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Bird Sightings for November 2016

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

Ross’s Goose 2 in Sedro-Woolley corn stubble field on 11-6 (GB)

Trumpeter Swan 6 on Livingston Bay, Camano Island on 11-16 (SRP)

Tundra Swan 9 above Lincoln Hill, Mt. Vernon on 11-2 (TM)

Mute Swan 1 in Sedro-Woolley corn stubble field on 11-6 (GB)

Wood Duck 1 at Skagit Airport Ponds 10-16 to 28 (GB)

Red-breasted Merganser 4 at Baker Lake on 11-4 (RM)

 

LOONS

Pacific Loon 1 at Rosario Head on 10-29 (SAS)

 

GREBES

Western Grebe 20 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 11-16 (SRP)

Clark's Grebe 1 off Green Point, Washington Park, Anacortes on 11-6 (GB)

 

CORMORANTS

Brandt's Cormorant 1,600 at March Point on 11-10 (RM)

 

PELICANS

Brown Pelican 1at March Point on 11-10 (RM)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

Great Egret 1 at March Point on 9-29 (NO); 1 at March Point on 10-1 (GB)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES, and ALLIES

Cooper's Hawk 1 immature in Burlington yard on 11-5 (LE)

Rough-legged Hawk 1 in the Samish Flats on 10-5 (RM); 4 in the Samish Flats on 11-14 (AW)

 

CRANES

Sandhill Crane 3 at Jensen Access, Fir Island on 10-1 (GB); 1 juvenile at March Point, Anacortes on 11-17 (TM)

 

PLOVERS

American Golden-Plover 1 at Jensen Access, Fir Island on 9-17 (GB)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Black Oystercatcher 105 at West Beach, Deception Pass State Park 11-19(SAS)

 

JAEGERS   

Parasitic Jaeger 1 off Green Point, Washington Park, Anacortes on 11-12 (GB)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Franklin's Gull 1 in Sedro-Woolley on 11-6 (GB)

Caspian Tern 1 at Hayton Reserve, Fir Island on 11-8 (JO)

Thayer’s Gull 1 at West Beach, Deception Pass State Park on 11-19 (SAS)

 

PIGEONS and DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon 1 at Cascade Pass on 9-25 (RM)

 

OWLS

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Grandy Lake on 10-12 and 10-29 (GB)

 

WOODPECKERS

Lewis's Woodpecker 1 in Sauk Valley on 9-23 (RM)

Red-naped Sapsucker 1 at Cascade Pass on 9-25 (RM)

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mt. Vernon on 11-17 (BC)

Northern Flicker 3 “yellow-shafted” at east Fidalgo home on 10-27 (RW)

 

FALCONS 

American Kestrel 1 on Sullivan Road, Samish Flats on 11-14 (AW)

Merlin 1 on Colony Road, Samish Flats on 11-14 (AW)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Tropical Kingbird 1 at Leque Island (Eide Road) on 11-8 (JO)

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 10-9 (GB); 1 on Leque Island (Eide Road) on 11-9 (JH); 1 on the Padilla Bay Trail on 11-15 (PP)

 

VIREOS

Warbling Vireo 1 at Burlington home on 11-4 (LE)

 

SWALLOWS

Violet-green Swallow 3 at DeBay’s Slough on 10-8 (GB)

Barn Swallow 2 on Skagit Flats on 11-5 (GB)

 

THRUSHES

Hermit Thrush 1 at Cap Sante on 11-3 (JH)

 

CATBIRDS

Gray Catbird 1 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park on 9-23 (RM)

 

PIPITS

American Pipit 1 at Port Susan The Nature Conservancy property on 10-28 (JO)

 

LONGSPURS  and SNOW BUNTINGS

Lapland Longspur 1 at Jensen Access, Fir Island on 10-17 (RM)

Snow Bunting 1 on rocks along the Tommy Thompson causeway, Anacortes on 11-1 (KC);

2 on Samish Flats on 11-6 (GB)

 

WARBLERS

Palm Warbler 1 at Corkindale Creek on 10-4 (RM)

Townsend's Warbler 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mt. Vernon on 11-5 (TM)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Clay-colored Sparrow 1 at Corkindale Creek on 9-23 (RM)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (KC) Kathryn Cavil; (BC)  Brenda Cunningham; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton;  (TM) Tim Manns; (RM) Ryan Merrill; (NO) Neil O’Hara; (JO) Jeff Osmundson; (SRP) Sheila & Ron Pera; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (AW) Andrea Warner; (RW) Regan Weeks

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