e n n y ) .
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
O n e was at Sauvie I . o n 9 OCT (Jim
Johnson). O n e was at t h e So. Jetty o f
t h e C o l u m b i a o n 15 O C T ( M i k e
Patterson). O n e was at Bandon Marsh
o n 5 OCT ( D o n Munson).
Dunlin
A b r e e d i n g plumage b i r d w i t h o n l y
one leg was at t h e Siltcoos O u t l e t ,
Lane C o , o n 17 A U G (Bill and Zanah
Stotz). O n e at T i l l a m o o k o n 18 SEP
was t h e n e x t earliest r e p o r t e d .
Stilt S a n d p i p e r
O n e was at Sauvie I . o n 26 A U G
( T i m Janzen, Scott Schwenk), and one
was at t h e Siltcoos O u t l e t , Lane C o ,
o n 23 A U G (Paul Sherrell).
Short-billed Dowitcher
Small n u m b e r s o f juveniles w e r e
r e p o r t e d d u r i n g t h e first w e e k o f Sept e m b e r f r o m several i n l a n d locations.
Red Phalarope
O n e at t h e Sheridan Sewage Ponds
o n 13 A U G w a s an u n u s u a l i n l a n d
r e c o r d for August ( T o m Love).
South Polar Skua
T h e o n l y ones r e p o r t e d w e r e t h e 2
18 miles o u t o f Garibaldi o n 17 SEP
(Skip Russell, B o b O ' B r i e n ) .
Franklin's Gull
T w o t o 4 individuals w e r e reported,
all f r o m Sauvie I , 6 A U G t h r o u g h 4
SEP ( D a v i d Bailey, Skip Russell). O n e
was at t h e C o l u m b i a R. m o u t h o n 8
OCT (Margie E d g i n g t o n ) . O n e was at
A n k e n y N W R o n 14 OCT (Roy Gerig).
T w o w e r e at t h e M o n m o u t h Sewage
Ponds o n 18 OCT (Steve D o w l a n , Roy
Gerig).
Heermann's Gull
T w o w e r e f o u n d i n l a n d at t h e
M o n m o u t h Sewage Ponds: 1 o n 22
OCT, a n d 1 o n 28 O C T ( d i f f e r e n t
b i r d s ) ( B i l l T i c e ) . O n e was at F e r n
R i d g e Res,, o n 19 N O V ( R o b e r t
Kelsh).
Glaucous Gull
One at t h e m o u t h o f t h e C o l u m b i a
R. o n 2 4 SEP w a s e a r l y ( M i k e
Patterson).
Caspian Tern
20 i m m a t u r e and 25 ad. Caspian
Terns w e r e at Fern Ridge Res. o n 6
SEP (Matt H u n t e r ) . T h e species cont i n u e s t o i n c r e a s e as a t r a n s i e n t
t h r o u g h i n l a n d w e s t e r n Oregon.
Elegant T e r n
Small n u m b e r s w e r e r e p o r t e d this
year: 6 at the C o l u m b i a R. m o u t h o n
26 July and 6 there o n 17 SEP (Scott
Rae, H a r r y Nehls); 2 at T i l l a m o o k Bay
6 A U G T i m S h e l m e r d i n e ) ; 6 at t h e
Siuslaw R. m o u t h o n 20 A U G ( T o m
and A l l i s o n M i c k e l ) ; and 10 at t h a t
l o c a t i o n o n 11 SEP ( T o m and A l l i s o n
Mickel).
Forster's T e r n
A n adult was at Fern Ridge Res. o n
2 SEP (Matt H u n t e r ) . A n adult was at
T i m o t h y L , Clackamas C o , o n 29
AUG ( T i m Janzen, Elmer Specht).
Marbled M u r r e l e t
20 w e r e at Cape Meares,Tillamook
C o , o n 18 SEP ( D o n n a Lusthoff, Jeff
Gilligan, et al).
Ancient M u r r e l e t
T h r e e w e r e at C a p e M e a r e s ,
T i l l a m o o k C o , o n 8 SEP ( S t e v e
Jaggers).
Common Poorwill
One was i n a clearcut n o r t h o f Newp o r t o n 6 O C T ( C h u c k Philo, D a r r e l
Faxon).
