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Bird List for Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom is a 163-acre park adjacent to the Willamette River in Southeast Portland .   Known as the premier spot in Portland for birding, well over 100 bird species have been sighted, including bushtits, spotted towhees, black-capped chickadees, green heron and northern flickers.  Unless you visit during dry summer months, expect trails to be muddy. 
 
The park can be accessed from a trail near the parking lot of SellwoodPark on SE 7th Avenue , or by foot or bike south from OMSI on the Springwater Corridor Trail.
 

LINKS
Portland Parks and Recreation
(503)823-2223
 
BIRD LIST
From Bird Notes www.birdnotes.net
December 2003
Number of Species:  157
 
Gaviiformes (Loons)
Gaviidae (Loons)
쳌 Common Loon (Gavia immer)

Podicipediformes (Grebes)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
쳌 Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
쳌 Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)
쳌 Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)

Pelecaniformes (Totipalmate Swimmers)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
쳌 Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
 
Ciconiiformes (Herons, Ibises, Storks and Allies)
Ardeidae (Bitterns and Herons)
쳌 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
쳌 Great Egret (Ardea alba)
쳌 Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
 
Cathartidae (American Vultures)
쳌 Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
 
Anseriformes (Screamers, Swans, Geese and Ducks)
Anatidae (Swans, Geese and Ducks)
Anserinae (Geese and Swans)
쳌 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
쳌 Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
 
Anatinae (Ducks)
쳌 Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
쳌 Gadwall (Anas strepera)
쳌 Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
쳌 American Wigeon (Anas americana)
쳌 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
쳌 Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
쳌 Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
쳌 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
쳌 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
쳌 Green-Winged Teal (Anas crecca)
쳌 Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
쳌 Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
쳌 Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
쳌 Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
쳌 Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
쳌 Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
쳌 Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
쳌 Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
쳌 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
 
Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Kites, Eagles and Allies)
Pandioninae (Ospreys)
쳌 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
 
Accipitrinae (Kites, Eagles, and Hawks)
쳌 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
쳌 Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
쳌 Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
쳌 Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
쳌 Unidentified Accipiter (Accipiter sp.)
쳌 Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
쳌 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
쳌 Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
 
Falconidae (Caracaras and Falcons)
Falconinae (True Falcons and Laughing Falcons)
쳌 American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
쳌 Merlin (Falco columbarius)
쳌 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
 
Galliformes (Gallinaceous Birds)
Phasianidae (Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail)
Phasianinae (Partridges and Pheasants)
쳌 Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
 
Odontophoridae (Quail)
쳌 California Quail (Callipepla californica)
 
Gruiformes (Rails, Cranes and Allies)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules and Coots)
쳌 Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
쳌 American Coot (Fulica americana)
 
Charadriiformes (Shorebirds, Gulls, Auks and Allies)
Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers)
Charadriinae (Plovers)
쳌 Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
 
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes and Allies)
Scolopacinae (Sandpipers and Allies)
쳌 Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
쳌 Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
쳌 Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
쳌 Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
쳌 Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
쳌 Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
쳌 Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
쳌 Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
쳌 Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
 
Laridae (Skuas, Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)
Larinae (Gulls)
쳌 Bonaparte's Gull (Larus philadelphia)
쳌 Mew Gull (Larus canus)
쳌 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
쳌 California Gull (Larus californicus)
쳌 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
쳌 Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri)
쳌 Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)
쳌 Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
쳌 Glaucous-winged x Western Gull (Larus glaucescens x occidentalis)
쳌 Unidentified gull (Larus sp.)
 
Sterninae (Terns)
쳌 Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
쳌 Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
 
Columbiformes (Sandgrouse, Pigeons and Doves)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
쳌 Rock Dove (Columba livia)
쳌 Band-tailed Pigeon (Columba fasciata)
쳌 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
 
Strigiformes (Owls)
Strigidae (Typical Owls)
쳌 Western Screech-Owl (Otus kennicottii)
쳌 Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
쳌 Barred Owl (Strix varia)
 
Apodiformes (Swifts and Hummingbirds)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Chaeturinae (Chaeturine Swifts)
쳌 Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
 
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Trochilinae (Typical Hummingbirds)
쳌 Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
쳌 Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
 
Coraciiformes (Rollers, Motmots, Kingfishers and Allies)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Cerylinae (Typical Kingfishers)
쳌 Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)
 
Piciformes (Puffbirds, Toucans, Woodpeckers & Allies)
Picidae (Woodpeckers and Allies)
Picinae (Woodpeckers)
쳌 Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)
쳌 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
쳌 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
쳌 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
쳌 Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
 
Passeriformes (Passerine Birds)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Fluvicolinae (Fluvicoline Flycatchers)
쳌 Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
쳌 Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
쳌 Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
쳌 Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)
쳌 Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)
쳌 Unidentified Empidonax (Empidonax sp.)
쳌 Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
 
Tyranninae (Tyrannine Flycatchers)
쳌 Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
쳌 Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
 
Vireonidae (Vireos)
쳌 Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii)
쳌 Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)
쳌 Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
 
Corvidae (Crows and Jays)
쳌 Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
쳌 Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
쳌 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
 
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Hirundininae (Typical Swallows)
쳌 Purple Martin (Progne subis)
쳌 Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
쳌 Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
쳌 Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
쳌 Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
쳌 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
 
Paridae (Chickadees and Titmice)
쳌 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
쳌 Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
 
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits and Bushtits)
쳌 Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
 
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Sittinae (Typical Nuthatches)
쳌 Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
쳌 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
 
Certhiidae (Creepers)
Certhiinae (Northern Creepers)
쳌 Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
 
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
쳌 Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
쳌 House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
쳌 Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
쳌 Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
 
Regulidae (Kinglets)
쳌 Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
쳌 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
 
Turdidae (Thrushes)
쳌 Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
쳌 Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
쳌 American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
쳌 Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
 
Sturnidae (Starlings)
쳌 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
 
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
쳌 American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
 
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
쳌 Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
 
Parulidae (Wood-Warblers)
쳌 Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)
쳌 Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
쳌 Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
쳌 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
쳌 Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens)
쳌 Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
쳌 MacGillivray's Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei)
쳌 Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
쳌 Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)
 
Thraupidae (Tanagers)
쳌 Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
 
Emberizidae (Emberizids)
쳌 Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
쳌 Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
쳌 Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
쳌 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
쳌 Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
쳌 Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
쳌 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
쳌 White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
쳌 Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)
쳌 Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
 
Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Saltators and Allies)
쳌 Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
 
Icteridae (Blackbirds)
쳌 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
쳌 Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
쳌 Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
쳌 Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
쳌 Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)
 
Fringillidae (Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies)
Carduelinae (Cardueline Finches)
쳌 Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
쳌 House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
쳌 Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
쳌 Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
쳌 Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
쳌 American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
쳌 Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)
 
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)
쳌 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)