Posted by: atowhee | May 26, 2013


I led a Rogue Valley Audubon field trip on Saturday. We birded along the Gfreenway trail starting at Newbry Park and heading upstream. The singing Grosbeaks and chattering orioles were much in evidence. Many singing Yellow Warblers, a pair of chickadees hauling food to a nest hole, a signing Warbling Vireo…in short, a lot of springy activity. Plus a Dipper at the footbridge upstream from the gravel ponds.BCC1



Blck-capped Chickadee feeding young in nest hole.
Bushtit profile. We saw several family groups: Bushtits & Lesser Goldfinches.
The Dipper in Bear Creek.

WASWNG X2Waxwings on high.
Bear Creek Greenway–Lynn Newbry Park, Jackson, US-OR
May 25, 2013 7:30 AM. Comments: Rogue Valley Audubon field trip
39 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) 2
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) 8
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 20
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) 2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2 carrying food to nest hole
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 10
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 2 singing
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) 1 at the footbridge
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 15
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 12
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 3
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 15
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 8
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 10

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