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Bird Sightings for March 2017

PamPritzl By Pam Pritzl

This column reports submitted sightings. Any rare sightings should be accompanied by detailed written documentation and if possible a photograph. A second person to verify rare sightings is extremely helpful. Do not hesitate to call any observer to help document unusual sightings. Also do not hesitate to call if you need clarification on locations.

Please submit your sightings to Pam Pritzl birdsightings@skagitaudubon.org or 360-387-7024.

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WATERFOWL

Greater White-fronted Goose 3 at Beaver Lake on 2-19 (GB)

Brant more than 1,000 seen from sailboat in Fidalgo Bay on 3-16 (RW)

Wood Duck 2 in Hamilton on 3-12 (GB)

Eurasian Wigeon 16 on Samish Flats on 3-5 (NOH); 9 on Samish Flats on 3-10 (NOH)

Canvasback 2 on Lake Erie on 3-11 (GB)

Long-tailed Duck 24 seen from sailboat in Fidalgo Bay on 3-16 (RW)

 

LOONS

Pacific Loon 2 at Samish Island Public Park on 2-25 (GB)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

Great Blue Heron 15 seen from sailboat in Fidalgo Bay on 3-16 (RW)

 

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 1 in Lyman on 3-14 (GB)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES, and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 20 seen from sailboat in Fidalgo Bay on 3-16 (RW)

Northern Harrier 6 on Samish Flats on 3-5 (NOH); 9 on Samish Flats on 3-10 (NOH)

Cooper's Hawk adult in Anacortes (corner of Jackson St. and Oakes View Ln) on 2-24 (NOH)

Rough-legged Hawk 4 on Samish Flats on 3-5 (NOH); 3 on Samish Flats on 3-10 (NOH)

 

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES

Surfbird 3 at Rosario Head on 2-25 (GB)

Rock Sandpiper 1 at Rosario Head on 2-25 (GB)

 

ALCIDS

Rhinoceros Auklet 2 seen from sailboat in Fidalgo Bay on 3-16 (RW)

 

OWLS

Short-eared Owl 1 on Samish Flats on 3-5 (NOH); 7 on Samish Flats on 3-10 (NOH)

 

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 in Anacortes yard on 3-17 (JB)


HUMMINGBIRDS

Rufous Hummingbird  1 at east Fidalgo home on 3-2 (RW); 1 at Camano Island home on 3-6 (CC); 1 male and 1 female at Cap Sante home, Anacortes on 3-7 (JH); 1 near Bay View on 3-11 (CS)

 

FALCONS

American Kestrel 1 on Samish Flats on 3-5 (NOH)

Gyrfalcon 1 at Big Island Slough on 2-17 (GB)

 

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 singing throughout sighting period at Camano Island home (PP)

 

CORVIDS

California Scrub-Jay 3 in Mount Vernon on 2-27; 2 in Mount Vernon on 3-10 (GB)

 

SWALLOWS

Tree Swallow 28 at Lake McMurray on 2-19 (GB); first of year at Port Susan TNC property and Boe Rd. on 3-12 (JO)

Violet-green Swallow 1 at Beaver Lake on 3-10 (GB)

 

CHICKADEES

Black-capped Chickadee 1 leucistic on Cap Sante -Anacortes on 3-13 (JH)

 

THRUSHES

Mountain Bluebird 1 at Marblemount Boat Launch on 3-12 (GB)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Anacortes home on 2-26 and 27, 3-6 and 7 (JOC)

Townsend's Warbler 1 male at Burlington home on 3-12 (LE)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

White-throated Sparrow 1 at Lake Erie on 3-11 (GB)1 at Burlington home 3-5 to 3-12 (LE)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (JB) Jackie Boss; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton; (JOC) John O’Connell;  (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (JO) Jeff Osmundson;  (PP) Pam Pritzl; (CS) Cathy Scott; (RW) Regan Weeks

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