|Scientific Name:||Falco columbarius|
|Area:||Dallas Retirement Village - Dallas, Oregon|
|Date:||November 16, 2020|
The Merlin, second smallest member of the Falcon Family, is an uncommon winter resident here in Western Oregon from September thru March. This is a female, males have a blue cast to them.
Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Oregon - - - September 17, 2014
Salemtowne - Salem, Oregon - - - November 24, 2013
|Reference:||National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Jonathan / The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa, & Opperman / Birds of the Pacific Northwest by Shewey & Blount||