April 29, 2018

William-Finley National Wildlife Refuge =
the gem of all birding places in the Willamette Valley

We headed to Finley on April 29, 2018, and focused on the west side of the refuge where it is largely forested (oak woodland mixed with some Douglas-fir). It rained on us a lot, and I could not get any photos of actual birds. I did, however, get a video and three new Oregon 2018 species (two of which you can hear in the video): Hutton’s Vireo, Black-throated Grey Warbler, and Wilson’s Warbler.

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Oak Woodlands; William-Finley National Wildlife Refuge; April 29, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Oak Savannah; William-Finley National Wildlife Refuge; April 29, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Oak Savannah; William-Finley National Wildlife Refuge; April 29, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

Click here to see the video: https://vimeo.com/268218882

After Finley, we visited the Timberhill Natural Area in Corvallis, and I got a bird #149 Chipping Sparrow.

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Timberhill Natural Area; Corvallis, Oregon; August 29, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

New Birds for 2018: 4
2018 Year-to-Date Talley: 149

 

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