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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