[midvalleybirds] Fwd: White-throated Sparrow & Say's Phoebe at Luckiamute SNA plus more on bird declines

clearwater at peak.org clearwater at peak.org
Fri Sep 20 05:19:41 PDT 2019

The OSU banding station mentioned by Lars is in the north unit of Luckiamute 
State Natural Area, in some of the younger tree/shrub plantings that were
installed as part of a restoration project by the Luckiamute Watershed 
Council in 2011. This link gives more background on the project:


Down at the bottom of this is some more information thanks to wildlife artist 
Larry McQueen, on possible causes for declining songbird populations.

From: Lars Norgren
Subject: 1st of season White-throated Sparrow, Luckiamute State Natural Area
Date : Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:52:59 -0700 

A juvenile WTSP was captured at the banding station this morning (Th 9/19). 
Are all juvies tan-striped? Also a 1st of season Golden-crowned Sparrow seen. 
A Marsh Wren captured, a first for the banding station. It was deep in the 
bushes where YB Chats hung out a few weeks ago. I heard a Black-headed 
Grosbeak, perhaps the latest ever for me. A SAY'S PHOEBE briefly hawked above 
the  banding table. 35 Cackling Geese, flying north toward Ankeny NWR. 1st 
of season  Hermit Thrush(a capture) . Of 87 captured birds, 35 were Swainson's 
Thrush. A Hutton's Vireo captured. None heard or captured from Aug. 20 until 
today. One Yellow Warbler captured, down from about 10 on Sept. 6. Another 
Red-eyed Vireo captured Sept.7, not the same one reported by Caleb Centani 
Aug 30. Record number of individuals for a day here, 19 species captured is 
also a new high. 


From: Larry McQueen <larmcqueen at msn.com> 
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide 
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 02:37:46 +0000 

National Geographic article on insecticide linked to decline in songbirds 


or Google 
"National Geographic decline in songbirds"

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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