Cascadia Hummingbird Report - 4/01/2002

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Sun Mar 31 19:48:26 PST 2002


Cascadia Hummingbird Report - 4/01/2002

Reports east of the Cascade Range came in this week.
Two were along the Columbia River at White Salmon, WA and
Bingen, WA. which are late by about 2 weeks, as was a report
from Zigzag, OR in the Cascades below Mt Hood. A heard
only bird at Sisters, OR is about 3 weeks early. A female
Rufous was seen working on a nest in Corvallis, OR.

male Rufous Humingbirds
Mt Pisgah, OR 03-01-2002 60 44.0058 122.9633
Red Bluff, CA 03-14-2002 73 40.1738 122.2404
Bingen, WA 03-24-2002 83 45.7142 121.4681
Madera, CA 03-25-2002 84 37.0294 120.0689
Sisters, OR 03-25-2002 84 44.2910 121.5482
Yellow Point, BC 03-25-2002 84 49.0333 123.7500
Zigzag, OR 03-26-2002 85 45.3642 122.0002
Battleground, WA 03-27-2002 86 45.7811 122.5322
White Salmon, WA 03-28-2002 87 45.7277 121.4837
Forks, WA 03-29-2002 88 47.9471 124.3899
North Bend, WA 03-30-2002 89 47.4957 121.7887
Woodinville, WA 03-31-2002 90 47.7462 122.1119

In flower news, the Salmonberry (_Rubus spectabilis_) at the
Warrenton, OR monitoring site is in full bloom. 10-12 Rufous
Hummingbirds were counted in a 100m stetch of the patch. Bloom
peak for Salmonberry is still at least a week off at the Astoria
monitoring site. The lone Red-flowering Currant (_Ribes
sanguineum_) is in full bloom at the Astoria site, but doesn't
seem to have attracted much attention from any hummingbirds.
Black Twinberry (_Lonicera involucrata_) began blooming at
the Neawanna banding station in Seaside, OR. Rufous Hummingbirds
were reported nectaring on Kinickinick (_Arctostaphylos
uva-ursi_) in the coast range above Fall City, OR.

Contribute to the database and follow along at:
http://home.pacifier.com/~neawanna/humm/count.html

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Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at pacifier.com

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