September on Sauvie Island

Jumping ahead a few trips.  I took to the north end of the Island on the west side.  Unfortunately it seemed like everybody else and their dog had the same idea.  It was a sketchy day and i missed most of the prime shorebird habitat just due to overpopulation and my dog’s unpredictable surly nature around other dogs.  Oh well.

Crazy lost birds — a pair of Chukar, one with a leg band i couldn’t read were found on the roadside.  A few juvenile Bank Swallows were on the wires with the Barn and Violet-green.  Almost all of the wild flowers are gone except the invasive species.  One exception was the large population of Sneezeweed in the mud of the receding water.


Level IV: (3a) Portland/Vancouver Basin

eBird Reports:

Sauvie Island Multnomah County

Sauvie Island Columbia County