Okanogan! This year’s trip (02/16-18/2013)











This year’s trip was again a good one! Here only the highlights:

-Bohemian Waxwing (Bridgeport SP, Central Ferry Canyon)

-Common Redpoll (Okanogan Highlands)

-White-winged Crossbill (Conconully)

-Northern Goshawk (Conconully)

-Gray-crowned Rosy-finch (Okanogan Highlands)

-Sharp-tailed Grouse (Bridgeport Hill Rd)

-Lapland Longspur (west of Mansfield, Waterville Plateau)

-Snowy Owl (Cameron Lake Rd)

-Snow Bunting (NE of Mansfield, Waterville Plateau)

-Gray Partridge (NE of Mansfield, Waterville Plateau)

-Pine Grosbeak (Okanogan Highlands)

and many others …


Wallowa Co trip (2/1-2/2/2013)

A slow, but still productive trip with King Khanh was capped off by a close-up Gyrfalcon. Looks like a different bird from the one that Scott Carpenter photographed a couple of days ago.


American Tree Sparrows were found at several spots near Enterprise.


A flock of Common Redpolls was seen several times along School Flat Ln.


An obliging Northern Pygmy-Owl was in Joseph, seen by many.