Dennis Arendt reports: The Eugene Wednesday birders went to the Mill Race Trail in Springfield. The parking area with new bathrooms is easy to find from 32nd street slightly south of Agnes Stewart Middle School. The trail follows and crosses the Mill Race offering about one mile of riparian habitat before it joins the Middle Fork Trail which extends from Clearwater Park to the Dorris Ranch. The mixed woods and water channels afford good habitat for migrants. About 25 Orange-crowned Warblers were scattered throughout the area. Pacific and Bewicks Wrens were singing. This trail is well worth more visits. The complete list follows.
Cackling Goose – flying over Canada Goose Gadwall Mallard Ring-necked Duck Bufflehead Hooded Merganser Common Merganser Pied-billed Grebe Great Blue Heron Green Heron Turkey Vulture Band-tailed Pigeon – two flying over Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Anna's Hummingbird – males frequently seen Belted Kingfisher Red-breasted Sapsucker Downy Woodpecker Northern Flicker American Kestrel Steller's Jay California Scrub-Jay American Crow Tree Swallow Barn Swallow – one first of year bird for many in the group Black-capped Chickadee Bushtit Brown Creeper – one nest found behind torn bark. Pacific Wren Bewick's Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet Wrentit - two American Robin European Starling Orange-crowned Warbler -- several Common Yellowthroat – at least four singing Yellow-rumped Warbler – Myrtle and Audubons Townsend's Warbler – seen by one Golden-crowned Sparrow Song Sparrow Spotted Towhee Purple Finch – a pair Lesser Goldfinch
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