Posted by: atowhee | December 17, 2021


Tomorrow is the Salem Christmas Bird Count (#59). Today I did some scouting for the area our team will cover–mostly Greer Park. Cackling Geese made the sane decision to graze playing fields inside the protective fence at the state mental hospital. Their bigger cousins, Canadas, were inside the fence at the adjacent state prison. There gulls lounged on the roofs, as they do every year.

SALEM CBC AREA #1, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 17, 2021
15 species

Cackling Goose  400     on grounds of state mental hospital–safe and sane, those geese
Canada Goose  12
Mallard  10
Ring-billed Gull  2
Glaucous-winged Gull  40
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
California Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  9
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
European Starling  30
American Robin  4
Dark-eyed Junco  25

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