June 8–10, 2018 (2 of 2)

Read Part 1 first!

All species mentioned are new 2018 Oregon bird species.

June 10, 2018: Idelwild Campground; Malheur National Forest

White-headed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Dusky Flycatcher

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Wood Thrush (me); Idelwild Campground; Malheur National Forest; June 10, 2018; photograph by Clint Burfitt.

June 10, 2018: Sagehen Rest Area; Harvey County, Oregon

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Mountain Bluebird
Brewer’s Sparrow

SageHen

Sagehen Rest Area; Sagehen Nature Trail; 18 miles west of Burns, Oregon; June 10, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

CSFN

Cassin’s Finch; Sagehen Rest Area Area; Sagehen Nature Trail; 18 miles west of Burns, Oregon; June 10, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

MTBB

Mountain Bluebird; Sagehen Rest Area; Sagehen Nature Trail; 18 miles west of Burns, Oregon; June 10, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

ATFC

Ash-throated Flycatcher!!!; Sagehen Rest Area; Sagehen Nature Trail; 18 miles west of Burns, Oregon; June 10, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Sagehen Rest Area; Sagehen Nature Trail; 18 miles west of Burns, Oregon; June 10, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Brewer’s Sparrow; Sagehen Rest Area; Sagehen Nature Trail; 18 miles west of Burns, Oregon; June 10, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

New Birds for 2018: 14
2018 Year-to-Date Talley: 199!!!

June 8–10, 2018 (1 of 2)

This past weekend’s trip to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harvey County, Oregon, was nothing short of windy and cold, but it was rich in bird species. Having spent the week prior out in Salt Lake where it was 90 degrees every day, we had not anticipated (nor had we packed for) cold temperatures.

I am 1 species away from 200. I still have a ways to go, but 200 seems like a bit of a milestone. I’m hell bent on getting one more species tomorrow to reach 200. Seriously.

Here’s a recap of this past weekend. All species in bold are new 2018 Oregon bird species.

June 8, 2018; Crystal Crane Hot Springs; Crane, Oregon

Common Nighthawk (zipping around “peenting” as we got out of the car)
Willet (hanging on the shore of the north pond and calling to another Willet)

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Common Nighthawks; Crystal Crane Hot Springs; Crane, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

BRBB

Brewer’s Blackbird (female); Crystal Crane Hot Springs; Crane, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Willet; Crystal Crane Hot Springs; Crane, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

YHBB

Yellow-headed Blackbird; Crystal Crane Hot Springs; Crane, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

June 9, 2018; Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Black Tern
Forester’s Tern
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
White-faced Ibis (so many!)
Trumpeter Swan (flew in right before we left; ting!)
Burrowing Owl

WFIB

White-faced Ibis (sadly my “best” shot even though they were E V E R Y W H E R E); Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harvey County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

BLOR

Bullock’s Oriole; Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harney County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

TRSW

Tree Swallow; Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harney County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

BLTN

Black Tern; Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harney County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

TRSWAN

Trumpeter Swan; Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harney County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

MAL

Near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harney County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Burrowing Owl; Near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Harney County, Oregon; June 8, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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