Tag Archives: Lincoln’s Sparrow

Rentenaar Road, Sauvie Island

Rentenaar Road, on Sauvie Island, is one of the better sparrow patches in the Portland area. I found ten species this morning, about typical for this time of year. This boldly patterned White-throated Sparrow was one of the prettier ones. … Continue reading

Posted in OR Birding Sites, rarities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sparrowpalooza

I spent the morning in Scappoose, OR, this morning looking for a Brambling that was seen about a week ago. I didn’t have any luck with the Brambling, but it was great fun watching the variety of sparrows that were … Continue reading

Posted in seasonal movements | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lincoln’s Sparrow

I was headed to the coast early last Friday when I heard on the radio that the area was under a tsunami warning. While a true hard-core birder might have continued on, I decided to turn around and ended up … Continue reading

Posted in OR Birding Sites, species profile | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Torn between two seasons

Since the March-like weather has continued into mid-May, we are seeing an interesting mix of species in the Willamette Valley. Even as spring migration kicks into high gear, with a major push of Western Tanagers joining the expected warblers and … Continue reading

Posted in seasonal movements | Tagged | 1 Comment