[Bristol-Birds] Historiical Great Blue Heron colonies in Bristol Birds Net Region

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 02:24:47 -0400

 Historical map above represent overall regional distribution.


 The map above shows SF Holston River colonies which
 have been active in Sullivan Co.  The colony to the far
 left is in Hawkins Co. at the ammunition plant and not to
 be included in the SF Holston River-Sullivan.  The two
 to the right are in the SF Holston at Damascus in 
 Washington  Co., VA.  

 The map above shows colonies in Upper East Tennessee
 along the Holston River drainage.  The three lower colonies
 on this map show colonies located in the Nolichucky River
 drainage.  The five colonies in the most upper left hand 
 corner are along the Holston River in Hawkins County.

 The map above indicates colonies in Southwest Virginia.
 The colony to the left is along the Powell River.  The colony
 in Russell County is in the Clinch River drainage.  The one
 in the upper right is on the North Fork Holston River in Smyth
 County at Saltville.  The two in the bottom right are in the
 South Fork Holston drainage at Damascus.

 The map above indicates colonies in the Kingsport area. The
 colony at the left is in Hawkins Co. on the Holston River.  The
 colony at the top and lower right are along the South Fork
 Holston River of Sullivan County. 

 Historical first county dates:

     Hawkins Co. 1992 (Holston River downstream of ammunition plant)
     Sullivan Co.  1996 (downstream of S.H. Dam - nests failed)
     Washington Co. Va 1998 (Government Rd., Damascus)
     Smyth Co.    2001 (North Fork Holston River at Saltville)
     Sullivan Co.  2001 (Pemberton Rd. near S.H. Lake - nest successful)
     Lee Co.        2002 (N.F. Powell River, Flatwoods)
     Wise Co.      2003 (Powell River at Butcher's Fork)
     Washington Co. TN 2004 (Nolichucky River near Jonesborough)
     Greene Co   2006 (Pate's Hill Rd. and Jackson Hollow Rd.) 
     Unicoi Co.    2007 (Devil's Looking Glass, Nolichucky River)
     Russell Co.  2009 (Elk Garden Creek, tributary of Clinch River) 

 Note:  No detail is shown on the map for the Wise Co. heronry
 because I did not have specific details in my notes when the maps
 were made.   

 If any of you have updated records, corrections, etc., please
 e-mail then to me with as much exact detail as possible.  

 Let's go birding . . . . 

 Wallace Coffey
 Bristol, TN

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