[Tweeters] RFI re Sooty Grouse

Richard Waldrop rewaldrop at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 20:38:17 PST 2013


Oh, and Larry, Black Swift is not recorded from Ecuador but White-chinned, Spot-fronted and White-chested (endemic or quasi-endemic) are all Cypseloides swifts found here.

Rick

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On Feb 18, 2013, at 4:08 PM, "Wayne Weber" <contopus at telus.net> wrote:


> Larry, to expand on your message, there have been NO reported sightings of Sooty Grouse on eBird anywhere in Washington or southwestern BC within the last month. This speaks volumes about the difficulty of finding the species in winter and early spring. The same situation is likely to apply until the last week of March or beginning of April, when the males begin hooting.

>

> If there are other “life birds” which Mr. Waldrop needs and which are possible in Washington, I suggest that he would be better advised to look for them than for Sooty Grouse in mid-March. He has a better chance, I would say, of finding a Thick-billed Murre that a Sooty Grouse (even though I tried and missed last month!)

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> Rick, I hope you have a good trip to Washington, and that you will be able to return sometime in late spring or summer, when you have a far better chance of finding Sooty Grouse!

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> Wayne C. Weber

> Delta, BC

> contopus at telus.net

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> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Larry Schwitters

> Sent: February-18-13 11:54 AM

> To: Richard Ricardo Waldrop

> Cc: tweeters message

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] RFI re Sooty Grouse

>

> Well Rick, if you are indeed a lucky guy and want to return to Ecuador with fond memories of wading through deep snow while getting a sore neck looking high into the conifers, check out Ebird. On their website http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ select "Explore Data" and you get,

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> http://ebird.org/ebird/eBirdReports?cmd=Start select "Range and Point Maps" and you get,

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> http://ebird.org/ebird/map/ Type in the species "Sooty Grouse". Just to the right of the "Species" is "Date". Open that and do a custom date range of 2006 (the year of the split) to 2013. Also select the two months Feb to Mar. Click "date range", and you get,

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> http://ebird.org/ebird/map/soogro1?neg=true&env.minX=135.69597537808198&env.minY=13.23170897445491&env.maxX=-30.593087121918018&env.maxY=69.95753964664658&zh=true&gp=false&mr=on&bmo=2&emo=3&yr=on&byr=2006&eyr=2013

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> Zero in on Puget Sound until the blue drops show up. Not much there. Only a dozen or so within three hours of SEATAC. If you open each one and look at the sighting's checklist there is a good chance you will get a map with coordinates.

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> Hurricane Ridge might be as good as it gets. Maybe Shawneen Finnegan or Bill Tweit could give you some tips on that..

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> This works for owls too.

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> What you got for Black Swifts in Ecuador?

>

> Larry Schwitters

> Issaquah

> On Feb 18, 2013, at 7:19 AM, Richard Ricardo Waldrop wrote:

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>

> Hello Tweeters,

>

> I will be in Seattle in about three weeks (March 15-20) and would very much like to find a Sooty Grouse, since I've only seen the Dusky Grouse in Colorado before the species was split.

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> Can anyone give me some pointers as to the best place to look for this bird for those dates? Will exchange info on Ecuador birds for info on the grouse, ha, ha!

>

> Rick Waldrop

> Quito, Ecuador

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