Just back from a fabulous week-long trip to eastern Alberta. I found 172 species, with almost all of the prairie and eastern songbird species to be expected.
Connecticut Warbler along Primrose Lake Rd near Cold Lake
Pictures (only about 20):
A Lawrence’s Goldfinch was discovered at a feeder at a hilltop home near Chehelem Mountain. What a great bird for Washington Co! This must be the same bird that showed up in Sherwood 3 weeks ago …
An adult Laughing Gull (with only one leg) was found at South Beach SP south of Newport. The bird seems to be moving further south every day.
This beauty is trapped at the suet feeders in Portland.
I finally was able to do this after thinking about the Harpy Eagle for years. The experience did not disappoint: It was a long day trip from the Canopy Camp where we got up at 4am, took the van for about 9omin, then went on a 3 hr boat ride and finally hiked about 45min to get to the nest. We got excellent looks including fabulous photo ops.
Harpy Eagle near Sinai
Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti
Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi
A brief trip report with species list is here.
Pictures are here.
A Common Scoter was found at the mouth of Schooner Creek in Lincoln City 2 days ago. He’s still hanging around …
A pair of Mandarin Ducks is hanging out at the Wood Duck pond behind the Hillsboro library. The birds are best to see just before sunset, when the 100+ Wood Ducks fly in to roost.