[Tweeters] Might someone want to map our expanding Scrub Jay
rjm284 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 08:37:12 PDT 2017
This is easy to do in eBird and I don't believe you need an account to look
at the maps. This link should go to a map of area sightings for California
Scrub-Jay in 2016. You can adjust the date range or species at the top of
Anna's Hummingbird is another species that is interesting to look at the
changes in range over the years as they have been expanding.
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> From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 8:19 AM
> Subject: [Tweeters] Might someone want to map our expanding Scrub Jay
> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
> Has anyone mapped the sightings of Scrub Jays in Washington and British
> Columbia? While I no longer count Scrub Jays in Seattle as rarities, I
> still count sightings, in areas I don't regularly see them, as notable, and
> a possible indication of a continuing expansion of their population, and
> possible range. I would love to see a map of area sightings, where I could
> click and see where they were seen one year, then click again to see where
> they were seen the next year. (I realize that as the Scrub Jays become
> more common, fewer people would add their sightings to such a map, so
> people looking at such a map would have to account for that.)
> I will add that here in Seattle, I have been regularly able to see them
> and hear them for a number of years, in Georgetown, south of Boeing Field.
> Also, just 2 or 3 days ago, I had, what I call a "notable sighting" a block
> from my apartment, near the West Seattle "Junction" (by California Ave SW &
> SW Alaska), an area I may, or may not, have seen them once before.
> After repeatedly seeing them in Georgetown, I came to see that
> neighborhood, in a flat flood plain of the Duwamish River, with sandier
> soils than most of Seattle, as more like some scrub-lands of California,
> where this species has been spreading north from over recent decades.
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