Birds of Oregon 2021's Journal

January 17, 2021

Day 16

Well we didn't make 2000 like I had hoped, but still a good effort was made. The project is at 1,770 observation and 172 species. Yesterday we made 182 observations covering 61 species.

Top ten observers
@chrisleearm
@insectology
@jnj2day
@fernsibley
@jayras
@georver
@patty_teague
@susankirkbride
@andyfrank
@granolapunk

Top ten species
Golden-crowned Sparrow (14)
American Kestrel (9)
Canada Goose (9)
Double-crested Cormorant (8)
Northern Pintail (8)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (7)
Northern Flicker (6)
Mallard (5)
Bufflehead (5)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (5)

Lets keep up the strong upward momentum everyone

Posted on January 17, 2021 16:56 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 16, 2021

Day 14 - 15

The last couple days have been mix of weather. But the birds don't really care do they. 290 observations were made in the last two days, totaling 90 species. The project is currently at 1,545 observations and 168 species.

Top twenty observers
@insectology
@chrisleearm
@carriechelle
@fernsibley
@jayras
@mnharris
@lumenal
@susankirkbride
@patty_teague
@bclarsen
@jeffharding
@andyfrank
@brendadobbin
@divyadaniel
@grillo911
@kenchamberlain
@mattyd112
@sedgequeen
@irenemr6071
@jana266

Top twenty species
American kestrel (22)
Anna's hummingbird (12)
Golden-crowned sparrow (12)
Dark-eyed junco (12)
Red-tailed hawk (11)
Canada goose (9)
European starling (9)
California scrub-jay (8)
Bald eagle (7)
Mallard (7)
Lesser goldfinch (7)
House finch (6)
Downy woodpecker (6)
Double-crested cormorant (5)
Common merganser (5)
Song sparrow (4)
Pine siskin (5)
Mourning dove (4)
Great blue heron (4)
Tundra swan (4)

I would love to see us make 500 observations today. I'm going to try for 30-50 personally.

Posted on January 16, 2021 14:26 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

1500th observation

An American kestrel perched on a wire is the 1500th observation. The photo was taken in Polk County, by @mnharris

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68137826

Posted on January 16, 2021 14:07 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 comment | Leave a comment

January 14, 2021

Day 13

Today was a beautiful day. I unfortunately saw but was unable to photograph a Townsend's Warbler and a Chestnut-backed chickadee. Hopefully we can get a couple more beautiful days this week. Today we added 110 observations totaling 56 species. This brings out total up to 1190 observations and 160 species.

Top ten observers of the day
@fernsibley
@patty_teague
@cgates326
@jayras
@chrisleearm
@jeffharding
@mnharris
@philkahler
@geographerdave
@oregonbirder0

Top ten species
Red-tailed Hawk (5)
Northern Shoveler (5)
Canada Goose (4)
Song Sparrow (4)
Spotted Towhee (4)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (4)
California Scrub-jay (4)
American Coot (3)
Horned Grebe (3)
Bald Eagle (3)

Congratulations to @cgates326 for his Loggerhead Shrike https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68026401

Congratualtions @patty_teague for her Red-throated Loon https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68029931

Posted on January 14, 2021 05:11 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 13, 2021

Day 10 - Day 12

Sorry for the late updates. These last couple days have been mixed weather but this morning it is sunny with a high of 55. Perfect birding weather to look for any individuals blown in by last nights storm.

Over the last 3 days 188 observations were added totaling 88 species. Our total is 1,059 observations and 157 species.

Top ten species
Dark-eyed Junco (9)
House Finch (7)
Rock Pigeon (6)
Red-tailed Hawk (6)
Mallard (6)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (6)
American Crow (5)
Song Sparrow (5)
American Robin (5)
Bald Eagle (4)

Top thirty observers
@jayras
@carriechelle
@andyfrank
@jnj2day
@insectology
@birdwhisperer
@jeffharding
@chrisleearm
@mnharris
@tuftedtiffmouse
@nmrvelj
@afergu
@ashleynorton
@cgates326
@geographerdave
@irenemr6071
@kenchamberlain
@sedgequeen
@danithedeer
@jnelson
@meadowlarkmerlin
@rosawoodsii
@russelltomlin
@twainwright
@catkizer
@cephalopodess
@cricketwoodprims
@dbkmd
@georver
@isaacison

Posted on January 13, 2021 16:51 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

1000th observation

Our 1000th observation was made by @carriechelle of a Black-capped Chickadee

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67941671

Posted on January 13, 2021 16:33 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 comments | Leave a comment

January 10, 2021

Day 9

I managed to see the Clay-colored Sparrow, but no Vesper Sparrow. I was rewarded with a cooperative Lincoln's Sparrow. The project is now at 843 observations and 145 species. 115 observations were made spanning 64 species.

