Tundra Swans Return to Mirror Lake Marks the Beginning of Winter For Me

Tundra Swans Return to Mirror Lake Marks the Beginning of Winter For Me

The Tundra Swans arrive sometime in November.  This year they arrived the week of November 13.  At least that’s when we first spotted them in the Columbia River Gorge this season.

November 11, 2018 | Mary Pellegrini

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Visit Bonney Butte Hawk Watch

Visit Bonney Butte Hawk Watch

Visit Bonney Butte, now through October 31st.  On Site educational interpreters will help you learn more about migration ecology, raptor identification, and the research efforts of Hawk

September 13, 2018 | Mary Pellegrini

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Spring and Summer Birds are returning to the Old Parkdale Inn Gardens

Spring and Summer Birds are returning to the Old Parkdale Inn Gardens

We have many birds that spend the winter with us here in the gardens of the Old Parkdale Inn.  We keep the feeders available to satisfy the finches, juncos, chickadees and

April 20, 2018 | Mary Pellegrini

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Birding near the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

Birding near the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

March brings the southward movement of many migratory land birds. The Oregon Cascades Birding

February 17, 2018 | Mary Pellegrini

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The Bald Eagles have landed in the Columbia River Gorge

The Bald Eagles have landed in the Columbia River Gorge

A fellow birder reported seeing about 80 Bald Eagles near The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.  We took a ride up to see them for ourselves and although we didn’t see 80 we did count at

January 3, 2018 | Mary Pellegrini

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Christmas Bird Count ~ 2012

Christmas Bird Count ~ 2012

On January 1st I participated in the 2012 Christmas Bird Count.  Although this yearly event has been going on now for 111 years through the Audubon Society it is the 24th event in the

January 16, 2012 | Mary Pellegrini

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