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Golden-Crowned Kinglets are Trash Birds

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In Portland, Oregon, the Golden-Crowned Kinglet is fairly common in appropriate habitat, particularly during migration and in winter. The eBird bar chart for the kinglet in Multnomah County, which includes Portland, is below. It also found much lower, adorning some of Portland’s public trash cans.

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Exploring eBird Mobile Tracks

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I recently birded the Tualatin River NWR near Portland, Oregon, and made that my test case for a deeper dive into the Mobile Track. The image below shows Tualatin River NWR (the blue and white dot in the lower left corner) relative to the Portland Metropolitan Area , which has a population of approximately 2.5

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Tufted Puffins on the Oregon Coast

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Shingled buildings line main streets, and on beautiful days, the sidewalks and sandy beaches are filled with pedestrians enjoying a quieter life and fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of nearby metros like Portland and Vancouver.

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Goin' to Portland

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Light posting this weekend, as we are going to Portland to take in the waters. Or whatever it is they have down there.

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Accessibility Matters

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So armed with some knowledge from the “ Access Considerations for Birding Locations ” page on the Birdability website and some research, I twice visited the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge near Portland, Oregon with accessibility in mind. The Tualatin River NWR is an urban refuge just a few miles from downtown Portland.

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You Will See (or Hear) These

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In Jason Crotty’s article this week, he used the common birders’ phrase “trash birds” jokingly, to refer to some trash cans painted with realistic bird images in Portland, USA. Central Mexico has, of course, its own trash birds.

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Breakside Brewery: Breakside IPA

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Put a bird on it, Portland. Breakside IPA is the flagship beer of the Breakside Brewery of Portland, Oregon, loaded with two popular northwestern hop varieties: the orangey and aptly-named Citra, and Chinook, an aggressively piney and spicy hop. Good birding and happy drinking! * Breakside Brewery: Breakside IPA.

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