Tag Archives: Downy Woodpecker

Spring Continues

Spring migration continues to rev up. Warbler numbers and diversity are increasing along with other songbirds. This Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warbler was at Tualatin River NWR. Downy Woodpecker showing his tongue This Pacific Wren was singing at Pittock Mansion. These birds … Continue reading

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Pacific City

I led the Three Capes Tour for the Birding and Blues Festival last weekend. Spring migration had not quite kicked into high gear, but there were some nice birds around. This is one of two Black-bellied Plovers we saw on … Continue reading

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Jackson Bottom

I scouted Jackson Bottom Wetlands Reserve in Hillsboro for my shorebird class this week. Much of the area is dry, but Pintail Pond still has enough water to create mudflats and easy fishing for the Great Egrets. One Ring-billed Gull … Continue reading

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Fernhill Wetlands and Jackson Bottom

We are two weeks into a nasty heat wave in the Portland area. Sunrise is the only time of day when you can bird in any comfort and hope to find any birds active and singing. So I got up … Continue reading

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Random February Birds

I have spent very little time outdoors this month, but here are a few nice birds from the past few weeks. This Yellow-rumped Warbler was displaying his namesake near Ankeny NWR. Northern Shrike, also at Ankeny. This Lewis’s Woodpecker has … Continue reading

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To Bird or to Twitch?

I finally had a few hours to get out birding, and had planned to visit some of the Washington County wetlands. But a Brambling visiting a feeder in Woodburn presented me with a dilemma. Should I spend my birding time … Continue reading

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