Date: 9/24/18 12:02 pm From: Mike Unger <unger730...> Subject: [obol] SAS Shorts: Cascades Gateway Park Bird Walk Report
*SAS SHORTS: CASCADES GATEWAY PARK BIRD WALK SUMMARY*
*September 24, 2018*
This morning, Fred led our SAS Shorts bird walk at Cascades Gateway Park. Sixteen (16) other birders joined him for the walk. The walk took place under fair skies with temperatures ranging from 51 to 58 degrees. We walked around Walter Wirth Lake which was about a one-mile walk. We observed (saw or heard) 31 species.
The best sighting was two Belted Kingfishers over the lake. There were a lot of Mallards and four American Wigeons on the lake. We saw about 25 young Cedar Waxwings eating fruit on the east side of the lake. Also, some birders saw a Western Bluebird. A complete list of today's birds follows. Our next SAS bird walk will be on *Tuesday, October 2nd* at *Minto-Brown Island Park*. Meet at 8*:00 AM* at Parking Lot # 3. Please join us if you can.
*Note:* We also have an *Owls of the Pacific Northwest Workshop* on *Saturday,* *October 6th at 10:00 AM*. The workshop will be held at the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr S in Salem. The cost is only $10.00 per person.
*Cascades Gateway Park on September 24, 2018*
*Number of Species: 31*
120 Canada Goose 4 American Wigeon 95 Mallard 2 Pied-billed Grebe 10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 2 Anna's Hummingbird 2 American Coot 8 Killdeer 1 Ring-billed Gull
1 American Kestrel 6 California Scrub-Jay 13 American Crow 1 Barn Swallow 4 swallow sp. 4 Black-capped Chickadee 10 Bushtit 1 Western Bluebird 2 American Robin 20 European Starling 50 Cedar Waxwing 4 Golden-crowned Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 3 Spotted Towhee 22 Red-winged Blackbird 5 Brewer's Blackbird