5 Mile Radius

This year I’m counting bird species found within a five-mile radius from my house. To keep track I’m using eBird’s patch list and this tool in conjunction with Google Maps to view the radius. I’m pretty lucky to have some of these locations in my local patch: Whitaker Ponds, Broughton Beach, Mt Tabor, Holladay Park, the entire Portland airport, and of course, my yard.

It’s an inspiring way to look at local birding patches and hopefully find new species!

Find all the photos of the birds found this year in my 5mi radius on my Flickr page here.

93. Turkey Vulture – Whitaker Ponds – 19Mar
92. Wood Duck – Alderwood Trail – 10Mar
91. Say’s Phoebe – Alderwood Trail – 5Mar
90. Tree Swallow – Whitaker Ponds – 5Mar
89. Violet-green Swallow – Whitaker Ponds – 5Mar

88. Green-winged Tea l- Whitaker Ponds – 18Feb
87. White-breasted Nuthatch – Whitaker Ponds – 18Feb
86. Band-tailed Pigeon – Mt Tabor – 17Feb
85. Fox Sparrow – Mt Tabor – 17Feb
84. Western Grebe – Broughton Beach – 11Feb
83. Brewer’s Blackbird – Broughton Beach – 11Feb
82. Red-breasted Sapsucker – Mt Tabor – 13Feb
81. Peregrine Falcon – May’s Lake – 12Feb
80. Northern Harrier  – Broughton Beach – 11Feb
79. Killdeer  – Broughton Beach – 11Feb
78. American Kestrel  – Broughton Beach – 11Feb
77. Herring Gull – Glenhaven Park – 11Feb
76. American Goldfinch – Birdhouse – 5Feb

75. Canvasback – Whitaker Ponds – 29Jan
74. Ruddy Duck – Whitaker Ponds – 29Jan
73. American Coot – Whitaker Ponds – 29Jan
72. Barred Owl – Whitaker Ponds – 29Jan
71. Pileated Woodpecker – Whitaker Ponds – 29Jan
70. Hutton’s Vireo – Whitaker Ponds – 29Jan
69. Lincoln’s Sparrow – Dharma Rain Zen Center – 28Jan
68. Red-winged Blackbird – Dharma Rain Zen Center – 28Jan
67. Western Meadowlark – Dharma Rain Zen Center – 28Jan
66. Sharp-shinned Hawk – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
65. Glaucous-winged Gull – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
64. Merlin – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
63. Steller’s Jay – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
62. American Robin – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
61. Bohemian Waxwing – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
60. Cedar Waxwing – Mt Tabor – 14Jan
59. Varied Thrush – Birdhouse – 8Jan
58. Bald Eagle – The Grotto – 2Jan
57. Mourning Dove – Dharma Rain Zen Center – 2Jan
56. Red-breasted Nuthatch – Rose City Golf Course – 2Jan
55. Cackling Goose – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
54. Canada Goose – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
53. Gadwall – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
52. American Wigeon – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
51. Mallard – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
50. Northern Shoveler – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
49. Ring-necked Duck – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
48. Lesser Scaup – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
47. Bufflehead – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
46. Hooded Merganser – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
45. Common Merganser – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
44. Pied-billed Grebe – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
43. Great Blue Heron – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
42. Great Egret – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
41. Green Heron – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
40. Downy Woodpecker – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
39. California Scrub-Jay – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
38. Brown Creeper – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
37. Pacific Wren – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
36. Bewick’s Wren – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
35. Golden-crowned Kinglet – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
34. White-throated Sparrow – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
33. Spotted Towhee – Whitaker Ponds – 1Jan
32. Rock Pigeon (feral) – Overlook Park – 1Jan
31. Cooper’s Hawk – Overlook Neighborhood – 1Jan
30. Red-tailed Hawk – Overlook Neighborhood – 1Jan
29. Eurasian Collared-Dove – Overlook Neighborhood – 1Jan
28. Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Overlook Neighborhood – 1Jan
27. European Starling – Overlook Neighborhood – 1Jan
26. House Sparrow – Overlook Neighborhood – 1Jan
25. Greater Scaup – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
24. Common Goldeneye – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
23. Horned Grebe – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
22. Double-crested Cormorant – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
21. Mew Gull – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
20. Burrowing Owl – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
19. Belted Kingfisher – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
18. Horned Lark – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
17. Barn Swallow – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
16. American Pipit – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
14. White-crowned Sparrow – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
13. Golden-crowned Sparrow – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
12. Song Sparrow – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
11. Brown-headed Cowbird – Broughton Beach – 1Jan
10. Anna’s Hummingbird – Birdhouse – 1Jan
9. Northern Flicker – Birdhouse – 1Jan
8. American Crow – Birdhouse – 1Jan
7. Black-capped Chickadee – Birdhouse – 1Jan
6. Chestnut-backed Chickadee – Birdhouse – 1Jan
5. Bushit – Birdhouse – 1Jan
4. Townsend’s Warbler – Birdhouse – 1Jan
3. Lesser Goldfinch – Birdhouse – 1Jan
2. House Finch – Birdhouse – 1Jan
1. Dark-eyed Junco – Birdhouse – 1Jan