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"Vanport Wetlands, Force Lake, and Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon ... December 19, 2015"
The Trip:    Cold, dry, with occasional sunbreaks ... went to Vanport Wetlands to look for the Eurasian Wigeon and the leucistic female Mallard which was reported there yesterday ... SUCCESS !!! ... also stopped at Force Lake and drove through the Gold Course.

Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... click here.
Heron Lakes:    For more birds seen or photographed at the Heron Lakes Golf Course ... click here.
Vanport Wetlands:    For more birds seen or photographed at Vanport Wetlands ... 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 at Force Lake ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ... (FL, VPW)
  2.   American Crow ... (FL)
  3. American Wigeon ... (VPW)
  4. Black-capped Chickadee ... (VPW, heard)
  5. Bufflehead ... (FL, VPW)
  6. Cackling Geese ... (VPW)
  7. Canada Geese ... (FL, HL, VPW)
  8. Canvasback ... (FL, VPW)
  9.   Eurasian Wigeon ... (VPW)
  10. Gadwall ... (VPW)
  11. Glaucous-winged Gull ... (FL)
  12.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ... (FL)
  13. Great Blue Heron ... (VPW)
  14. Green-winged Teal ... (VPW)
  15. Hooded Merganser ... (VPW)
  16. Lesser Scaup ... (VPW)
  17.   Mallard ... (FL, HL, VPW)
  18.   Northern Pintail ... (VPW)
  19.   Northern Shoveler ... (FL, VPW)
  20.   Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL, VPW)
  21. Red-tailed Hawk ... (FL)
  22. Red-winged Blackbird ... (VPW)
  23. Rock Pigeon ... (VPW)
  24. Ruddy Duck ... (FL, VPW)
  25.   Song Sparrow ... (FL, VPW)
  26. Western Scrub-Jay ... (FL)
  27. Yellow-rumped Warbler ... (VPW)


 
American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Crow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Eurasian Wigeon ... MORE Eurasian Wigeon images

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


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

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallard, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Mallard (leucistic) ... MORE Mallard images

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Leucistic Mallard, female, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.
Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallards, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.
Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallards, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallard ladies, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Northern Pintail ... MORE Northern Pintail images

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Pintail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Shoveler, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pied-billed Grebe, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.


Song Sparrow ... MORE Song Sparrow images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Song Sparrow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.



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