Dennis Arendt reports: The Eugene Wednesday bird group went to Skinner Butte. Heavy and steady rain was forecast and this location meant we could be close to our vehicles. The rain held off until 9:00 and we departed shortly after that. However, we did find some good birds. Band-tailed Pigeons were perched in some trees. A Peregrine Falcon flew over us. We heard Bewick's and Pacific Wrens, Bushtits, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Brown Creepers. Two Orange-crowned Warblers were in a small group with Yellow-rumps. Several white-bellied swallows flew high overhead, probably trees. Our complete list follows.
Cackling Goose Mallard Band-tailed Pigeon - three Anna's Hummingbird Downy Woodpecker Peregrine Falcon Steller's Jay California Scrub-Jay American Crow Swallow species (tree?) Black-capped Chickadee Bushtit Red-breasted Nuthatch Brown Creeper Pacific Wren Bewick's Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet American Robin European Starling Orange-crowned Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Fox Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Song Sparrow Spotted Towhee House Finch – several singing and flitting about
Scott McNeeley (son of Webfoot National Champion Basketball player), Dave Jones, Dave Brown, Sylvia Maulding, Tom Cable, Kit Larsen, Randy Sinnott, Ellen Cantor, Cindy Armstrong and Dennis Arendt