SWAN LOCATIONS IN E WASH (was: WHOOPER SWANS GONE)

WAYNE WEBER WAYNE_WEBER at bc.sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 20 00:52:07 PST 1999


Dear Tweeters and Inland Birders,

    In my last message, I suggested that Atkins Lake (Douglas Co.)
might be a good spot to look for the Whooper Swans that seem to have
left Mamit Lake, B.C.  The attached response from Randy Hill in
Othello suggests that Moses Lake and lakes on the Columbia NWR would
also be worth checking out.
    Randy, I hope you don't mind me copying your response to the
masses, but I'll bet there are a few birders out there who would love
to be the first to find Whooper Swans in Washington!

Sincerely,

Wayne C. Weber
Kamloops, B.C.
wayne_weber at bc.sympatico.ca




-----Original Message-----
From: Hill <hill at cbnn.net>
To: WAYNE_WEBER at bc.sympatico.ca <WAYNE_WEBER at bc.sympatico.ca>
Date: Friday, November 19, 1999 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: WHOOPER SWANS GONE


>Wayne-
>
>I flew the waterfowl survey yesterday.  We just added Atkins Lake as
a
>scheduled area this year because of reports of swan numbers last
year.
>Unfortunately, we had to cut out 5 locations to get the important
spots in,
>including all of the Douglas County locations.  We did have 40+ swans
on
>Moses Lake, and 60+ on Columbia NWR.  With everything else to count,
there
>isn't time to look at each bird, but I swear there were larger swans
>(trumpeter or whooper) in one or both areas.  I may head up that way
>tomorrow to look, or at least check out the swans at CNWR since that
is real
>close.
>
>Randy Hill
>Othello WA
>hill at cbnn.net
>randy_hill at fws.gov
>




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