Posted by: atowhee | July 15, 2015


The Western Wood-Pewee is a small flycatcher, but seeing one today in Mt. Tabor Park in Portland was a big deal.  It was a county lifer for me.  He was hunting off mid-level limbs hanging over a dry canyon in deep shade.  The forest there is dominated by bigleaf maple and Doug-fir.

I now have over 110 species for the county which includes Sauvie Island’s south end where winter birding can be superb. The leading eBird list for the county is over 190 species for just 2015.  Leading lifelists are over 270 species.  That’s a target to shoot for.

Mt. Tabor Park, Multnomah, Oregon, US
Jul 15, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 15 species

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  3
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  10
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  20
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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