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Sandy River Delta

Our freakishly nice spring weather continued this week, so I took Nala to the Sandy River Delta to check for spring migrants. Actually, Nala could not care less about spring migrants, but found the cool waters of the Sandy River just right for ball fetching. 128 more words

OR Birding Sites

Return to Virginia Lake

Oak Savannah.

Bottomland Forest.


Virginia Lake. 48 more words

Portland Area Hikes

Newts at the Tualatin River NWR

The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is┬álocated a few miles southwest of town. It’s one of only a handful of urban wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. 99 more words

Portland Area Hikes

2birdfeature #1

In order to get through all the birds I photographed on Protection Island (not including my main study species), I have put together a 6-part series in which I will focus on 2 species in each post. 370 more words

Bird Watch

Draw a Bird Day December

Savannah Sparrows are Little Brown Jobs with delightful touches of yellow feathers above their eyes. My illustration has a few extra splashes of yellow… because… I just really seem to like using my yellow coloured pencil. 180 more words


December Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

There were maybe 40 or 50 Sandhills out at Scholes International Airport on Saturday morning, spread out over a wide area. I took this on Stewart Road right through the chain link fence. 202 more words

Galveston Birds

Powell Butte: July Juveniles

I headed up to Powell Butte in mid-July, just in time to spot several juveniles not long out of the nest exploring the area. There are a few key indicators that can help identify a young bird in the midst of adults; sometimes they don’t have the same plumage as their parents yet, which is often the most obvious sign. 553 more words