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"Washington County, Oregon"
Washington County:    Washington County lies south and west of Portland and Multnomah County, south of Columbia County, and north of Marion County. It includes the communities of Hillsboro and Beaverton, and places such as Dawson Creek, Fernhill Wetlands, Hagg Lake, Jackson Bottoms, and the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Birds seen, heard, or photographed in Washington County ... (arranged alphabetically):
  1.   Acorn Woodpecker ...
  2. American Coot ...
  3. American Crow ...
  4.   American Goldfinch ...
  5. American Kestrel ...
  6. American Robin ...
  7.   American Tree Sparrow ...
  8.   American White Pelican ...
  9.   American Wigeon ...
  10.   Anna's Hummingbird ...
  11.   Bald Eagles ...
  12. Banded-tail Pigeon ...
  13. Barn Swallow ...
  14.   Belted Kingfisher ...
  15.   Bewick's Wren ...
  16. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  17.   Blue Grosbeak ...
  18.   Brewer's Blackbird ...
  19. Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  20.   Bonaparte's Gull ...
  21.   Bufflehead ...
  22. Bushtit ...
  23.   Cackling Geese ...
  24.   Canada Geese ...
  25. Canvasback ...
  26.   Cedar Waxwing ...
  27. Cinnamon Teal ...
  28.   Clark's Grebe ...
  29. Cliff Swallow ...
  30.   Common Loon ...
  31. Common Merganser ...
  32.   Common Yellowthroat ...
  33. Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) ...
  34.   Double-crested Cormorant ...
  35.   Downy Woodpecker ...
  36.   Eared Grebe ...
  37.   Emperor Goose ...
  38. Eurasian Collared-Dove ...
  39.   Eurasian Wigeon ...
  40. Fox Sparrow ...
  41. European Starling ...
  42.   Gadwall ...
  43.   Glaucous-winged Gull ...
  44.   Golden-crowned Kinglet ...
  45.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  46.   Great Blue Heron ...
  47.   Great Egret ...
  48.   Greater White-fronted Goose ...
  49.   Greater Yellowlegs ...
  50.   Green Heron ...
  51. Green-winged Teal ...
  52.   Hooded Oriole ...
  53.   Horned Grebe ...
  54.   House Finch ...
    •   House Finch (leucistic)...
  55.   House Sparrow ...
  56.   Killdeer ...
  57.   Least Sandpiper ...
  58. Lesser Goldfinch ...
  59.   Lesser Scaup ...
  60.   Lincoln's Sparrow ...
  61.   Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  62.   Mallard ...
  63. Marsh Wren ...
  64.   Mourning Dove ...
  65. Northern Flicker ...
  66. Northern Harrier ...
  67.   Northern Pintail ...
  68.   Northern Shoveler ...
  69.   Osprey ...
  70.   Pectoral Sandpiper ...
  71. Peregrine Falcon ...
  72.   Pied-billed Grebe ...
  73.   Purple Finch ...
  74.   Red-necked Phalarope ...
  75.   Red-tailed Hawk ...
  76.   Red-winged Blackbird ...
  77.   Ring-necked Duck ...
  78. Rock Pigeon ...
  79.   Ruby-crowned Kinglet ...
  80.   Ruddy Duck ...
  81.   Rusty Blackbird ...
  82.   Savannah Sparrow ...
  83. Semipalmated Plover ...
  84. Sharp-shinned Hawk ...
  85.   Snow Goose ...
  86.   Song Sparrow ...
  87.   Spotted Sandpiper ...
  88.   Spotted Towhee ...
  89.   Stilt Sandpiper ...
  90. Surf Scoter ...
  91. Swainson's Thrush ...
  92.   Townsend Warbler ...
  93.   Tree Swallow ...
  94.   Tri-colored Blackbird ...
  95. Turkey Vulture ...
  96.   Western Grebe ...
  97. Western Scrub-Jay ...
  98. White-crowned Sparrow ...
  99. Violet-green Swallow ...
  100.   Virginia Rail ...
  101.   Western Grebe ...
  102.   Western Sandpiper ...
  103.   Western Screech-Owl ...
  104. Western Scrub-Jay ...
  105. White-throated Sparrow ...
  106. Willow Flycatcher ...
  107.   Wilson's Snipe ...
  108.   Wood Duck ...
  109.   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ...
  110.   Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

Also:
  1. Barnyard-type Goose ...
  2. Emden-style Goose ...
  3. Mallard mix ...
  4.   Mandarin Duck ...
  5. White "barnyard"-type Duck ...

Some favorite locales:

Trips:


 
... birds photographed, arranged alphabetically ...

