Date: 10/28/17 8:30 pm From: John Rakestraw <rakestrawbirder...> Subject: [obol] north coast gulls, etc.
The Portland Audubon Gull Class spent a lovely sunny day looking for gulls from Cannon Beach to Hamond. We found nine species of gulls, one less than last year. They were, in order of increasing abundance (not counting hybrids): Bonaparte's Ring-billed Iceland Herring Glaucous-winged Heermann's Western Mew California
The best gull diversity was at the mouth of Ecola Creek at the north end of Cannon Beach. Forts Stevens was too foggy to scan well, but we did pull lots of Sanderlings and Dunlin out of the gloom. At least five River Otters swam by us at the Hammond Boat Basin. One California Sea Lion was on the beach at Gearhart.