[birding] [Fwd: Oregon 4-H Conference & Education Center, Polk County, Oregon on September 24, 1977]

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Fri Aug 2 16:06:18 PDT 2013

Hi Stephanie,

The Salem Audubon checklist is a good one to use for the 4-H Conference
& Education Center though you can probably skip most of the waterbirds
on the list.

My recollection of the site is that it's pretty well wooded, so the kids
could look for woodpeckers, chickadees, goldfinches and such.

The list of birds below (from a McMinnville-area birder) is nearly 36
years old, but you should be able to find most of these birds there
today (except for Lincoln's Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, and Varied
Thrush which aren't likely to be around in early August, but could start
to show up next month).

Best of luck,
Joel Geier
Corvallis area

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This report was mailed for Floyd Schrock by http://birdnotes.net

Date: September 24, 1977
Location: Oregon 4-H Conference & Education Center, Polk County, Oregon

This list compiled during a 2-hr. hike on a Sunday afternoon alone.

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Total number of species seen: 30

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