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Bufflehead ducks
This month’s 3rd Saturday Bird Walk was on April 20 at 8 am. We had a sunny morning for our April walk at Lane Community College. Twenty-nine people gathered to enjoy the walk led by Gerry Meenaghan. We heard California Quail, Orange-crowned Warblers, Purple Finches, and an Acorn Woodpecker singing and calling near the parking area. As we headed towards the wooded area an Osprey provided nice views flying over the nest with nesting material and then perching in a tree for a photo op. Purple Martins flew overhead. Once in the wooded area we saw a Hermit Thrush ahead on the trail and four California Quail further down the road. A Warbling Vireo and a Nashville Warbler were also discovered in the wooded area. Heading down to the ponds we saw Violet-green Swallows and Vaux Swift flying over. A Black-headed Grosbeak made an early appearance announcing their presence with a beautiful song. Wilson’s Snipe, Ring-necked Duck, and Gadwalls were seen in the marsh area. Thank you to
Gerry Meenaghan for leading this enjoyable spring walk! Traveled 2.01 miles, Time: 143 Minutes.




Number of Taxa: 50
250 Cackling Goose
9 Canada Goose
2 Gadwall
4 Mallard
10 Ring-necked Duck
10 Bufflehead
5 California Quail
2 Pied-billed Grebe
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Mourning Dove
2 Vaux’s Swift
1 Anna’s Hummingbird
1 American Coot
3 Killdeer
1 Wilson’s Snipe
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Acorn Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1 Warbling Vireo — Seen and heard.
3 Steller’s Jay
2 California Scrub-Jay
1 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Violet-green Swallow
2 Purple Martin
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
3 Bewick’s Wren
6 European Starling
2 Hermit Thrush
9 American Robin
3 House Finch
3 Purple Finch
3 Lesser Goldfinch
5 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
2 White-crowned Sparrow
3 Golden-crowned Sparrow
12 Song Sparrow
4 Spotted Towhee
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
8 Yellow-rumped Warbler – 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) – 6 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)
1 Townsend's Warbler
1 Black-headed Grosbeak — Photographed and heard well. A bit early.