[Tweeters] RFI: Bank Swallow colonies in western Washington

Gary Wiles wilesharkey at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 29 21:39:49 PDT 2015

Kelly McAllister and I are conducting an inventory of nesting coloniesof Bank Swallows in western Washington, where the species appears to be rapidlyexpanding.  eBird records have been a usefulsource of information for us, but we’ve been finding many colonies not reportedthere.  We’re therefore interested in obtainingbreeding colony records in this half of the state from readers ofTweeters who haven't already posted their observations on eBird.  We’d like to receiveinformation on the locations of colonies (as exact as possible so that we canvisit the sites), as well as dates visited and numbers of burrows counted for2015 and past years.  Data from pastyears will help inform us of how long specific sites have been occupied.  So far, almost all of our known colonies arelocated in the counties flanking the western Cascades, thus we’re especiallyinterested in learning about sites present in Wahkiakum, Pacific, Grays Harbor,Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam, Island, and San Juan counties.  Please contact me with your information at wilesharkey at yahoo.com .  Thanks.
Gary WilesOlympia, WAwilesharkey at yahoo.com

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