Frank Whitman, who lives in Austin (Lander Co.), asked me to pass the
following along to the listserve. Over the past several years, the number
of Eurasian Collared-Doves has soared in that town. This year, they have
been nearly absent, and Frank today wrote that he finally found one bird.
In a few trips to Eureka, to the east, he noted a similar decrease, although
he didn't pay as much attention there. Given the rapidly growing
populations in other northern Nevada towns (Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, for
example), this marked decline in at least Austin is notable.