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Rainier Vaux's Swift Observation Results

 
With a total of 38 observations during the southbound migration, the Rainier, Ore Riverside Community Church chimney scored the third highest overall number of swifts (185,890), the second highest average count (4,892), and the second highest one-night count (17,889), compared to the 14 other major roost sites on the flyway. See this chart from Larry Schwitters on his website.
 
Congratulations, volunteers and supporters — a magnificent achievement for the birds and citizen science!
 
 

Video of Vaux's Swift in Rainier Ore

WHAS is actively monitoring the population of Vaux's Swifts by counting the birds as they enter their regular stopping places during the northbound migration in May and the southbound migration in September. 

Check out this video (click on the image)  taken on September 20 by Diane Yorgason-Quinn:

9-20-19 - And they're going in!

Don’t miss the show at Riverside Community Church, lower parking lot in Rainier, Oregon. The first birds entered the chimney around 7:30pm on September 20th.

Fall 2019 Whistler is online

The Fall 2019 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • Wings over Willapa Festival
  • Christmas Bird Count Dates 2019
  • Forty Years and Counting
  • Good and Problematic News about the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project
  • Learn about WHAS’s partnership with Lower Columbia School Gardens
  • A Strange Nest Site
  • WHAS funded Purple Martin Poles -- Project Update
  • ACOW Fall 2019
  • Programs and Fieldtrips

 

Summer 2019 Whistler is online

The Summer 2019 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • Join us for the 2019 Willapa Hills Summer Picnic
  • Come Volunteer at the Children’s Discovery Museum
  • President Message: Slow Down and Smell the Roses
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Purple Martin Nest Boxes at the Coast
  • Riverside Community Church is now open to Vaux’s Swifts
  • Programs and Fieldtrips

 

Cowlitz PUD Osprey Cam

 

The Cowlitz PUD Osprey cam is finally live again. This year they added a second camera with live audio. There are 3 eggs now.

See the videos on YouTube: Camera one has a view from above, and camera two from the side with the audio. 

 

Spring 2019 Whistler is online

The Spring 2019 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • Join us for the 2019 Willapa Hills Annual Meeting Banquet
  • Photographer and Shorebird Expert Featured At Annual Meeting Banquet
  • President Message: One Last Lecture - An Elder’s View
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • All the detailed results of the local Christmas Bird Count’s
  • Upon logging my 40th Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey
  • Trinidad and Tobago Comes to Kelso: Rich Birding on the Caribbean Island
  • Shorebird Identification Class and Walk
  • Board Notes
  • Final Cowlitz County Bird List for 2018
  • WHAS February Field trip review to Billy Frank Nisqually Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
  • April Field Trip for Spring Migration at Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge
  • May Field Trip to Nisqually Forest Loop

Winter 2018/19 Whistler is online

The Winter 2018/19 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • Cusp of Spring Field Trip to Nisqually Refuge
  • Long Beach CBC needs new coordinator for 2019
  • President Message: Winging It
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • All the details about local Christmas Bird Count’s
  • Should winter bird feeding include hummingbirds?
  • Slurping of Trumpeter Swans
  • Programs and Fieldtrips

 

Thayer birding software available free for young birder

As of now any young birder in school will be able to download the new version 7.7 of Thayer’s Birds of North America at NO COST. All others still need to buy the regular version. Thayer Birding Software founder, Peter W. Thayer, decided that this would be the perfect way to celebrate his 70th birthday.

You can get the software by using a Young Birder code, in our case use WillapaHillsAudubonYoungBirder where it asks for the promo code. Though be warned: The software package is huge, about 7.5GB and it will take a while to download depending on your internet connection.

Get the software at www.thayerbirding.com 

Fall 2018 Whistler is online

The Fall 2018 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • Program: Birding Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Save the 2018 Christmas Bird Count Dates
  • Presidents Message: Where the Birds Roost
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • The Marbled Murrelets Need You This Fall
  • 2018 Cowlitz County Bird List update
  • Yellow-breasted Chat Song
  • Hannah Cargill builds artificial chimney for Vaux's Swifts
  • Programs and Field Trips

 

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