Trip Report
Biggers Road 2013-05-28
2013-05-28 07:00 for 1 hrs 45 mins (birding) 33 sightings Lyle (WAKLLYLE) Lyle, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 45.71262,-121.31400 Map Elevation: 400 feet
The town of Lyle sits 75 miles east of Vancouver at the mouth of the Klickitat River in the transition area of the Columbia Gorge. Lakes orphaned by hwy 14 along the Columbia River, Balch road east of town along Old Hwy 8 and pull-outs along Hwy 142 in the Klickitat River Gorge offer diverse birding opportunities. Habitats include open grassy slopes and benches, basalt cliffs and outcrops, the rivers and a few small lakes, Garry Oak woodlands, Ponderosa pine groves and mixed pine-oak woodlands. Partly cloudy, 53F We parked at an old side road along the north side of Old Hwy 8 about .1 mile west of private Biggers Rd to look for Acorn Woodpeckers and walked a bit along Biggers Rd and Old Hwy 8.
Traffic somewhat busy 7:30-8:00, then tapered off again.
Canada Goose 13   Small flocks flying over
Wild Turkey 6   On hillside north of Old Hwy 8
California Quail 3  
Turkey Vulture 5  
Red-tailed Hawk 2  
American Kestrel 1  
Vaux's Swift 4  
Calliope Hummingbird 3  
Acorn Woodpecker 2   Two on pine snags near Biggers Road
Western Wood-Pewee 2   Singing
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1   Singing
Ash-throated Flycatcher 3   Singing in area
Western Scrub-Jay 4  
Black-billed Magpie 3  
American Crow 2  
Common Raven 1  
Violet-green Swallow 4  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1  
Barn Swallow 2  
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2  
Bewick's Wren 1  
Western Bluebird 2  
European Starling 17  
Yellow Warbler 3  
Western Tanager 2  
Spotted Towhee 1  
Chipping Sparrow 1  
Black-headed Grosbeak 2  
Lazuli Bunting 1  
Red-winged Blackbird 2  
Brown-headed Cowbird 1  
Lesser Goldfinch 2   Two flew over, ""sieew"" calls and sputtery song
Evening Grosbeak 2