Tag Archives: Surfbird

Random Bits of August

I taught two shorebird classes and led three shorebird field trips in August. The southbound shorebird migration has been pretty great so far, with unprecedented numbers of Baird’s Sandpipers and a nice smattering of rarities throughout Oregon. My trips missed … Continue reading

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North Coast, 21 November 2013

I spent a cold but sunny day on the coast, from Seaside to the Columbia River. One of the best surprises of the day was this Black Phoebe at Millponds Park in Seaside. This species continues to expand its range … Continue reading

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North Coast

I spent a warm sunny morning around Cannon Beach and Seaside. The first stop was Silver Point, just south of Cannon Beach, for a sea watch. There were plenty of birds out there, way out there. It is what I … Continue reading

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Shorebird Class 7 September 2013

I took my shorebird class to the north coast. We ended the day with 14 species of shorebirds, plus one that got away unidentified. Our first stop was The Cove in Seaside. The tide was very low so the birds … Continue reading

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Seaside, 11/10/2011

Here are a few more images from a recent trip to the coast. Black Turnstone at The Cove in Seaside (Birding Oregon p. 121) Surfbirds blend in with the rocks very well until someone opens their wings. California Gull in … Continue reading

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North Coast

I made two trips to the coast for my shorebird class last week. Migration is picking up, and the sun is actually makingĀ  occasional appearances. Three Arch Rocks, viewed from Cape Meares (Birding Oregon p. 129) This is the site … Continue reading

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Rockpipers

The Cove at Seaside (Birding Oregon p. 121) is a reliable winter site for Black Turnstones and Surfbirds. When the tide is high, these birds will come fairly close to the parking area, so you can sit on a log … Continue reading

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North Coast Shorebirds

I birded Fort Stevens and Seaside on the coast today. I met a birder from the east who asked me when the shorebirds would be coming through. I explained that shorebirds were on the move now, but they tended to … Continue reading

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