[Tweeters] RFI: Bank Swallow colonies in western Washington

Gary Wiles wilesharkey at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 14 19:23:50 PDT 2021



Kelly McAllister and I arecontinuing our inventory of nesting colonies of Bank Swallows in westernWashington again this year.  We’re interested in obtaining breeding colonyrecords in this half of the state from birders who haven't already posted theirobservations on eBird.  We’d like to receive information on the locationsof colonies (as exact as possible so that we can visit the sites), as well asdates visited and numbers of burrows counted for 2021 or any past years. Data from past years will help inform us of how long specific sites have beenoccupied.  So far, nearly all of our known colonies are located in thecounties flanking the western Cascades, thus we’re especially interested inhearing about sites present in Pacific, Wahkiakum, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap,Jefferson, Clallam, Island, and San Juan counties.  Please contact me withyour information at wilesharkey at yahoo.com .  Thanks for your help.


Gary Wiles

Olympia, WA

wilesharkey at yahoo.com

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