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Bird Sightings for Summer

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 ppritzl@frontier.com or 360-387-7024.

 

WATERFOWL
Cinnamon Teal 1 at DeBay’s Slough on 8-6 (GB)

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
Northern Bobwhite 1 at Edgewater Park on 7-27 (LC&JS); 1 on Burkland Rd, Mt. Vernon on 8-10 (BVK)
Sooty Grouse 2 at Sauk Mountain on 6-7 (GB)

PELICANS
American White Pelican 12 in the Swinomish Channel on 7-2 (D&PO); flock at Goat Island near La Conner on 7-6  (LT); 30 flying from English Boom, Camano Island to Port Susan Bay on 7-8 (BB)

HERONS AND ALLIES
American Bittern 1 at Green Road pond on 6-7 (GB)
Green Heron 1 in Burlington on 6-7 (GB)

VULTURES
Turkey Vulture 5 at Francis Road on 8-11 (RH)

OSPREYS
Osprey 1 at Iverson Beach, Camano Island on 8-12 (S&RP)


PLOVERS
Semipalmated Plover 1 at Channel Drive on 8-6 (GB)

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 at the Skagit Game Range on 8-6 (GB)
Whimbrel 1 at March Point on 8-10 (DA, JP)
Least Sandpiper 25 at Swan Lake, Whidbey Island on 8-10 (DA, JP)
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 at Swan Lake, Whidbey Island on 8-10 (DA, JP)
Western Sandpiper 100 at Swan Lake, Whidbey Island on 8-10 (DA, JP)
Long-billed Dowitcher 11 at the Skagit GameGame Range on 8-6 (GB)
Red-necked Phalarope 7 at Channel Drive on 8-6 (GB); 2 at Eide Road on 8-10 (DA, JP)ALCIDS
Marbled Murrelet 1 at Green Point on 7-20 (GB)

GULLS and TERNS
Bonaparte's Gull 2 at March Point on 8-6 (GB)
Heermann's Gull 4 at Green Point on 7-20 (GB)
Caspian Tern 10 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 8-12 (S&RP)

NIGHTHAWKS
Common Nighthawk 1 near Cockreham Island on 6-10 (GB)
 
SWIFTS
Black Swift 20 near Cockreham Island on 6-10 (GB)

WOODPECKERS
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 at Butler Hill on 7-15 (RH)
Hairy Woodpecker 1 female at the Newhalem Ag ponds on 8-7 (AW)

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Least Flycatcher 1 near Marblemount on 6-14 (GB)
Eastern Kingbird seen throughout July at the Skagit Game Range (DA, JP); 1 at the Skagit Game Range on 7-31 (GB)

VIREOS
Cassin's Vireo 1 at the Newhalem Ag ponds on 8-7 (AW)
Hutton's Vireo 1 at Camano Island home on 8-14 (PP)
Red-eyed Vireo 3 at the Sauk Boat Launch on 6-7 (GB)

CORVIDS
Gray Jay 2 near Cutthroat Pass on 8-12 (GB)
Clark's Nutcracker 1 near Cutthroat Pass on 8-12 (GB)

SWALLOWS
Purple Martin 5 at Bay View on 6-7 (GB)

WRENS
House Wren 1 at Sauk Prairie on 6-7 (GB)

THRUSHES
Swainson's Thrush 2 at Butler Hill on 7-7 (RH)


WOOD WARBLERS
Nashville Warbler 1 at the Hardy Burn on 8-12 (GB)
American Redstart 3 juveniles at the Newhalem Ag ponds on 8-7 (AW)
Yellow Warbler 1 at the Newhalem Ag ponds on 8-7 (AW)
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 pair at the Newhalem Ag ponds on 8-7 (AW); observed a couple times during sighting period at Camano Island home’s water feature (S&RP)

TANAGERS and ALLIES
Western Tanager 1 male at Butler Hill on 7-15 (RH)
Black-headed Grosbeak 8 at Butler Hill on 8-6 (RH); many seen throughout sighting period at Camano Island home (S&RP)
Lazuli Bunting pair at Butler Hill on 7-8 (RH); 1 at Cockreham Island on 8-5 (GB)

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES
Bullock's Oriole 1 at the Skagit Game Range on 8-6 (GB)

FINCHES and ALLIES
Pine Siskin 50 at the Hardy Burn on 8-12 (GB)
Evening Grosbeak 5 at Butler Hill on 8-11 (RH)

(DA) Dick Abbott; (BB) Barbara Brock; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (LC) Let Curvers; (RH) Ron Holmes; (B&VK)
 Betty & Von Kuehn; (D&PO) Dick & Patti Olds; (JP) Josh Parrott; (S&RP) Sheila & Ron Pera; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (JS) Jay Scott; (LT) Linda Talman; (AW) Andrea Warner

 

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