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2018 Birding Field Trips and Birds Spotted



October 13, 2018
Boiler Bay to Rocky Creek

Birds and whales were sighted in 17 pairs of binoculars starting at Boiler Bay. We had birders from Fort Worth, Texas and White Salmon, Washington who spotted several life birds (birds they had never seen before).

Sightings of the Day

Surf Scoter
American Crow
Western Gull
Black Oystercatcher
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Common Murre
Black Turnstone
Bald Eagle
Mew Gull
Great Blue Heron
White-winged Scoter
Pacific Loon
Red-throated Grebe
Brown Pelican
Pelagic Cormorant
Surf Scoter
White-crowned Sparrow
Hummingbird sp.
European Starling
Surfbird
Whales, whales and more whales

Rocky Creek

Boiler Bay

Rocky Creek


October 12, 2018
Siletz Bay, Taft to Cutler City

Heron in tree

Josephine Young Park

Sparrow

What a beautiful day to walk with 18 birders around Cutler City and Josephine Young Park. We had visitors from Tucson, Los Angeles, and Tidewater. Among the 25 species were Red-necked Grebe, Townsend Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Surf Scoter.

Sightings of the Day

Eurasian-collard Dove
Mew Gull
Great Blue Heron
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
American Goldfinch
Fox Sparrow
European Starlings
Rock Dove
Townsend Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Northern Flicker
Anna’s Hummingbird
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Great White Egret
Bufflehead
Semipalmated Plover
Red-necked Grebe
Dark-eyed Junco
American Crow

Cutler City Great Blue Heron, White-crowned Sparrow photos courtesy of Ernie Rose


September 22, 2018
Hostetler Park (D River), Devil's Lake State Park

Great Egret

D River boardwalk

Pink Flamingos

Canada Geese

Great Egret, flamingos, Canada Geese photos: Copyright Ernie Rose

Twelve intrepid birders from as far away as Missouri (!) enjoyed two hours of birding along D River and Devil's Lake State Park. It was a pretty quiet, overcast morning but we ended up with 26 species - 27 if you count the pair of Pink Flamingos gracing one of the campsites. Birds were busy and hard to spot in the falling leaves and movement from the slight breeze. A lovely Great Egret landed in D River, while an unexpected Merlin chased a flock of blackbirds overhead - one of the blackbirds was also chasing the Merlin!

Sightings of the Day

Canada Goose
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Western Gull
Turkey Vulture
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Belted Kingfisher
Merlin
Steller's Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Wawing
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

Devil's Lake SP trail


September 8, 2018
Alder Island Loop Trail, Siletz Bay NWR

Millport Slough

Warbling Vireo

Millport Slough Kingfisher

Alder Island sponsors

Chickadee

15 birders were delighted to find mostly sunny skies instead of the forecast rain at Alder Island Saturday morning. The trees and brush were filled with birds and birdsong. American Goldfinch and Warbling Vireo families were plentiful, with begging youngsters being fed by patient parents. Ducks have started to arrive at the bay, and several Common Merganser were feeding in the canal by the trail. Most plentiful birds were Song Sparrows and Cedar Waxwings.

bird watching


Sightings of the Day

Common Merganser
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Vaux's Swift
Rufous Hummingbird
Western Gull
California Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Marsh Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House/Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler

August 11, 2018
Bayocean Spit

bird watching

waves of sea grass

The fog was low in the trees on our walk to the Knoll Friday morning. There were 19 birders/photographers that were not disappointed by the beauty along the trail. We were entertained by the song of the Swainson’s Thrush, Wrentit, Pacific Wren, and the Sightings of the Cooper’s Hawk, Song Sparrow, American Crow, Band-tailed Pigeon, Stellar’s Jay, Raven, Barn Swallow, Dark-eyed Junco, and the Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

bird watching

beach

Sightings of the Day
Whimbrels ~ Western Sandpiper ~ Sanderling ~ Caspian Tern ~ Bald Eagle
Brown Pelican ~ Hummingbird ~ American Robin ~ Barn Swallow
Double-crested Cormorant ~ Pelagic Cormorant ~ American Crow ~ Common Raven
Wrentit ~ Cedar Waxwing ~ Great Blue Heron
Gulls- California, Western, Ring-billed

August 10, 2018
The Knoll

parking lot

On the trial 1

On the trail 2

On the trial 3

The fog was low in the trees on our walk to the Knoll Friday morning. There were 19 birders/photographers that were not disappointed by the beauty along the trail. We were entertained by the song of the Swainson’s Thrush, Wrentit, Pacific Wren, and the Sightings of the Cooper’s Hawk, Song Sparrow, American Crow, Band-tailed Pigeon, Stellar’s Jay, Raven, Barn Swallow, Dark-eyed Junco, and the Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

On the trial 4

Knoll view

Knoll picnic

Knoll group


July 14, 2018
Buell County Park, Polk County

Buell County Park in Polk County is a hidden gem for the eight birders that attended our field trip on Saturday.
It was good to have birders from McMinnville and Dallas join us, and we were not disappointed
as it is that time of year when juveniles try to create the mystery of “what’s that bird?”
Our field trip coordinator, Mark Elliott, played at Buell Park as a child and now he leads birdwalks there.

