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Subject: [OBOL] RBA: Portland, OR 11-23-12
Date: November 22, 2012, 11:36 pm
Body: - RBA * Oregon * Portland * November 22, 2012 * ORPO1211.22 - birds mentioned Ross?s Goose Trumpeter Swan TUFTED DUCK Hooded Merganser Red-breasted Merganser Red-throated Loon Pacific Loon Red-necked Grebe Western Grebe Northern Fulmar MOTTLED PETREL Sooty Shearwater MANX-TYPE SHEARWATER Leach?s Storm-Petrel Brown Pelican Snowy Egret CATTLE EGRET Osprey Rock Sandpiper Red Phalarope Black-legged Kittiwake Heermann?s Gull South Polar Skua Pomarine Jaeger Parasit
From: hnehls6 at (Harry Nehls)
Subject: [OBOL] Westside Poorwills
Date: November 2, 2012, 3:20 pm
Body: In-Reply-To: Larry, Chuck Philo found a Common Poorwill in a clearcut northeast of Newport on October 6, 1994. He called me, and I was fortunate to be able to relocate it just before dark the same day. Darrel
From: 5hats at (Darrel & Laura)
Subject: [OBOL] Westside Poorwills
Date: November 1, 2012, 9:44 pm
Body: In-Reply-To: The Common Poorwill was discovered at Mt. Tabor by the Hinkles on 9/22/2010. On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Larry McQueen wrote: -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:
From: billbradford1 at (Bill Bradford)
Subject: [OBOL] common poorwill found dead in portland
Date: November 1, 2012, 12:14 pm
Body: hi dave, too bad your poorwill met an early demise. ?i live in oakridge and am a wildlife biologist with the forest service. ?two years ago, i found a common poorwill grounded in oakridge which appeared to have been waterlogged and blown in by a storm. ?it was still alive and i was able to get it the eugene cascacdes raptor center who said that once it dried out it appeared to be fine and they put it on a train back to the eastside where it was successfully released. ?they are amazing birds
From: cheron.ferland at (Cheron Ferland)
Subject: [OBOL] photos of deceased Common Poorwill SE Portland
Date: October 31, 2012, 7:37 pm
Body: OBOL and PAB: Yesterday I reported that Darian and Sarah Murphy Santner found a dead nightjar in the street in SE Portland. It was picked up at SE 15th and Ramona on October 29, 2012. I took a closer look at it last night and determined it is a COMMON POORWILL. This is a pretty interesting record for location and season, but I was hoping it might turn out to be something further out of range like a whip-poor-will or perhaps a Yucatan Poorwill (!) Bird of Oregon General Reference
From: davehelzerian at (Dave Helzer)
Subject: [OBOL] Portland dead nightjar (likely Common Poorwill)
Date: October 30, 2012, 7:18 pm
Body: In-Reply-To: <0EFBC7C31DB4F24F8CAC48136A1762D7017E69C93D1D@MAIL2.rose.portland.local> Did some one pick it up and put it in a freezer? -- Rob Faucett Seattle, WA On Oct 30, 2012, at 17:17, "Helzer, David" > wrote: OBOL: My co-worker Darian Santner brought me a dead nightjar today that Sarah Murphy Santner found in the middle of the street at SE 15th and Ramona in Portland last night (October 29, 2012).
From: rfaucett at (Robert C. Faucett)
Subject: [OBOL] NAMC - Malheur County
Date: September 18, 2012, 10:33 pm
Body: Here is the count for Malheur County. 124 species Canada Goose 3488 Wood Duck 2 Gadwall 19 American Wigeon 48 Mallard 260 Blue-winged Teal 2 Northern Shoveler 40 Northern Pintail 44 Green-winged Teal 20 Canvasback 2 Redhead 9 Ring-necked Duck 8 Lesser Scaup 5 Common Goldeneye 37 34 birds were seen on Beulah Reservoir, the remainder of the birds were seen on Bully Creek reservoir. Common Merganser 4 Ruddy Duck 107 California Quail 178 Chukar 57
From: den.hug100 at (Denise Hughes)
Date: August 26, 2012, 7:44 pm
Body: We spent a fun evening and morning with Magnus Persmark and his wife Rosie; visitors from Eugene. We started with an evening looking for BLACK SWIFT at Tumalo Falls (Rosie was the only one in our group that saw this bird). We then cruised around the side roads on Skyliner where we ran into plenty of COMMON POORWILLS but dipped on Flammulated Owl. We also heard a screeching NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL. From there, we went to Virginia Meissner Sno-Park and heard WESTERN SCREECH-OWL but
From: cgates326 at (Charles R. Gates)
Subject: [OBOL] one of the crazy things a lister does
Date: August 20, 2012, 1:25 am
Body: Folks, I've been birding all over Oregon since 1979. I'm working on seeing 200 species in each of Oregon's 36 counties. (I know, that's crazy. Bear with me.) ;-) I'm 7 species away from 200 in Hood River county. There are species that I have seen in all or most of the other 17 Eastern Oregon counties, 45 such species to be exact. Now, a species that I've seen in all the other 17 counties, e.g. a Magpie, Northern Harrier, should be found in Hood River county. Right? No
From: paultsullivan at (Paul T. Sullivan)
