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"North Portland Lakes, Oregon"
... Smith and Bybee Lakes, Force Lake, Heron Lakes, and Vanport Wetlands ...
Smith and Bybee Lakes, Force Lake, Heron Lakes, and Vanport Wetlands:    An area of lakes and wetlands in the North Portland area, west of Interstate 5 and bordered by the Columbia River to the north and the Columbia Slough to the south.

Multnomah County:   Multnomah County stretches over 50 miles along the Columbia River, from Sauvie Island, northwest of Portland, to Eagle Creek, in the Columbia River Gorge. It has a variety of habitats resulting in a variety of birds. For more birds seen or photographed in this county ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed at Smith and Bybee Lakes, Force Lake, Heron Lakes, or Vanport Wetlands:
  1.   American Avocet ... (SBL)
  2.   American Bittern ... (SBL)
  3.   American Coot ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  4.   American Crow ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  5.   American Goldfinch ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  6. American Kestrel ... (SBL)
  7.   American Pipit ... (FL, SBL)
  8.   American Robin ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  9.   American White Pelican ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  10.   American Wigeon ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  11. Anna's Hummingbird ... (VPW)
  12.   Arctic Tern ... (SBL)
  13. Baird's Sandpiper ... (SBL)
  14.   Bald Eagle ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  15.   Barn Swallow ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  16.   Belted Kingfisher ... (FL, SBL)
  17.   Bewick's Wren ... (FL, SBL)
  18. Black-capped Chickadee ... (SBL, VPW)
  19.   Blue-winged Teal ... (FL)
  20.   Bonaparte's Gull ... (FL, SBL)
  21.   Brant ... (HL)
  22. Brewer's Blackbird ... (FL, VPW)
  23. Brown Creeper ... (SBL)
  24.   Bufflehead ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  25.   Bullock's Oriole ... (SBL)
  26.   Bushtit ... (SBL)
  27.   Cackling Goose ... (FL, HL, VPW)
  28. California Gull ... (SBL)
  29.   California Quail ... (FL)
  30.   Canada Goose ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  31.   Canvasback ... (FL, VPW)
  32.   Cedar Waxwing ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  33.   Cinnamon Teal ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  34.   Cliff Swallow ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  35. Common Goldeneye ... (SBL)
  36.   Common Merganser ... (FL)
  37. Common Yellowthroat ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  38.   Cooper's Hawk ... (SBL)
  39. Dark-eyed Junco ... (HL)
  40.   Double-crested Cormorant ... (FL, SBL)
  41. Downy Woodpecker ... (SBL, VPW)
  42.   Eurasian Collared-Dove ... (SBL)
  43.   Eurasian Wigeon ... (VPW)
  44. European Starling ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  45.   Franklin's Gull ... (HL, SBL)
  46.   Gadwall ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  47.   Glaucous Gull ... (VPW)
  48.   Glaucous-winged Gull ... (FL, HL)
  49.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ... (FL, HL)
  50.   Great Blue Heron ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  51.   Great Egret ... (FL, HL, SBL)
  52.   Great Horned Owl ... (VPW)
  53.   Greater Scaup ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  54.   Greater White-fronted Goose ... (FL, SBL)
  55.   Greater Yellowlegs ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  56.   Green Heron ... (FL, SBL)
  57.   Green-winged Teal ... (FL, VPW)
  58.   Hermit Thrush ... (VPW)
  59.   Hooded Merganser ... (FL, VPW)
  60. House Finch ... (FL, SBL)
  61. House Wren ... (SBL)
  62.   Killdeer ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  63.   Least Sandpiper ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  64. Lesser Goldfinch ... (VPW)
  65.   Lesser Scaup ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  66.   Lesser Yellowlegs ... (SBL, VPW)
  67.   Long-billed Dowitcher ... (SBL, VPW)
  68.   Long-tailed Duck ... (SBL)
  69.   Mallard ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  70.   Marsh Wren ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  71. Mew Gull ... (HL)
  72.   Mourning Dove ... (SBL)
  73. Northern Flicker ... (FL, SBL)
  74.   Northern Pintail ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  75.   Northern Shoveler ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  76.   Orange-crowned Warbler ... (SBL)
  77.   Osprey ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  78.   Palm Warbler ... (VPW)
  79.   Pectoral Sandpiper ... (SBL)
  80.   Peregrine Falcon ... (FL, SBL)
  81.   Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  82.   Pileated Woodpecker ... (FL)
  83. Purple Finch ... (SBL)
  84. Purple Martin ... (SBL)
  85.   Red-breasted Sapsucker ... (SBL)
  86.   Red-necked Phalarope ... (SBL)
  87.   Red-tailed Hawk ... (FL, VPW)
  88.   Red-winged Blackbird ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  89.   Redhead ... (FL, VPW)
  90.   Ring-billed Gull ... (SBL, VPW)
  91.   Ring-necked Duck ... (SBL, VPW)
  92. Rock Pigeon ... (SBL, VPW)
  93. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... (SBL)
  94.   Ruddy Duck ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  95.   Sabine's Gull ... (SBL)
  96.   Semipalmated Plover ... (FL, SBL)
  97.   Semipalmated Sandpiper ... (FL)
  98.   Snow Goose ... (HL)
  99.   Snowy Egret ... (SBL)
  100.   Song Sparrow ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  101. Sora ... (SBL)
  102.   Spotted Sandpiper ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  103.   Spotted Towhee ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  104. Steller's Jay ... (VPW)
  105. Stilt Sandpiper ... (VPW)
  106.   Tree Swallow ... (FL, HL, SBL, VPW)
  107. Tundra Swan ... (VPW)
  108. Turkey Vulture ... (FL)
  109.   Vermilion Flycatcher ... (VPW)
  110. Vaux's Swift ... (FL, SBL)
  111.   Violet-green Swallow ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  112.   Virginia Rail ... (FL, VPW)
  113.   Warbling Vireo ... (SBL)
  114.   Western Sandpiper ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  115.   Western Scrub-Jay ... (FL, SBL, VPW)
  116.   Western Tanager ... (SBL, VPW)
  117.   Western Wood-Pewee ... (SBL, VPW)
  118. Whimbrel ... (SBL)
  119.   Willow Flycatcher ... (SBL)
  120.   Wilson's Phalarope ... (SBL)
  121.   Wilson's Snipe ... (FL, VPW)
  122.   Wilson's Warbler ... (SBL, VPW)
  123.   Wood Duck ... (SBL)
  124.   Yellow Warbler ... (SBL, VPW)
  125.   Yellow-headed Blackbird ... (VPW)
  126.   Yellow-rumped Warbler ... (FL, SBL, VPW)


