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Bird Sightings for May 2018

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

Wood Duck 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 9 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 and 5-13 (MS); 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

Cinnamon Teal 7 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-24 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 and 5-13 (MS); 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

Northern Shoveler 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-13 (MS)

Gadwall 1 male hybrid Gadwall x American Wigeon at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-12 (GB)

Surf Scoter 1 at Tommy Thompson Trail, Anacortes on 4-18 (RWJ)

Long-tailed Duck 3 at March Point on 4-28 (GB)

Bufflehead 7 at Tommy Thompson Trail, Anacortes on 4-18 (RWJ)

Common Goldeneye 1 at Bay View SP on 5-5 (GB)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 1 at Northern State Recreation Area on 4-22 (NOH)

 

PIGEONS and DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon 6 at east Stanwood home on 5-12 and continuing (MS)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 3 at Northern State Recreation Area on 4-22 (NOH)

Sora 1 on Butler Flats on 4-15 (GB); 2 at Northern State Recreation Area on 4-22 (NOH)

 

STILTS and AVOCETS

American Avocet 1 at Hayton Reserve on 4-28 and 5-12 (GB) RARE

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 2 at Kukutali Reserve on 5-12 (NOH)

 

PLOVERS

Semipalmated Plover 8 at Hayton Reserve on 4-28 (GB)

Killdeer 2 adults on nest with 4 eggs at Hayton Reserve on 5-13 (MS)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Whimbrel 8 AT Hayton Reserve on 4-28 (GB); 92 on Rekdal Road farm field, Camano Island on 5-6 (AT); 12 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (MS); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-13 (MS); 250 on Camano Island farm field at junction Highway 532/Heichel Road on 5-18 (PP); 80 at junction of Rekdal/Utsalady Road, Camano Island on 5-19 (SP)

Marbled Godwit 7 at March Point on 4-13 (GB)

Dunlin 16 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-24 (NOH); 12 at Hayton Reserve on 5-14 (NOH)

Least Sandpiper 12 at Hayton Reserve on 5-5 (MS)

Western Sandpiper 18 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-24 (NOH)

Short-billed Dowitcher 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-24 (NOH)

Greater Yellowlegs 9 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough)on 5-6 (MS); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-13 (MS)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Caspian Tern 25 at Hayton Reserve on 5-6 and 6 on 5-13 (MS); 7at Hayton Reserve on 5-14 (NOH)

 

LOONS

Common Loon 2 at Tommy Thomson Trail, Anacortes on 4-18 (RWJ)

 

CORMORANTS

Brandt's Cormorant 40 off Cypress Island on 4-20 (GB)

 

PELICANS

American White Pelican 7 at South March Point on 4-27 (NOH); 2 at March Point on 4-28 (GB)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 1 at Northern State Recreation Area on 5-12 (GB)

Great Egret 3 just east of Whitney-LA Conner Road/SR 20 junction on 5-13 (GB)

 

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 1 at Northern State Recreation Area on 4-22 (NOH); 2 at Kukutali Reserve on 5-12 (NOH)

 

OSPREYS

Osprey 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Northern Harrier 1 at east Stanwood home on 5-13 (MS); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 at the East 90, Samish Flats on 5-1 (AW)

Northern Goshawk 1 adult at Ilabot Creek Road on 5-12 (GB) RARE

Rough-legged Hawk 1 at the East 90, Samish Flats on 5-1 (AW)

 

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 at east Stanwood home on 5-16 (MS)

 

FALCONS

Peregrine Falcon 1 at Ship Harbor Interpretive Center, Anacortes on 5-5 (NOH)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 calling at Camano Island home on 5-15 and 16 (PP)

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2 at Kukutali Reserve on 5-12 (NOH)

Black Phoebe 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

Say's Phoebe 1 on Sauk Prairie on 4-14 (GB)

 

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at the Padilla Bay Upland Trail on 5-1 (AW); 1 at Camano Island home on 5-16 (PP)

 

SWALLOWS

Purple Martin about 20 at English Boom, Camano Island on 4-29 (AT)

Cliff Swallow 1 in flooded field along Bay View-Edison Road on 5-1 (AW)

 

BUSHTITS

Bushtit 1 at Ship Harbor Interpretive Center, Anacortes on 5-5 (NOH)

 

NUTHATCHES

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 at east Stanwood home on 5-12 and 5-15 (MS)

 

CREEPERS

Brown Creeper 1 at east Stanwood home on 5-11 and 5-13 (MS)

 

WRENS

House Wren 1 near Cockreham Island on 5-6 and 5-7 (GB)

Pacific Wren 1 at Padilla Bay Upland Trail on 4-27 (NOH); 2 at east Stanwood home on 5-11 (MS)

Bewick's Wren 1 at Padilla Bay Upland Trail on 4-27 (NOH)

 

THRUSHES

Swainson's Thrush 1 at Camano Island home on 5-13 and continuing (PP); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

 

WAXWINGS 

Cedar Waxwing 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

Evening Grosbeak 12 at east Stanwood home on 5-13 and continuing (MS)

Cassin's Finch pair at feeder at east Fidalgo home on 5-5 to 5-7 (RW)

American Goldfinch 17 at east Stanwood home on 5-8 and continuing (MS); several feeding on dandelion fluff at Bow home on 5-17 (KR)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Grasshopper Sparrow 1 at Marblemount on 4-29 (GB) RARE

Golden-crowned Sparrow 2 at Tommy Thompson trail, Anacortes on 4-18 (RWJ)

 

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES

Bullock's Oriole 4 at Bow home on 5-11 (KR)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Kukutali Reserve on 5-12 (NOH)

Common Yellowthroat 2 at Northern State Recreation Area on 4-22 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-24 (NOH); 1 at Padilla Bay Upland Trail on 4-27 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

Yellow Warbler 1 male at La Conner home on 4-21 (RWJ); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 1 at Ship Harbor Interpretive Center, Anacortes on 5-13 (NOH); 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

Yellow-rumped Warbler 4 “Audubon’s” at Northern State Recreation Area on 4-22; 3 “Audubon’s” at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-24 (NOH); 1 “Audubon’s” at Padilla Bay Upland Trail on 4-27 (NOH); 1 at Ship Harbor Interpretive Center, Anacortes on 5-5 (NOH); several at Burlington home on 4-28 (LE); 11 “Audubon’s” at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH)

Townsend's Warbler 1 on the Padilla Bay Upland Trail on 5-1 (AW)

Wilson's Warbler 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 1 at Kukutali Reserve on 5-12 (NOH); 1 at Camano Island home 5-16 and continuing (PP)

 

TANAGERS and ALLIES

Western Tanager 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); several at Bow home on 5-11 (KR)

Black-headed Grosbeak 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-6 (NOH); 8 at east Stanwood home on 5-13 and continuing (MS); 2  at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 5-14 (NOH)

 

MAMMALS

Bobcat 1 at Martin Ranch Road on 4-21 and 5-5 (GB)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (LE) Larry Edwards; (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (RWJ) Rosi & Wes Jansen;  (KR) Kerry Rye; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (SP) Sheila Pera; (MS) Mary Sinker; (AT) Alice Turner; (AW) Andrea Warner; (RW) Regan Weeks

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