Image, 2013, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Acorn Woodpecker, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Goldfinch, male, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2009, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Tree Sparrow, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and grey, with drizzle starting. That's mud on his beak. Image taken November 15, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

Image, 2009, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American White Pelican, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken September 26, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Wigeon, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Anna's Hummingbird, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bald Eagles, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

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Belted Kingfisher, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bewick's Wren, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Blue Grosbeak, male, Koll Center Wetlands area, Beaverton, Oregon. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 1, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

This particular bird, according to OBOL, is a Washington County first and only the 12th record in the State of Oregon.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bonaparte's Gull, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brewer's Blackbird, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bufflehead, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cackling Geese with Snow Geese, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canada Goose family, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Cedar Waxwing, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Clark's Grebe, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful sunny summer day. Image taken June 10, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2010, Hagg Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Hagg Lake, Oregon. Rainy day. Image taken October 26, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Common Yellowthroat, male, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Overcast and gray, with a few sun breaks. Image taken May 5, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Double-crested Cormorant, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Mostly cloudy spring day. Image taken April 1, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Downy Woodpecker, male, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eared Grebe, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Mostly cloudy spring day. Image taken April 1, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Emperor Goose, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Mid-day, overcast with storm approaching. Image taken December 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Mid-day, overcast with storm approaching. Image taken December 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2015, Tualatin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Gadwall, Tualatin River NWR, Tualatin, Oregon. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken February 22, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Glaucous-winged Gull with Cackling Geese, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice fall day !!! Image taken October 19, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Golden-crowned Kinglet, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

Image, 2009, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Golden-crowned Sparrow, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and grey, with drizzle starting. That's mud on his beak. Image taken November 15, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Great Blue Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

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Great Egret, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Greater White-fronted Goose, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful warm sunny summer day. Image taken September 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2009, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Greater Yellowlegs, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken September 26, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

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Green Heron, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken September 26, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.

Image, 2010, Gaston, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Hooded Oriole, non-breeding male, Gaston, Oregon. Day overcast and gray. Image taken January 9, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Hagg Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Horned Grebe, Hagg Lake, Oregon. Rainy day. Image taken October 26, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Gaston, Oregon, click to enlarge
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House Finch, males, Gaston, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken January 9, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

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Leucistic House Finch, Gaston, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken January 9, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Gaston, Oregon, click to enlarge
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House Sparrow, male, Gaston, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken January 9, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Killdeer with two Long-billed Dowitchers, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Least Sandpiper, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful warm sunny summer day. Image taken September 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lesser Scaup, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken February 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Long-billed Dowitcher, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mallard, male, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mandarin Duck, female, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice fall day !!! Image taken October 19, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mourning Dove, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Pintail, male, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Mostly cloudy spring day. Image taken April 1, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Shoveler pair, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image taken October 16, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful warm sunny summer day. Image taken September 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful warm sunny summer day. Image taken September 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pied-billed Grebe, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Left image taken October 16, 2010, Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm. Right image taken April 1, 2013, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Gaston, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Purple Finch, male, Gaston, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken January 9, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-necked Phalarope, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Overcast and gray, with a few sun breaks. Image taken May 5, 2014. Canon SX50.

Image, 2013, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-tailed Hawk, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, male (right) and female (left), Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken February 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Duck, male, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Mostly cloudy spring day. Image taken April 1, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruddy Duck, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Mostly cloudy spring day. Image taken April 1, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


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Rusty Blackbird, male, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice sunny fall day. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Savannah Sparrow, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken July 27, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Snow Goose, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice fall day !!! Image taken October 19, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Song Sparrow, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Spotted Sandpiper, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful sunny summer day. Image taken June 10, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Spotted Towhee, male, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Townsend's Warbler, male, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

Image, 2011, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tree Swallow, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and rain. Image taken April 26, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tri-colored Blackbird, male, Fernill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Red-winged Blackbird in back. Image taken August 3, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Virginia Rail, with chick, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful sunny summer day. Image taken June 10, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2010, Hagg Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Grebe, Hagg Lake, Oregon. Rainy day. Image taken October 26, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Sandpiper, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful warm sunny summer day. Image taken September 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Screech-Owl, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.

Image, 2010, Koll Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wilson's Snipe, Koll Center Wetlands, Beaverton, Oregon. Fall morning with some overcast. Image taken September 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, Hillsboro, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wood Duck pair, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Nice fall day !!! Image taken October 19, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2014, North Plains, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, female, North Plains, Oregon. Beautiful sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Image, 2011, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken February 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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