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"2012 Portland CBC ... Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington ... January 5, 2013"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... "Vancouver slice" of the Portland CBC ... Gray, overcast, cold, breezy, and 60% drizzle with a few ice pellets ... between 8:50 and 11:45 a.m., Gene and I walked Vancouver's Waterfront Renaissance Trail from Columbia Shores to Vancouver Landing doing the Washington slice of Portland's Christmas Bird Count circle ... carried a Canon SX50 superzoom camera ... did not take very many images ...

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 alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ----- 14
  2. American Robin ----- 31
  3. Anna's Hummingbird ----- 3
  4. Black-capped Chickadee ----- 6
  5. Cackling Geese ----- 390 (all overhead, flocks between 10 and 150, any undetermined flock as to whether Cackler or Canada is included in here)
  6. Canada Geese ----- 15 (9 in River and easily identified, 6 overhead, ID because of long necks)
  7. Cedar Waxwing ----- 2 (hanging out with the Robins)
  8.   Common Goldeneye ----- 1 (female)
  9. Common Loon ----- 2
  10. Cooper's Hawk ----- 1 (flyby)
  11. Dark-eyed Junco ----- 1
  12. Double-crested Cormorant ----- 4
  13. European Starling ----- 24
  14. Glaucous-winged Gull ----- 16 (also had 17 unidentified gulls flying overhead, with 15 "large" and 2 "small")
  15. Golden-crowned Kinglet ----- 1
  16. Herring Gull -----1
  17.   Horned Grebe ----- 1
  18. House Sparrow ----- 6
  19. Lesser Scaup ----- 23
  20.   Red-necked Grebe ----- 1
  21.   Red-throated Loon ----- 1 (juvenile)
  22. Rock Pigeon ----- 72
  23. Song Sparrow ----- 6
  24.   Western Grebe ----- 2
  25. Western Gull ----- 2
  26. Western Scrub Jay ----- 3


 
Common Goldeneye ... MORE Common Goldeneye images

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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.


Three Grebes ... MORE Horned Grebe images
MORE Red-necked Grebe images
MORE Western Grebe images

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


Red-throated Loon ... MORE Red-throated Loon images

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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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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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