We are at 1300 ft and we get wood and hermit and a rare swainson.
Haven't heard veerys in years. Driving through our county, I hear
veerys near towns and schools. Does anyone else?
Does the lack of them have to do with the Wintering places in the South?
On 6/23/12, Allan Strong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> Some of the early research on resource partitioning and competition was done
> on thrushes across an elevational gradient...right here in our backyard.
> On Jun 23, 2012, at 7:30 AM, Larry and Mona Rogers <[log in to unmask]>
>> With all of the talk of wood thrushes lately, I wonder about thrush
>> species distribution based on altitude. I have always sort of assumed
>> that as you climb from say 300' to about 3,000', Wood Thrushes were at the
>> lowest altitude, followed by Veerys (Veeries?), followed by Hermit
>> Thrushes, followed by Swainson's Thrushes, followed by Bicknel's Thrushes
>> up toward the mountain tops. Is this about right?
>> Our place in Brandon is at about 500' altitude and we mostly hear wood
>> thrushes with the occasional veery. Friends in Monkton, at about 900' get
>> mostly hermits. Has anybody else noted this?
>> Larry and Mona