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"Vancouver Lake Lowlands"
   (includes Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver Lake, and the lowlands west to the Columbia River)
Vancouver Lake Lowlands:    This area surrounds Vancouver Lake and the Shillapoo Wildlife Area, with borders being approximately the Columbia River on the west, Fourth Plain Boulevard on the south, Fruit Valley Road on the east, and Lake River up to Post Office Lake on the north. Roads include Fruit Valley, LaFrambois, and Lower River Road. Besides Vancouver Lake and the Shillapoo Wildlife Area, the area also includes a large pond located along Lower River Road (variously known as Rufener's Pond, Ruefner's Pond, or Elmer's Pond), Blurock Landing, Frenchman's Bar Park, and Post Office Lake at the lower end of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Area.

Clark County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Clark County ... click here.


Species seen, heard, or photographed in the Vancouver Lake Lowlands ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ...
  2. American Crow ...
  3.   American Goldfinch ...
  4.   American Kestrel ...
  5.   American Robin ...
  6.   American White Pelican ...
  7. American Wigeon ...
  8.   Anna's Hummingbird ...
  9.   Bald Eagle ...
  10.   Barn Swallow ...
  11.   Belted Kingfisher ...
  12.   Bewick's Wren ...
  13.   Black Phoebe ...
  14.   Black-capped Chickadee ...
  15.   Black-headed Grosbeak ...
  16.   Black-throated Gray Warbler ...
  17.   Blue-winged Teal ...
  18.   Bonaparte's Gull ...
  19.   Brant ...
  20.   Brewer's Blackbird ...
  21.   Brown Creeper ...
  22.   Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  23. Bufflehead ...
  24.   Bullock's Oriole ...
  25.   Bushtit ...
  26.   Cackling Goose ...
  27.   California Gull ...
  28.   California Quail ...
  29. Canada Goose ...
  30.   Canvasback ...
  31. Caspian Tern (over the Columbia River) ...
  32.   Cedar Waxwing ...
  33. Chestnut-backed Chickadee ...
  34.   Cinnamon Teal ...
  35.   Clark's Grebe ...
  36.   Cliff Swallow ...
  37.   Common Goldeneye ...
  38.   Common Merganser ...
  39.   Common Tern ...
  40.   Common Yellowthroat ...
  41.   Cooper's Hawk ...
  42.   Dark-eyed Junco ...
  43.   Double-crested Cormorant ...
  44.   Downy Woodpecker ...
  45.   Eurasian Collared-Dove ...
  46.   European Starling ...
  47.   Fox Sparrow ...
  48.   Glaucous-winged Gull ...
  49. Golden-crowned Kinglet ...
  50.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  51.   Great Blue Heron ...
  52.   Great Egret ...
  53.   Greater White-fronted Goose ...
  54.   Greater Yellowlegs ...
  55.   Green Heron ...
  56. Green-winged Teal ...
  57.   Hermit Thrush ...
  58. Herring Gull ...
  59.   Horned Grebe ...
  60.   House Finch ...
  61.   House Sparrow ...
  62.   Indigo Bunting ...
  63.   Killdeer ...
  64.   Lazuli Bunting ...
  65. Least Sandpiper ...
  66.   Lesser Goldfinch ...
  67. Lesser Scaup ...
  68.   Lincoln's Sparrow ...
  69.   Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  70. Mallard ...
  71.   Marbled Godwit ...
  72.   Merlin ...
  73. Mew Gull ...
  74.   Mourning Dove ...
  75.   Northern Flicker ...
  76.   Northern Harrier ...
  77.   Northern Pintail ...
  78.   Northern Rough-winged Swallow ...
  79.   Northern Shrike ...
  80. Northern Shoveler ...
  81. Orange-crowned Warbler ...
  82.   Osprey ...
  83.   Parasitic Jaeger ...
  84.   Pectoral Sandpiper ...
  85. Peregrine Falcon ...
  86. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  87.   Pileated Woodpecker ...
  88.   Red-breasted Merganser ...
  89.   Red-breasted Sapsucker ...
  90.   Red-shouldered Hawk ...
  91.   Red-tailed Hawk ...
  92.   Red-winged Blackbird ...
  93.   Ring-billed Gull ...
  94.   Ring-necked Duck ...
  95.   Ring-necked Pheasant ...
  96.   Rock Pigeon ...
  97.   Ross's Goose ...
  98.   Rough-legged Hawk
  99.   Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
  100. Ruddy Duck ...
  101. Rufous Hummingbird ...
  102.   Sage Sparrow ...
  103.   Sandhill Crane ...
  104.   Savannah Sparrow ...
  105.   Sharp-shinned Hawk ...
  106.   Snow Goose ...
  107.   Snowy Egret ...
  108.   Snowy Owl ...
  109.   Solitary Sandpiper ...
  110.   Song Sparrow ...
  111. Sora ...
  112.   Spotted Sandpiper ...
  113.   Spotted Towhee ...
  114.   Steller's Jay ...
  115.   Surf Scoter ...
  116.   Swainson's Hawk ...
  117. Swainson's Thrush ...
  118.   Tree Swallow ...
  119.   Tundra Swan ...
  120.   Turkey Vulture ...
  121.   Varied Thrush ...
  122. Vaux's Swift ...
  123.   Violet-green Swallow ...
  124.   Western Grebe ...
  125.   Western Meadowlark ...
  126.   Western Scrub-Jay ...
  127. Western Wood-Pewee ...
  128.   White-breasted Nuthatch ...
  129.   White-crowned Sparrow ...
  130.   White-throated Sparrow ...
  131. Willow Flycatcher ...
  132.   Wilson's Phalarope ...
  133.   Wood Duck ...
  134.   Yellow Warbler ...
  135.   Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

