Coast Trip Sunday

Ken, Ryan and I had plans to lead an ABC trip to the coast this weekend, but the only date we could get together on was one I couldn’t go on Saturday, so Ken and Ryan led the group down to Ocean Shores on Saturday, and Kay and I joined on Sunday. We met Chazz Read More…

Wrap Up Day of GGOW Trip

Today our ABC group birded Oak Creek Canyon, seeing many Lewis’s Woodpeckers Rock wrens on the basalt columns, White-throated swifts, MacGilvery’s warblers, Western kingbirds, and a good variety of east side birds.  It was a sunny and wonderful morning in a very pretty spot. I left before the last stop  of the day  planned to Read More…

Day 3 of ABC Trip: Walla Walla Area

Today our ABC trip took us to Walla Walla County. We stayed in Pendleton, OR because of graduations in Walla Walla made it no room at the inns, so drove an hour or so to start the day at Biscuit Ridge just East of Walla Walla where Green-tailed Towhee was the target bird.  We managed Read More…

Great Gray Owls near LaGrange and More

On Day 2 of our ABC trip we headed first to Spring Creek out of LaGrange to look for Great-gray Owl nest boxes managed by Walawa-Whitman National Forest. Our first stop was to look for two nest boxes off FR-21 where the anticipated polka-dotted tape marking a tree from which to look for the boxes Read More…

ABC Great Gray Owl Trip Day #1

14 ABCers led by Ken Brown left the I-5/Hwy 512 Park and Ride at 7 AM today headed south for a few SW WA specialties enroute to La Grande, OR where we are hoping for Great Gray Owl at a nest box site tomorrow morning.  We drove straight to Balsh Rd, Lyle, WA where a Read More…