Columbia Estuary Report - 9/12/2002

Mike Patterson celata at
Thu Sep 12 19:00:37 PDT 2002

Columbia Estuary Report - 9/12/2002

SOOTY SHEARWATERS stretch, pretty much continuously from
Gearhart to the South Jetty of the Columbia River today.
They were also up the Columbia River to Hammond. A conservative
estimate at the South Jetty... 500,000.

Today's shorebird counts:

Necanicum Estuary (10:00-11:00hr)
	Semipalmated Plover    15
	Western Sandpiper      75
	Least Sandpiper        25
	Baird's Sandpiper       4
	Pectoral Sandpiper      1
	American Pipit          4

Gearhart Golf Course (12:30-13:00hr)
	Killdeer               17
	American Pipit          1

Astoria Golf Course (15:30-16:00hr)
	Pacific Golden Plover   1

South Jetty of the Columbia (16:30-18:00hr)
	Black-bellied Plover    1
	Ruddy Turnstone         1
	Wandering Tattler       1
	Western Sandpiper      30
	Least Sandpiper         6
	Long-billed Dowitcher   1
	Short-billed Dowitcher  1
	Red-necked Phalarope    1
Mike Patterson               
Astoria, OR                    
celata at  

A child who becomes acquainted with the birds about him
hears every sound and puzzles out its meaning with a cleverness 
that amazes those with ears who hear not.

                                               -Neltje Blanchan 

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