Rentenaar Road, on Sauvie Island, is one of the better sparrow patches in the Portland area. I found ten species this morning, about typical for this time of year. This boldly patterned White-throated Sparrow was one of the prettier ones.
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Posted in OR Birding Sites, rarities, tagged American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Rentenaar Road, Sauvie Island, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow on January 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in OR Birding Sites, seasonal movements, tagged American Robin, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Fox Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Pine Siskin, Pittock Mansion, Varied Thrush on April 21, 2011 | 1 Comment »
The grounds around Pittock Mansion in northwest Portland are a favorite spot for spring migrants. Most people visit this park to tour the ostentatious limestone house, but birders prefer the brushy hillsides and the woods around the parking lot.
Since we are still locked into a cold, damp weather pattern, most of the spring migrants have not yet arrived, but good numbers of winter residents were flocking and ready to move out.