Brownsmead, Clatsop County, Oregon 3/4/2002

Mike Patterson celata at
Mon Mar 4 15:20:47 PST 2002

Brownsmead, Clatsop County, Oregon
March 4, 2002

There was a scattering of TREE and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW along
Blind Slough. The WHITE-TAILED KITES were completely absent
from any of the sites where they have been seen all winter.
An AMERICAN BITTERN flew over the Ziak Refuge.

Raptor Count 0840-1000hr
Bald Eagle 6
Northern Harrier 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 8
American Kestrel 2

Other birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck 2
American Wigeon
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Hooded Merganser
Mew Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow 6 [1]
Violet-green Swallow 8 [2]
Black-capped Chickadee
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
American Pipit 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Sparrow


[1] in one group at Barendse Bridge
[2] scattered along Brownsmead Dike

Total number of species seen: 48

Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at

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