Wild birds at the farm

Many people enjoy observing wild birds, and Oregon has a rich variety of birds to see! We see many birds at the farm, and in this post (and follow-up comments) we’ll list our observations.

If you’re interested in birding, visit the Audubon Society of Portland‘s home page to find more resources.  For this post, we are using their 2013 Species Checklist as the starting point for our bird list.

Okay, let’s get started. On August 16, 2013, we observed:

  • Barn Swallow
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch
  • Northern Flicker
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Great Blue Heron

After dusk, we heard a pair of nighthawk’s crying over the field, but it was too dark to identify them.

Previously, we observed a barn owl in the century-old barn.

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