Herland Forest Bird List

A group observing birds in a clearing of Ponderosa pine in Herland.

2011 was was a good year for bird watching on-site. Over 60 species were seen in Herland and in the surrounding 100 acre woodland of the Windward Community.

However, the relatively cold damp spring on the plateau seemed to deter many of the more exotic migratory birds that we have seen in years past.We caught only fleeting glimpses of such beauties as the Purple Martins, and Western Tanagers. Some interesting finds this year were two adult Piliated woodpeckers, Northern Flickers and the occasional bald Eagle souring up from the Klickitat River on a breeze.


Below you will find a list of the birds spotted in and around Herland Forest Cemetery through the Spring and Summer of 2011. Download the Complete Bird List.

Herland Forest Bird List
Spring/Summer 2011
1=Common 2=Uncommon 3=Usually seen every year 4=Rare
WATERFOWL order Anseriformes
Canada Goose(1) Branta canadensis
Mallard (1) Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Shoveler(1) Anas clypeata
RAPTORS order Falconiformes
Turkey Vulture(1) Cathartes aura
Osprey (3) Pandion haliaetus
Bald Eagle(3) Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier(1) Circus cyaneus
Northern Goshawk(3) Accipiter gentilis
Red-tailed Hawk(1) Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk(1) Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle(2) Aquila chrysaetos
American Kestrel(1) Falco sparverius
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS order Galliformes
Ring-necked Pheasant(2) Phasianus colchicus
Wild Turkey(2) Meleagris gallopavo
California Quail(1) Callipepla californica
SHOREBIRDS order Charadriiformes
Killdeer(1) Charadrius vociferus
DOVES,PIGEONS order Columbiformes
Rock Pigeon(1) Columba livia
Mourning Dove(1) Zenaida macroura
OWLS order Strigiformes
Barn Owl(2) Tyto alba
Western Screech-Owl(2) Megascops kennicottii
Great-horned Owl(2) Bubo virginianus
SWIFTS order Apodiformes family Apodidae
Vaux’s Swift(1) Chaetura vauxi
HUMMINGBIRDS order Apodiformes family Trocilidae
Blk-chinned Hummingbird(3) Archilochus alexandri
Anna’s Hummingbird(2) Calypte anna
Calliope Hummingbird(2) Stellula calliope
Rufous Hummingbird(1) Selasphorus rufus
WOODPECKERS order Piciformes
Lewis’s Woodpecker(1) Melanerpes lewis
Acorn Woodpecker(3) Melanerpes formicivorus
Red-naped Sapsucker(3) Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Downy Woodpecker(1) Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker(1) Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker(1) Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker(2) Dryocopus pileatus
CORVIDS order Corvida
Steller’s Jay(1) Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay (5) Cyanocitta cristata
Western Scrub-Jay(1) Aphelocoma californica
Black-billed Magpie(1) Pica hudsonia
American Crow(1) Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven(1) Corvus corax
PASSERINE BIRDS order Passeriformes
LARKS, SWALLOWS family Hirundinidae
Purple Martin(3) Progne subis
Tree Swallow(1) Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow(1) Tachycineta thalassina
Barn Swallow(1) Hirundo rustica
Black-capped Chickadee(1) Poecile atricapillus
Mountain Chickadee(1) Poecile gambeli
Red-breasted Nuthatch(1) Sitta canadensis
Brown Creeper(2) Certhia americana
WRENS family Troglodytidae
House Wren(1) Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren(1) Troglodytes hiemalis
KINGLETS familiy Regulidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet(1) Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet(1) Regulus calendula
THRUSHES family Turdidae
Western Bluebird(1) Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird(1) Sialia currucoides
Swainson’s Thrush(1) Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush(1) Catharus guttatus
American Robin(1) Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush(1) Zoothera naevia
WAXWINGS, STARLING family Bombycillidae/Stidinidae
Cedar Waxwing(1) Bombycilla cedrorum
European Starling(1) Sturnus vulgaris
WARBLERS familiy Parulidae
Orange-crowned Warbler(1) Vermivora celata
Yellow-rumped Warbler(1) Dendroica coronata
TANAGER family Thraupidae
Western Tanager(1) Piranga ludoviciana
SPARROWS family Passeridae/Emberizidae
Spotted Towhee(1) Pipilo maculatus
Chipping Sparrow(1) Spizella passerina
Fox Sparrow(1) Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow(1) Melospiza melodia
White-crowned Sparrow(1) Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow(2) Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco(1) Junco hyemalis
House Sparrow(1) Passer domesticus
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES family Icteridae
Red-winged Blackbird(1) Agelaius phoeniceus
Western Meadowlark(1) Sturnella neglecta
Brewer’s Blackbird(1) Euphagus cyanocephalus
FINCHES,WEAVER FINCH family Fringillidae
Pine Grosbeak(4) Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch(2) Carpodacus purpureus
Pine Siskin(1) Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch(2) Carduelis psaltria
American Goldfinch(1) Carduelis tristis





  1. Rachael

    Herland Forest sounds wonderful. My friend who I love so much, is coming to you tomorrow, her physical body. It is a perfect place for her to be returned to the earth. I am thankful that this is possible.

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