Sunday, February 7, 2010

Raptor Road Trip 2010

On Saturday morning, we arrived at Sauvie Island at sunrise to help the Audubon Society of Portland, Metro, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife prepare for the annual Raptor Road Trip event.

At 9 am, we set up shop at Coon Point, one of three birdwatching sites staffed by naturalists.


Good publicity and dry weather made for a great turnout from the public. At least 1600 people came to look at the birds while enjoying coffee and doughnuts.

After we packed up at 2 pm, a crowd remained to watch the eagles and herons perched in trees above large flocks of swans, geese, and cranes.

Coon Point Birds:

Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Tundra Swan
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Mallard
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Glaucous-winged Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Eurasian Collared Dove
Rock Pigeon
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Scrub Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird

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