Date: 9/7/17 11:07 am From: Roger Robb <brrobb...> Subject: [obol] Fern Ridge, Lane County
I spent a few hours birding Fern Ridge this morning from the of Royal Ave. and behind the WMA Headquarters. The shorebird habitat west of Royal is poor with no water east of the tower and too much water to the west. I was able to find a smattering of birds in the shallower water south of the tower. The habitat behind (north) of the headquarters and south of RT 126 is quite good holding 9 MARBLED GODWIT, 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE along with good numbers of Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs, Western Sandpipers and 68 Great Egrets. Other shorebirds found south of the tower included Killdeer, Semipalmated Plover, Long- and Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Western & Least Sandpiper and both yellowlegs.