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"Force Lake and Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon ... January 7, 12, 16, and 21, 2019"
The Trips:   
  • January 7:   Nice morning ... went to Force Lake and then Heron Lakes Golf Course to have a look around ...
  • January 12:   Another nice morning ... went back to Force Lake and Herons Lakes to look for Gulls ... nothing much out there ...
  • January 16:   quick stop at Force Lake and Heron Lakes, weather overcast and breezy, drizzle started on way home ... LOTS of Cacklers on Force Lake ...
  • January 21:   overcast and slight drizzle ... stopped by Heron Lakes and Force Lake to look for Mew Gulls ... SUCCESS at Force Lake !!! ... stop on the way home at Broughton Beach parking.


Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... click here.
Heron Lakes:    For more birds seen or photographed at Heron Lakes ... click here.
Broughton Beach:    For more birds seen or photographed at Broughton Beach ... click here.

The Locale:    For more birds seen or photographed in the lakes and wetlands in the North Portland area, west of Interstate 5 and bordered by the Columbia River to the north and the Columbia Slough to the south, including Smith and Bybee Lakes, Force Lake, Herons Lakes, and the Vanport Wetlands ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ... (FL, HL)
  2. American Wigeon ... (FL, HL)
  3. Bald Eagle ... (FL, HL)
  4. Cackling Geese ... (FL, HL)
  5. California Gull ... (HL)
  6. California Scrub-Jay ... (HL)
  7.   Canvasback ... (FL)
  8. Canada Geese ... (FL, HL)
  9.   Common Merganser ... (FL)
  10. European Starling ... (HL)
  11. Gadwall ... (HL)
  12. Glaucous-winged Gull ... (FL)
  13.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ... (FL)
  14. Great Blue Heron ... (FL, HL)
  15. Great Egret ... (HL)
  16. Green-winged Teal ... (FL)
  17.   Mallard ... (FL, HL)
  18.   Mew Gull ... (FL)
  19.   Northern Flicker ... (FL, heard, HL)
  20. Northern Pintail ... (HL)
  21. Northern Shoveler ... (HL)
  22.   Peregrine Falcon ... (FL)
  23. Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL)
  24. Red-tailed Hawk ... (FL)
  25. Red-winged Blackbird ... (FL)
  26. Ruddy Duck ... (FL)
  27. Snow Geese ... (FL, HL)
  28.   Song Sparrow ... (FL)
  29. Spotted Towhee ... (FL)
  30.   White-crowned Sparrow ... (FL)

Driving past Vanport Wetlands (1/7):
  1. American Kestrel ...

Stop at Broughton Beach Parking and PDX Fire Station (1/7, 1/21):
  1.   American Kestrel ... (PDX)
  2. Great Blue Heron ... (BB, PDX)
  3. Greater Scaup ... (BB)
  4. Gull (species) ... (BB)
  5. Horned Grebe ... (BB)
  6. Lesser Scaup ... (BB)
  7. Red-tailed Hawk ... (PDX)
  8. Western Grebe ... (BB)

And, on the way home (1/7):
  1. Eurasian Collared-Dove ... (Vancouver)
  2. Mourning Dove ... (Vancouver)


 
American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

Image, 2019, PDX Fire Station, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Kestrel, PDX Fire Station, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 16, 2019. Canon EOS 60d, 300z.


Canvasback ... MORE Canvasback images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken January 7, 2019. Nikon P900.


Common Merganser ... MORE Common Merganser images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Merganser, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS, 300z.


Golden-crowned Sparrow ... MORE Golden-crowned Sparrow images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS, 300z.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallard, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS, 300z.


Mew Gull ... MORE Mew Gull images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mew Gulls, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS 60d, 300z.


Northern Flicker ... MORE Northern Flicker images

Image, 2019, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Flicker, male, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 16, 2019. Canon EOS 60d, 300z.


Peregrine Falcon ... MORE Peregrine Falcon images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Peregrine Falcons, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS 60d, 300z.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Song Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 16, 2019. Canon EOS, 300z.


White-crowned Sparrow ... MORE White-crowned Sparrow images

Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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White-crowned Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS, 300z.
Image, 2019, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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White-crowned Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken January 21, 2019. Canon EOS, 300z.



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