Date: 11/15/18 10:52 am
From: Mike Unger <unger730...>
Subject: [obol] SAS Ankeny NWR Field Trip Report

*November 14, 2018*

For Wednesday's Salem Audubon birding field trip around Ankeny NWR, Fred
and Kay were joined by eight (8) other birders. The day’s weather was
chilly, mostly dry but cloudy. The temperatures ranged from 41 degrees to
48 degrees. Western Bluebirds were a treat as well as numerous raptors.
They identified (saw or heard) 54 species.

*Most notable sightings:*

· The shorebirds seen included *Killdeer*, *Least Sandpiper*, *Wilson’s
Snipe*, *Great Blue Heron,* *Great Egret*, *Long-billed Dowitcher* and *Greater
Yellowlegs*. There was also some *Tundra Swans*;

· A great find was four (4) *Western Bluebirds* as well as a *Varied

· There were seven (7) species of raptors including *Northern Harrier*
(3), *Sharp-shinned Hawk* (1), *Bald Eagle* (2), a *Red-shouldered Hawk*
(2), *Red-tailed Hawk* (7), *American Kestrel* (4) and one *Peregrine

· Four species of woodpecker were observed including *Acorn*,
*Hairy*, *Downy
Woodpeckers* and *Northern Flicker*.

A complete list of today's birds follows. Our next SAS bird walk will be
the SAS-Shorts bird walk at Fairview Wetlands on *Tuesday, November 27th at
9:00 a.m.* Meet in the ODFW parking lot located at 4034 Fairview
Industrial Dr SE in Salem. Our next regular bird walk will be on *Wednesday,
December 12th* at Minto-Brown Island Park. Meet at *8:00 AM* at Parking
Lot # 3. Please join us if you can.

Mike Unger

Keizer, Oregon

*Ankeny NWR Checklist Summary for November 14, 2018*

*Number of Species: 54*

Checklists included in this summary:

Ankeny NWR – 7:56 AM to 12:09 PM

1500 Cackling Goose
3 Canada Goose
14 Tundra Swan
4 Northern Shoveler
250 Mallard
20 Northern Pintail
207 Green-winged Teal
4 Bufflehead
4 Hooded Merganser
1 California Quail
2 Mourning Dove
1 Killdeer
15 Least Sandpiper
12 Long-billed Dowitcher
4 Wilson's Snipe
15 Greater Yellowlegs
3 Great Blue Heron
9 Great Egret
3 Northern Harrier
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Bald Eagle
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
7 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Acorn Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
4 American Kestrel
1 Peregrine Falcon
2 Black Phoebe
8 California Scrub-Jay
2 American Crow
16 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Brown Creeper
1 Pacific Wren
1 Marsh Wren
1 Bewick's Wren
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Western Bluebird
1 Varied Thrush
7 American Robin
7 European Starling
18 Cedar Waxwing
6 Lesser Goldfinch
11 Dark-eyed Junco
7 White-crowned Sparrow
1 Golden-crowned Sparrow
19 Song Sparrow
2 Lincoln's Sparrow
7 Spotted Towhee
3 Red-winged Blackbird
9 Brewer's Blackbird

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