Over Thanksgiving we went camping near Newport. One day we took the kids to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. While there, I snuck a peek at Yaquina Bay to look for birds. I know there was much more to see than what I saw, but I still managed to add 2 new birds to my list.
I have nearly nothing to report bird-wise from the last couple weeks. I haven’t had the chance lately to visit my favorite birding spots. I haven’t even stepped outside my house lately to look for birds. Thankfully, one of my kid’s is crafty & likes birds as well. He made two feeders for the birds. One is a plastic cup filled with birdseed. The other
Still on a mission to find birds, the kids & I drove to Sauvie Island, which is not too far from downtown Portland. I have actually never been there, so this was a first for all of us. I read there were Sandhill Cranes there now. Well, dag-nab-it, we never saw them. Nor did I see a new bird. But, we did see many birds
I’m determined to hit my goal of identifying 100 birds this year. But, it is getting difficult. I’ve gone out looking a few times in the last couple weeks & seen very few, if any, new birds. I’m sure I’ve walked past, even taken pics, of birds I haven’t counted. But so many birds look similar, sometimes I don’t recognize they aren’t the same. This
A couple weeks ago I took Farm Kid2 to the Audubon Society to listen to a lecture on Peregrine Falcons & to meet a woman who wrote the book Falcons in the City. It’s a great book about the Peregrine Falcons in Portland. Not too long ago, there were no known nesting Peregrine Falcons in Oregon. Thanks to a handful of workers/volunteers, they’ve made a
Just a couple days after I visited the wetlands alone, I came back with my kids. This time I had the time to explore a little more. I’m so glad my kids enjoy bird watching, too. It’s a fun thing for us to do together. For the first time in many weeks, I’m able to add more birds to my year-long list.
I finally made it back to the wetlands. I didn’t have a lot of time to explore, but it was nice to go. I was surprised to see how far the water level dropped over the summer. There were many Great Egrets & Great Blue Herons in the water that day. There were also a number of shore birds, which are new species for the