13 April 2017 – PNW Migration Update

Moderate flights between weather.  With a pretty decent exodus from the Sauvie Island WMA/Ridgefield NWR complex.

Speaking of Sauvie Island; Oak Island and the west side units are due to open to public access on Sunday the 16th.  East side units will remain closed until May 1.

A Gray Flycatcher was reported in the Central Valley and Cassin’s Vireo and Evening Grosbeaks in the Metro Area.  I forget if i mentioned it earlier but both Chipping and Vesper Sparrows have also shown up.

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06 April 2017 – PNW Migration Update

Well, it’s raining again.  But, there was a gap during the night and our northbound feathered cohabitants took advantage of the break.

Black-throated Gray Warblers, Orange Crowned Warblers, Caspian Terns, Calliope Hummingbirds, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Common Yellowtrhoats, Evening Grosbeaks and Chipping Sparrows — now being reported in or around the 45th parallel.  It happens like that; in a mad rush.