Tag Archives: Green-winged Teal


I took Nala to the dog park next to Vanport Wetlands in hopes of seeing a bird or two between throws of the ball. A male Eurasian Wigeon made a brief appearance. Green-winged Teal A pair of Gadwalls swam in … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island

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

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Eurasian Teal

The American Ornithologists Union considers the Green-winged Teal and Eurasian (or Common) Teal to be subspecies of Anas crecca. Most other sources, however, consider the two to be separate species, Anas carolinensis and Anas crecca. I tend to agree with … Continue reading

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The best laid plans

It is sometimes the case, when I plan to look for a certain type of bird, that my target species are nowhere to be found. On those days we have to let go of our expectations and open ourselves to … Continue reading

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