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Birds of Fremont National Forest, South-Central Oregon

Frederick V. Hebard
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3 (May-June)
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Birds of Fremont National Forest, South-central Oregon.-In their excellent account of the birds of the Fremont National Forest, in south-central Oregon, McAllister and Marshall (Auk, 62, 1945: 177-189) reported their observations from the western part of the forest in the summer of 1943. Over a period of 17 years, I have paid eight visits to the Warner Mountains, in the southeastern portion of the Fremont National Forest and in the northwestern portion of the Great Basin. Only from July 2 to 8, 1948, did I study the smaller birds. Then I found several species not recorded by McAllister and Marshall.

Leucophoyx thda. Snowy Egret. One at south end of Hart Lake in Warner Valley on July 5, 1948. I had not found them there in 1931 or 1934.

Anus discors. Blue-winged Teal. Pair at south end of Hart Lake, July 5, 1948. T. R. Conn, of the Oregon Fish and Game Commission, reported them breeding in various places within the boundaries of the forest. This seems to be the only breeding duck not recorded by McAllister and Marshall.

Oreortyx picta. Mountain Quail. Pair in Goose Lake Valley, July 4, 1948.

Myiarchus cinerascens. Ash-throated Flycatcher. Observed in willows at Beaver Dam and also in yellow pines nearby at Camp Creek, July 4, 1948. Parus atricapilk. Black-capped Chickadee. Adults were seen carrying food into and fecal sacs out of a hole in a three-foot high’yellow pine stub on July 6, 1948, east of Goose Lake.

Sialia mexicana. Western Bluebird. One was seen on the Klamath Falls-Lakeview highway near Drews Creek, July 2, 1948. Others were seen in Warner Canyon, July 6.

Spinus trilis. American Goldfinch. Heard and later seen along Camp Creek, July 4, 1948.- FREDERICK V. HEBARD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 27, 1948. 

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