There are many types of waterfowl in the coastal range of Oregon that visit Fishhawk Lake during the winter seasons. We always get Canadian Geese in plentiful numbers. We have one goose (not Canadian) who stays here all year and she waits religiously for the rest of the clan to arrive.
They are what I would call “snowbirds” coming south to the warmer temperatures from about November through March or later at Fishhawk Lake around the same time that the yearly salmon spawning takes place at Fishhawk Lake. We must be their Arizona or Florida!
We’ve had Mergansers, Buffleheads, Kingfishers,
majestic Bald Eagles, Mallards, Cormorants and of course our resident Osprey or the namesake of our Lake, “Fishhawks”.
There is one bird whose name escaped me. It comes and hangs out with the Canadian Geese and stands on the bank or follows them around the lake. So, I did some checking online and found them: Coots!!
(Sorry it's not as clear as I'd like)
Now, we have some Old Coots that are at Fishhawk Lake, but they don't fly and they usually are here all year 'round. I have pictures of them, too, but it's best not to give them away. I'll let you come out and visit us at Fishhawk Lake and discover them for yourselves!