B l a c k Swift
T w o w e r e at M i l w a u k i e o n 2 A U G
( E l m e r S p e c h t ) . T h r e e w e r e at
Sutherlin o n 11 SEP (Katherine W i l son).
Calliope H u m m i n g b i r d
One visited a Eugene feeder o n 11
SEP (Barbara C o o p e r ) .
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
A n i m m a t u r e was i n Barb Benin's
Salem area y a r d o n 16 NOV. I t was
later f o u n d t o be w i n t e r i n g .
Northern Flicker
A p u r e "Yellow-shafted "was at Portl a n d o n 9 A U G ( D o r o t h y Mason).
Say's Phoebe
O n e w a s at E.E. W i l s o n W i l d l i f e
Area, near Corvallis, o n 21 N O V
(Mark N e b e k e r ) .
Eastern Kingbird
O n e was at t h e N e w River, Coos
C o , o n 4 SEP (Jeff G i l l i g a n , Gerard
Lillie, J i m Johnson).
Tree S w a l l o w
One at Eugene o n 26 N O V was very
late (Barbara Cooper, D a n Gleason).
Violet-green S w a l l o w
10 at Forest Grove .Washington C o ,
o n 10 O C T w e r e a b i t late ( D o n n a
Lusthoff, D o n Pederson).
B a n k Swallow
Very small n u m b e r s o f transients
were reported from 5AUG through 8
SEP f r o m several locations.
BLUE JAY
F o u r w e r e r e p o r t e d : 1 at N o r t h
Plains, W a s h i n g t o n C o , for m o s t o f
N o v e m b e r ; o n e at Alsea Bay o n 10
N O V (Marjorie Freeman); and one at
Bayshore Beach, L i n c o l n C o , o n 10
N O V (Laimons Osis, m.ob.); and o n e
near Leaburg, Lane C o , o n 12 O C T
(Val H e m p e l ) .
Blue Jay at North Plains. Photo/Tim Janzen.
Clark's Nutcracker
O n e at Sugarloaf M t . (Polk Co.) i n
t h e Coast Range o n 7 O C T was v e r y
m u c h a rarity ( B i l l T i c e )
Mountain Chickadee
One visited a Sutherlin feeder starti n g o n 20 N O V ( K a t h e r i n e W i l s o n ) .
One was at t h e D e n m a n W.R.A, Jackson C o , o n 3 O C T ( B i l l T w e i t , Steve
Mlodinow).
N o r t h e r n Mockingbird
T w o w e r e at D e n m a n W M A , Jackson C o , o n 3 O C T ( B i l l T w e i t ) ; one
was at Fern Ridge Res. o n 29 O C T
(Eva Schultz); and o n e was at Yaquina
Bay o n 2 1 N O V J o h n L u n d s t e n ) .
Bohemian Waxwing
T w o w e r e w i t h Cedar W a x w i n g s at
M o n m o u t h o n 8 OCT (Maggie
Meikle).
Oregon Birds 21(2): 65
Laysan Albatross, 12 miles off Coos Bay, Coos Co., 11 September 1994. Photo/Barbara S. Griffin.
Anna's Hummingbird,
Oregon Birds 21(2): 66
22 November 1994, Bandon, Curry Co. Photo/M.L. Denny.
Prairie Warbler, 29 September 1994, Cape Blanco,
Curry County. OBRCRecordNos. 673-94-06B, 06D.
Photos/Colin Dillingham.
"While conducting a fall monitoring banding station at Cape Blanco this bird flew into one of my
mist nest. Steve Langenstein was at the net removing a Warbling Vireo when Susan Hootman and I
walked up to help remove some of the other birds
caught in the net. I noticed a brightyellow bird hanging m the other end of the net. After approaching the
bird immediately identified it as a Prairie Warbler.
Needless to say I got very excited! After removing the
bird from the net, we took a photograph and then
began taking measurements and placing band
#1910-93710on the bird. Several morephotographs
were taken before the bird was released."
Blue fay, South Beach, Newport, Lincoln Co., 23
November 1994. Photo/Skp Russell.
