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Skagit Audubon Field Notes

Compiled by Ann Skinner

12/16/23 – 1/14/24

This column reports a summary of selected sightings. Rare sightings should be submitted with detailed written documentation and if possible, a photograph.  A second person to verify rare sightings is encouraged. Do not hesitate to contact any observer to help document unusual sightings.

Please submit your sightings to birdsightings@skagitaudubon.org

For recent updates on bird sightings, check out ABA Tweeters and Skagit County Ebird List on the SAS website (Birding menu, Bird Sightings submenu).

OWLS
Short-eared Owl E-90, 1/7, (MS/JS)
Great-horned Owl (1+) SA, 1/3 (MS), EFI, 1/7 (RW)

WOODPECKERS
Red-breasted Sapsucker (3) EFI, 12/29 (RW)
Hybrid Flicker (2) EFI, 1/13 (RW)
Hairy Woodpecker (2) EFI, 12/20 (RW)
Downy Woodpecker (2) EFI, 12/20 (RW)
Pileated Woodpecker (1) EFI, 12/20 (RW)

NUTHATCHES & CREEPERS
Brown Creeper (1) EFI, 1/7 (RW)

THRUSHES
Varied Thrush (2) SA, 12/31 (MS) & EFI, 1/13 (RW)

WRENS
Pacific Wren (2) daily, SA (MS/JS)
Bewick’s Wren (2) daily, SA (MS/JS)

WARBLERS
Townsend’s warbler, (1) Shelter Bay Marina, 12/30 (CBC)

RARE & UNUSUAL CBC SIGHTINGS
Black Phoebe 12/30 (Skagit Count)
California Scrub-Jay 12/30 (Skagit Count)
Barn Swallow 12/30 (Skagit Count)
White-Breasted Nuthatch 1/1/24 (Everett Circle)

(CBC) Christmas Bird Count; (EFI) East Fidalgo Island; (E-90) East 90; (SA) Stanwood Area; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (RW) Regan Weeks

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