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Bird Sightings for Summer 2015

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

Blue-winged Teal 2 at Secret Harbor, Cypress Island on 5-21 (TM); 9 at the Skagit Wildlife Area on 5-25 (GB)
Greater Scaup 1 at March Point on 6-25 (GB)
Harlequin Duck 1 at Rosario Head on 6-17 (GB)
White-winged Scoter 2 off Clayton Beach, Larrabee State Park on 6-1 (TM)
Long-tailed Duck 2 at March Point on 5-28 (GB)
Bufflehead 1 at Secret Harbor, Cypress Island on 5-21 (TM)

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS

White-tailed Ptarmigan 2 at Skyline Divide, Mt. Baker on 7-27 (BC, TM)
Spruce Grouse 1 near Hart’s Pass, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on 6-25 (TM)

LOONS

Pacific Loon 1 at March Point on 5-28 (GB)
Common Loon 4 off Clayton Beach, Larrabee State Park on 8-2 (TM)

GREBES

Western Grebe 1 off Clayton Beach, Larrabee State Park on 6-1 (TM)

HERONS and ALLIES

Green Heron 1 in Burlington on 5-16 (GB)

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES

Dunlin 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area on 5-25 (GB)

ALCIDS

Tufted Puffin 1 off Rosario Head at Deception Pass State Park on 8-4 (RM)

GULLS and TERNS

Franklin's Gull 1 on the Samish Flats on 5-16 (GB)

NIGHTHAWKS

Common Nighthawk 3 at Harry Osborne State Forest on 6-16 (GB); 1 east of Sedro-Woolley on 7-1 (DW)

SWIFTS

Black Swift 2 at South Cascade River Road on 6-14 (GB); several on 6-16 (SAS)

FLYCATHERS

Least Flycatcher 1 each at Cockreham Island and the Skagit Wildlife Area on 5-25 (GB)
Dusky Flycatcher 1 at Barnaby Slough on 5-31 (GB)
Eastern Kingbird 1 at Barnaby Slough pm 5-31 (GB)

VIREOS

Red-eyed Vireo 1 at NP 213 Road on 6-6 (GB)

CORVIDS

Gray Jay 1 at Austin Pass, Mt. Baker 8-6 (PP)
Western Scrub-Jay 1 in Anacortes yard on 7-12(JH); 1 in Burlington on 7-24  (HS); 1 in Burlington on 7-27 (GB)

SWALLOWS

Purple Martin 13 at Ship Harbor, Anacortes on 5-30 (GB)

 

WRENS

Rock Wren 1 on Sauk Mountain on 7-1 (GB)
House Wren 6 at Secret Harbor, Cypress Island on 5-21 (TM); 2 at Rosario Head on 6-17 (GB)

THRUSHES 

Townsend's Solitaire 1 on Sauk Mountain on 7-1 (GB) Hermit Thrush 1 on Diosbud Creek on 5-31 (GB); 1 on Table Mountain on 8-6 (PP)

WARBLERS

Nashville Warbler 1 near Rockport on 6-14 (GB)
American Redstart 1 each at NP 213 and County Line Ponds on 6-6 (GB)
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 at Martin Road on 6-21 (GB)

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Chipping Sparrow 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area on 5-25 (GB)
Fox Sparrow 1 on Sauk Mountain on 5-23 and 7-1 (GB)
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area on 5-16 (GB)

BLACKBIRDS and ORILES

Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 on Minkler Flats on 5-16 (GB)
Bullock's Oriole 1 immature female in Anacortes on 7-27 (KH)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

House Finch 1 albino in Mount Vernon yard on 7-11 (JV)
Evening Grosbeak 3 pair in Burlington yard on 6-8 (LE)

 

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (BC) Brenda Cunningham; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton; (KH) Kristi Hein;  (KK) Kraig Kemper; (RK) Robert Kuntz; (TM) Tim Manns;  (RM) Ryan Merrill; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (HS) Herb Sargo; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Field Trip; (JV) Jon Vanderheyden; (DW) Daria Wheatley

 

 

 

 

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