Great Backyard Bird Count, will be held February. A joint project of Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
The Spring and Fall North American Migration Counts are held the second Saturday in May and the third Saturday in September. If you are interesed in serving as a sector leader, or participating in the count, please contact Bob Hansen,firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.637.2736. Previous count results can be found at Klickitat County Bird Count Information and Results
The Trout Lake Christmas Bird Count is held the first Saturday during the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count period. The Count period begins December 14th each year. Contact Stuart Johnston for specifics. Click here for this year's results.
The Lyle Christmas Bird Count is held the first Sunday of the Christmas Bird Count period (the Count period begins December 14th). For information on how to participate contact Bob Hansen, 509.637.2736, email@example.com. This year's results by sector can be found at 2006-07 Lyle Christmas Bird Count. or in aggregate at http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc. The Lyle Christmas Bird Count is locally sponsored by Friends of Columbia Gorge, Klickitat Winery and nationally by Audubon and Cornell University.
The Columbia Hills-Klickitat Valley Christmas Bird Count is coordinated by Stuart Johnston and generally held on the third Saturday of the Count period. Click here for this year's results.
The last Klickitat County bird count of the calendar year is the The Hood River Count, generally held the third Sunday of the Count period. Contact Cathy Flick, firstname.lastname@example.org, for coordination details. The northern portion of the count circle includes part of the Bingen Pond area.
Lake National Wildlife Refuge Description and Checklist and
Joe Engler's recent report The Status of Nesting Greater Sandhill Cranes in Washington
Trout Lake. The Trout Lake Marsh Checklist compiled, coordinated and in all respects made possible by the combined efforts of Cathy Flick, Orin Pearson, Cindy Henchell, and Carol Lagodich.
Bingen Pond and Columbia River front
Old Highway 8, including Rowland Lake, Catherine Creek, and the area around Balch Lake.
Dallesport including The Dalles Dam, Spearfish Lake and when there is water, the Tidyman Road wetlands.
Lyle Point, and Klickitat River mouth Lyle, Washington, site of several rare or accidental bird sightings including Black-bellied Plover, Great Egret, White-winged Scoter, American Avocet and Thayer's Gull.
Mary Hill State Park, both near the museum, as well as on the Columbia River.
Brooks Memorial State Park
BirdWeb Seattle Audubon's Online Guide to the Birds of Washington State.
BirdNote Listen online to past episodes of Seattle Audubon's radio series about the intriguing ways of birds.
CHIRP! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library’s Web site is now making available over 65,000 sound clips and about 18,000 video clips of birds and animals. You can do a simple search by keyword, or you can do an advanced search for marine vs terrestrial beings as well as searching by location and recording information (at the moment the catalog has a North American emphasis but the site promises to continue to put more clips online.) Be prepared to spend 45 minutes downloading and installing sound and video software prior to use this resource.
The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute provides an array of multi-sensory and educational programs promote understanding and appreciation of the ecological underpinnings of the local forest and shrub-steppe communities and how these ecosystems operate in connection to the human world. Included within their web site is a page called Birding the Columbia Gorge, complete with a checklist of over 301 species which have been observed in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
2003 GREATER SANDHILL CRANE
NESTING SEASON AT CONBOY LAKE NWR.
prepared by Joe Engler, US Department of Fish and Wildlife. An articulate, comprehensive and comprehensible description of Washington's remaining breeding population of Greater Sandhill Cranes, found primarily in Klickitat County.
Seasonal Phenologies, 2005-2007 Between 2005 and 2007, Stuart Johnston, with the cooperation of an informal group called the Larks, and other Gorge birders, created quarterly phenologies observed bird life in the Columbia Gorge.
Is this weather for the birds (and birding)?
Want a break from this weather? Consider Birding Costa Rica by Public Buses
How I was robbed in Guatemala and the lessons I learned by Bob Hansen
Visiting a different part of the world and want to find a local birder to share some birding experiences or want to share your part of the world with fellow birders? Consider joining Global Birdingpal Club
Have you found an injured bird or abandoned chick? If so, please contact Rowena Wildlife Clinic, Dr. Jean Cypher, 541.478.2584. Donations for their work are always appreciated.
Site opened January, 1999 and its contents last revised September 5th, 2010 by Bob Hansen, email@example.com