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"Troutdale, Oregon ... April 4, 7, and 9, 2012"
... with stop at Chinook Landing ...
The Trips:    Quite a few migrating eastern Washington and Oregon birds have been recently seen in northwestern Oregon, along Swigert Road in Troutdale, just north of the Troutdale airport ... this is a drier, flat area right before the Columbia River Gorge begins ... migrating "odd-for-western-Oregon" birds which I saw were the Brewer's and Clay-colored Sparrows, Loggerhead Shrike, and Say's Phoebe (I also saw a Black Phoebe, a more southern bird)... other migrating "eastern" species seen by others but not by me were the Sage Thrasher and a Ferruginous Hawk. On April 9th also headed up to Chinook Landing to look for the Red-necked Grebe spotted there ... SUCCESS !!!

Troutdale:    Troutdale is located along the western bank of the Sandy River where it merges into the Columbia, approximately 15 miles east of Portland and Vancouver. This is a drier, flat area right before the Columbia River Gorge begins and is a good place for migrating birds to stop and rest on their way up the Gorge to eastern Oregon and Washington. For more birds seen or photographed in the Troutdale area ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed along Swigert Road ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2.   Belted Kingfisher ...
  3.   Black Phoebe ...
  4.   Brewer's Blackbird ...
  5.   Brewer's Sparrow ...
  6. Canada Geese ...
  7.   Clay-colored Sparrow ...
  8. Common Yellowthroat ...
  9. Dark-eyed Junco ("Oregon") ...
  10. European Starling ...
  11. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  12. Gull (species) ...
  13.   Loggerhead Shrike ...
  14. Northern Harrier ...
  15. Osprey ...
  16. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  17. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  18.   Say's Phoebe ...
  19. Song Sparrow ...
  20.   Turkey Vulture ...
  21.   White-crowned Sparrow ...

and at Chinook Landing ...
  1. Belted Kingfisher ...
  2. Osprey ...
  3.   Red-necked Grebe ...


Migrating "odd-for-western-Oregon" birds
Brewer's Sparrow ... MORE Brewer's Sparrow images

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Brewer's Sparrow, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Overcast warm spring day. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Brewer's Sparrow, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Overcast warm spring day. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Clay-colored Sparrow ... MORE Clay-colored Sparrow images

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Clay-colored Sparrow, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Overcast warm spring day. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Clay-colored Sparrow, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Overcast warm spring day. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Loggerhead Shrike ... MORE Loggerhead Shrike images

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Loggerhead Shrike, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Drizzle and overcast. Image taken April 4, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Say's Phoebe ... MORE Say's Phoebe images

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Say's Phoebe, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Overcast and warm. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Other birds photographed
Belted Kingfisher ... MORE Belted Kingfisher images

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Belted Kingfisher, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Drizzle and overcast. Image taken April 4, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Black Phoebe ... MORE Black Phoebe images

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Black Phoebe, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Hazy sunshine. Image taken April 7, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


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

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Brewer's Blackbird, male, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Overcast and gray. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Brewer's Blackbird, male (left) and female (right), Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Left image taken April 9, 2012, overcast and gray. Right image taken April 7, 2012, hazy sun. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Red-necked Grebe ... MORE Red-necked Grebe images

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Red-necked Grebe, Chinook Landing, Oregon. Image taken April 9, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Turkey Vulture ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vulture, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Hazy sunshine. Image taken April 7, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


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

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White-crowned Sparrow on rusty fence, Troutdale, Oregon. Along Swigert Road. Hazy sunshine. Image taken April 7, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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