Subject: [OBOL] Lake County Lake Abert and more
Date: August 12, 2012, 7:02 pm
Body: I spent part of Thursday and Friday morning in Lake County doing the Lake Abert Shorebird Survey for the East Cascades Audubon Society. What a great place. If you have not been to Lake Abert in August you are missing one of the great wildlife extravaganzas in this or any other state. Here are a few highlights of the survey: 20,015 Eared Grebes 400 Black-necked Stilt 6051 American Avocets 1 Willet 1 Baird's Sandpiper 29 Red-necked Phalaropes 214,000 Wilson's Phalaropes almos
From: cgates326 at (Charles R. Gates)
Subject: [OBOL] NO SIGHTINGS: Anybody interested in going birding this
Date: July 18, 2012, 7:57 pm
Body: Sunday the 22nd? Greetings all, I posted awhile back about looking for some local birders that might be interested in going out on a few dates or would be willing to provide some advice about where to find target species. ?Sorry for posting again without any actual sighting results (though I will note that Judy Meredith was extremely kind to take me out the other day just east of Bend and we had excellent results- Canyon Wren, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Sage and Brewer's Sp
From: whomoya at (wes homoya)
Subject: [OBOL] common poor will & common nighthawk Josephine Co.
Date: July 13, 2012, 9:52 pm
Body: Hello all, Yesterday, 7/12/2012, Christie and I took an evening excursion up Bear Camp Ridge, Josephine Co, Illinois Valley. This is the ridge that divides the East & West Forks of the Illinois R. The road is called either Sanger Peak or Waldo Lookout road and is a BLM 7 then US Forest Service road (#4803) that heads south from Waldo Road (& into CA in about 5 miles). We were traveling to the very headwaters of Scotch Gulch which is where we live (further down the drainage)
From: romain at (Romain Cooper)
Subject: [OBOL] Fw: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday Birders - Millican Valley,
Date: July 12, 2012, 12:48 pm
Body: Pine Mountain, Pumice Springs. This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by - thanks to Joel and Don. ECAS Wednesday Birders went out on all sides of Pine Mountain, Moffitt Rd to Sand Springs and Pumice Springs and back on 23 road and up Pine Mountain to end the birding with Common Poorwills. We finished off a good night with some very cool star gazing with Al Chambers, resident astronomer/researcher at the observatory. Birds seen (in taxonomic order): Turkey
From: jmeredit at (judy)
Subject: [OBOL] Central Oregon Trip Report, 6/16-6/18
Date: June 19, 2012, 5:14 pm
Body: My dad and I birded central Oregon the past weekend, camping at Cold Spring Campground and birding mainly around the town of Sisters. We visited several sites, including Shadow Lake, GW and Rooster Rock Burns, Glaze Meadow, Calliope Crossing, Green Ridge Road, Smith Rock State Park, Barr Road, Gold Lake, and Salt Creek Falls. Although we did not find our target species, we did enjoy a variety of passerines, woodpeckers, and interesting weather. Thanks goes to several local birders who he
From: thomasmeinzen at (Thomas Meinzen)
Subject: [OBOL] Harney County Update 5/22/2012
Date: May 22, 2012, 7:13 pm
Body: I headed over to Harney County on Friday the 18th, unable to go there later this month or in early June. Here are my highlights: ? Friday the 18th: I drove over through Crescent (Klamath Co.) and decided to see if the NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were in yet, when?I got out of my truck I immediately heard a singing bird which?I was able to get good looks at with some effort. ? I proceeded through Fort Rock, Christmas Valley and on into Harney Co. and camped near Little Juniper Mtn.??I heard COMMO
From: garbledmodwit at (Tim Rodenkirk)
Subject: [OBOL] Wheeler County NAMC Results
Date: May 19, 2012, 11:58 pm
Body: Two teams consisting of Mike Bogar & Brian Sharp (team 1) and John Reuland & Sheri Lutero (team 2) participated in the NAMC for Wheeler County last weekend. They found a total of 92 species collectively. Here are the highlights: Wild Turkey Mt Quail Western Grebe (not easy to find in Wheeler) Sora Common Poorwill Black-chinned Hummingbird Anna's Hummingbird (bet there's a few state listers that would like this one on their county list) Black-capped Chickadee Bewick's Wren
From: cgates326 at (Charles R. Gates)
Subject: [OBOL] RBA: Portland, OR 10-13-11
Date: October 13, 2011, 1:32 am
Body: - RBA * Oregon * Portland * October 13, 2011 * ORPO1110.13 - birds mentioned Greater White-fronted Goose Surf Scoter Brown Pelican Snowy Egret Turkey Vulture Broad-winged hawk Pacific Golden-Plover Rock Sandpiper Sabine?s Gull Franklin?s Gull California Gull Herring Gull Thayer?s Gull Heermann?s Gull Common Tern Parasitic Jaeger Common Poorwill Clark?s Nutcracker Violet-green Swallow Townsend?s Solitaire Varied Thrush BROWN THRASHER Lapland Longspur BLACK-THROA
