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"Christmas Bird Counts"
Christmas Bird Counts:    Parts of both the Sauvie Island CBC and the Portland CBC circles cut through southwest Washington ... the Washington side of the Sauvie Island circle covers the mouth of the Lewis River (Clark and Cowlitz County) down through the Vancouver Lake Lowlands (Clark County) ... the Washington side of the Portland CBC circle just nicks the Vancouver shore (Clark County) in a 1-mile-plus long slice ... since the purpose of these counts is to "count birds" I dont take many pictures.

The Locale:   For more birds seen or photographed in Marine Park and along the Columbia River Waterfront ... click here.
Clark County:   For more birds seen or photographed in Clark County ... click here.

CBC Map used:    click here ... Since 2013 the National Audubon Society's Google Earth/ESRI System circle for the Portland CBC has been used for the "Vancouver Slice" of the Portland CBC ... it includes Marine Park ... map used in 2011 and 2012 did not include Marine Park.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed on the Portland CBC, "Vancouver slice":

Species seen: 64 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Cackling Geese X X X X X X X
  Canada Geese X X X X X X X
Mallard       8 3 8 38
"Mongrel Mallard"             20
Ring-necked Duck 4            
Bufflehead           2 1
Greater Scaup     4 73 73 61 14
  Lesser Scaup 31 23 73 6 213 110 345
  Common Goldeneye 3 1     28 11 33
  Barrow's Goldeneye     7 2 7 14 9
  Common Merganser 1   3 1 1 2 3
  Red-breasted Merganser     2       1
  Common Loon 1 2 1     1  
  Red-throated Loon   1          
  Pied-billed Grebe         1   1
  Horned Grebe   1 4 5 5 2 2
  Red-necked Grebe   1   1      
  Western Grebe 2 2 4 1 4 6 9
Double-crested Cormorant 10 4 5 4 9 4 3
  Great Blue Heron     2 1   1  
  Turkey Vulture         1    
  Bald Eagle       2      
Cooper's Hawk   1          
  Red-tailed Hawk     2 2     3
Peregrine Falcon         1   1
Killdeer       1 3    
California Gull         1   2
Gull, Glaucous-winged 33 16 105 17 8 5 9
Gull, Herring 1 1 3   1   1
Gull, Mew     8   1   4
Gull, Ring-billed 1   1       2
Gull, Icelandic (Thayer's)     6        
Gull, Western 1 2          
Gull, "Olympic"       2     48
Gull, "Unknown"   17 66 15     35
Rock Pigeon 12 72 51 42 67 38 19
  Anna's Hummingbird 3 3 5 3 10 9 7
Belted Kingfisher       1 1    
  Downy Woodpecker 3   2 2   5  
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1            
Northern Flicker         1    
California Scrub-Jay (Western Scrub-Jay) 1 3 13 6 5 4 6
American Crow 12 14 40 9 7 10 49
Black-capped Chickadee 9 6 18 9 12 11 18
Chestnut-backed Chickadee       2      
Bushtit     20   6 4  
Brown Creeper             2
Bewick's Wren     1     1 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet   1   2      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3   3 1   3 2
  American Robin   31 23 1 19    
  European Starling 1 24 60 8 42   10
  Cedar Waxwing   2     211    
  Orange-crowned Warbler       1      
Warbler, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle)           2  
  Spotted Towhee     1   1   2
Sparrow, Fox       2      
Sparrow, Golden-crowned     8 9   8  
Sparrow, Song 3 6 12 16 7 6 15
Sparrow, White-crowned           5  
  Dark-eyed Junco   1 42 8 19 13 22
  Brewer's Blackbird     7 34 2   13
Red-winged Blackbird 1            
  House Finch 12     1 15 7 4
Pine Siskin         29   1
American Goldfinch 4   2   10   57
House Sparrow   6 13 12 6 2 10
Total Species Seen: 26 26 36 36 38 31 38


Portland CBC:

  1. 2011:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice
  2. 2012:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice
  3. 2013:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice
  4. 2014:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice
  5. 2015:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice
  6. 2016:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice
  7. 2017:  Portland CBC, Vancouver slice


Sauvie Island CBC:

  1. 2008:  Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  2. 2009:  RNWR
  3. 2010:  RNWR
  4. 2011:  RNWR
  5. 2012:  RNWR
  6. 2013:  RNWR
  7. 2014:  Mouth of Lewis River, Austin Point
  8. 2014:  Vancouver Lake Lowlands Feeder


Portland CBC ... "Vancouver slice"
... birds photographed, arranged alphabetically ...

Image, 2016, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Robin, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

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Anna's Hummingbird, male (left) and female (right), Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.
Image, 2017, Vancouver waterfront, Washington, click to enlarge
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Anna's Hummingbird, male, Vancouver waterfront, Washington. Image taken December 20, 2017. Canon SX50.

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Bald Eagle, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 3, 2015. Canon SX50.

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Barrow's Goldeneye, male (left) and female (right), Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 4, 2014. Canon SX50.
Image, 2017, Marine Park, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Barrow's Goldeneye, male, Marine Park, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 20, 2017. Canon SX50.

Image, 2016, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Brewer's Blackbird, male, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

Image, 2016, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Canada Geese, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

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Cedar Waxwing, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

Image, 2013, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Goldeneye, female, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray, cold, with drizzle. Image taken January 5, 2013. Canon SX50.

Image, 2011, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken December 31, 2011. Canon Rebel T2i, 300zoom.

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Common Merganser, male (left) and female (right), Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 4, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2016, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Dark-eyed Junco, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

Image, 2014, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Downy Woodpecker, female, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 4, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2016, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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European Starling, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

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Great Blue Heron, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 3, 2015. Canon SX50.

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Horned Grebe, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken January 5, 2013, Overcast and gray, cold, with drizzle. Right image taken December 30, 2017, some sun !!! Canon SX50.

Image, 2017, Vancouver waterfront, Washington, click to enlarge
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House Finch, male, Vancouver waterfront, Washington. Image taken December 20, 2017. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lesser Scaup, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 3, 2015. Canon SX50.

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Orange-crowned Warbler, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 3, 2015. Canon SX50.

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Pied-billed Grebe, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 4, 2014. Canon SX50.

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Red-necked Grebe, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray, cold, with drizzle. Image taken January 5, 2013. Canon SX50.

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Red-throated Loon, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray, cold, with drizzle. Image taken January 5, 2013. Canon SX50.

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Urban" Red-tailed Hawk, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 4, 2014. Canon SX50.

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Spotted Towhee, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

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Turkey Vulture, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.

A great find for the CBC !!!

Image, 2013, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Western Grebe, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray, cold, with drizzle. Image taken January 5, 2013. Canon SX50.


Sauvie Island CBC ... "Washington side"

Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male (left) and female (right), Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Very late afternoon in lousy weather, it had just stopped raining ice-pellets. Snow is still on the ground from an overnight snow storm. Image taken January 2, 2009. Canon S5 "SuperZoom".

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sandhill Cranes, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2009. Canon S5 "SuperZoom".

Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Swainson's Hawk, juvenile, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2009. Canon S5 "SuperZoom".



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