Date: 10/6/18 10:09 pm From: Caleb Centanni <caleb...> Subject: [obol] Benton County big day birds
Nolan Clements and I decided to make our best attempt at an October big day in Benton County for eBird's big day today. Locales included Willamette Park, Philomath Sewage Ponds, Finley Wildlife Refuge, the road north of Corvallis Airport, and Marys Peak, followed by a bit of owling. Best birds of the day were an early ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Corvallis Airport, Surf Scoters, 3 Greater Scaup, and a Redhead on the Sewage Ponds, and Canada Jays (8) on Marys Peak. Despite some easy misses, we ended up totalling 102 species, and getting all diurnal raptors normal in the valley year round except Sharp-shinned Hawk and Prairie Falcon, all normal ducks except Canvasback, Eurasian Wigeon, and Goldeneye, and all six woodpeckers.