Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hermit Warbler

Hermit Warbler, 5/28/13 (above)

and another one 6/18/17 (below) at Ecola Forest Preserve - difficult to get very close, but managed to record this one singing

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit, seen 5/6/17 at 7:00am and several times again over next few hours. Located near Waldport: north of Sandpiper Village and south of Driftwood Beach access. Smaller than nearby Whimbrels. Rufous-colored neck and chest; solid in neck area and with white patches on belly. Long, slightly upturned bill, mostly dark but pink near base on lower side. Barred underwing shown in photo above.

Up to 17 more Bar-tailed Godwits were reported later in Clatsop County. Below are 3 at Sunset Beach, north of Seaside, on 6/3/17

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brown Thrasher

Lots of good hiding places for a Brown Thrasher along the Salishan Nature Trail. More typical views of the bird are shown below.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Long-tailed Duck

Cannon Beach sewage ponds, 12/23/16

Friday, December 23, 2016


Cannon Beach sewage ponds, 12/23/16

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cannon Beach - Monthly Sewage Lagoon Walk

The Cannon Beach birding group saw a good assortment of ducks on our monthly walk at the sewage lagoons today. Highlights included a male Eurasian Wigeon, a male hybrid Eurasian Wigeon X American Wigeon, a Redhead, a Canvasback, and 2 Common Goldeneyes. A few hundred Red Phalaropes were still swimming in circles. There have been a couple of waves of Red Phalaropes this year, in greater than usual numbers.

Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon X American Wigeon hybrid


Canvasback with 3 Ring-necked Ducks

Red Phalarope