Posted by: atowhee | January 29, 2017

OREGON 2020

Yesterday for the first time I visited one of the birding sites in the Oregon 2020 program.  I have previously submitted eBirding data for 2020 sites but wasn’t really sure what that was all about.  After the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, I knew about 2020.  It’s an effort led by Oregon State University scientists to accurately locate breeding and wintering grounds for all species in the state.  Click here to learn more about Oregon 2020 and its countyw9de bird blitzes coming this spring.

The location I chose is not far from my home here in Yamhill County.  Old Railroad Grade Road northwest of Yamhill, the town.  The upper section of the road as it climbs into the Coastal Range foothills follows the North Yamhill River into dense rainforest.  The lower section of the road runs through farmland.

oregon2020–NW Old Railroad Grade Rd, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 28, 2017 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
12 species

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  3
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  50
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  35
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  10
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  X

3deeercoop-bkThis Coop couldn’t take his eyes off me when I stopped the car.coop-bk2Rainforest dwellings require constant maintenance, or else…img_5935img_5937

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