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Posted by: atowhee | May 29, 2014

BIRD FESTIVAL SCOUTING–5

I spent the morning in the Ashland area with birding clients from Crockett. Then my wife and I checked out some possible birding sites in the Cascades for the Mountain Bird Festival which opens tomorrow night.
cow meadowCows and aspen, Howard Prairie.

dppr no liteDipper on dam, LIthia Park, terrible light.

grblhe-yngYoung Great Blue at Ashland Pond.
pil=prfctPileated along Howard Prairie Dam Road.

rsh fliz

rsh fliz2Red-shouldered hawk over Ashland Pond.

sav spr-postdSavannah Sparrow, Howard Prairie.

wso-sleepzSleeping owl, Lithia Park.

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Yellow Warbler along Bear Creek in North Mountain Park.
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Lithia Park, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 8:15 AM. 4 species

Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) X
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) 1
Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 8:40 AM. 26 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 8 mother with seven ducklings
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 juvenile
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) 2
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 4
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 6
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 12
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) X heard only
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 5
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 6
North Mountain Park, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 10:10 AM. 22 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 7
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 4
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 20
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) X heard only
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 2
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 2
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) X
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 4
Ashland, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 9:00 AM. 5 species

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) 4 one pair nest-building on Nevada Street at Willow
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Tolman Creek Rd., Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 11:45 AM. 5 species

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) 1
Cassin’s Vireo (Vireo cassinii) 1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) X
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 1
Howard Prairie Lake, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 2:20 PM. 9 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) X
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 adult guarding nest
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 3
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) X

Howard Prairie Dam Road, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 3:30 PM. 4 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 15
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Lily Glen Park, Jackson, US-OR
May 29, 2014 4:00 PM. 3 species

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1

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