Date: 9/8/17 6:12 pm From: Rachel Frennea <rachelfrennea...> Subject: [obol] Tualatin River NWR - Portland Audubon bird walk
I led a beginner bird walk for Portland Audubon at Tualatin River NWR this morning. Upcoming free bird walks through Portland Audubon can be found here <http://audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult/fieldtrips> on the left side of the page. The highlight for many was the Pectoral Sandpiper that gave us good views. We also think we heard a Northern Pygmy-Owl or Saw-whet calling (consistent fast "poot"s that did not have the bouncing ball sound like a Screech) but never got good enough listens to record. eBird has no reports for either at this location at this time of year (in fact, no reports of Pygmy at all) - does anyone have an explanation as to why they might not be in the area? Is there another species that would make a similar call?