[midvalleybirds] SAS Ankeny NWR Scouting Trip Report

Mike Unger unger730 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 17:52:23 PDT 2019

*SAS Ankeny NWR Scouting Trip Report*

*September 7, 2019*

Hello all -

On Saturday morning, Fred, Kay and Larry scouted Ankeny NWR in preparation
for our Salem Audubon birding field trip on *Saturday, September 14th at
7:00 a.m.*   They walked about one mile during the scouting trip.  The
weather was overcast with temperatures staying around 63 – 64 degrees
during the entire trip.  During the scouting trip they identified 42

*Note:*  For this trip we only counted the number of species observed not
the total number of birds observed (except for the sanderlings and Cackling

Some of the best sightings were the Sanderlings, Lesser Yellowlegs,
Pectoral Sandpiper and Hooded Merganser.

A complete list of today's birds follows.  The upcoming events include:

*Tuesday, September 10th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Birder’s Night, *Southern
Africa Birds and Beasts. Meet in the Carrier Room at First United Methodist
Church. Please enter the church through the office entrance at 600 State

*Saturday, September 14th, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM – *Ankeny National Wildlife
Refuge -- Meet at the Pintail Marsh Parking Lot off Wintel Road at 7:00 AM.

*Monday, September 23rd, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM - SAS Shorts:* Cascades
Gateway Park Bird Walk.  Meet in the parking lot next to the lake at 2100
Turner Rd SE (behind Walmart).

*Monday, September 23rd, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – *Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk.
Meet in front of the clubhouse located at the end of Country Club Drive SE
(3376 Country Club Drive South).

*Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon – *The Sex Life of Birds
Workshop at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 4034
Fairview Industrial Dr SE, Salem. Fee: $10.  You can sign up online at

Mike Unger

Keizer, OR

*Checklist Summary for September 7, 2019*

Number of Checklists: 1
Number of Species: 42

Cackling Goose - 2
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
Green-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
American Coot
Sanderling – Two, fast running. Slightly larger than Western Sandpipers
they were with. Dark and white plumage. Probably juveniles. At Pintail
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Black Phoebe
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Bewick's Wren
European Starling
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Yellowthroat

You can see the checklist at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59585455

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