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Ferruginous Hawk
 

2015 Bluebird Trail: Fast and Furious
by Jack Simons

Monitoring the club's bluebird nest boxes during the summer is a pleasant pastime. You get to see and interact with birds and their young, enjoy the occasional wildlife that dart across the road, see beautiful scenery and smell the fragrant pine in the Blue Mountains north of Ukiah.

This year my wife Sharon and I finished our annual monitoring of the club's Albee-Ukiah bluebird trail on August 8th. If you have been following our whereabouts in the Newsletter, you know we've been sharing this summer pastime since 2009. With this season's final trip now complete, we're pleased  to report "another year, another successful batch of baby bluebirds headed south for the winter.

With the exception of a lone pair of Mountain Bluebirds in 2009, all of the nesting bluebirds have been Westerns. Nest box occupancy for this year's first hatch was 100% (31 nests in 31 boxes); however, nest box occupancy for the second hatch was only 35% (11 nests in 31 boxes). In the last seven years, the average nest box occupancy for the first hatch....(See full story)


Field Sightings July through mid-August
 by Dave Herr

July, and so far in august,  we've had a lot of very hot weather and very dry conditions. And now that nesting season is over, birding the last couple of weeks has been pretty slow. Still, a number of interesting sightings have been reported. Read on to learn what species have been found during this report period. 

July 15, Dan Baum was heading west out of Pendleton on I-84, when he saw a large white bird flying south over the freeway. At first he thought it might be an American White Pelican, but on closer observation realized it was a Great Egret. July 19, Connie Betts (Connie) reported her first summer sighting of Common Nighthawks.    

July 23, the WWW Birders, June Whitten (June), Carolyn Featherston (Carolyn), Diana Dillenberg (Diana D.) and Marilyn Cripe (Marilyn), headed to the mountains. June reported although it was a nice day, the birds were not singing as much and are now harder to ID. And like me (Dave Herr), the group found identifying juvenile birds a challenge. The group drove up Yellow Jacket Road...(See full story...)

 




Birds In Art

Spotted Sandpiper

  

  New Species Sighted Last Week

 

New
Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County From Aug 18 Through Aug 24:

R Pectoral Sandpiper, 8/20


Total species sighted so far in 2015: 239

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: August 17, 2015



Calendar of Events

         
 

October Bird Club Meeting

 7:00 p.m., Thurs., 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

 

November Bird Club Meeting

 6:30 p.m.. Thurs., November 12, 2015

Potluck at 6:30

followed by

Bird and Wildlife Photography

Presented by: Bill Peal

Pendleton First Christian Church
215 North Main Street, Pendleton

 

 
         
   
 
 
 
         
 
 
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