Date: 6/27/19 12:26 pm From: Paul Evans <paulevansdo...> Subject: [obol] SAS Minto Brown Park Scouting Report
We did a Salem Audubon Society scouting trip this morning at Minto Brown Park in preparation for the SAS Birdwalk on July 4 at 7:00 am. Attendees included Fred and Paul (Salem) and Kay and Mike (McMinnville). We met at Parking Lot #4 at 0700 and walked a 3.5 mile loop to the North (Courtney Bridge) and back along the the river past Parking Lot # 4 to the wooden bridge over the slough, returning to the parking lot at about 1030. It cool and rainy, with intermittent showers, slight breezes, and temperatures from 53-56 degrees F. Birds were somewhat subdued in singing and flight. The river level was still high and swallows were actively feeding on flies at the surface. Very little flying birds were seen overhead. There were very few waterfowl seen. Highlights were seeing 4 Red-breasted Sapsuckers, a Black-throated gray warbler, and 5 species of swallows.
We saw or heard:
Wood Duck Mallard California Quail Great Blue Heron Great Egret Osprey with 2 chicks on nest Red tailed Hawk American Kestrel Kildeer -Spotted Sandpiper Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove Vaux Swift Anna's Hummingbird Red-breasted Sapsucker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Western Wood-Peewee Willow Flycatcher -Warbling Vireo Steller's jay California Scrub Jay American Crow Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Cliff Swallow Barn Swallow Black-capped Chickadee -Bushtit White-breasted Nuthatch Brown Creeper Bewick's Wren Swainson's Thrush American Robin European Starling Cedar Waxwing Yellow Warbler Black-throated Gray Warbler -Common Yellowthroat Wilson's Warbler Spotted Towhee Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Red-winged Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird House Finch Lesser Goldfinch
Total: 48 species.
Our next Bird Walk is on Thursday July 4 at 7:00 am; meet at Minto Brown Parking Lot #4.
-- Paul Evans DO, LL.D. (Hon.), FACOFP <paulevansdo...>