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Birds of the Upper Molalla River Basin

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Salem, Oregon

Occurrence Codes (OCC):

P = Permanent resident.  Present year-round, but may move up or down in elevation, and some of the population may move in or out of the area.
M = Migrant.  Present only during migration in spring and/or fall months. Some individuals may remain in the area.
S = Summer resident.  Present during the breeding season. Arrival for some species may begin very early in spring, and some birds may remain late into fall.
W = Winter.  Present only during winter months. Arrival for some species may begin early in fall, and some individuals may remain late into spring.
SU = Status undetermined.  Suitable habitat exists within the area for these species, but records are few or nonexistent. Individuals have been recorded in suitable habitat elsewhere in Clackamas County.

Status Codes:

A = Abundant.  Easily found in high numbers with minimal effort.
C = Common.  Easily found, though perhaps not in high numbers.
U = Uncommon.  Always present in low numbers. May require focused search in suitable habitat.
R = Rare.  Always present, but in very low numbers. Should not be expected.
O = Occasional.  Occurrence of a few individuals at irregular times. Not to be expected every year.
I = Irruptive.  Not present every year, with wild fluctuation in yearly population numbers. In contrast to the status "Occasional", this pattern of occurrence is part of the species natural distribution patterns.
L = Low elevation occurrence
H = High elevation occurrence

Habitat Categories
A = Rivers and streams.  Species for whom the aquatic element of habitat is most critical.
B = Ponds, bogs, swamps, and wetlands.  Species for whom the aquatic element of the habitat type may or may not be critical. Includes species associated with vegetation of wet areas.
C = Riparian zone.  Species associated with streamside vegetation, but not necessarily with the aquatic element.
D = Recent clearcuts, reproduction timber under 40 years, and associated edge habitat.
E = Early seral forests between 40 and 80 years old.
F = Late seral and old growth forests over 80 years old.

