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Re: Chucks and Whips
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- From: "Robin Carter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 18:09:13 -0400
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Congrats on finding the pygmy owl. What a great bird! You may be aware that
some ornithologists think that the pygmy owls from south eastern Arizona
south into Mexico are a separate species (Mountain Pygmy-Owl) from those
birds which are more widely distributed in the western mountains of the
United States. The calls are different (paired toots in a long series, as
opposed to a long series of single toots). If this is the case then your
pygmy-owl lifer quest in the USA has just begun. And don't forget about the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 10:03 AM
Subject: Chucks and Whips
> Chuck-wills-widow and Whippoorwhill were calling last evening at dusk from
> their regular spot at the end of West Lake Road in southern Wake County.
> The area has historically been very good for Chucks with several birds
> calling in chorus on late April and early May evenings. The location is
> 1/4 mile past the West Lake Schools, or about a half mile south of the
> Lake ponds where the canvasback usually hang out.
> On a personal note I was very excited to see my 500th ABA species last
> Thursday! Tracy and I found a Northern Pygmy Owl in Madera Canyon, AZ.
> Thanks to all those on c-birds who have helped me get this far!
> Steve Shultz
> Apex, NC