Fernhill Wetlands
Science Department
Tualatin Valley Academy
Hillsboro, Oregon

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Our science and biology classes went on a field trip to Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove to observe wetland water birds with superintendant and master birder John Gatchet on February 25, 2009.  Despite the rain showers and wind we saw over thirty different bird species.  A list of the birds we saw can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Birds We Saw on February 25, 2009

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron
Great Egret

Tundra Swan
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel

American Coot


Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Violet-green Swallow
Western Scrub Jay
American Robin
European Starling

Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird

Planning a bird watching trip out to Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove? 
Click here to download a PDF copy of the Fernhill Wetlands Bird Checklist.

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