Posted by: atowhee | June 16, 2022


The ears have it. The eyes not so much. At the Cornerstone Preserve in Polk County, OR, this morning it was what we heard that built our checklist, not what little we saw. The foliage now is dense and luxuriant. The ability of small birds to sing unseen is maximized. Only the swallows made themselves obvious.

There will be future walks at Cornerstone and an even larger Polk County preserve, Smithfield Oaks, in the future. Email me if you are interested. Tghe walk on Jube 18 at Cornerstone is filled with long waiting list.

Cornerstone preserve–Polk Water and Soil Conservation District (restricted access), Polk, Oregon, US
Jun 16, 2022. 18 species

Mourning Dove  X
Western Wood-Pewee  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
Common Raven  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tree Swallow  X
Violet-green Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Cliff Swallow  X
Bewick’s Wren  X
European Starling  X
American Robin  X
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  X
Spotted Towhee  X
Brewer’s Blackbird  X
Common Yellowthroat  X
Lazuli Bunting  3

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