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Subject: RE: Backyard Recordings
From: Marty Michener <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 12:08:59 -0400
At 08:57 AM 6/11/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>There's a Virginia Rail grunting at 1:59, too, isn't there? That's another
>species we have in common. Funny - here I am at 3600' (1100m) in the deser=
>of Arizona and you are essentially at sea level near the Washington coast,
>and our species list is so similar! Of course, my house sits above the
>Verde River, so the list is primarily a riparian list, as is yours.

When I did many of my recordings for EnjoyBirds in Redmond, WA, in 1996 -
99 at my in-laws' house on Lake Samamish I noticed higher altitude birds
singing at sea level - especially Swainson's Thrush, which sounds (second
two songs on the software) as if it could be another species, almost, from=

Catharus ustulatus on the East Coast (first two songs on the software).  In=

New England this bird is usually heard at higher altitudes (2000 - 3500
ft), but I think as you go northeast to where the confers take over along
the coast of Maine they probably sing also at sea level, now that I think
more about it.

Do you also have a lot of Pacific Madrone? Western Hemlock? Big Leaf Maple?=

Fraser Fir?

my best regards,

Marty Michener
MIST Software Associates PO Box 269, Hollis, NH 03049  - Software that migrates with you.    http://www.EnjoyBirds=


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