Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and Education in the Natural World
Rogue Valley Birds Listserv

Rogue Valley Birds is managed by the Rogue Valley Audubon Society for bird
sightings, bird related discussion, ID questions, and information about birding
in the Rogue Valley and surrounding regions including the Cascade and
Siskiyou mountains in Southern Oregon.

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Recent Sightings
Two Jackson County rarities were recently seen and reported on the Rogue
Valley Birds listserv.  A BALTIMORE ORIOLE (left) was photographed at the
Expo Ponds of the Jackson County Fairgrounds by Todd Bartush who posted
his photo on the Bird Watching in Oregon Facebook page.  Thanks to
Roxanna Tessman for relaying the sighting to RV-Birds.   The WILLET (below)
was found along the shoreline of Emigrant Lake and photographed by Eric
Setterberg.    
 Baltimore Oriole  (photo by Todd Bartush)
Willet  (photo by Eric Setterberg)
Unexpected waterfowl showed up at two locations in Jackson County recently.  Three Blue-winged Teal were
spotted at Emigrant Lake May 21 by Harry Fuller, and Peter Kreisman later photographed the two males and one
female (below left).  Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal are common locally, but Blue-winged Teal are rarely
spotted and not reported at all some years.

Common Goldeneye are regularly seen at Holy Waters during the winter, but they're usually gone by the end of
April.  Janet Kelly found a very late male there May 16, and he was still there six days later and was
photographed despite steady rain (below right).  Interestingly, there's a female Hooded Merganser in the same
area.  The 'Hoodies' are also much harder to find during later Spring and Summer.