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"2017 Portland CBC ... Marine Park and Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington ... December 30, 2017"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... "Vancouver slice" of the Portland CBC ... FINALLY --- a CBC WITH SUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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, heard, or photographed ... (in taxonomic order):

Party Members: Lyn Topinka, Gene Iwatsubo, and Randy Hill.
Area: Vancouver, Washington, Columbia River "slice", approximately Columbia River Mile 105.5 to RM 109 (RR bridge to Marine Park)
Weather: starting cold with temps in the low 40s, with sun coming out and temps in the mid 40s by the time we ended. Very little breeze.
Start Time: 8:20 a.m.
End Time: 2:15 p.m.
Total Hours by Foot:
Total Miles by Foot:
Total Hours by Car: 30 minutes
Total Miles by Car: 1

  1. Cackling Geese ...
  2. Canada Geese ...
  3. Mallard ... 38
  4. Bufflehead ... 1
  5. Greater Scaup ... 14
  6. Lesser Scaup ... 345
  7. Common Goldeneye ... 33
  8.   Barrow's Goldeneye ... 9
  9. Common Merganser ... 3
  10. Red-breasted Merganser ... 1
  11. Pied-billed Grebe ... 1
  12.   Horned Grebe ... 2
  13. Western Grebe ... 9
  14. Double-crested Cormorant ... 3
  15. Red-tailed Hawk ... 3
  16. Peregrin Falcon ... 1
  17. California Gull ... 2
  18. Glaucous-winged Gull ... 9
  19. Herring Gull ... 1
  20. Mew Gull ... 4
  21. Ring-billed Gull ... 2
  22. Rock Pigeon ... 19
  23.   Anna's Hummingbird ... 7
  24. California Scrub-Jay ... 6
  25. American Crow ... 49
  26. Black-capped Chickadee ... 18
  27. Brown Creeper ... 2
  28. Bewick's Wren ... 4
  29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... 2
  30. European Starling ... 10
  31. Spotted Towhee ... 2
  32. Song Sparrow ... 15
  33. Dark-eyed Junco ... 22
  34. Brewer's Blackbird ... 13
  35.   House Finch ... 4
  36. Pine Siskin ... 1
  37. American Goldfinch ... 57
  38. House Sparrow ... 10

and the:

  1. "Mongrel Mallards" ... 20
  2. "Olympic Gull" ... 48
  3. "Unknown Gull" ... 35


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

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.


Barrow's Goldeneye ... MORE Barrow's Goldeneye images

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.


Horned Grebe ... MORE Horned Grebe images

Image, 2017, Vancouver waterfront, Washington, click to enlarge
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Horned Grebe, Vancouver waterfront, Washington. Image taken December 20, 2017. Canon SX50.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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.



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