Month: December 2014

Bird Checklist; species so far: 264!

This list includes 534 species of birds that have occurred in Oregon, as of December 2014. Over the next year, I’ll mark the birds green that I’ve seen or heard. I’m using this list as a guide as I will also include birds I see in the surrounding Pacific Northwest. List source: John Rakestraw’s blog.…

By Audrey December 28, 2014 0

Stub Stewart State Park – First Trip

For my first documented birding trip, I stayed in a cozy cabin at Stub Stewart State Park, 34 miles west of Portland. This woodsy park made for a perfect birding opportunity. The forest is mainly comprised of tall, even-aged Douglas-fir with an under-brush of ferns and (seasonally) leafless vine-maples. I took several lovely walks in…

By Audrey December 28, 2014 0


Hi! My name is Audrey. I’m 34 years old, I live in Portland, Oregon, and I am a new birder. I have a passion for nature, learning, and anything outdoors. I’ve decided to spend a year learning more about my feathered friends. Why pick birds? Simple, they’re everywhere,  they’re entertaining, and they have a raw…

By Audrey December 27, 2014 0