[midvalleybirds] Fwd: Red-eyed Vireo along Riverbend Rd in W Salem (Polk Co.)

Barbara Combs bcombs232 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 19:03:59 PDT 2019

The two Red-eyed Vireos that I found in the area this year were on the east
side of the middle fork
of the Willamette River, in Clearwater Park.  At that point, the north side
is a better description, but
they were definitely not to the west.

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM <clearwater at peak.org> wrote:

> This makes three spots along the main stem of the Willamette River with
> Red-eyed Vireos, so far this season. Grand Island in SE Yamhill County and
> Luckiamute State Natural Area in SE Polk County are the others. There have
> also been a bunch of reports from the Eugene/Springfield area, around the
> confluence of the Coast Fork and Middle Fork Willamette Rivers.
> Curiously all of these reports are on the west side of the river.
> Has anyone tried listening where there are large stands of
> cottonwood/maple bottomland forest along the east side of the river
> (Linn/Marion Co. side)? I usually stop to listen along Hwy 226 where it
> crosses the lower Santiam River just east of Crabtree, but traffic noise is
> always a problem, and this year there's some kind of construction or
> logging project going on in there.
> Scanning though satellite images, it looks like most of the bigger tracts
> of bottomland forest on the east bank lack public access, except by
> canoe/kayak. Bowers Rock State Park (just SE of Albany), Snag Boat Bend
> (annex of Finley NWR south of Peoria), Keizer Rapids, and Willamette
> Mission State Park might be the best options. Simpson Park in Albany (kind
> of forgotten by birders now that Talking Water Gardens is right across the
> street) could also be a good place to check. -- joel
> From: Roy Gerig <roygerig at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2019 14:03:37 -0700
> ...
> This morning I did two counts in the OR2020 square ... in Salem/Keizer. At
> the second one, along Riverbend Rd in West Salem, just north of the
> entrance to Riverbend Sand and Gravel, a RED-EYED VIREO was singing, and on
> the other side in a mature filbert orchard there was a CHIPPING SPARROW
> singing. That was an auspicious beginning to this new project
> Roy Gerig Salem OR
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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Barbara Combs   obie '70
Lane County, OR

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