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"2014 Portland CBC ... Marine Park and Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington ... January 3, 2015"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... "Vancouver slice" of the Portland CBC ... overcast foggy misty morning with temperatures in the high-30s and low 40s ... Gene and I first went to Marine Park where we found a group of over 70 Greater Scaup and 2 Barrow's Goldeneye males ... on the McMinamins to Vancouver Landing walk we enjoyed the company of Vanessa McClellan, a nice addition to this count ... 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 Vannessa McClellan
Area: Vancouver, Washington, Columbia River "slice", approximately Columbia River Mile 105.5 to RM 109 (RR bridge to Marine Park)
Start Time: 8:30
Stop Time: 1:30
Total Hours by Foot: 4.5
Total Miles by Foot: 2.3
Total Hours by Car: 30 minutes
Total Miles by Car: 0.3

  1. Cackling Geese ... 1,050
  2. Canada Geese ... 38
  3. Mallard ... 8
  4. Greater Scaup ... 73
  5.   Lesser Scaup ... 6
  6. Barrow's Goldeneye ... 2
  7. Common Merganser ... 1
  8. Horned Grebe ... 5
  9. Red-necked Grebe ... 1
  10. Western Grebe ... 1
  11. Double-crested Cormorant ... 4
  12.   Great Blue Heron ... 1
  13.   Bald Eagle ... 2
  14. Red-tailed Hawk ... 2
  15. Killdeer ... 1 (heard)
  16. Glaucous-winged Gull ... 17
    "Olympic" ... 2
    Gull sp. ... 15
  17. Rock Pigeon ... 42
  18. Anna's Hummingbird ... 3
  19. Belted Kingfisher ... 1
  20. Downy Woodpecker ... 2
  21. Western Scrub-Jay ... 6
  22. American Crow ... 9
  23. Black-capped Chickadee ... 9
  24. Chestnut-backed Chickadee ... 2
  25. Golden-crowned Kinglet ... 2
  26. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... 1
  27. American Robin ... 1
  28. European Starling ... 8
  29.   Orange-crowned Warbler ... 1
  30. Fox Sparrow ... 2
  31. Song Sparrow ... 16
  32. Golden-crowned Sparrow ... 9
  33. Dark-eyed Junco ... 8
  34.   Brewer's Blackbird ... 34
  35. House Finch ... 1
  36. House Sparrow ... 12

PLUS: ... 1 Loon, large, dark bodied, closer to Oregon than Washington, could not tell which Loon


 
Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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


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

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Brewer's Blackbird, male, Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. Gray overcast morning. Image taken January 3, 2015. Canon SX50.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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


Lesser Scaup ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

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


Orange-crowned Warbler ... MORE Orange-crowned Warbler images

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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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