I've been a bit more methodical in my motorless birding this year and it's paying off. I stand at 110 for the year, a number I did not hit till May last year (and June the year before). Last week I rode out to Mason Wetlands and the Columbia Slough one morning.
On that morning I picked up Orange-crowned and Black-throated Gray Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Vaux's Swift, Barn and Northern Rough-Winged Swallows, and Lincoln's Sparrow.
Another afternoon I rode out to Broughton Beach, Force Lake, and Vanport Wetlands.
That day I added Savannah Sparrow, Cliff Swallow, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Yellow-headed Blackbird, and Cinnamon Teal.
On a weekend dog walk I picked up a new motorless mammal in the Columbia Slough:
Beaver! Only my third time actually seeing a live one. I also added a motorless cowbird on this dog walk, and found a Northern Flicker had excavated a nest about five feet from the sidewalk on NE 122nd.
Had the flicker not made a huge mess during the excavation process I might not have even noticed.
Yesterday morning I got up early to ride up to Mount Tabor for the first time this spring and picked up most of my target birds and then some.
Six new motorless birds yesterday, two of which were not on my motorless life list! Hope to add some more before the month is over too. Good times!!