And also:
  1. Hummingbird (species) ... (SBL)

Some favorite locales:


Trips:


 
... birds photographed, arranged alphabetically ...

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American Avocets, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 20, 2013. Left image Canon SX50. Right image Nikon 65 and Canon G9.

Image, 2008, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Bittern, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Sunny afternoon. Image taken September 17, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.

Image, 2012, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Coot, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Sunny afternoon. Image taken February 4, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2017, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Crow, Herons Lakes, Portland, Oregon. COLD and WINDY, with temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 5, 2017. Nikon P900.

Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Goldfinch, male, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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American Pipit, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 10, 2015. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Robin, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American White Pelicans, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 8, 2013. Nikon 65 and Canon G9.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Wigeon, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken November 4, 2015. Canon G9.

Image, 2012, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Arctic Tern, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast and gray morning. Image taken August 19, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Bybee Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bald Eagle, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken November 30, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Barn Swallow, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 5, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Belted Kingfisher, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Sunny to overcast day. Image taken January 19, 2015. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bewick's Wren, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Blue-winged Teal, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Bonaparte's Gull, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nearly dusk on an overcast and gray day. Image taken November 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4, ISO 3200.

Image, 2012, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brant, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Late afternoon at dusk. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bufflehead, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 23, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Bullock's Oriole, male, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Bybee Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bushtit, female, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Cold sunny afternoon. Image taken December 1, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cackling Goose, "speckled", Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Late afternoon at dusk. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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California Quail, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon G9.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canada Geese, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 28, 2015. Nikon P600.

Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cedar Waxwing, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cinnamon Teal, male (left) and female (right), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken May 13, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Cliff Swallow, Force Lake (left) and Vanport Wetlands (right), Portland, Oregon. Left image taken May 17, 2013, on/off sunny morning. Right image taken May 16, 2013, gray and overcast drizzly day. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cooper's Hawk, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 19, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Double-crested Cormorants, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Collared-Dove, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 8, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.

