provided by:

Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

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I did not attend this bird walk. However, Don Laufer did and took a very nice set of photos.

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Don tells me he thought about 28 people showed up for the first bird walk since the Co-Vid-19 pandemic began in March 2020. He made the following comments.
It was overcast all morning.
Everything but the Royal ave extension and platform was blocked off.
There were a lot of Marsh Wrens singing
and we saw several flocks of Greater White-fronted Geese fly over.
One flock of Least Sandpipers was seen as we went out towards Tern Is.
but they flew off before we could get very close.
A Bittern was seen by a few out in the grasses before we got to the area of the platform.

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BOGS Bird List
Fern Ridge Royal, April 22, 2021;
Leader: Steve Barron

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Bird list for BOGS walk at west end of Royal Ave.,
Thurs. 04-22-21, 9:00am. - 11am.
Weather: Partly sunny, 49 - 53 degrees.
Leader: Steve Barron.
-compiled by Janet Naylor

Bird list:

  1. American bittern
  2. Great blue heron
  3. White pelican
  4. Canada goose
  5. Greater white-fronted goose
  6. Bufflehead
  7. Pintail duck
  8. Mallard
  9. Northern shoveler
  10. Ring-necked duck
  1. Pied-billed grebe
  2. Bald eagle
  3. Northern harrier
  4. Turkey vulture
  5. Killdeer
  6. Least sandpiper
  7. Greater yellowlegs - heard only.
  8. Eurasian collared dove
  9. Common raven
  10. Purple martin
  11. Tree swallow
  12. Violet-green swallow
  13. Marsh wren
  1. Common yellowthroat
  2. Spotted towhee
  3. Song sparrow
  4. Red-winged blackbird
    Acorn woodpecker
  6. Cooper's hawk
  7. White-breasted nuthatch - heard only.
  8. Cackling geese (flew overhead)
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  • Being out with the BOGS group for the first time in a year.
  • Seeing the bittern take off from right next to the path we were on.
  • Seeing white pelicans flying.