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Bird Sightings for April 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

Canvasback 2 on Lake Erie on 4-1 (GB); 1 on Lake Erie on 4-18 (PP)

Barrow's Goldeneye 2, a pair, on Minkler Flats on 4-9 and 4-11 (GB)

 

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 1 at Diosbud Creek Road on 3-25 (GB)

 

OSPREYS

Osprey 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area on 4-9 (GB)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Rough-legged Hawk 7 at Samish Flats on 3-25 (NOH)

 

RAILS

Sora 1 on Minkler Flats on 4-17 (GB)

 

PLOVERS

Black-bellied Plover 15 at Samish Flats on 3-25 (NOH)

 

SANDPIPERS. PHALAROPES and ALLIES

Lesser Yellowlegs 2 at Skagit wildlife Area on 4-6 (GB)

Long-billed Curlew 1at Butler Flats on 4-9 (NOH); 2 at the West 90, Samish Island, on 4-16 (GB)

Least Sandpiper 30 at Bingo Hall Lagoon on 4-18 (PP)

Western Sandpiper 2 at Samish Flats on 3-25 (NOH); 2 at Bingo Hall Lagoon on 4-18 (PP)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Bonaparte's Gull 17 at Jensen Access on 3-16 (GB)

Glaucous Gull 1 on Samish Flats on 4-1 (GB)

Caspian Tern 1 at March Point on 4-9 (GB)

 

OWLS

Great Horned Owl 1 heard near the SHIP trail by the Anacortes ferry terminal on 4-12 (NOH)

Barred Owl 1 heard near the SHIP trail by the Anacortes ferry terminal on 4-12 (NOH)

Short-eared Owl 4 at Samish Flats on 3-25 (NOH)

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1at Harry Osborne State Forest on 3-18 (GB)

 

SWIFTS

Vaux's Swift 10 at Campbell Lake on 4-18 (PP)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Say's Phoebe 10 in Marblemount on 4-1 (RM); 1 at Marblemount Boat Launch on 4-15 (GB)


SWALLOWS

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 on Minkler Flats on 3-27 (GB)

Cliff Swallow 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area on 4-6 (GB)

 

WRENS

Marsh Wren 1 at Samish Flats on 3-25 (NOH)

 

THRUSHES

Western Bluebird 2 in Marblemount on 4-1 (RM)

Mountain Bluebird 2 on Minkler Flats on 3-27 (GB); 19 in Rockport on 4-1 (RM); 11 in the Sauk Valley on 4-1 (RM)

Townsend's Solitaire 1 at corner of 9th and G in Anacortes on 4-5 (JOC); 1 in Alice Bay yard, Samish Island 4-9 to 4-14 (THA); 1 in Concrete on 4-15 (GB)

 

WARBLERS

Common Yellowthroat 1 in Lyman on 4-6 (GB); I at mile 2 Centennial Trail on 4-9 (PP)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Chipping Sparrow 1 in Burlington on 4-17 (GB)

Dark-eyed Junco 1 slate-colored in Camano Island yard on 4-2 (PP)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

Evening Grosbeak 2 at Bryson Road on 3-25 (GB)

 

MAMMALS

River Otter 2 off the Guemes Channel Trail on 4-12 (NOH)

Beaver 2 at Lake Erie on 4-12 (NOH)

Mink 4 at Lake Erie on 4-12 (NOH)

Coyote heard in Anacortes neighborhood and another on the SHIP trail on 4-12 (NOH)

 

(THA) Thais & Howard Armstrong; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (RM) Ryan Merrill; (JOC) John O’Connell; (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (PP) Pam Pritzl

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