Sauvie Island

I led a tour on Sauvie Island this week. This is a great time of year for birding Sauvie, as the hunting season is over and there are still large flocks of waterfowl and wintering sparrows.

duskies, snowsHere are some Snow Geese within a flock of Dusky Canada Geese. If you look closely you will find one Taverner’s Cackling Goose and a couple of Mallards.

greater white-fronted gooseOne Greater White-fronted Goose was hanging out with the Taverner’s Cackling Geese. Greater White-fronts are hard to come by in winter, so we were fortunate to find this individual.

green-winged tealGreen-winged Teal, the smallest duck in North America, and one of the prettiest

rough-legged hawkA very distant view of a Rough-legged Hawk

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