Some favorite locales:


Trips:
  • January 2, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands and Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • January 4, 2009 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver Lake
  • January 2, 3, and 4, 2017 ... LaFrambois Road
  • January 4, 2009 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • January 6, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • January 8, 2011 ... LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • January 9, 2009 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • January 16, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road
  • January 21, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake
  • January 22, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road
  • January 23, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • January 23, 2017 ... LaFrambois Road
  • January 28, 2012 ... Vancouver Lake
  • January 28, 2016 ... Lower River Road and LaFrambois Road
  • January 29, 2011 ... LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • January 31, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road


  • February 4, 2009 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver Lake
  • February 8, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • February 9, 2011 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake
  • February 13, 2010 ... LaFrambois Road
  • February 13, 2016 ... Lower River Road and Shillapoo Lake
  • February 14, 2010 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • February 15, 2010 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • February 25, 2011 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake
  • February 25, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands


  • March 3, 2011 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake
  • March 10, 2011 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake
  • March 15, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • March 24, 2017 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands


  • April 28, 2014 ... LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area


  • May 2, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road
  • May 9, 2010 ... LaFrambois Road
  • May 9, 2016 ... Vancouver Lake and LaFrambois Road
  • May 10, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake and LaFrambois Road
  • May 22, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver Lake
  • May 27, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands


  • June 4, 2014 ... LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • June 6, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake and Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • June 14, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands, LaFrambois Road
  • June 19, 2010 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • June 24, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands, LaFrambois Road
  • June 26, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • June 27, 2013 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake


  • July 1, 2009 ... Lower River Road
  • July 2 and 4, 2012 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • July 6, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • July 9, 2009 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake
  • July 11, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road
  • July 13, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • July 15, 2015 ... LaFrambois Road
  • July 22, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands


  • August 9, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • August 22, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands and Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • August 29, 2016 ... Vancouver Lake


  • September 7, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake
  • September 12, 2010 ... Vancouver Lake
  • September 14, 2010 ... Vancouver Lake
  • September 15, 2010 ... Vancouver Lake
  • September 20, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake
  • September 24, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake
  • September 25, 2014 ... Rufener/Elmer's Pond


  • October 2, 2011 ... Vancouver Lake
  • October 3, 2011 ... Vancouver Lake
  • October 4, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road
  • October 10, 2013 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands and Vancouver Lake
  • October 11, 2008 ... Vancouver Lake
  • October 12, 2016 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • October 18, 2013 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands and Shillapoo
  • October 24, 2011 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake


  • November 3, 2016 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • November 4, 2010 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • November 4, 2011 ... Vancouver Lake
  • November 4, 2015 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • November 5, 2012 ... Vancouver Lake
  • November 9, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • November 20, 2013 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver Lake
  • November 26, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • November 27, 2009 ... LaFrambois Road, Vancouver Lake
  • November 28, 2009 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands


  • December 1, 2014 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • December 3, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 4, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 6, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 10-13, 2009 ... Shillapoo and Vancouver Lake
  • December 11, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 14, 2011 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • December 16, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 18, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 21, 2014 ... Vancouver feeder
  • December 23, 2015 ... LaFrambois Road
  • December 26, 2013 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands
  • December 26, 2015 ... LaFrambois Road
  • December 26, 2016 ... Vancouver Lake
  • December 27, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 28, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area and Vancouver Lake
  • December 29, 2010 ... Vancouver Lake and Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 31, 2008 ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area
  • December 31, 2013 ... Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Frenchman's Bar Park and Lower River Road



 
... birds photographed, arranged alphabetically ...