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Franklin's Gull, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast and gray morning. Image taken August 19, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Gadwall family, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast summer day. Image taken July 10, 2015. Nikon P600.

Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Glaucous Gull, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 18, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Sunny to overcast day. Image taken January 19, 2015. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.

Image, 2011, Bybee Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Great Blue Heron, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Cold sunny afternoon. Image taken December 1, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Great Egret, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast and gray morning. Image taken August 19, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Great Horned Owl nest, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 28, 2015. Nikon P600.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Greater Scaup, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken May 5, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Greater White-fronted Goose, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 25, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Greater Yellowlegs, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken August 29, 2016. Nikon P900.

Image, 2012, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Green Heron, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast and gray morning. Image taken August 19, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Green-winged Teal, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Warm sunny winter day. Image taken January 24, 2015. Canon SX50.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Hermit Thrush, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast gray day. Image taken January 3, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Hooded Mergansers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Killdeer, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Least Sandpipers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lesser Scaup, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 1, 2016. Canon EOS 7d, 300mm.

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 25, 2013. Nikon 65 and Canon G9.

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Long-billed Dowitchers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Bybee Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Smith Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Long-tailed Duck, female (left), youngster, Bybee Lake, and male (right), Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Left image taken December 1, 2011, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm. Right image taken November 4, 2012, Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2011, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallard, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Weather windy sunny fall day. Image taken November 2, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Leucistic Mallard, female, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Marsh Wren, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mourning Dove, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Pintails, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Warm sunny winter day. Image taken January 24, 2015. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Shoveler, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.
Image, 2014, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Shoveler, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken November 15, 2014. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Orange-crowned Warbler, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Osprey, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 10, 2015. Digiscoped with G9.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Palm Warbler, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast gray day. Image taken January 3, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pectoral Sandpipers and Northern Shovelers, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 8, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2013, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Peregrine Falcon, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 5, 2013. Nikon 65 and Sony H10

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pied-billed Grebe, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.

Image, 2014, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pileated Woodpecker, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 17, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.

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Red-breasted Sapsucker, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 8, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-necked Phalarope with Long-billed Dowitchers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-tailed Hawk, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken May 5, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Redhead, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken May 5, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ring-billed Gull, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast and gray morning. Image taken August 19, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Duck, female, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Sunny to overcast day. Image taken January 19, 2015. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruddy Duck, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Sabine's Gull with others (left image) and Sabine's Gull (right image), Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 12, 2014. Left image Nikon 65 and Nikon AW110. Right image Canon SX50.

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Plovers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Semipalmated Sandpiper (front) and Western Sandpiper (back), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Snow Goose, immature, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Late afternoon at dusk. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Snowy Egret with Great Egret, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 1, 2014. Nikon 65 and Nikon AW110.

Image, 2011, Bybee Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Song Sparrow, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Cold sunny afternoon. Image taken December 1, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Spotted Sandpiper, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon G9.

Image, 2017, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Spotted Towhee, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. LaFrambois Road. COLD and WINDY, with temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 5, 2017. Nikon P900.

Image, 2013, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tree Swallow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Vermilion Flycatcher, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Unusual bird to be seen in the Pacific Northwest. Image taken April 26, 2011.

Image, 2013, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Violet-green Swallow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Virginia Rail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Warbling Vireo, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 7, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2014, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Sandpipers, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Scrub-Jay, youngster, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon G9.

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Western Tanager, female, "gray morph", Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Western Wood-Pewee, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Willow Flycatcher, Bybee Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 7, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

Image, 2015, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wilson's Phalarope, female, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast humid gray day. Image taken May 22, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2016, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wilson's Snipe, Force Lake (left) and Vanport Wetlands (right), Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Left image October 10, 2015, Canon G9. Right image August 25, 2016, Samsung S5.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wilson's Warbler, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wood Duck, male, slough at Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 20, 2013. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2015, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Yellow Warbler, male, Smith and Bybee Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Nice overcast spring day, occasional sunbreaks. Image taken May 4, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast gray day. Image taken January 3, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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