[Tweeters] Re: [obol] Greater Roadrunner distribution

Bob Flores rflores_2 at msn.com
Sun Feb 10 11:07:24 PST 2013

Just to add to the discussion i have had roadrunner on Hwy 97 in Siskiyou Co in May 1983 and one in upper Bidwell Park, Butte Co June of 1973 both California. I also lived in Nevada and Nye County was the furthest north i had seen roadrunner.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA

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On Feb 10, 2013, at 8:38, "Joel Geier" <joel.geier at peak.org> wrote:

> Hi all,


> The following map from the Nevada Breeding Bird Atlas may be helpful for

> those who would like to participate in the speculative discussion about

> pedestrian routes for Greater Roadrunners that are determined to reach

> Oregon from Nevada:


> http://www.gbbo.org/img/AtlasPredictiveMaps/Greater_Roadrunner.jpg


> Basically, you need to start near Tonopah.


> Since mountain ranges in Nevada tend to be formed by N-S to NNE trending

> normal fault systems (perpendicular to the main direction of Basin &

> Range extension), there are in fact numerous routes by which a

> roadrunner could wander north without crossing high mountains. However

> most of those routes lead to Idaho, McDermitt, or Fields.


> A roadrunner with a good map of the Applegate Trail might conceivably

> find its way to the Rogue Valley by way of the Black Rock desert, High

> Rock Canyon etc.


> I'll look forward to seeing this savvy bird as it continues along this

> route, all the way to the mid-Willamette Valley. If it makes it this

> far, hopefully it will keep clear of E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area during

> the annual fee-pheasant hunt. I suspect that many of the younger

> participants have never seen seen a hen pheasant in real life -- I've

> nearly forgotten what they look like myself.


> Good birding,

> Joel


> --

> Joel Geier

> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis





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