Subject: North Coast (OR) report - 5/7/95
Date: May 7 16:11:06 1995
From: Mike Patterson - mpatters at

North Coast Report - May 7, 1995

On Saturday, there were still plenty of shorebirds moving.
What was surprise was how few things were moving over the ocean
when compared with today (Sunday) when everything including a
late (it seems to me) GRAY WHALE seemed to be on the move.

Most notable today were 3 FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS circling
about off the South Jetty and a PARASITIC JAEGER. RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES were going by at the rate of about 60/min and
COMMON MURRES at about 200/min. 3 RUDDY TURNSTONES flew by while
I was watching the ocean. A lone SPOTTED SANDPIPER was hanging
out at Hammond Boat Basin. The PURPLE MARTINS have returned to
there nest site at the boat basin as well.

May 6 Shorebird counts:
Trestle Bay
Semipalmated Plover (60)
Western Sandpiper (180)
Dunlin (20)
White-fronted Goose (110)

Clatsop Beach - Peter Iredale to Sunset access
Pacific Golden Plover (1)
Black-bellied Plover (3)
Semipalmated Plover (450)
Red Knot (3)
Dunlin (1350)
Sanderling (2700)
Brant (7)

Young's Bay
Western Sandpiper (5500)
Dunlin (500)

* Mike Patterson, Astoria, OR * "Time flies like an arrow;
* mpatters at * fruit flies like a banana."
******************************** - Groucho Marx