For those interested, especially ones living or visiting Del Norte and Humboldt Counties, be aware that there is an invasion involving WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS currently taking place along the immediate COAST in Washington and Oregon. It has been a long time since such has happened in Oregon. Singles and small-to-medium-sized flocks have been found now as far south as Tillamook, and there was a POSSIBLE bird today much farther south in Coos--only two counties north of the CA border. Some are by themselves, though most are mixed in with Red Crossbills. Just about all these birds are turning up in heavily-cone-laden spruce trees along the IMMEDIATE COAST, not in interior mountains, etc., where invasions are perhaps more typical. So..... birders in Del Norte, Humboldt, etc., should be on the lookout for cone-rich spruces close to the coast--if such exist locally this year. --Paul Lehman, San Diego
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