Clay-colored Sparrow, 14-16 October 1994, OBRC
Record No. 561-94-35B. Pboto/Colm Dillingham.
Oregon Birds 21(2): 67
Solitary Vireo
A v e r y l a t e b i r d w a s at H a r b o r ,
Curry C o , o n 1 NOV ( D o n Munson).
Palm Warbler
F e w w e r e r e p o r t e d i n contrast t o
last year's large n u m b e r s : Individuals
w e r e r e p o r t e d at t h e m o u t h o f t h e
C o l u m b i a R. o n 2 4 SEP ( M i k e
Patterson); at McVay Wayside, C u r r y
C o , o n 2 6 SEP, a n d 10 O C T ( D o n
M u n s o n ) ; at t h e M a r i n e Science Center, L i n c o l n C o , o n 11 N O V A n t h o n y
Floyd); a n d at t h e So. Jetty ofYaquina
Bay o n 11 N O V ( A n t h o n y Floyd).
Black-and-white Warbler
A n i m m a t u r e was near t h e Siltcoos
O u t l e t , Lane C o , o n 19 A U G (Bill a n d
Zanah Stotz).
Wilson's W a r b l e r
A v e r y late b i r d w a s at Sutherlin o n
5 N O V (Katherine Wilson).
A m e r i c a n Tree S p a r r o w
O n e v i s i t e d a Eugene feeder o n 20
N O V ( K a t h y Jones).
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
O n e w a s at Brookings f r o m 14-16
OCT ( C o l i n D i l l i n g h a m ) . O n e w a s at
Y a q u i n a Bay o n 2 2 O C T ( C i n d y
Lawes). O n e w a s at H a r b o r , C u r r y
C o , o n 9 OCT ( D o n Munson).
Brewer's Sparrow
A n i m m a t u r e was at Fern Ridge Res.
o n 20 SEP (Ram Papish).
Fox S p a r r o w
A b i r d o f the eastern iliaca race was
r e p o r t e d f r o m Sutherin o n 22 N O V
(Katherine Wilson).
Harris' Sparrow
O n e w a s at M i l w a u k i e o n 27 O C T
(fairly early f o r this rare species) (Sally
Shook).
Snow Bunting
Individuals w e r e r e p o r t e d f r o m t h e
f o l l o w i n g locations: o n Sugarloaf M t .
i n t h e Coast Range (Polk Co.) o n 10
N O V ( B i l l T i c e , R o y G e r i g ) ; at
Troutdale (near Portland) o n 16 O C T
( D i a n a P o p e ) ; at t h e C o l u m b i a R.
m o u t h o n 1 N O V (Andrew Emlin);
and at a Seaside feeder o n 12 N O V
( W i h n a Berg).
COMMON C R A C K L E
One was w e l l described f r o m t h e
D e n m a n W i l d l i f e Reserve Area, near
Medford, o n 3 O C T ( B i l l T w e i t , Steve
Mlodinow).
Oregon Birds
HOODED O R I O L E
A female w a s at N o r t h B e n d o n 11
SEP (Barbara G r i f f i n ) .
Cray-crowned Rosy Finch
Birds o f t h e e x p e c t e d " H e p b u r n ' s
f o r m w e r e f o u n d o n Sugarloaf M t .
Polk C o , 10 N O V (2 b i r d s ) ; 11 N O V
(4 birds o n w i t h all tail feathers missing); and 14 o n N O V (5 birds all w i t h
t a i l feathers i n t a c t ) ( B i l l T i c e , R o y
Gerig, Verda Teale).
Pine Grosbeak
A n adult male was at M t . Tabor i n
Portland o n 20 N O V (Gerard Lillie).
A female w a s at Salem o n 26 N O V
(John Lundsten).
Cassin's F i n c h
A f l o c k o f 30 i n t h e Coast Range at
Sugarloaf M t . o n 26 SEP was a major
surprise (Verda Teale, Ginger
T i m b e r lake).
L e s s e r Goldfinch
O n e at South Beach, L i n c o l n C o ,
o n 23 N O V (Skip Russell), and o n e at
Florence o n 1 SEP w e r e u n u s u a l f o r
t h e central coast. 0
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