Posted by: atowhee | November 30, 2021


Our best sighting today was a Peregrine chasing a crow while we watched from the Sturgeon Lake overlook. There were plenty of ducks and cranes there and what I took to be a handful of Trumpeters.


Sauvie Island (Multnomah Co.), Multnomah, Oregon, US
Nov 30, 2021. 36 species

Cackling Goose  2000
Canada Goose  X
Trumpeter Swan  8     Sturgeon Lake
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  2
Sandhill Crane  500
Dunlin  40
Ring-billed Gull  X
Glaucous-winged Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  6
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Red-breasted Sapsucker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Peregrine 1–at Sturgeon Lake overlook
American Kestrel  11
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  2–one chased by Peregrine!
Common Raven  6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  X
Purple Finch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brewer’s Blackbird 200

Sauvie Island–Multnomah Channel (Columbia Co.), Columbia, Oregon, US
Nov 30, 2021. 17 species

Cackling Goose  X
Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Common Merganser  X
Sandhill Crane  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Double-crested Cormorant  18
Great Blue Heron  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Kestrel  4
California Scrub-Jay  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
Spotted Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brewer’s Blackbird  X


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