Image, 2012, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Goldfinch, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast morning. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Image taken July 2, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Kestrel, female, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Robins, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 13, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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American White Pelican, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny summer afternoon. Image taken September 7, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2014, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Anna's Hummingbird, male, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny day with slight haze. Image taken April 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bald Eagle, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon sunny winter day. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Barn Swallow, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Left image taken July 2, 2012, overcast morning. Right iamge taken July 4, 2012, sunny late afternoon. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Belted Kingfisher, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 10, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

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Bewick's Wren, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Black Phoebe, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. LaFrambois Road. Blustery winter day, spots of sun, spots of rain. Image taken January 8, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Black-capped Chickadee, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. Image taken August 22, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Black-headed Grosbeak, male, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny afternoon with slight haze. Image taken June 4, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Black-throated Gray Warbler, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny summer afternoon. Image taken September 7, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2015, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Blue-winged Teal, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray humid day. Image taken May 22, 2015. Sony P600.

Image, 2013, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bonaparte's Gull, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast, warm, and humid day. Image taken June 27, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Brant with Cackling Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). From Frenchman's Bar Park. Image taken December 31, 2013. Nikon 65 and Fujifilm XP170.

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Brewer's Blackbird, male (left) and female (right), Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 9, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200mm.

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Brown Creeper, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 10, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

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Brown-headed Cowbird, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Left image taken July 2, 2012, overcast morning. Right image taken July 4, 2012, sunny late afternoon. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2015, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bullock's Oriole, male, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bushtit, female, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon sunny winter day. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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A portion of the view of 25,000 Cacklers, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast with light drizzle. Along Lower River Road near Frenchman's Bar Park. Image taken October 10, 2013. Canon SX50.

Image, 2008, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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California Gull, juvenile, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 11, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.

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California Quail, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Warm sunny "summer" day. Image taken May 27, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2016, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, Shillapoo Lake, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray with drizzle. Image taken February 13, 2016. Nikon P900.

Image, 2012, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cedar Waxwing, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast morning. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Image taken July 2, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2014, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cinnamon Teal pair, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny afternoon with slight haze. Image taken June 4, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.

Image, 2015, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Clark's Grebe, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Cliff Swallow, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken August 22, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Goldeneye, male, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 1, 2014. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Common Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken November 27, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Common Tern, immature, Vancouver Lake, Washington. On log boom just off of Vancouver Lake Park. Image taken September 12, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Common Yellowthroat, male (left) and female (right), Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Left image: Sunny warm day, May 9, 2016, Canon Rebel, 200mm. Right image: Overcast with filtered sun, June 19, 2010, Canon Rebel, 300z.

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Cooper's Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 31, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray and under the trees. Image taken January 28, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Four Double-crested Cormorants with one Ring-billed Gull, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 24, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Downy Woodpecker, male, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 24, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Collared-Dove, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray humid day. Image taken May 22, 2015. Sony P600.

Image, 2008, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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European Starlings, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 12, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200z.

Image, 2011, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Fox Sparrow, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Drizzle with occasional sun breaks. Image taken March 3, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

Image, 2008, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 26, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.

Image, 2011, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon sunny winter day. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Great Blue Heron, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Sunny late afternoon. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Image taken July 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2014, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Great Egret, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny afternoon with slight haze. Image taken June 4, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.

Image, 2013, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Greater White-fronted Goose (right) with Cackling Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Greater Yellowlegs, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 24, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2016, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Green Heron, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Nice summer day. Image taken August 29, 2016. Nikon P900.

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Hermit Thrush, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. COLD and WINDY, with temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 4, 2017. Nikon P900.

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Horned Grebe, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 24, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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House Finch, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast morning. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Image taken July 2, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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House Sparrow, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast drizzly afternoon. Image taken December 21, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 200z.

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Indigo Bunting, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast morning. Along Lower River Road west of the Vancouver sewage ponds. Image taken July 2, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

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Killdeer, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny day with slight haze. Image taken April 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Lazuli Bunting, male, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny afternoon with slight haze. Image taken June 4, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.

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Lesser Goldfinch, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast drizzly afternoon. Image taken December 21, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 200z.

