Tag Archives: Black-headed Grosbeak

Soggy Songbirds

This has been the longest February ever. I know the calendar indicates that it is actually late May, and we have had several lovely dry days, but the cold wet weather continues to dominate. Despite the nasty conditions, spring migration … Continue reading

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Random Images

Early May is always a good time for seeing returning migrants and other signs of spring. Despite our cool damp weather, spring continues to slowly make inroads. Here are some random images from the past week. May is warbler month … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island in Summer

Sauvie Island (Birding Oregon p.55) is best known for wintering waterfowl and raptors. While the summer birding seems quiet compared to the multiple thousands of geese and Sandhill Cranes seen on winter visits,  there is always something to see. Ospreys … Continue reading

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Black-headed Grosbeaks

We are starting to see some songbird movement in the Portland area. Swainson’s Thrushes can be heard flying overhead at night. Several people are reporting Black-headed Grosbeaks under their feeders. Most of the adult grosbeaks have already headed south by … Continue reading

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Oak Island

I am helping with a series of point counts on the Oak Island section of Sauvie Island (Birding Oregon p.56). The goal is to gather baseline information on bird species using this area before habitat restoration work begins. The habitat … Continue reading

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