Fernhill Wetlands Swamp Sparrows, Washington Co, OR (04/06/18)

Finally obtained ok pictures this morning of at least one of the two birds. Pheeew!



A 3-day Portland Audubon trip to all-too-warm Wallowa Co nevertheless yielded a few good birds, and happy people!

The whole group got excellent looks at this Gyr along Elk Mountain Rd, about 1mi north of Repplinger.

This bird was at Wallowa Lake State Park.

Other goodies included 4 Pygmy-Owls, 1 Great Horned on the nest, Gray Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawk, American Tree Sparrow, Common Redpoll, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch and Harris’s Sparrow.


SE China trip (11/28-12/12/2017)

Just back from 2 weeks of SE China with Randy Hill and Jim Danzenbaker. It was a memorable trip with a total of about 217 species. Highlights were 5 species of cranes, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Reeves’s Pheasant, Baer’s Pochard, Scaly-sided Merganser and a plethora of buntings.

Trip report 

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Male Gray-chinned Minivet near Wuhuan

Little Forktail near Wuhuan

Reeves’s Pheasant without the tail at Dongzhai NNR

Black-throated Bushtit at Dongzhai NNR