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. LaFrambois Road. Blustery winter day, spots of sun, spots of rain. Image taken January 8, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Long-billed Dowitchers with Greater Yellowlegs, Rufener/Elmer's Pond, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Marbled Godwits, Rufener/Elmer's Pond, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Merlin, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken December 31, 2013. Canon SX50.

Image, 2009, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mourning Dove, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken June 24, 2009. Canon Rebel, 300z.

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Northern Flicker, red-shafted, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. From LaFrambois Road. Image taken October 11, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.

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Northern Harrier, female, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009.

Image, 2015, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Northern Pintail, male and female, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Northren Rough-winged Swallow, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Warm sunny "summer" day. Image taken May 27, 2015. Nikon P600.

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Northern Shrike, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Day overcast and gray. Image taken December 3, 2008.

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken June 14, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Gull with Parasitic Jaeger, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and humid, with occasional sunbreaks by late afternoon. Image taken November 5, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Had nice scope views of the Parasitic Jaeger harrassing the gulls ... watched for quite some time ... photography wasn't really possible, but I tried anyways "just for the record" ...

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Pectoral Sandpipers, Rufener/Elmer's Pond, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, LaFrambois Road, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Pileated Woodpecker flyover, LaFrambois Road, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 26, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Red-breasted Merganser, female, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Overcast and gray, odd sunbreak now and then. Image taken November 4, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

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Red-breasted Sapsucker, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Red-shouldered Hawk, being chased, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. La Framboise Road. Image taken August 22, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Red-winged Blackbird, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon sunny winter day. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


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Ring-billed Gull, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Sunny late afternoon. Image taken September 12, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Cinnamon Teal and Ring-necked Duck, males, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Ring-necked Pheasants, males, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 10, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

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Rock Pigeon, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Weather overcast and grey and rather dreary. Image taken January 4, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Ross's Goose, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 20, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Rough-legged Hawk, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and humid, with occasional sunbreaks by late afternoon. Image taken November 5, 2012. Canon 7d, 400mm.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. LaFrambois Road. Overcast with sun breaks. Image taken March 10, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

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Sage Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFrambois Road. Image taken February 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


According to birding record-compilers (February 2010), this particular individual is only the 2nd of its species ever confirmed in Clark County, the first being the Sage Sparrow which showed up at Ridgefield NWR last February.

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Sandhill Cranes "dance", Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Image taken November 28, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

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Savannah Sparrow, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny day with slight haze. Image taken April 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast drizzly afternoon. Image taken December 21, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 200z.

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Snow Goose and Greater White-fronted Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast with light drizzle. Along Lower River Road near Frenchman's Bar Park. Image taken October 10, 2013. Canon SX50.

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Snowy Egret (with Great Egret), Post Office Lake, as seen from the end of Lower River Road, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast gray day. Most of Post Office Lake, including where these images were taken, lies within the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken November 9, 2014.

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Snowy Owl, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast gray morning. Image taken December 14, 2011. Left image Canon EOS 7d, 400mm. Right image Nikon 65 with Canon S95.

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Solitary Sandpiper, Rufener/Elmer's Pond, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Song Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon sunny winter day. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Spotted Sandpiper, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny day with slight haze. Image taken April 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Spotted Towhee, male, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Steller's Jay, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Cold sunny winter day, temperature about 32. Image taken February 25, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Surf Scoter, female, Columbia River as seen from the end of Lower River Road, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day. Image taken November 9, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Swainson's Hawk, juvenile, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Tree Swallow, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Tundra Swans, Lower River Road, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Image taken February 25, 2014. Canon SX50.

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Turkey Vulture, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken June 14, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Varied Thrush, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Sunny brisk winter day. Image taken January 21, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Violet-green Swallows, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken August 22, 2009, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Western Grebes, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Overcast and gray, odd sunbreak now and then. Image taken November 4, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

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Western Meadowlark, LaFrambois Road, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 28, 2016. Canon SX50.

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Western Scrub-Jay, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Cold sunny winter day, temperature about 32. Image taken February 25, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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White-breasted Nuthatch, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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White-crowned Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington. Image taken October 24, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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White-throated Sparrow, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Cold sunny winter day, temperature about 32. Image taken February 25, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Wilson's Phalaropes, females, LaFrambois Road, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

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Wood Duck, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken September 20, 2009.

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Yellow Warbler, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Nice sunny summer afternoon. Image taken September 7, 2014. Canon SX50.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 24, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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