Date: 1/8/19 6:22 pm From: Philip Kline <pgeorgekline...> Subject: [obol] NE Portland Yellow and Palm Warblers
I refound Colby Neuman's Palm Warbler today just to the north of the Fazio Landfill along NE Fazio Way and 13th Avenue across the road from the Oak Harbor Freight Lines building. It was with a flock of 25-30 Yellow-rumpeds and a surprise glowing adult male YELLOW WARBLER! Just in the nick of time for Portland CBC count week.
I think Colby mentioned before that weekends may be a better time to visit this area. The landfill is active with heavy machinery moving piles of dirt around. There aren't any No Trespassing signs, but I'm not sure how welcoming the landowners may be to birders, so all the usual warnings apply. The older weeded-over piles of the landfill were a goldmine of birding activity this afternoon when the rain ceased. The bramble thickets on the east side of 13th Avenue to the north (and south of Gertz Road) were also very active and I later refound the Palm Warbler here. I would not be surprised if there are more hidden gems lurking in this area.