OR Hawk-Owl, Rosy-Finches, etc.
Sorry for more Oregon birding info, but this is a much-requested
informational post for California birders.
A number of you have contacted me for details on the NORTHEN HAWK-OWL, and
some have expressed interest in a large flock of accessible GRAY-CROWNED
ROSY-FINCHES in the area. The flock was last seen Sunday at Smith Rocks
State Park, a few miles north and east of Redmond. The park is probably 45
minutes N of the Hawk-Owl spot; it's well signed and on most maps. Details
on the birds are below.
I've also attached the e-mail addresses of my fellow board members at the
East Cascades Bird Conservancy. I am leaving town tomorrow, but these folks
can help you with details on other birds in the area. A few of the winter
birds being seen right now include: BLUE JAY, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (lots),
TRUMPETER SWAN, and NORTHERN SHRIKE. Check this link for details on some of
If you do come to see the owl, I would appreciate you sending me the travel
info I requested earlier. This includes: date, # of birders, total $$ spent
on the trip, and place of origin.
Thanks, and good luck!
>> From: obol-request@...--
>> Reply-To: obol@...
>> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 12:00:07 -0800 (PST)
>> To: obol@...
>> Subject: obol Digest, Vol 16, Issue 7
>> We then went to Smith Rocks where we were entertained by the flock of 75 +/-
>> GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCHES that I had seen back in December. These birds came
>> very close-4-5 feet. Just go to the main parking area and hike across the
>> bridge and then hike downstream toward the Asterisk Pass. I have found the
>> birds both times along the climbing wall. They also came down to drink en
>> masse along the Crooked River-what a sight.
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