Great Blue Heron P U O U ______ Green-Backed Heron S RL ______ Canada Goose P* U U ______ Wood Duck P* U U ______ Mallard P* U U ______ Harlequin Duck S* U ______ Bufflehead W O ______ Hooded Merganser P* U U ______ Common Merganser P* CL ______ Turkey Vulture S C C C C ______ Osprey S* UL U O ______ Northern Harrier M OL ______ Sharp-Shinned Hawk P U U U U ______ Cooper's Hawk P U U U U ______ Northern Goshawk P* O RH ______ Red-Tailed Hawk P* C C C C ______ Golden Eagle P* R R R R R ______ Bald Eagle W O ______ American Kestrel P* C ______ Peregrine Falcon M,W O ______ Blue Grouse P* U C C ______ Ruffed Grouse P* U U C C U ______ California Quail P O ______ Mountain Quail P* U U R ______ Virginia Rail S R ______ Spotted Sandpiper S CL R ______ California Gull M O ______ Band-Tailed Pigeon P U U U U U ______ Mourning Dove S U ______ Western Screech-Owl P U U R ______ Great Horned Owl P U U U R ______ Northern Pygmy-Owl P R U U U ______ Northern Spotted Owl P* R U ______ Barred Owl SU O O ______ Northern Saw-Whet Owl P R U U ______ Common Nighthawk S C C C C ______ Vaux's Swift S U C C C C ______ Rufous Hummingbird S U U C C U ______ Belted Kingfisher P U U ______ Lewis' Woodpecker M R RH RH ______ Red-Breasted Sapsucker P* U C U U CH ______ Downy Woodpecker P UL CL UL RL ______ Hairy Woodpecker P* U C C C C ______ Black-Backed Woodpecker P RH ______ Northern Flicker P U U C U U ______ Pileated Woodpecker P* U U U U ______ Olive-Sided Flycatcher S U U C U U ______ Western Wood-Peewee S C C C U ______ Willow Flycatcher S C U C ______ Hammond's Flycatcher S R U C ______ Pacific-Slope Flycatcher S C U A C ______ Tree Swallow S* U U U ______ Violet-Green Swallow S* C A C ______ N. Rough-Winged Swallow S UL UL UL ______ Cliff Swallow S UL UL RL ______ Barn Swallow S CL CL UL ______ Gray Jay P* U U U ______ Steller's Jay P U C C U ______ Scrub Jay P RL ______ American Crow P C C C U ______ Common Raven P C C C C ______ Black-Capped Chickadee P C C C U ______ Chestnet-Bked Chickadee P* U C C C ______ Bushtit P CL CL CL UL RL ______ Red-Breasted Nuthatch P U R U C ______ Brown Creeper P U U C ______ Bewick's Wren P C C C U ______ House Wren S U U C ______ Winter Wren P* U C U U C ______ Rock Wren SU O ______ American Dipper P* C ______ Golden-Crowned Kinglet P U U U C C ______ Ruby-Crowned Kinglet W U C C U ______ Western Bluebird S* U ______ Mountain Bluebird P R ______ Townsend's Solitaire S U ______ Swainson's Thrush S C A A A C ______ Hermit Thrush P U U R U CH ______ American Robin P C C C U R ______ Varied Thrush P U U R C A ______ Cedar Waxwing S C C U ______ European Starling P RL RL RL ______ Solitary Vireo S U R U U ______ Hutton's Vireo P R U U U R ______ Warbling Vireo S A A A C ______ Orange-Crowned Warbler S C C A C R ______ Nashville Warbler S U U U R ______ Yellow Warbler S U R R ______ Yellow-Rumped Warbler S U U CH U U ______ Black-Thrtd Gray Warbler S CL CL U C U ______ Townsend's Warbler S U R R U ______ Hermit Warbler S C C U A C ______ Macgillivray's Warbler S U C ______ Common Yellowthroat S C U C ______ Wilson's Warbler S C C C C U ______ Western Tanager S U C U C C ______ Black-Headed Grosbeak S C C U U ______ Lazuli Bunting SU U ______ Rufous-Sided Towhee P U U C U ______ Chipping Sparrow S U U U C C ______ Fox Sparrow W U U C R ______ Song Sparrow P C C A R ______ Lincoln's Sparrow P U U ______ Golden-Crowned Sparrow M U ______ White-Crowned Sparrow S U C ______ Dark-Eyed Junco P U U A C U ______ Red-Winged Blackbird S U ______ Brown-Headed Cowbird S U R U ______ Purple Finch P UL UL ______ Red Crossbill I U U C ______ White-Winged Crossbill SU ______ Pine Siskin P U U U C A ______ Lesser Goldfinch SU ______ American Goldfinch P C ______ Evening Grosbeak I U U ______


  • Access to private land may be restricted. Obey all signs.
  • Log trucks may be encountered at any time. "Birder's stops" may be hazardous.
  • Recreational use along the river may be heavy at times. Do not impede traffic on main roads.
  • Be careful of open gates on dead end roads. The gates may be closed at any time.
  • Carry a BLM transportation map or State Forestry map when exploring the area. Both are available at the Salem BLM office.
  • Do not harass the wildlife. Use of recordings may interrupt some birds' normal behavior.
  • Wet meadows are sensitive habitats. Tread lightly!
  • Practice good birder's etiquette at all times.

    BLM Welcomes Your Molalla Basin Day List.  PLEASE MAIL TO:
                             Natural Resource Specialist
                             Clackamas Resource Area
                             Bureau of Land Management
                             Salem District
                             1717 Fabry Road
                             Salem, Oregon 97306 
                             Ph. (503) 375-5671
    This resource is based on the following source:
    Birds of the Upper Molalla River Basin.  No date.  Birds of the Upper Molalla
         River Basin. Bureau of Land Management, Salem District. Unpaginated.
    This resource should be cited as:
    Birds of the Upper Molalla River Basin.  No date.  Birds of the Upper Molalla
         River Basin. Bureau of Land Management, Salem District. Unpaginated.
         Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
         (Version 30DEC2002).

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