12 november 2011 — sauvie island (multnomah co.)

Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, US-OR
Nov 12, 2011 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 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!
44 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose (occidentalis/fulva)  7     One presumed family group on Virginia Lake.
Cackling/Canada Goose  X     Way too many geese to count today.  Most landed flocks were Ridgeway’s.
American Wigeon  15
Mallard  91
Northern Shoveler  24
Northern Pintail  20
Green-winged Teal  40
Ring-necked Duck  13
Bufflehead  2
Hooded Merganser  2
Common Merganser  5     In the channel.
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  45
Great Blue Heron  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Kestrel  3
Sandhill Crane  172
Ring-billed Gull  8
California Gull  4
Thayer’s Gull  1
Glaucous-winged Gull  2
gull sp.  12     Unidentified first year birds and birds on the wing too far away for id.
Mourning Dove  20
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Northern Flicker  2
Steller’s Jay  6
Western Scrub-Jay  11
American Crow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  27
Brown Creeper  1
Bewick’s Wren  8
Pacific Wren  6
Marsh Wren  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  14
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  47     multiple flocks “pished” in at the boat ramp and the Wapato loop.  The trees were “dripping” with RCKI’s!
American Robin  17
European Starling  X
Spotted Towhee  9
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)  1
Song Sparrow  24
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  27
Red-winged Blackbird  X     multiple mixed flocks of RWBL, BRBL, and EUST — not counted
Brewer’s Blackbird  X
House Finch  3

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