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Checklist S37507806

 
Location
Umatilla NWR- Columbia Ln Overlook, Morrow County, Oregon, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:30 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
2
Duration:
20 minute(s)
Observers:
Rachel Hudson List , Susanne Hansen
Species
22 species total
21
Canada Goose

Large but still downy goslings.

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
4
Cinnamon Teal
5
Gadwall
2
Mallard
2
Green-winged Teal
1
Ruddy Duck
1
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
American Coot
1
Killdeer
1
Upland Sandpiper

Heard only: a very strange and distinctive song which struck us as a largeish upland bird. We knew that we had never heard it in person but had looked it up in some birdsong research. We figured it was probably the Long-billed Curlews we had seen fly overhead and we decided to look it up later to confirm. It sounded too far away to be able to find. It came not from the water, but from the dry plain to the south. When we looked it up later we discovered that the unique sound belonged to the Upland Sandpiper which we had researched for a Texas trip this spring. They look to be quite rare in this area. The sound seemed to match Upland Sandpiper recordings like http://www.xeno-canto.org/104331 quite well but our only reservation in this is that we don't know the song of every bird in this area so if there is anything that sounds similar we wouldn't know about it to compare. (I am from western WA so I don't have experience birding in this area.)

1
Long-billed Curlew

We saw them fly over more than once but it could have been the same individual making multiple passes.

2
Caspian Tern
10
Double-crested Cormorant
7
American White Pelican
4
Great Egret
1
Western Kingbird
1
Eastern Kingbird
3
Yellow-headed Blackbird
2
Bullock's Oriole
2
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brewer's Blackbird
 

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

Yes