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Burrowing Owl
 

Seasonal Birds on Cold Springs
National Wildlife Refuge
by Jenny Barnett

SPRING IS A Great Time to be a birder but maybe not the best time to begin editing the newsletter of the local bird club. This issue is a little late because I underestimated the time it would take to produce the newsletter and because it's hard to stay indoors when  spring weather and newly arriving migrants are beckoning me outside. Let me introduce myself, I am Jenny Barnett, new editor of the Pendleton Bird Club Newsletter. I work as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, stationed at McNary National Wildlife Refuge. I moved to Pendleton with my family in 2005 and joined the Pendleton Bird Club shortly after. I became a wildlife biologist because of my love of the outdoors and of wildlife. Although my dad would point out birds in our yard when I was a kid, I did not become a serious birder until 1990, when I set a goal to become good enough at bird identification to run a Breeding Bird Survey Route. I have been a wildlife biologist since 1992 and have had the privilege  to conduct many bird surveys over the years. My favorites are probably sage grouse lek counts and songbird surveys. But enough about me, back to Spring, and birding...(See full story)

   


Walks With Ani....
 by Anita Crawford

As expected, things are lively out along the river. We have a new pair of nesting Ospreys this year. I watched them build their nest, it is not one put up by the power company. 

 I think we might have chicks near the 8th Street bridge. Papa Osprey chased off a Great Blue Heron yesterday morning. The poor guy was just out fishing for his ever growing family and Papa dive-bombed him five times as they headed up river, east of town. A few weeks ago Papa chased away the juvenile Bald Eagle that had been making its appearance lately.

Two Saturdays ago I was out at sunrise and stood in one spot where, straight ahead of me, Papa Osprey was sitting in the snag across the river from me. To my left, sitting in the shallows, were fifty-nine American White Pelicans. The sun was rising to my right as two pairs of Canada Geese flew by just over the water's edge. A lone male Ring-necked Pheasant was calling out to me to the north. I looked up toward Heaven in awe and said, "Thank you, Lord."  (See full story...)

 


Birds In Art
House Wren

  

  New Species Sighted Last Week

 

New
Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County From May 19 through May 25:

R Sorry, no new sightings reported last week

Total species sighted so far in 2015: 210

Birders: Kindly note a new species was reported for Umatilla County on Jan 2, 2015: Black-headed Gull. This is species #314 sighted and reported in Umatilla County.

And in 2014, Bird Club members reported 262 species in Umatilla County –– a new County Year record for the Club! 



    
   Way To Go Club Members!

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Posted: May 26, 2015



Calendar of Events

         
 

Bird Club Picnic

 The Annual Bird Club Picnic will be held at Indian Lake Campground on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The picnic will be held in site #1 in the campground. This is the site next to the campground host.

Indian Lake is located at the summit
of the Blue Mountains about 20 miles
SE of Pilot Rock.
 

P
lan on leaving Pendleton at 6:30 a.m. for a field trip prior to the picnic.
Meet at the NE corner of the Pendleton Safeway parking lot at 6:30 and we will carpool from there.

 
OR, if you don’t participate in the field trip, meet at Indian Lake Campground at noon for the picnic.
 

October Bird Club Meeting

 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2015

Update on Burrowing Owls at the Umatilla Chemical Depot

Presented by Mike Gregg

Pendleton First Christian Church
215 North Main Street, Pendleton

 

 
         
   

 

 
 


 
 
         
 
 
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