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Bob Archer
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Birding Westport
It has been awhile since I have posted a report.  I have been birding around Portland most of the last few months.  I have ventured to Fern Ridge and Tillamook.  I completed three CBC's.  So I have been busy.  One trip I was hoping for was a pelagic trip.  ...

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Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Today was my first visit to Cottonwood Canyon State Park. It was a perfect choice for a sunny November hike.  I went in search of any stray migrants that might be hiding in this beautiful state park.  Below is a map of some of the points mentioned in this r...

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After the October Storm at Ft Stevens
I ventured down to the mouth of the Columbia River on Sunday (Oct 16, 2016) to see what birds might have been blown ashore due to the storm that passed off shore on Saturday. Several hard showers hit me as I birded the area, I searched  from Parking Lot A t...

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Deschutes River State Recreation Area in October
Today I went back out to Deschutes River State Recreation Area, a spot I hit this past February.  I wanted to see if any fall migrants were in the canyon.  I think I missed the peak migration, I should have gone out there two weeks ago.  I am hoping this po...

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Shorebirding Ft Stevens
The fog never burned off the beach at Ft Stevens St Park in Clatsop County on 8/20/16.  That kept the temps at a nice 55-60 degrees.  Far better than the near 100 degrees in the valley.  Low tide was at 8:30  am, my plan was to check out the mud flats at Pa...

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Westport Pelagic 8-13-16
Today, 8/13/16, I went out of Westport, WA with Westport Seabirds.  I drove up from Portland via Astoria.  This White-winged Scoter was along the jetty at Parking Lot C at Fort Stevens on Friday afternoon. The trip left the dock at 6 am.  The morning was fo...

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Summer Lake Basin and Fremont NF above Paisley
This past weekend I went down to Lake County to bird Lake Abert, Summer Lake and the Fremont Nat Forest up above Paisley.  I left Portland after work and arrived at Paisley around 12;30 am.  I found Marster CG full, so I went across the road and set up tent...

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Upper Tygh Creek and young birds
I took a look at weather radar at 5 am today and decided I would be dry if I went on a bird hike in the Badger Creek Wilderness.  I have birded the lower section of Tygh Creek up into the wilderness, I wanted to avoid a repeat of the brutal hike up the stee...
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