Tag Archives: Common Murre

Deep Water Pelagic

I took a 12-hour pelagic trip out of Newport last Saturday. The morning started out with the typical cool cloudy weather one expects on the Oregon coast. Here is the sun rising over the Coast Range. The most common species … Continue reading

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The North Coast

I took my shorebird class to the coast, from Cannon Beach to Hammond. While birding overall was good, the shorebirds were less than stellar in both number and diversity. Black Oystercatcher is a reliable species on Haystack Rock. Nesting season … Continue reading

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Common Murre

I watched two Common Murres, a male with a nearly-grown chick,  at the south jetty of the Columbia River. Common Murres are common nesters on offshore rocks and cliffs along the Oregon coast. When the chicks are still very small, … Continue reading

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Worst Pelagic Trip Ever

I made my second attempt to visit Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine this week. On my first attempt last year, the seas were “the roughest we’ve had all season” and it was too foggy to see much … Continue reading

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