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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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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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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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Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

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Although it is a two-hour drive from Portland, I recently visited Nisqually NWR, which is located near Olympia, Washington. The refuge also features are a number of interpretive signs, many about the various birds that can be seen on the refuge. There’s a $3 day-use fee, but it is free if you have a Duck Stamp.

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First Post-COVID-19 Birding Trip: Wisconsin and Horicon NWR

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And I wanted to be able to fly directly from Portland, so I would not lose a day to travel. Once I was fully vaccinated and air travel became an option, I looked for a location for my first birding trip since 2019. I have a running list of trips to do, but many are best in spring, fall, or winter, not summer. Thus, I limited my options.

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Oregon Birds Drinking Themselves To Death on Berries?

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Birds in Portland, Oregon, are being found dead in droves. The suspected cause of death? Over imbibing on fermented berries. No, I am not making this up !

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