Our science and biology classes went on a field trip to Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove to observe wetland water birds with superintendent and master birder John Gatchet on February 25, 2009.  Despite the rain showers and wind we saw over thirty different bird species.  

Birds We Saw

Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged GullMourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Violet-green Swallow
Western Scrub Jay
American Robin
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Tundra Swan
Cackling Goose
Canada GooseGreen-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Merganser
Ruddy DuckBald Eagle

Planning a bird watching trip out to Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove?  Click here to download a PDF copy of the Fernhill Wetlands Bird Checklist.