Date: 5/15/19 12:36 pm
From: Dennis Arendt <dennisarendt...>
Subject: [obol] Eugene Wednesday birders
The Eugene Wednesday bird group went to the main parking lot of Mt. Pisgah
and walked south through the arboretum and into the south meadows. It
rained all morning but only lightly. Orioles, Grosbeaks and Tanagers were
common throughout our walk this morning. Many in the group remarked that
they had never seen so many orioles in this place before today. Wilson’s
Warblers were also the common warbler in the oak trees. The light rain and
full foliage made locating the birds a challenge. Here is our complete
list (45 species).

Canada Goose


Common Merganser

Mourning Dove

Anna's Hummingbird – one male

Rufous Hummingbird – one male

Great Blue Heron - two

Turkey Vulture – sitting and waiting for the rain to let up

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker - two

Pileated Woodpecker – a pair, probably using the snag in the south meadow

Northern Flicker

Western Wood-Pewee – heard several in the arboretum

Warbling Vireo – three or four in the arboretum

Steller's Jay

California Scrub-Jay

Tree Swallow – a few occupying nest boxes

Violet-green Swallow – the common swallow

Barn Swallow – a few flying low over the fields south of the arboretum.

Black-capped Chickadee

Bushtit – a couple of single birds

Red-breasted Nuthatch – heard twice

Brown Creeper

House Wren – singing loudly near the entrance.

Swainson's Thrush – seen and heard frequently

American Robin – many and a few spot-breasted youngsters

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Lesser Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Chipping Sparrow – one seen

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow – one seen

Spotted Towhee – several seen and heard

Bullock's Oriole – hard to count, somewhere between 12 and 16

Brown-headed Cowbird – a few

Orange-crowned Warbler – two seen

MacGillivray's Warbler – one seen and heard

Common Yellowthroat – 3 or 4 seen and heard south of the arboretum

Yellow Warbler – seen high in the trees with the Wilson’s Warblers

Wilson's Warbler – the common warbler, perhaps 12 to 15

Western Tanager – very common

Black-headed Grosbeak – more than the orioles

Lazuli Bunting – one singing from a leafless branch in the south meadow

Kathy and Jim Mitchell, Sylvia Maulding, Judy Franzen, Sue Hutchinson,
Rachael Friese, Kit Larsen, Jim Regali, Scott McNeeley, Tom Cable, Steve
Dignam and Dennis Arendt

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