WOSNews Issue 174


From the Board

By Cindy McCormack

It’s here! The annual conference is just around the corner! I certainly have been having fun exploring Klickitat and Skamania counties more than usual in preparation…

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Patrick Sullivan Young Birders Fund Award

By Tom Mansfield

High in the remote Cascades, where the boundaries of King/Pierce/Yakima counties blur, two distinct populations of Whitecrowned Sparrow also overlap…
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Hope for the Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse

By Kim Marie Thorburn

“Recovery isn’t easy,” observed a wildlife biologist when I expressed my disappointment at the recent drop in Washington’s Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) population…
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New Members

By WOS Board

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About Urban Raptors

By Bud Anderson

Lynn Oliphant was the first person to document Merlins moving into a North American city back in 1971 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The next year they found two pairs…
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Big Day by Bike

by Chris Rurik

On Sunday, May 6, tardy as usual (at least in respect to eBird’s global big day), I set out to do a big day of my own, all on bike or foot, with no assistance from internal combustion*…
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Swainson’s Thrush in Panama

by Thomas Bancroft

The flute-like whistle began an upward spiral but then appeared to stumble. The bird started again and continued to misstep before reaching the ending that was familiar to my ears…
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