I live nowhere near Gladstone but if there are any teenage birders reading OBOL who live in the Grand Ronde/Willamina/Sheridan areas and would like to bird our Grand Ronde area farm some weekend day, I would love to have them come bird with me. This time of year I am seeing daily (in no particular order) out my barn windows while I milk goats:
American Kestrel Red-tailed Hawk California Quail (many) Steller's Jay (many) Scrub Jay Red-winged Blackbird Northern Flicker European Starling (many) Black-capped Chickadee Chestnut-backed Chickadee Dark-eyed Junco (many) Song Sparrow Fox Sparrow (at least 4) House Sparrow Spotted Towhee (many) Common Raven Gold-crowned Sparrow (many) American Robin usually 2 Canada Geese usually 2 mallards on the marshy pond (yesterday an otter was on the pond briefly) Pine Siskins are sometimes here in great numbers, then disappear for days on end
Fairly often accipiters hunt here.
Elsewhere on the farm are always Pacific Wrens and Bewick's Wrens. Up the road a piece are American Dippers and usually Bald Eagles. A neighbor a mile away is feeding scores of Mourning Doves and Evening Grosbeaks, plus chickadees, blackbirds, etc.
Younger eyes and ears than mine can probably find more species around here. If interested, email <linda...>