Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Deschutes River State Recreation Area

Jeanette took this photo this morning from the old railroad bed now bicycle and hiking trail looking down towards the mouth of the Deschutes River where it joins the mighty Columbia River. The green riparian area along the Deschutes River provides a sharp contrast to the bare brown hills of the Deschutes River Canyon and the Columbia River Gorge. The campground is located in this green oasis, and as you might expect we had a very pleasant morning of birding here. In fact we are enjoying the area so much we have opted to spend a second night here.  Below is a sample of some of the birds we saw this morning.  For the eBird Checklist of birds we saw click here.

Western Gull

Double-crested Cormorant
Western Wood-Pewee

Lazuli Bunting (female)

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