Birds seen included Chipping Sparrows, a flock of Red-breasted Sapsuckers,
Western Wood-pewee, Bushtit, Lesser Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker,
Cooper’s Hawk along with a few more species.

July 13, 2018
The Villages at Cascade Head

birdwalk

It was a wonderful Friday the 13th! Fourteen birders walked from Villages of Cascade Head to Roads End State  Park. We saw 29 species including Downy Woodpecker,  Heerman's Gull, juvenile Bushtits, and Warbling Vireo. It  was great to meet folks from Newport, Tidewater, and Southern California!



June 9, 2018
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

peregrine falcon

pelagic cormorant

gull

A very early downpour of rain had some folks questioning their thoughts of attending this bird walk. But the Yaquina Head Visitors Center parking lot saw 19 diehard birders gathered for the morning's birding adventure. Yes, it was raining at first but after awhile blue sky appeared and kept the birders dry for the rest of the walk.

Sightings of the Day

Peregrine Falcon
American Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Common Murre
Black Oystercatcher
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
California Gull
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
American Crow
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee

common murres

american goldfinch pigeon guillemot


May 12, 2018
The Villages at Cascade Head

Sightings of the Day

Canada Goose
Mallard
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter 
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant 
Double-crested Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Whimbrel
Western Sandpiper
Common Murre
Western Gull 
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Steller's Jay    
American Crow    
Common Raven    
Violet-green Swallow    
Barn Swallow    
Chestnut-backed Chickadee    
Pacific Wren    
Swainson's Thrush    
American Robin    
European Starling    
Orange-crowned Warbler    
Wilson's Warbler    
Dark-eyed Junco    
White-crowned Sparrow    
Song Sparrow    
Spotted Towhee    
Western Tanager    
Black-headed Grosbeak    
Red-winged Blackbird    
Brown-headed Cowbird    
House Finch    
Red Crossbill    
American Goldfinch

March 10, 2018

nestucca birds

Saturday was a beautiful day for birding. Audubon had 26 birders turn out for a beautiful walk at the Refuge. Turkey Vultures and Tree Swallows showed us that Spring is just around the corner.

Sightings of the Day

Turkey Vulture
Tree Swallow
Common Raven
American Crow
Steller’s Jay
American Robin
Great Egret
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Pacific Wren
Western Gull
Sandpiper (sp)
Bald Eagle
Sanderling
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rufus Hummingbird
Fox Sparrow
Red-tailed Hawk
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Bufflehead
Northern Harrier
Northern Flicker
Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Prairie Falcon
American Coot
Ring-billed Duck
European Starling
American Kestrel
Eurasian Dove
Black Phoebe
Red-winged Blackbird

immature bald eagle
hairy woodpecker


February 10, 2018
Siletz Bay and Salishan Nature Trail

Saturday’s bird walk brought 30 birders out to enjoy sunshine and the birds. The tide was in at Siletz Bay and we were treated with a variety of birds at that location. The walk along the Salishan Nature Trail provided another opportunity to see up close more birds in the bay. Looking up directly overhead, as if on command, an immature Bald Eagle flew by to everyone’s delight.

siletz birders 

Sightings of the Day

Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Mew Gull
Western Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
gull sp.
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Common Raven
Pacific Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Rock Pigeon

siletzgroup1


January 13, 2018
Newport's OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Nature Trail
and South Jetty

birding group

Saturday was a perfect day for a bird walk. Just ask any of the 27 birders that show up for the beautiful weather at the Marine Hatfield Science Center. Right away a female and male Peregrine Falcon were spotted and everyone got a good look at these beautiful birds. That was only the beginning.

Sightings of the Day
Bufflehead
Surf Scoter
Pelagic Cormorant
Peregrine Falcon
Red-throated Loon
Greater Scaup
Horned Grebe
American Wigeons
American Crow
Brant Goose
Hooded Merganser
Song Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Bald Eagle
Pacific Wren
Red-tailed Hawk
Varied Thrush
Fox Sparrow
Greater White-fronted Goose
Common Loon
Swallow (sp)
Harlequin Duck
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Mew Gull
Common Goldeneye
Glaucous-winged Gull
Western Gull
 
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