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Checklist S13934416

 
Location
Umpqua River Estuary, Douglas County, Oregon, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:22 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
8.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Matthew Hunter
Comments:
With Keith Phifer in my canoe. Stan & Kathy Vejtasa in their canoe. Barb Fontaine, Don Morrison, and Beth Brown in third canoe. Put in at Salmon Harbor west basin, went across and up north/west side of river. Stayed N/W side until past Matts Flats, then across (E) to "The Point" flats. Waited for higher tide, then went around north of point and to Gardner boat landing.
Species
70 species (+2 other taxa) total
6

On 'The Point' with a few Canadas.

1

© Matthew Hunter

25
1

Male.

1

With American Wigeon. Gray sides, reddish head.

150
20
30
20
20
15
200
20
1

Calling from hills to S.

10
20
1

Eye clearly in white of face. Photos.

© Matthew Hunter

Average Quality
2
1
2
1
2
30
9

Flock of 6, flock of 3. Flying over.

175
200
2500

Conservative estimate. See photos for one flock.

© Matthew Hunter

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© Matthew Hunter

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© Matthew Hunter

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© Matthew Hunter

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© Matthew Hunter

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© Matthew Hunter

Average Quality
20

Breeding plumage. Variety, some not so reddish, some more so. Heard calls.

© Matthew Hunter

Average Quality
2
8
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
25
7
2

Mostly breeding plumage.

50
2
10
10
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
10

© Matthew Hunter

30
3
150
15
15
2
1
5

© Matthew Hunter

Average Quality

Imm Bald Eagle chasing fish-carrying Osprey.

© Matthew Hunter

Average Quality
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
10
2
2
1
2
8
2
2
3
5
2
20
5
1

On 'The Point' island, heard a dry rattle, had shorebirds on the brain so initially considered Baird's Sandpiper, but not far, up in air, and moving relatively slowly. Realized it was longspur, not sandpiper. Rattle vs trill. It is possible, but not probable, it was another longspur sp.

5
20

© Matthew Hunter

2
1
1
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes