[Tweeters] Douglas County California Scrub Jay

Tim Brennan tsbrennan at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 21 18:03:31 PDT 2021


Every fall seems to bring new sightings of California Scrub-Jays, and I just read the thread about them popping up in Clallam County, as well as the article in the latest WOSNews. I can add a detail to the expansion: They've made it not only to Wenatchee, but to East​ Wenatchee. 2016 was noted as the first record from Wenatchee. If we just run from eBird, the first ones made it to East Wenatchee in 2018. I've been working on a Douglas County list this year, and the needs list is not all that long. Fortunately (?) a flat tire meant that I would only be able to bird places within a nice walking distance of the East Wenatchee Les Schwab yesterday morning.

On advice from Jerry Tangren in East Wenatchee, I made a beeline East along Rock Island Road, promptly took a wrong turn, and continued on Highline Drive. Once I realized I was turned around, I went back down on Iowa to Rock Island Road and found a CASJ right at that intersection. This was about a quarter mile East of the neighborhood where Jerry has had them, and a half-mile west of another pin on eBird. That, a flat tire, and willingness to walk a mile or two, should help any county birder wanting to add that to their Douglas County list. For me, it was Douglas bird 200 for the year, woohoo!

Other updates to come once I've made it home.


Tim Brennan
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