Sunday, April 20, 2008

Birdwatching in the West Eugene Wetlands

Marsh Wren: Photo by Steve Gordon

On Friday, April 18, Steve Gordon and I were out bird watching. After checking on the Warblers at Skinners Butte, we headed to Fern Ridge at the end of Royal Ave. The highlight there was seeing 13 Bald Eagles perched in trees in the area! Here is a list of 60 species of birds seen in the West Eugene Wetlands that morning.

Greater White-fronted Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon (cemetery)
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle (13 immatures)
Northern Harrier (flight display)
American Kestrel (@ Willow Creek)
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Ring-billed Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Mourning Dove
Acorn Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow (photo)
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Marsh Wren (photos)
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle and Audubon's)
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark (Meadowlark Prairie)
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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