Posted by: atowhee | December 27, 2019


It was foggy, cold but calm and rainless for our Christmas Count today.  Peter Enticknap and I found songbirds to  be scarce because of cold and fog.  Yet we got over 40 species, and one special bird…at Ed Grenfell Park on Baker Creek we scored a Hutton’s Vireo, first one in this count circle in three years.

We were also pleased to find two Pileated Woodpeckers.

The area we covered includes the western edge of the Willamette Valley and then the lower foothills of the Coastal Range.

McMinnville CBC-NW quadrant, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Dec 27, 2019 7:50 AM
43 species

Cackling Goose  100
Canada Goose  120
Northern Shoveler  30
American Wigeon  6
Mallard  15
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal  6
Ring-necked Duck  67
Bufflehead  5
Hooded Merganser  6
Common Merganser  9
California Quail  14
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  2
Wilson’s Snipe  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  5
American Kestrel  6
Hutton’s Vireo  1
Steller’s Jay  9
California Scrub-Jay  15
American Crow  4
Common Raven  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Pacific Wren  2
European Starling  106
Western Bluebird  6
Varied Thrush  3
American Robin  58
Lesser Goldfinch  2
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  47
Golden-crowned Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  5
Spotted Towhee  6

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