Journal archives for August 2019

August 14, 2019


Shorebird season is ongoing. Good locations in the county are listed below. Let’s boost the shorebird observations this season..

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Commonwealth Lakw Park
Fernhill Wetlands
Henry Hagg Lake
Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Cedar Mill Wetlands
Bethany Lake

Posted on August 14, 2019 00:05 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Brding adventures 8/12/19

I birded Commonwealth Lake Park and Cedar Mill Wetlands yesterday August 12. Highlights were the pair of Black throated Grey Warblers, along with the resident Green Herons and a juvenile Virginia Rail calling, along with some Western wood pewees at Cedar Mill Wetlands. No shorebirds at either location that I could see. Ebird checklists below.

Posted on August 14, 2019 00:50 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 15, 2019

8,000 observations

We just broke 8k observations. I want to challenge the group to make 8,500 - 9,000 by January 1st, 2020. Lets find us some mammals!

Posted on August 15, 2019 05:56 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 16, 2019

Snowy Egret

Yesterday I went out to Smith and Bybee lakes in North Portland, to find a Snowy Egret that had been reported multiple times in recent weeks. After some searching I managed to find it amonst a group of Great Egrets. The black bill and smaller size made it easy to identify.

Posted on August 16, 2019 16:33 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 comments | Leave a comment

August 19, 2019


Saturday, August 17 I saw a Bobcat up where I work in Washington Park, Portland. Such an amazing encounter. I did not even think they could be around but then it was there.

Posted on August 19, 2019 16:47 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observation | 1 comment | Leave a comment

August 29, 2019

Barred owl

Today I went looking for shorebirds or any lingering warblers at Commonwealth Lake Park. Within a few minutes I got a Yellow Warbler, but nothing else out of the ordinary for the next hour or so. As I was headed back the way I had come, I ran into a group of photographers I knew. Low and behold they were observing a Barred Owl that was roosting in a tree. Such an amazing chance to watch this creature rest.

Posted on August 29, 2019 04:40 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment