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Tag Archives: Dusky Canada Goose
Another freakishly sunny autumn day took me to Killin Wetlands. This park was developed fairly recently, with a nice parking lot and some informational signage. The trails don’t get very close to the water, so a scope would be useful. … Continue reading
I took my waterfowl class out to Sauvie Island. The trip produced a nice variety of ducks and geese, and the weather was freakishly nice for February. Here are some Ring-necked Ducks, Dusky Canada Geese, and a couple of Buffleheads. … Continue reading
I led my waterfowl class on a field trip to Sauvie Island and Dawson Creek. We had a few big misses (Gadwall and Wood Duck) but the diversity was pretty good. At Wapato Access Greenway we found some Dusky Canada … Continue reading
We are in that late winter season when birding seems to slow. I don’t know whether there are actually fewer birds around this time of year or we have just already seen the local winter residents so they don’t hold … Continue reading
I led a tour on Sauvie Island this week. This is a great time of year for birding Sauvie, as the hunting season is over and there are still large flocks of waterfowl and wintering sparrows. Here are some Snow … Continue reading
I birded Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge in preparation for my waterfowl class. Waterfowl numbers have dropped considerably in the past week, suggesting that some birds have already started their northward migration. Pintail Marsh Pintail Marsh hosted this small flock of … Continue reading