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WSU/Pend Oreille Extension introduced the Sense of Place series in 1999, with a focus on local landscape and natural history of Pend Oreille County, Washington. A partnership with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Natural Resources Department has allowed us to expand this program through EPA funding to include more classes, a newsletter and this website.

2005 Pend Oreille Christmas Bird Count Results


compiled by John Stuart

59 species were counted by 20 local people (including feeder watchers) for the third annual Pend Oreille Christmas Bird Count, held on December 17, 2005. To participate in next year's count, please email cmack@wsu.edu , call 447-2401, or join the Pend Oreille bird watching email list (directions below.) 

Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double Crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Canvasback
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Bald Eagle Adult
California Quail
Ring Necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Common Snipe
Rock Dove (Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Steller’s Jay
Gray Jay
American Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-sided Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Townsend’s Solitaire
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow





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Bird Watchers--Join our Listserve!

Interested in Pend Oreille County birds, and opportunities for birding? WSU has set up an email list service to make communication easier for us. This is a chance for us to report interesting local sightings, ask bird-related questions, or organize informal birding or wildlife-viewing trips. To subscribe to this list, send email to: join-pobirds@lyris.cahnrs.wsu.edu  That's all it takes. Addresses of message recipients are not shown, and instructions on how to “un-subscribe” are included in each message.

Pend Oreille Birding Trail Committee

From low elevation fields, lakes and wetlands to alpine tundra areas, our county has some of the most remarkable birding sites around. We are forming a local committee to begin the process of deciding which places to include in a birding map of the county. This is an opportunity to recognize the value of our wonderful and abundant bird habitat, and to help visitors enjoy it and learn to protect it. If you are interesting in participating in this project—please call the Extension
office, or email cmack@wsu.edu -We will be holding our first committee meeting in late February.

Related websites about bird trails:

Washington State Great Birding Trails:
http://wa.audubon.org/birds_GreatWABirdingTrail.html

A Community Guide to Nature Tourism:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/tourism/index.htm

2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, andWildlife-Associated Recreation for Washington:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/01fhw/fhw01-wa.pdf

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