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Bird Sightings for September 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

Greater White-fronted Goose 500 flying over Bayview on 9-20 (LM)

Ring-necked Duck 1 at Barnaby Slough on 8-15 (GB)

Bufflehead 1 at Channel Drive on 8-21 (GB)

GREBES

Horned Grebe 53 at Jensen Access on 8-26 (GB)

HERONS and ALLIES

Great Egret 1 at Northern State Recreation Area on 8-13 and 8-29 (GB); 1 at Channel Drive on 8-28 (GB, spotted by KK); 1 at Channel Drive on 8/28 (BK)

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Northern Goshawk 1 at Corkindale on 8-30 (GB)

RAILS

Virginia Rail 2 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC)

Sora 2 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC)

 

CRANES

Sandhill Crane 2 Flying over Fir Island on 9-14 (DJ, e-bird)

 

PLOVERS

Pacific Golden-Plover 1 at the West 90 on 8-22 (GB)

 

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES

Solitary Sandpiper1 at the Skagit Game Range on 8-19 (BK)

Greater Yellowlegs 50 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC)

Lesser Yellowlegs 50 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC)

Long-billed Curlew 1 at March Point on 8-30 (RM); 1 at March Point on 9-1 (BK); 1 at Blackie Spit, BC on 9-3 (SAS); 1 at March Point on 9-11 and 9-13 (GB)

Marbled Godwit 1 at March Point on 8-17 (RM)

Red Knot 1 at Skagit Game Range on 8-28 (GB,BK)

Surfbird 45 on Viti Rocks on 8-28 (GB); 35 at Viti Rocks on 8-28 (BK)

Stilt Sandpiper 1 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC); 1 at Skagit Game Range on 8-26 (GB, BK); 1 at Skagit Game Range on 8-28 (BK)

Sanderling 3 at March Point on 9-6 (GB, BK); 1 at March Point on 9-11 (GB); 28 (high count for this area) at March Point on 9-13 (GB)

Dunlin large flock on dock near Bay View Dike Trail on 9-9 (BH)

Baird's Sandpiper 2 at the West 90 on 8-11 (GB); 1 at Skagit Game Range on 8-27 (BK)

Pectoral Sandpiper 2 at Skagit Game Range on 8-26 (BK); 1 at Skagit Game Range on 8-28 (BK)  

Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 at the West 90 on 8-11 (GB)

Dowitcher species 10 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC)

Wilson's Snipe  6 at Skagit Game Range on 8-24 (SC); 13 at Green Road Marsh on 9-11 (KJW)

JAEGERS

Parasitic Jaeger 1 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 8-30 (RM); 12 at West Beach, Deception Pass State Park on 9-8 (PP)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Franklin's Gull 1 at North Fork Access on 8-22 (GB); 1 near Cypress Island on 8-28 (GB, BK)

Heermann’s Gull 25 near Cypress Island on 8-28 (BK)

Herring Gull 1 at Rockport on 9-8 (RM)

Common Tern 22 at Rosario Head, Deception Pass State Park on 8-30 (RM); 5 at Rosario Head, Deception Pass State Park on 9-6 (GB); 6 at West Beach, Deception Pass State Park on 9-8 (PP)

OWLS

Northern Pygmy-Owl 2 at Illabot Creek Road on 9-12 (GB)

Barred Owl 1 at Illabot Creek Road on 9-12 (GB)

 

 Owl Barred JH5

 Barred Owl Photo by Joe Halton

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 at Illabot Creek Road on 9-12 (GB)

 

NIGHTHAWKS

Common Nighthawk 1 at SR 20 Milepost 100 on 9-4 (GB); 2 at Bayview on 9-20 (LM)

 

SWIFTS

Black Swift 30 at Marblemount Boat Launch on 9-4 (GB)

Vaux’s Swift 285 at Northern State Recreation on 9-19 (SAS)

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 at Bayview home on 9-6 (CS); 1 near Bayview on 9-8 (GB, BK)

 

