Birding Washington County | Bird Finding | Red-breasted Sapsucker
Finding Red-breasted Sapsucker in Washington County, Oregon

Submitted by: Greg Gillson on Sunday, March 21, 2004

Bird: Red-breasted Sapsucker

County: Washington

Site: Johnson Road

General directions: Staleys Junction (Buxton) Hwy 26 to Hwy 47 towards Vernonia 7.0 miles. 1.0 miles past Tophill Tailhead of Banks-Vernonia State Park (rest room here). On Johnson Road 1.2 miles to clear cut.

Specific directions: Birds use the standing snags and western redcedar. Listen at dawn for their hawk-like screams, churring calls, and erratic drumming.

Season: Resident, but most conspicuous March-June