[Tweeters] Re: [obol] Greater Roadrunner distribution
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.
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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:
> 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 Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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