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Common Name:Guillemot, Pigeon
Scientific Name:Cepphus columba
Family:Alcidae (Auks,Murres,Puffins)
Area:Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Oregon
Date:July 1, 2014

The Pigeon Guillemot with its striking colors is an easy bird to identify along the Oregon Coast where it makes its nests in the cliffs. Not actually a pigeon, it probably takes its name from its pigeon size.

Waldport, Oregon - - - - June 26, 2010

Seal Rock, Oregon Coast - - - July 24, 2009

Reference:The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds by Udvardy