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My 2nd visit to this beautiful spot - it's a 4 mile loop and I walked in a half-mile the other day, then yesterday my hubby and I walked in a mile. One of these days I'll start early enough to do the whole 4 miles -- took us a little over 3 hours just to do the mile because there was so much to see! I featured it in my bl0g here -- http://dvillabirds.blogspot.com/2012/02/tillamook-bay-wetlands.html. Of course, the highlight was this beautiful BARN OWL (photo) that I asked about on OBOL - I figured since it was daylight, I must be wrong about my ID - -but it really is a Barn Owl. So cool!


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There were a few ducks in the first pond we came to -- I marked this one down as a female NORTHERN PINTAIL, but am not so sure -- this is the only photo I got of it. Black and white around the tail, Mallard-size...


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We saw this NORTHERN HARRIER as well as a gorgeous very white male... (edit 2-10-2012 - the "gorgeous very white male" was a WHITE TAILED KITE, not a Harrier -- saw a male NORTHERN HARRIER yesterday at Tillamook River though :o)


Bird List

Tillamook Bay Wetlands, OR

Feb 04, 2012

Common Name Scientfic Name Count Action
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii ---
Canada Goose Branta canadensis ---
American Wigeon Anas americana ---
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos ---
Northern Pintail Anas acuta ---
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola ---
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus ---
Common Merganser Mergus merganser ---
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator ---
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus ---
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias ---
Great Egret Ardea alba ---
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus ---
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis ---
American Coot Fulica americana ---
Western Gull Larus occidentalis ---
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens ---
Barn Owl Tyto alba ---
Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens ---
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans ---
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos ---
Common Raven Corvus corax ---
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus ---
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens ---
Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus ---
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris ---
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa ---
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula ---
American Robin Turdus migratorius ---
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia ---
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys ---
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla ---
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus ---
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus ---

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