[birding] Coffin Butte gulls today

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Mon Nov 26 11:31:10 PST 2007

Hi folks,

I made a quick zip up to Coffin Butte Landfill just now (11 AM) and
found Rich & Nanette Armstrong there. A bulldozer stirred up a nice
cloud of 40+ gulls which then flew over and settled on the "resting
area" (the incipient remedial wetland restoration on the south of the
dead-end part of Coffin Butte Rd. w. of Hwy 99W). We checked them out
but did not see any dark-mantled gulls among them (good variety of other
kinds though). Also lots of WILSON'S SNIPE out there, always fun to

Probably a dozen or more gulls were still on the landfill but mostly out
of sight while the bulk of the flock was on the "resting" field. Rich &
Nanette also figured out that if you stand on the concrete porch of the
landfill headquarters you can get a decent scope view of gulls standing
atop part of the landfill.  

The site manager was in a meeting so I'll have to follow up with him
later about parking options etc. Rich will probably post more when he
gets home.

Happy birding,

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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