Tag Archives: Brown Pelican

Yaquina Bay

Yaquina Bay, at the town of Newport, is one of the more productive sites on the Oregon coast. On this visit, high winds reduced the number of birds that were out and about, but there was still a lot to … Continue reading

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Bayocean Spit

I spent the last day of the dry season walking Bayocean Spit on Tillamook Bay (Birding Oregon p. 128). On a day trip from Portland, it is tempting to try to cover all the hotspots around the bay, but spending … Continue reading

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The North Coast

I made two trips to the northern Oregon Coast for my recent shorebird class. The “autumn” migration is well underway. The Seaside Cove has a nice gathering of gulls. This California Gull is undergoing a rather extensive molt, I believe … Continue reading

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Ft. Stevens, 11-10-2011

I spent a warm sunny November day at Ft. Stevens (Birding Oregon p. 119). The tide and winds were both high, so the sea was too rough to find any birds on the water near the south jetty at parking … Continue reading

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Tillamook Bay, 9/24/11

I took my Portland Audubon class to Tillamook Bay (Birding Oregon p. 125). We found strong winds, high tides, and rough seas, but the weather was warm and mostly sunny. This photo was taken on the bayside of Bayocean Spit. … Continue reading

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Bayocean Spit

It had been a while since I had walked all the way around Bayocean Spit (Birding Oregon p. 128). This is a great walk which takes about four hours, assuming you stop and look at birds along the way. This … Continue reading

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Winchuck River Mouth

Less than a mile from the California border, the Winchuck River empties into the Pacific Ocean. Along with a lovely beach area, the site has a nice visitor center (bathroom!) with information about the surrounding National Forest. Brown Pelicans were … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach

I took a client to the Necanicum Estuary (Birding Oregon p.122) last week. Shorebirds were surprisingly scarce on the mudflats. But the sand bars were covered with Caspian Terns. There was a huge concentration of these beautiful noisy birds resting, … Continue reading

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Brown Pelicans

On a recent visit to the Charleston boat basin (Birding Oregon, p. 142) I enjoyed watching a flock of Brown Pelicans feeding close to shore. After plunging into the water, the birds would swim with their bills submerged, slowly letting … Continue reading

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