Kingfishers of Columbia County, Oregon

Kingfishers are unique relatives of the woodpecker which hunt fish along waterways rather than hunting bugs inside trees. Our region only has a single species of kingfisher.

belted kingfisher columbia county oregon
Belted Kingfisher – These kingfishers can be seen sitting on branches or wires overlooking ponds and creeks, or screaming shill calls as they race up streams. (photo © Michael Schramm USFWS)

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