Birds of Oregon, USA

Tree swallow

From the Register-Guard in the USA:

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — Michelle Duarte is adept at luring visitors to her WildSpring Guest Habitat, even during the slowest months.

Now she has a new enticement to bring people to the South Coast: The 5-acre resort is one of only three commercial sites on the brand-new Oregon Coast Birding Trail.

Duarte was surprised to learn last year from one of the trail’s creators that WildSpring’s five wooded cabins share land with Pacific-scope flycatchers, tree swallows, chestnut-backed chickadees, golden-crowned kinglets, Swainson’s thrush [see also here], wrentits and a half-dozen other feathered varieties.

Birder Steven Shunk recognized all their calls in just a few minutes.

Cenozoic mammal fossils of Oregon: here.

By outfitting two British Columbia subspecies of Swainson’s thrushes with penny-sized, state-of-the-art geolocators, University of British Columbia researchers have been able to map their wildly divergent migration routes and pinpoint conservation hotspots: here.

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