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Posted by: atowhee | April 26, 2019

BIRDING THE ABBEY

Our McMinnville birding class made a field trip to the Trappist Abbey north of Lafayette.  I had told the class the main reason I wanted to bird there was a hope of seeing a Pileated Woodpecker.  First he flew over our heads, then landed and we relocated him on a high dead limb of an oak, chiseling hias way to a meal. Click on any image for full screen view.

I saw two birds for the first time this year–Chipping Sparrows where were near the parking lot at the entrance.  Then two Black-throated Gray Warblers in trees along the hiking trail. Other critters we saw:

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey trails, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 26, 2019 9:25.  27 species

Mourning Dove  X
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Acorn Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
American Crow  X
Common Raven  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Bewick’s Wren  1
American Robin  20
House Finch  4
Purple Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  3
American Goldfinch  8
Chipping Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-crowned Sparrow  12
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  X
Orange-crowned Warbler  6
Common Yellowthroat  1
Black-throated Gray Warbler  2

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