Date: 8/6/17 3:06 pm
From: Mike Unger <unger730...>
Subject: [obol] SAS Minto-Brown Island Park Bird Walk Report
*SAS Minto-Brown Island Park Bird Walk Report*


Five (5) birders joined Fred, Kay and Tim for a bird walk that took in the
North end of the park extending to near the new bridge connecting to
Riverfront Park. We began at 7 am at 59 degrees and ended at 11 am at 71
degrees under fair skies. We observed (saw or heard) 42 species.



The bird noted for its absence from detection was the *Swainson's
Thrush*. *Lazuli
Bunting* numbers are declining but *Western Wood-Pewees* remain numerous.
We were happy to see two *Pileated Woodpeckers* on the River Walk returning
to parking lot 3.



The next field trip is the *Ankeny NWR field trip* on *Tuesday, August 22nd
at 7:00 AM.* Meet at the Overlook off of Ankeny Hill Road. The next *SAS
Shorts* is at Minto-Brown Island Park on *Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 PM.*
Meet at Parking Lot #3. Please join us if you can.



Fred Stephens Sr.

Salem, OR



*Minto-Brown Island Park Checklist Summary for August 6, 2017*

*Identified Species: 42*

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100 Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
2 Mallard
2 Great Blue Heron
15 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Spotted Sandpiper
8 Mourning Dove
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Vaux's Swift
1 Anna's Hummingbird
2 hummingbird sp.
4 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2 Pileated Woodpecker
14 Western Wood-Pewee
2 Willow Flycatcher
3 Steller's Jay
7 California Scrub-Jay
12 American Crow
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3 Tree Swallow
1 Bank Swallow
35 Barn Swallow
11 Black-capped Chickadee
33 Bushtit
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
4 Brown Creeper
4 Bewick's Wren
13 American Robin
3 European Starling
10 Cedar Waxwing
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
7 Common Yellowthroat
4 Yellow Warbler
3 White-crowned Sparrow
11 Song Sparrow
8 Spotted Towhee
1 Lazuli Bunting
10 House Finch

8 Lesser Goldfinch
9 American Goldfinch

 
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