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Spring on the Coast

I have made four trips to the Oregon Coast in as many weeks this spring. For three of the four, I was leading groups. That, combined with rainy weather, limited my photo opportunities, but here are a few shots. The … Continue reading

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Birdathon 2016

The Weekday Warblers birdathon team made its inaugural trip on May 12. We birded the north coast from Cannon Beach to Fort Stevens, with a stop at the Sunset Rest Stop on the way. We did well with seabirds and … Continue reading

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North Coast

I made two trips to the coast this week, once to scout for my Portland Audubon shorebird class, and again for the class itself. It is amazing how much difference a couple of days can make in the make-up of … Continue reading

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The North Coast

I took my shorebird class to the coast, from Cannon Beach to Hammond. While birding overall was good, the shorebirds were less than stellar in both number and diversity. Black Oystercatcher is a reliable species on Haystack Rock. Nesting season … Continue reading

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The North Coast

I made two trips to the northern Oregon Coast for my recent shorebird class. The “autumn” migration is well underway. The Seaside Cove has a nice gathering of gulls. This California Gull is undergoing a rather extensive molt, I believe … 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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Ghost revisited

Of those who commented on the shorebird mount from Maine, some were convinced the bird was an Eskimo Curlew, some felt it was a small Whimbrel, and others said that the key field marks for distinguishing the two were not … Continue reading

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