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Bird Sightings for March & April 2020

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WATERFOWL

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 at Telegraph Slough on 4-4 (GB)

Brant 100 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH)

Cackling Goose 2 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Wood Duck 2 at ACFL on 3-26 (YH)

Cinnamon Teal 1 at NSRA on 3-17 (GB) early

Northern Shoveler 6 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH); 1 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH)

Eurasian Wigeon 1 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH); 1 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH)

Green-winged Teal 1 “Eurasian” at NSRA on 4-9 (TM)

Ring-necked Duck 10 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 2 on 3-22 (NOH); 2 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH); 1 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Greater Scaup 2 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH)

Lesser Scaup 6 2 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Hooded Merganser 2 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 4 on 3-22 (NOH); 2 at SHIP on 3-25, 2 on 3-30, 2 on 4-2 & 2 on 4-7 (NOH)

Common Merganser 4 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH)

Red-breasted Merganser 2 at SHIP on 3-28, 2 on 4-2 & 2 on 4-7 (NOH); 2 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 & 4 on 4-8 (NOH); 8 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH)

 

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS

California Quail 4 in Anacortes yard on 3-17 and 8 on 4-8 (TK); 6 in Anacortes yard on 4-12 (YH)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 2 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 1 on 3-22 (NOH)

Red-necked Grebe 2 at SHIP on 3-25 & 1 on 3-30 (NOH); 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 & 7 on 4-8 (NOH)

Eared Grebe 1 at March Point on 3-19 (GB)

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

Anna's Hummingbird 1 in Anacortes yard on 4-9 (TK)

Rufous Hummingbird 1 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH); 2 at SHIP on 3-28, 1 on 4-2, 3 on 4-7 & 2 on 4-11 (NOH)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 1 at SHIP on 3-23, 1 on 3-25, 1 on 3-28,  2 on 3-30 & 2 on 4-2 (NOH); 2 at Smiley’s Bottom, Anacortes on 4-7 (JH); 1 at NSRA on 4-9 (TM); 1 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

American Coot 2 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 2 on 3-22 (NOH)

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 3 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 (NOH); 3 at Ala Spit County Park. Whidbey Island on 4-3 (YH); 3 at SHIP on 4-11 (NOH); 2 at Maple Grove, Camano Island on 4-17 (SPS)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Long-billed Dowitcher 50 at SWAWS on 3-18 (NOH)

Wilson's Snipe 5 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Greater Yellowlegs 2 on Alice Bay 4-1 to 4-12 (HA); 12 on Alice Bay on 4-9 (HA)

 

LOONS

Common Loon 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 4-2 and 1 on 4-7 (NOH); 1 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH)

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 1 at NSRA on 4-9 (TM)

 

OSPREYS

Osprey 2 at SHIP on 4-7 (NOH); 2 at SHIP on 4-12 (DJ); 1 at Fidalgo Bay on 4-13 (TM)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 3 at SWAWS on 3-18 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 3-25, 2 on 3-30, 2 on 4-7 & 2 on 4-11 (NOH); 2 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 (NOH); 1 at March Point on 4-4 (NOH); 1 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Northern Harrier 4 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 1 on 3-22 (NOH)

Cooper's Hawk 1 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 1 on 3-22 (NOH)

Red-tailed Hawk 2 at SWAWS on 3-18 & 1 on 3-22 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 3-30 & 2 on 4-7 (NOH)

 

OWLS

Great Horned Owl 1 at ACFL on 3-20 (YH); 1 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH); 1 at east Fidalgo home on 4-1 (RW)

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Illabot Creek alluvial fan on 4-2 (GB)

Barred Owl heard at east Fidalgo home on 4-1 (SP)

Short-eared Owl 2 at the East 90, Samish Island on 3-20 (YH);

Northern Saw-whet Owl 1 at Cockreham Island on 3-27 (GB)

 

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 at east Stanwood home 3-29 to present (MS)

Downy Woodpecker 1 in Anacortes yard on 3-19 (TK)

Northern Flicker 1 female in Anacortes yard on 3-20 (TK)

Pileated Woodpecker 2 at SHIP on 3-30 (NOH); 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 4-8 (NOH)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Black Phoebe 2 at SWAWS on 3-18 (NOH)

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at Camano Island home on 3-29 (RR); 1 juvenile near Cockreham Island continuing through 4-14 (GB)

 

CORVIDS

California Scrub-Jay 1 at Burlington home on 4-12 (LE)

 

SWALLOWS

Tree Swallow 2 at east Stanwood home 4-12 (MS)

Violet-green Swallow 12 flying over east Fidalgo home on 3-21 (RW)

BUSHTITS

Bushtit 1 at SWAWS on 3-18 (NOH)

 

WRENS

Marsh Wren 12 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 3-23, 2 on 3-25, 4 on 3-28, 3 on 3-30, 4 on 4-2 & 5 on 4-7 (NOH); 21 at NSRA on 4-9 (TM); 4 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Bewick's Wren 1 at SWAWS on 3-18 (NOH); 1 at Burlington home on 4-11 (LE); 1 at SHIP on 3-25, 1 on 3-28 & 1 on 4-7 (NOH); 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 & 1 on 4-8 (NOH)

THRUSHES

Western Bluebird 1 at Corkindale on 4-10 (GB)

Mountain Bluebird 1 west of Lyman on 3-31 (GB)

Townsend's Solitaire 1 at Camano Island home on 2-17 (RR); 2 on Rockport-Cascade River Rd on 4-10 (GB)

Varied Thrush 1 in Anacortes yard on 3-24 (YH); 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 3-31 (NOH)

FINCHES and ALLIES

Evening Grosbeak 6 at east Stanwood home 4-6 to 4-12 (MS); 20 at Camano Island home throughout sighting period (AW)

Pine Siskin 3 in Anacortes yard on 3-27 (YH)

American Goldfinch 2 in Anacortes yard on 4-1 (YH); several males at east Fidalgo home on 4-15 (RW)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Spotted Towhee 1 “leucistic” at March Point on 3-22 (VBK)

Savannah Sparrow 4 at Dugualla on 4-10 (NOH)

Fox Sparrow 1 at SWAWS on 3-22 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 3-23, 1 on 3-25, 3  on 3-28, 2  on 3-30, 3 on 4-2 & 1 on 4-11 (NOH); 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 4-8 (NOH)

Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 in Anacortes yard on 4-9 (TK)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler heard at east Fidalgo home on 4-4 (RW)

Yellow-rumped Warbler several “Audubon’s” at east Fidalgo home on 3-26 (RW)

1 at SHIP on 3-30 (NOH)

Townsend's Warbler 1 at east Fidalgo home on 3-23 (RW)

 

REPTILES

Garter Snake 1 in ACFL on 4-10 (YH)

Northern Alligator Lizard 1 at east Fidalgo home on 4-4 (RW)

 

(ACFL) Anacortes Community Forest Lands;  (HA) Howard Armstrong; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton; (NOH); Neil O’Hara; (YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (DJ) Don Jonasson; (VBK) Von & Betty Kuehn; (TK) Trevor Kyle; (NSRA) Northern State Recreation Area; (TM) Tim Manns; (SP) Scott Petersen;  (RR) Roxie Rochat;  (SPS) Scott & Patty Sebelsky; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SHIP) Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (AW) Allison Warner; (RW) Regan Weeks

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