Tagged: Sauvie Island

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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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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18 sept 11 — NAMC, multnomah county

Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, US-OR
Sep 18, 2011 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Kestrel  1
California Gull  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Western Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  16
Tree Swallow  X
Violet-green Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
swallow sp.  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Brown Creeper  4
Swainson’s Thrush  1
American Robin  4
European Starling  27
Common Yellowthroat  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  8

Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, US-OR

Sep 18, 2011 7:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Wapato Greenway Loop
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  23
Wood Duck  22
Mallard  50
Northern Pintail  8
Green-winged Teal  15
Pied-billed Grebe  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
American Coot  7
Band-tailed Pigeon  11
Vaux’s Swift  22
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Steller’s Jay  4
Western Scrub-Jay  11
American Crow  3

Tree Swallow  X
Violet-green Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
swallow sp.  X

Black-capped Chickadee  30
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  2
Bewick’s Wren  4
Swainson’s Thrush  4
American Robin  2
European Starling  19
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
Spotted Towhee  4
Song Sparrow  18
Lincoln’s Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
House Finch  4
Lesser Goldfinch  6

Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, US-OR

Sep 18, 2011 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Reeder Road and Coon Point
43 species (+3 other taxa)

Cackling Goose  25   First of the season for me.
Canada Goose  150
Wood Duck  4
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
California Quail  8
Pied-billed Grebe  X
American White Pelican  42
Great Blue Heron  14
Great Egret  8
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  1
Northern Harrier  4
Red-tailed Hawk  5
American Kestrel  2
Sandhill Crane  73
Killdeer  24
Western Sandpiper  2
Pectoral Sandpiper  6
Short-billed Dowitcher  1
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  4     Six flew over two of which called for ID — one each Long and Short-billed
gull sp.  6     Too far out over Sturgeon Lake and with rain dotted optics for ID
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  1
Vaux’s Swift  5
Belted Kingfisher  3
Steller’s Jay  2
Western Scrub-Jay  8
American Crow  3
Common Raven  7     There were four of them in the big, recently harvested field at about mile post 3.  They were scavenging bits from the Red-tails and Harriers in the field.  I watched as one RTHA had to defend it’s catch from two of the CORA as they tried to team up to steal the catch. Another 3 were harassing a Turkey Vulture on a road kill by the Reeder Market.  It  is the most i’ve seen here.  Two are pretty common in the same field.

Tree Swallow  X
Violet-green Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X

Cliff Swallow  X
swallow sp.  X
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Bewick’s Wren  1
American Robin  3
European Starling  X
Common Yellowthroat  1
Song Sparrow  4
Brewer’s Blackbird  8
House Finch  3

Witaker Ponds Nature Park, Multnomah, US-OR
Sep 18, 2011 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
23 species

Wood Duck  10
American Wigeon  14
Mallard  53
Hooded Merganser  1
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Great Blue Heron  3
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  2
Western Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Bushtit  15
Brown Creeper  1
Bewick’s Wren  2
American Robin  2
European Starling  75
Orange-crowned Warbler  4
Black-throated Gray Warbler  2
Wilson’s Warbler  4
Song Sparrow  2
Western Tanager  1

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27 aug 11 — sauvie island columbia county

Sauvie Island (Columbia Co.), Columbia, US-OR
Aug 27, 2011 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Walked out to Racetrack Marsh, drove down Rentenaar Rd, up over the dike and out to the end of the road.
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  12
Mallard  15
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal  50
Great Blue Heron  15
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1     Flushed from the canal along Rentenaar below the Osprey platform.
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  5
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Peregrine Falcon  1     Chasing the peeps and GWTE at Racetrack.
Killdeer  15
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Western Sandpiper  X     Many small mixed WESA-LESA flocks flying around.  The PEFA kept them moving.  No way to get an accurate count.
Least Sandpiper  X
Long-billed Dowitcher  4
gull sp.  1     Far out over Sturgeon Lk
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Western Wood-Pewee  6
Willow Flycatcher  1
Western Scrub-Jay  12
American Crow  10
Common Raven  2
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X     One nest at the viewing platform with three chicks still in the nest.
Black-capped Chickadee  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Swainson’s Thrush  1
American Robin  5
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  50
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  8
Wilson’s Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2
House Finch  10
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  25

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Lepidoptera:
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Woodland Skipper
Cabbage White

Odonata:
Shadow Darner
Western Forktail
Pacific Forktail
Tule Bluet

27 aug 11 — sauvie island reeder road pullouts

Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, US-OR
Aug 27, 2011 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Traveled Reeder Road stopping at pull outs and checking out the thickets and roadside habitat.
31 species

Canada Goose  50     Looked like a recently arrived flock.  Resident flocks are much smaller, maybe up to 10 to 15 individuals at most.
Wood Duck  8
Great Blue Heron  4
Osprey  1
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Kestrel  2
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  2     Fly-over at Coon Point.
Bonaparte’s Gull  2     Seen flying over Sturgeon Lake from Coon Point.
California Gull  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  10     Multiple pairs found throughout the area.  Most i’ve ever seen here.
Mourning Dove  25
Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Flicker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  8
Western Scrub-Jay  12
American Crow  15
Purple Martin  6
Tree Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
American Robin  10
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  25
Common Yellowthroat  5
Black-throated Gray Warbler  1     Single individual foraging at the boat ramp
Spotted Towhee  2
House Finch  11
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  20

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Lepidoptera:
Cabbage White

20 aug 11 — sauvie island roads and wapato loop

Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, US-OR
Aug 20, 2011 6:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
40 species (+3 other taxa)

Wood Duck 15
Mallard 11
Pied-billed Grebe 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3 Two presumed unfledged chicks and one adult
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 2
California Gull 1
Mourning Dove 15
hummingbird sp. 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Western Wood-Pewee 8
Willow Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 2 one was probably Willow but the vocalization was one that i have never heard before. The other was not seen well as it hid among the leaves of a large Black Cottonwood.
Red-eyed Vireo 3 One sited and two only heard. All three in different locations on the Wapato Loop
Steller’s Jay 12
Western Scrub-Jay 7
American Crow 5
Common Raven 1
Purple Martin 6
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Cliff Swallow X
swallow sp. X
Black-capped Chickadee 25
Bushtit 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick’s Wren 2
Swainson’s Thrush 2
American Robin 15
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 50
Common Yellowthroat 20
Spotted Towhee 12
Song Sparrow 1
Western Tanager 2
Black-headed Grosbeak 4
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Lepidoptera:
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Woodland Skipper
Common Wood Nymph
Odonata:
Eight-spotted Skimmer
Darner sp.

An incredible amount of Pacific Tree Frogs — thousands of them.