Top ten observers of the day
@insectology
@carriechelle
@nepokroeff
@cgates326
@geographerdave
@b-boardman
@chrisleearm
@fernsibley
@jayras
@kzias

Top ten species
Dark-eyed Junco (7)
Red-tailed Hawk (5)
Wood Duck (4)
Bushtit (4)
Large White-headed Gulls (3)
Anna's Hummingbird (3)
Northern Flicker (3)
Red-breasted Sapsucker (3)
Pine Siskin (3)
Northern Shoveler (3)

Congratulation to @cgates326 for getting a Mountain Bluebird
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67824697

Congratulations to @fernsibley for the Short-eared Owl
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67818822

Posted on January 10, 2021 05:34 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 3 comments | Leave a comment

January 09, 2021

Day 8

Well I am actually still awake. 121 observations were made today for a total of 58 species. There are now 686 observations totaling 141 species.

Top ten observers of the day
@fernsbiley
@insectology
@patty_teague
@andyfrank
@armstrong1810
@mnharris
@philkahler
@chrisleearm
@jayras
@jeffharding

Top ten birds
Red-tailed Hawk (8)
Bald Eagle 6)
Wood Duck (6)
American Kestrel (5)
Anna's Hummingbird (5)
Common Merganser (5)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (4)
Lesser Scaup (4)
Northern Shoveler (4)
Americna Coot (3)

Congratulations @insectology for seeing a Cinnamon Teal out in Forest Grove.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67772696

Congratulations @philkahler for observing the Clay-colored Sparrow behind Jackson Bottom Wetlands
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67778566

Posted on January 09, 2021 04:10 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 6 comments | Leave a comment

January 08, 2021

Day 7

Ok so I fell asleep again before I was able to make yesterday's announcement. So I am rolling it into today's update. We are at 535 observations and 130 species. 109 observations were added in the last two days, totaling 58 species.

The top twenty observers
@insectology
@jeffharding
@carriechelle
@patty_teague
@tuftedtiffmouse
@bclarsen
@andyfrank
@cgates326
@susankirkbride
@birdwhisperer
@brodiecasstalbott
@chrisleearm
@donhenise
@ashleynorton
@dariansantner
@ericdrechsel
@gail61
@geographerdave
@irenemr6071
@jglickman

Top twenty species
American Kestrel (14)
Bald Eagle (7)
Great Blue Heron (4)
Dark-eyed Junco (4)
House Finch (4)
Mallard (3)
Pacific Wren (3)
Lesser Goldfinch (3)
Cooper's Hawk (2)
Red-tailed Hawk (2)
Anna's Hummingbird (2)
Common )erganser (2)
Song Sparrow (2)
Spotted Towhee (2)
House Sparrow (2)
Northern Flicker (2)
Red-breasted Sapsucker (2)
Red-naped Sapsucker (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2)
Great Egret (2)

The 500th observation was the a Vesper Sparrow photographed today near Jackson Bottom Wetland in Washington County by @susankirkbride, which was also a county first. It was the first one found this year for the state, and only the 57th in the state ever. Susan has photographed two other individuals in the past. She ranks number 6 in the state for overall observations of the species.

Thank you everyone for participating in the first week of the new year.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67727991

Posted on January 08, 2021 05:10 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 06, 2021

Day 5

Ok, was a little tired last night so fell asleep before writing up the results. We are now at 411 observations and 119 species. 96 observations and 53 species were added yesterday.

Top ten observers of the day
@insectology
@carriechelle
@birdwhisperer
@cgates326
@geographerdave
@jeffharding
@patty_teague
@samuelrodgers
@russelltomlin
@tuftedtiffmouse

Top ten species
Lesser Goldfinch (5)
Red-necked Grebe (3)
Bald Eagle (3)
Anna's Hummingbird (3)
Mallard (3)
Northern Pintail (3)
Bufflehead (3)
Hooded Merganser (3)
Varied Thrush (3)
House Finch (3)

Congratulations @andyfrank for a Say's Phoebe
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67633014

Posted on January 06, 2021 15:41 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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