WOODPECKERS

Lewis's Woodpecker 3 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park on 8-27 (RM); 6 at Corkindale Creek on 8-27 (RM); 1 at Marblemount Boat Launch on 9-4 (BK); 1 at “The Lane” near Marblemount on 9-4 (BK); 1 at Marblemount Northern Fields on 9-5 (GB); 4 at Bryson Road on 9-8 (RM); 5 at Marblemount on 9-8 (RM); 1 at Newhalem on 9-8 (RM)

 

FALCONS

Merlin 1(caught dunlin) near Bayview Dike Trail on 9-9 (BH)

Peregrine Falcon 1 near Bayview Dike Trail on 9-9 (BH)

 

TYRANT FLYCATHERS

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 in Anacortes, B Ave, on 8-9 (KH)

Willow Flycatcher 1 in Anacortes, B Ave, on 8-9 (KH)

Dusky Flycatcher 1 at Corkindale Creek on 8-17 (RM)

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1 in Anacortes, B Ave, on 8-9 (KH)

Say's Phoebe 1 at SR 20 milepost 100 on 9-5 (GB)

Eastern Kingbird 1 at Barnaby Slough on 8-15 (GB)

 

VIREOS

Warbling Vireo 1 in Anacortes, B Ave, on 8-9 (KH)

Red-eyed Vireo 10 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park on 8-27 (RM)

CORVIDS

Western Scrub-Jay 1 in Burlington on 8-15 (GB)

 

SWALLOWS

Purple Martin 2 at Rosario Head, Deception Pass State Park on 8-12 (GB)

Cliff Swallow 1 at SR 20 milepost 100 on 9-5 (GB)

Barn Swallow 20 at Bayview on 9-20 (LM)

 

WRENS

House Wren 1 at Sauk boat launch on 8-15 (GB)

Wren House JH2

House Wren Photo by Joe Halton

Rock Wren 1 on Padilla Bay Trail along Little Indian Slough on 8-17 (BK)

 

KINGLETS

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 in Anacortes, B Ave, on 8-9 (KH)

 

THRUSHES 

Mountain Bluebird 1 at Corkindale on 8-30 (GB)

WOOD WARBLERS

American Redstart 1 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park on 8-27 (RM); 1 at Marblemount on 8-27 (RM); 1 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park on 8-30 (GB)

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 female near the 32nd Street marsh, Anacortes on 9-4 (KH)

Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 male near the 32nd Street marsh, Anacortes on 9-4 (KH); 1 male at Camano Island home on 9-13 (PP)

Townsend's Warbler 1 female in Anacortes yard on 9-3 (KH)

Wilson's Warbler 1 male in Anacortes, B Street, on 9-4 (KH)

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Vesper Sparrow 1 at Bryson Road on 8-27 (RM); 1 at Corkindale on 9-4 (GB); 3 at Corkindale on 9-5 (GB); 5 at Newhalem on 9-5 (GB); 2 at Sauk Prairie on 9-8 (RM); 2 at Bryson Road on 9-8 (RM); 1 at Marblemount on 9-8 (RM;) 10 at Newhalem on 9-8 (RM)

Fox Sparrow 2 at Camano Island home on 9-7 (PP)

Dark-eyed Junco 1 leucistic At Anacortes yard on 9-18 (JH)

Junco Dark eyed OR Leucistic JH1

Dark-eyed Junco (leucistic) Oregon Race  Photo by Joe Halton

TANAGERS and ALLIES

Western Tanager 1 in Anacortes, B Ave, on 8-9 (KH)

Lazuli Bunting 1 at Newhalem on 9-5 (GB); 1 at Bryson Road on 9-8 (RM); 3 at Newhalem on 9-8 (RM); 1 at Diablo on 9-8 (RM)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (SC) Brenda Covington; (BH) Bruce Hall; (JH) Joe Halton; (KH) Kristi Hein; (DJ) Dennis Jones; (KK) Kraig Kemper; (RK) Robert Kuntz;  (RM) Ryan Merrill; (LM) Libby Mills; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (CS) Kathy Scott; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Field Trip; (KJW) Keith & Jan Wiggers

 

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