[birding] SAS Shorts: Cascades Gateway Park Bird Walk Report

Mike Unger unger730 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 12:01:11 PDT 2018


*September 24, 2018*

Hello Birders:

This morning, Fred led our SAS Shorts bird walk at Cascades Gateway Park.
Sixteen (16) other birders joined him for the walk.  The walk took place
under fair skies with temperatures ranging from 51 to 58 degrees.  We
walked around Walter Wirth Lake which was about a one-mile walk.  We
observed (saw or heard) 31 species.

The best sighting was two Belted Kingfishers over the lake.  There were a
lot of Mallards and four American Wigeons on the lake.  We saw about 25
young Cedar Waxwings eating fruit on the east side of the lake.  Also, some
birders saw a Western Bluebird.  A complete list of today's birds follows.
Our next SAS bird walk will be on *Tuesday, October 2nd* at *Minto-Brown
Island Park*.  Meet at 8*:00 AM* at Parking Lot # 3.  Please join us if you

*Note:*  We also have an *Owls of the Pacific Northwest Workshop* on
*Saturday,* *October 6th at 10:00 AM*.  The workshop will be held at the
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr S in
Salem.  The cost is only $10.00 per person.

*Cascades Gateway Park on September 24, 2018*

*Number of Species: 31*

120 Canada Goose
4 American Wigeon
95 Mallard
2 Pied-billed Grebe
10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2 Mourning Dove
2 Anna's Hummingbird
2 American Coot
8 Killdeer
1 Ring-billed Gull

1 Glaucous-winged Gull
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Belted Kingfisher
4 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)

1 American Kestrel
6 California Scrub-Jay
13 American Crow
1 Barn Swallow
4 swallow sp.
4 Black-capped Chickadee
10 Bushtit
1 Western Bluebird
2 American Robin
20 European Starling
50 Cedar Waxwing
4 Golden-crowned Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
3 Spotted Towhee
22 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Brewer's Blackbird

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