A tundra bean-goose (top) has been spotted at the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Sarah Swanson The Must-see Bird Blog
A bird rarely seen in North America has turned a small bay on the Oregon Coast into a major destination for bird watchers this winter.
Sarah Swanson and her husband Max Smith run a blog in Portland called the Must-See Bird Blog. They tried to explain what it's like to spot a tundra bean-goose at Nestucca Bay in Oregon.
“It's just so exciting, I'm trying to compare it something for a non-birder,” Swanson said.
“Maybe it's like running into a celebrity at the mall, someone you've always idolized,” Smith suggested.
Yes, in the celebrity news of bird watching this has been a top story. It's the first-ever confirmed sighting of a tundra bean-goose in the lower 48. Usually these brown and gray geese spend their winters in Asia and Europe.