Birding in Tualatin

We’ve been at the Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge several times, but this was the first time for a summer visit. There were some different birds this time. We saw a total of 39 species, including a lifer for me, Western Wood Pe-Wee. But my favorite sighting was the male Lazuli Bunting with its stunning neon blue head.  We also loved seeing a juvenile Bald Eagle try to pick off a duck (without success), and an Angry (Black) Bird attack a Great Blue Heron several times its size.

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2 Responses to “Birding in Tualatin”

  1. Mary Says:

    I didn’t know there was so many different kinds of birds!  Thanks

  2. Linda Says:

    Mary, it turns out there are almost 10,000 bird species worldwide and around 400 in the USA alone! I find that amazing too.

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