[birding] Caspian Tern, Benton Co

Paula Vanderheul vanderp at peak.org
Fri Jul 28 17:01:27 PDT 2006

I checked it about 3 pm. No Caspian tern.  Joel Geier arrived shortly after 
me.  I walked back to the second pond.  Only ducks I saw were 2 Cinnamon 
Teal, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, and Mallard. One TV flew over as I was 
leaving.  No shorebirds.

Paula Vanderheul

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. Simmons" <woodpecker97330 at yahoo.com>
To: "Fontaine, Joe" <Joe.Fontaine at oregonstate.edu>; "post to list 
midvalleybirding" <list at midvalleybirding.org>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [birding] Caspian Tern, Benton Co

>I was there at soon after 10 and the bird was not.  Just passing
> through...
> Jamie
> --- "Fontaine, Joe" <Joe.Fontaine at oregonstate.edu> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> As of 0940 there was an adult CASPIAN TERN at the Knoll Terrace
>> Sewage Ponds (directions below).  The bird was doing laps around
>> the back pond for the 10 minutes I was there.
>> Also, I checked out EE Wilson for a bit this morning.  No Purple
>> Martins anywhere  but here are a couple of birds I saw:
>> COOPER'S HAWK 1 imm
>> No shorebirds anywhere.  If anyone has some insight into potential
>> shorebird habitat in the country, I'd be interested in knowing
>> about it.  The usual spots (Finley, Philomath STP, EE Wilson,
>> Monroe STP, Knoll Terrace STP) are all pretty lame right now.
>> Cabell Marsh looks like it might be good in another few weeks but
>> that's about it so far as I know.
>> Directions:
>> Elliot Circle is north of town off of 99W.  Head N out of town on
>> 99W, turn right onto Elliot Circle by the Mary's River Lumber Co.
>> Follow Elliot Circle around until you see the Knoll Terrace mobile
>> home park.  Turn right into it and wind your way to the back (over
>> copious speed bumps).  The sewage ponds are behind a gate but you
>> can see everything you need to from the gate.
>> Good Birding,
>> Joe
>> Joe Fontaine
>> Dept of Fisheries & Wildlife
>> 105 Nash Hall
>> Oregon State University
>> Corvallis, OR 97331
>> joe.fontaine at oregonstate.edu
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