From: hnehls6 at (Harry Nehls)
Subject: [OBOL] Obol: Malheur trip report
Date: September 16, 2011, 12:17 am
Body: Greetings, Obolists My wife and I returned Wednesday evening from 7 great days at Malheur and environs. We detected 137 species. The best bird was a Red-necked Grebe that's been at the Narrows for around 10 days or so. No vagrant warblers seen, and there was little turnover during our stay due to hot, relatively stable weather. Many of the species we saw were as onesies or twosies. Rudi The list follows. Dates and locations on request: Grebe, Pied-billed
From: woodenapple at (woodenapple at
Subject: [OBOL] Common Poorwil (fide Noah Strycker)
Date: August 28, 2011, 12:55 pm
Body: Those of you not regularly checking Noah Strycker's blog reports from his trip along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer may be interested to hear that he heard, then called in a COMMON POORWILL Aug 26 somewhere north of the Santiam Pass and south of Mt Jefferson. The trail crosses back and forth between Linn and Deschutes Cos. but he says, "decidedly rare west of the Cascade crest" which implies Linn County. I know Joel will be racing up to tick it...
From: celata at (Mike Patterson)
Subject: [OBOL] Linn County Common Poorwill, etc.
Date: August 28, 2011, 12:20 am
Body: Hi birders, Yesterday morning, a noisy COMMON POORWILL woke me up before dawn at my campsite on a ridgetop south of Rock Slide Lake, in extreme eastern Linn County (about 20 feet from the county line, actually). I managed to call it in within four feet of my tent with the little speaker on my iPhone, for a nice close view. Anyone know the status of poorwills in Linn County? Also of note, a THREE-TOED WOODPECKER near Big Lake (also in Linn County) on 25 August, and another THREE-TOED this
From: noah.strycker at (Noah Strycker)
Subject: [OBOL] OFO Summer Lake field trip results
Date: August 9, 2011, 1:48 pm
Body: Over the weekend, 10 participants enjoyed an OFO field trip to Summer Lake Wildlife Area and Fort Rock area. We enjoyed the common birds of the wetlands and sage while escaping to coniferous forests during the hottest part of the day. We birded with old friends and made some new ones. Everyone had a good time. Birding behavior highlights included seeing a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL with a freshly-killed, fledgling DARK-EYED JUNCO. The prey item was mostly out of sight and folks were able to
From: namitzr at (Russ Namitz)
Subject: [OBOL] Common Poorwills
Date: June 21, 2011, 3:07 pm
Body: In-Reply-To: <> Mike, Congratulations on finally seeing a Common Poorwill! Actually, they are not as hard to see as you might think. The males respond very strongly to recorded calls, or even to a whistled imitation of the call, especially early in the season (May). I have had birds literally fly around my head looking for the "other Poorwill". (I would not encourage birders to do this on a regular basis, but if someone still
From: contopus at (Wayne Weber)
Subject: [OBOL] Owls at OFO Conference
Date: June 21, 2011, 11:51 am
Body: Hello OBOLers, Owls were aplenty for us at the OFO Conference. We were at the Army Depot on the morning of June 18th and amazed at the number of Burrowing Owls using the very clever artificial habitat that David Johnson and crew have built for them. A portrait of David at: at N08/5821774094/ and if you google David Johnson and/or Burrowing Owls, there is a lot of info on his projects and the burrowing owls in particular (i.e. http://www.burrowingowlcon
From: johnpam at (John Thomas)
Subject: [OBOL] Crook County Big Day
Date: June 5, 2011, 10:32 pm
Body: Stefan Schlick and I did a marathon 14 hour tour of Crook County today. In the process, Stefan set a county big day record with 133 species. Below is a list of the highlights followed by the complete list. There were a couple of birds I located that were not seen by Stefan. Wood Duck Blue-winged Teal Mt Quail American Bittern White-faced Ibis Caspian Tern Barn Owl Common Poorwill (actually heard the night before so didn't count on the big day total) White-throated Swift
From: cgates326 at (Charles R. Gates)
Subject: [OBOL] Early nighthawks and things that sound like nighthawks
Date: May 19, 2011, 8:54 am
Body: In-Reply-To: <> , <> Chuck, The majority of these dates (those 28 May+) fall right within what I would consider the "normal" arrival window for east of the Cascades. The four dates in the teens should be considered outliers as they are about two weeks ahead of the regular arrivals. Some nightjars go into a torpor and remain north of normal through the winter (i.e Common Poorwill), but I don
From: llsdirons at (David Irons)
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