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"2016 Portland CBC ... Marine Park and Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington ... December 31, 2016"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... "Vancouver slice" of the Portland CBC ... COLD with temps staying between 33 and 35, light wind, with the walk ending in falling SNOW !!! ... started the "count" at 9:00 because of the weather, hoping the temps would at least get warmer ... went first to Marine Park, then the route along the waterfront ... skipped heading back to Marine Park because of the late hour and falling snow ... no photos.

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 and Gene Iwatsubo.
Area: Vancouver, Washington, Columbia River "slice", approximately Columbia River Mile 105.5 to RM 109 (RR bridge to Marine Park)
Weather: cold with temps between 33 and 35, light breeze, with walk ending in falling snow.
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
End Time: 2:00 p.m.
Total Hours by Foot: 4.5
Total Miles by Foot: 2.3
Total Hours by Car: 30 minutes
Total Miles by Car: 1

  1. Cackling Geese ... 500
  2. Canada Geese ... 51
  3. Mallard ... 8
  4. Bufflehead ... 2
  5. Greater Scaup ... 61
  6. Lesser Scaup ... 110
  7. Common Goldeneye ... 11
  8. Barrow's Goldeneye ... 14
  9. Common Merganser ... 2
  10. Common Loon ... 1
  11. Horned Grebe ... 2
  12. Western Grebe ... 6
  13. Double-crested Cormorant ... 4
  14. Great Blue Heron ... 1
  15. Glaucous-winged Gull ... 5
  16. Rock Pigeon ... 38
  17. Anna's Hummingbird ... 9
  18. Downy Woodpecker ... 5
  19. California Scrub-Jay ... 4
  20. American Crow ... 10
  21. Black-capped Chickadee ... 11
  22. Bushtits ... 4
  23. Bewick's Wren ... 1
  24. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ... 3
  25. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) ... 2
  26. Song Sparrow ... 6
  27. Golden-crowned Sparrow ... 8
  28. White-crowned Sparrow ... 5
  29. Dark-eyed Junco ... 13
  30. House Finch ... 7
  31. House Sparrow ... 2


 



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