12 november 2011 — sauvie island (columbia co.)

Sauvie Island (Columbia Co.), Columbia, US-OR
Nov 12, 2011 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     A rainy day at the start had me headed out to Sauvie Island thinking birding from the car would be the way to go. By the time i got there the rain had stopped and allowed for a tour around Wapato, a drive out the dike through both counties and then down Reeder and Rentenaar Roads. The Snow Geese are back!

35 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose  1     Single, lone individual along the channel across from Scappoose Bottoms.
Snow Goose  1250     Two huge flocks — one of an estimated 750 birds just north of the Reeder Rd observation platform on the north end of the marshy area.  The second with an estimated 500 birds just a ways north of there along Reeder Rd before Rentenaar Rd in a corn stubble field.  There were so many in this flock that i couldn’t get them all in the frame of my 100mm lens.  I’ll up-load a snap shot later.
Cackling Goose  X
Canada Goose  X
Cackling/Canada Goose  X     Way too many birds to count.  Most encountered were Ridgeway’s
Mallard  250
Northern Shoveler  75
Northern Pintail  400
Ring-necked Duck  50
Common Merganser  9
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  28
Great Blue Heron  3
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Kestrel  1
American Coot  500
Glaucous-winged Gull  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Northern Flicker  4
Western Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Bewick’s Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7
American Robin  5
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  18
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  45
Golden-crowned Sparrow  54
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  33
Red-winged Blackbird  X     several large mixed flocks with one HUGE 1000+ birds towards the end of Rentenaar associating with the Cacklers.  BRBL, RWBL, and EUST.
Brewer’s Blackbird  X
House Finch  2

American Goldfinch  50     Large flock working the planted sunflowers north of the Reeder Rd observation platform.

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