Tagged: Sandy River

01 april 2012 – around the area

i spent most of the day sunday cruising the Sandy River drainage from Sandy to Marmot. along Ten-eyck rd there were Varied Thrush at a very high density, about 25 to 50 birds per mile. i drove about nine miles so that would put the number, conservatively, at 250! but other than that the only other notable bird was a Rough-legged Hawk in the Marmot flats just north of 26.

i was hoping to kick up a grouse or two — nary a peep in that dept. called it a day early, until …

got a call from Dave and Shawneen that they were sitting on a Loggerhead Shrike and a Say’s Phoebe out at the Troutdale airport. Sweet! They were still tending the birds when i got there about 10 minutes later. a couple of pictures of the LOSH can be found here and here.

and a pin map showing where i saw the birds.  this image was obviously take quite a while ago as the landscape looks quite different today.  you’ll have to open the map in another window or zoom out to see both pins

27 october 2011 — sandy river delta, west bank

Sandy River Delta West Bank, Multnomah, US-OR
Oct 27, 2011 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Protocol: TravelingAll Posts
2.0 mile(s)
26 species (+2 other taxa)

Cackling/Canada Goose  205     All fly-overs. Mainly looked like Cacklers.
Mallard  6
Great Blue Heron  2
American Kestrel  2
Killdeer  4
Least Sandpiper  13
gull sp.  2     First year birds out over the Columbia.
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  7
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Western Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  20
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  2
Bewick’s Wren  9
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  11
American Robin  3
European Starling  X
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  18
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)  23
Song Sparrow  13
Golden-crowned Sparrow  10
House Finch  7

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

23 july 11 — sandy river delta

Sandy River Delta, Multnomah, US-OR
Jul 23, 2011 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
39 species

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 3
American Kestrel 1
Mourning Dove 13
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Western Wood-Pewee 15
Willow Flycatcher 8
Western Scrub-Jay 1
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Black-capped Chickadee 25
Bushtit 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 4
Bewick’s Wren 4
Swainson’s Thrush 20
American Robin 18
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 20
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 15
Wilson’s Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Spotted Towhee 20
Song Sparrow 15
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Black-headed Grosbeak 8
Lazuli Bunting 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Bullock’s Oriole 10
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 15

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2 (http://ebird.org)