Tag Archives: American Pipit

Smith and Bybee Wetlands

Smith Lake, the larger body of water at Smith and Bybee Wetlands in NW Portland, currently has a lot of mudflat habitat, attracting good numbers of shorebirds and gulls. Greater Yellowlegs at sunrise Long-billed Dowitchers and Pectoral Sandpipers Black-tailed Deer … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Part 1, Birds

I spent a morning above the tree line in Rocky Mountain National Park. We saw more mammals than birds (next post), and the two target species, Brown-capped Rosy Finch and White-tailed Ptarmigan, both eluded me. But any trip to this … Continue reading

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Autumn Arrivals

The weather is cooling and rain is in the forecast, as our long dry summer is finally letting go. Cackling Geese have arrived by the thousands in recent days. This Ridgeway’s Cackling Goose is sporting a black chin stripe and … Continue reading

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Random Songbirds

Here are a few shots of random songbirds seen on recent outings. Lesser Goldfinch at the feeder. The Lessers arrive early in the morning before the American Goldfinches take over. Golden-crowned Sparrow Brown Creeper, Ankeny NWR Song Sparrow, Ankeny NWR … Continue reading

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