Umpqua Valley Audubon Society

Report by Stacy Burleigh

Western Tanager

On June 10th, 2023, Umpqua Valley Audubon accepted the invitation of Steve Denney and his family to participate in a bird field trip on their 100 acre property in the Lookingglass area. Fifteen of us were excited to see the beauty and restoration efforts of their property along with the bird species associated in each of the Oak Savannah grassland, oak-mixed conifer, and wetland habitats. We saw 50 species of birds. Thanks to Matt Hunter and Liz Gayner for assisting us with bird identification, photos, and recording the species list.

Spotted Towhee

Thank you again Steve and family for inviting us.  We really appreciated your kindness, enthusiasm, and all the effort you put forth to make it a very special morning!





Bird List:

1 Wild Turkey

16 Band-tailed Pigeon,

1 Eurasian Collared-Dove

4 Mourning Dove

2 Anna’s Hummingbird

4 Turkey Vulture

2 Red-breasted Sapsucker

6 Acorn Woodpecker

2 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Pileated Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

2 American Kestrel

6 Western Wood-Pewee

3 Pacific-slope Flycatcher

2 Black Phoebe

2 Ash-throated Flycatcher

5 Western Kingbird

1 Hutton’s Vireo

2 Cassin’s Vireo

3 Steller’s Jay

3 California Scrub-Jay

7 Common Raven

6 Black-capped Chickadee

15 Violet-green Swallow

1 Tree Swallow

25 Barn Swallow

2 Bushtit

2 White-breasted Nuthatch

4 House Wren

7 European Starling

8 Western Bluebird

9 American Robin

1 Lesser Goldfinch

7 American Goldfinch

5 Chipping Sparrow

13 Dark-eyed Junco

6 Song Sparrow,

5 Spotted Towhee,

2 Western Meadowlark

7 Bullock’s Oriole

2 Red-winged Blackbird

5 Brown-headed Cowbird

2 Brewer’s Blackbird

6 Orange-crowned Warbler

15 Common Yellowthroat

2 Black-throated Gray Warbler

6 Western Tanager

6 Black-headed Grosbeak

7 Luzuli Bunting