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"2015 Portland CBC ... Marine Park and Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington ... January 2, 2016"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... "Vancouver slice" of the Portland CBC ... COLD and WINDY and FREEZING, with temps in the low 30s and winds 10-30 ... started the count late because of the weather, hoping the winds would die down some and the temps would at least get to 33 ... went first to Marine Park, then ferried a car to Vancouver Landing ... back to McMenamins to begin route along the waterfront ... drove back to McMenamins and then drove back to Marine Park ... Canon SX50.

CBC's:    to see other CBC's ... click here.
Columbia River near Vancouver (Waterfront Renaissance Trail):    for more birds seen or photographed along the Waterfront Renaissance Trail ... 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 or photographed ... (in taxonomic order):

Party Members: Lyn Topinka, Gene Iwatsubo, and Jim Danzenbaker
Area: Vancouver, Washington, Columbia River "slice", approximately Columbia River Mile 105.5 to RM 109 (RR bridge to Marine Park)
Weather: COLD and windy, temps in the low 30s and wind speed about 10 sustained and gusts to 30.
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
End Time: 2:00 p.m.
Total Hours by Foot: 3
Total Miles by Foot: 1.5
Total Hours by Car: 1
Total Miles by Car: 1

  1. Cackling Geese ... 1,250
  2.   Canada Geese ... 109
  3. Mallard ... 3
  4. Greater Scaup ... 73
  5. Lesser Scaup ... 213
  6. Common Goldeneye ... 28
  7. Barrow's Goldeneye ... 7
  8. Common Merganser ... 1
  9.   Pied-billed Grebe ... 1
  10. Horned Grebe ... 5
  11. Western Grebe ... 4
  12. Double-crested Cormorant ... 9
  13.   Turkey Vulture ... 1
  14. Peregrine Falcon ... 1
  15. Killdeer ... 3
  16. Mew Gull ... 1
  17. California Gull ... 1
  18. Herring Gull ... 1
  19. Glaucous-winged Gull ... 8
  20. Rock Pigeon ... 67
  21.   Anna's Hummingbird ... 10
  22. Belted Kingfisher ... 1
  23. Northern Flicker ... 1
  24. Western Scrub-Jay ... 5
  25. American Crow ... 7
  26. Black-capped Chickadee ... 12
  27. Bushtits ... 6
  28.   American Robin ... 19
  29.   European Starling ... 42
  30.   Cedar Waxwing ... 211 ... it was a spectacular sight !!!
  31.   Spotted Towhee ... 1
  32. Song Sparrow ... 7
  33.   Dark-eyed Junco ... 19
  34.   Brewer's Blackbird ... 2
  35. House Finch ... 15
  36. Pine SIskin ... 29
  37. American Goldfinch ... 10
  38. House Sparrow ... 6


 
American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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


Anna's Hummingbird ... MORE Anna's Hummingbird images

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Anna's Hummingbird, male (left) and female (right), Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 2, 2016. Canon SX50.


Brewer's Blackbird ... MORE Brewer's Blackbird images

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


Canada Geese ... MORE Canada Geese images

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


Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwings, 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.


Dark-eyed Junco ... MORE Dark-eyed Junco images

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


European Starling ... MORE European Starling images

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


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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


Spotted Towhee ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

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


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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

A great find for the CBC !!!



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