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Bird Sightings for June through August 2020

PamPritzlby 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

Hooded Merganser 2 in Edison on 8-4 (JB)

 

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS

California Quail pair with 11 young at east Fidalgo home on 7-19 (RW)

White-tailed Ptarmigan 7 (hen & 6 chicks) on Sahale Arm on 8-2 (GB)

Sooty Grouse 1 on Sauk Mt, Trail on 7-21 (NOH)

 

GREBES

Red-necked Grebe 2 at SIPB on 8-13 (GB)

 

PIGEONS and DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon 1 at SWAWS on 8-11 (NOH)

 

NIGHTHAWKS

Common Nighthawk 2 in Anacortes on 6-30 (KN)

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 at Healy Road 5/29-6/5 (GB) rare

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 2 at Fox Rd (near Clear Lake) on 7-16 (NOH);

2 on 7-23 & 1 on 8-1 at SWAWS (NOH)

 

STILTS and AVOCETS

Black-necked Stilt 1 at Leque Island (found by Pam Myers) on 7-4 (PP) rare on west side

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 4 on 7-13 and 4 on 7-27 at Rosario Beach (NOH)

 

PLOVERS

Black-bellied Plover 12 on 7-14, 25 on 7-18, 13 on 8-4 & 1 on 8-7 at SWAHR (NOH)

American Golden-Plover 1 at SWAHR on 6-10 (GB)

Pacific Golden-Plover 1 at SWAHR on 8-4 (NOH)

Semipalmated Plover 8 on 7-14, 20 on 7-18, 12 on 7-29, 4 on 8-4 & 15 on 8-7 at SWAHR (NOH); 21 on 7-20 & 10 on 7-23 at SWAWS (NOH)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Long-billed Curlew 1 at SWAHR on 7-6 (GB)

Marbled Godwit 1 at SWAHR on 5-23 (GB)

Red Knot 3 at SWAHR on 5-23 (GB)

Least Sandpiper many at Edison on 8-4 (JB)

Pectoral Sandpiper 1 at Leque Island on 5-4 (PP); 1 at SWAWS on 7-19 (GB); 4 on 8-1 & 3 on 8-9 at SWAWS (NOH); 1 at SWAHR on 8-4 (NOH)

Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 at SWAWS on 7-23; 3 at Channel Dr. on 7-25 and 3 at SWAHR on 7-29 (NOH)

Western Sandpiper 300 at SWAWS on 8-1 (MS, JS); many at Edison on 8-4 (JB)

Long-billed Dowitcher 100 at SWAWS on 8-1 (MS, JS)

Spotted Sandpiper 1 AT SWAWS on 7-20 and 2 at Channel Dr. on 8-3 (NOH)

 

JAEGERS

Parasitic Jaeger 3 at Iverson spit, Camano Island on 5-4 (PP); 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 7-27 (GB)

 

ALCIDS

Marbled Murrelet 2 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 7-15 (PP); 2 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 8-4 (JB)

Rhinoceros Auklet 6 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 7-15 (PP); 2 at Rosario Beach on 7-27 (NOH)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Mew Gull 1 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 8-4 (JB)

California Gull 6 at SHIP on 7-22 (NOH)

 

PELICANS

American White Pelican 58 (continuing throughout sighting period) at March Point on 6-30 (GB); 100 at March Point on 7-26 (MS, JS)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 2 at NSRA on 7-10 (NOH)

Great Egret 1 at SWAHR on 8-6 (GB); 1 at SWAHR on 8-7 (NOH)

Green Heron 1 in Burlington on 6-7 (GB); 1 at SWAWS on 8-8 (MS, JS)

 

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 1 at NSRA on 7-10 & 1 at SWAWS on 8-11 (NOH)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Golden Eagle 1 at Sahale Arm on 8-2 (GB)

 

WOODPECKERS

American Three-toed Woodpecker 1 at Swamp Creek on 5-28 (GB)

 

FALCONS

Merlin 1 at NSRA on 7-10, 1 at SWAWS on 8-1 & 8-9 (NOH)

Peregrine Falcon 1 at Channel Dr. on 8-3 and 1 at SWAWS on 8-11 (NOH)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Western Wood-Pewee 1 on Fox Rd. (near Clear Lake) on 7-16 & 1 on 7-20 & 8-1 at SWAWS (NOH)

Willow Flycatcher heard at east Fidalgo home on 5-29 (RW); 2 on 7-6, 1 on 7-18, 1 on 7-23, 2 on 8-1, 2 on 8-9 & 1 on 8-11 at SWAWS (NOH); 2 on 7-25, 1 on 8-3 & 1 on 8-7 at Channel Dr. (NOH)

Least Flycatcher 1 in Hamilton on 7-15 & 16 (GB) rare on west side

Black Phoebe 5 on 7-6, 1 on 7-18, 2 on 8-9 & 1 on 8-11 at SWAWS (NOH)

Eastern Phoebe 1 (found by Adrian Lee) on Martin Rd on 5-17 (GB) rare

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at Healy Rd until 5-16 (GB) late

Loggerhead Shrike 1 at SWAHR on 6-10 (GB) unusual on west side

 

CORVIDS

Black-billed Magpie 1 at Cabana Park, Anacortes on 6-6 (KG) rare on west side

 

LARKS

Horned Lark 1 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 8-1 (PP) unusual on west side

 

SWALLOWS

Purple Martin 2 at Barnaby Slough on 6-12, 1 at SWAWS on 6-26 and 3 at Fox Rd (near Clear Lake) on 7-6 (GB)

Bank Swallow 20 at new colony in Lyman on 5-27 (GB); 1 at Channel Dr. on 8-7 (NOH)

 

CHICKADEES

Mountain Chickadee 1 at Cutthroat Pass on 7-10 (GB)

 

THRUSHES

Townsend's Solitaire 1 on Sauk Mt. Trail on 7-21 (NOH)

Varied Thrush 1 on Sauk Mt. Trail on 7-21 (NOH)

 

CATBIRDS

Gray Catbird 1 (found by Adrian Lee) on Martin Rd on 6-16 (GB)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

Evening Grosbeak 2 at east Fidalgo home on 5-29 (RW)

Red Crossbill pair at east Fidalgo home (eating bolted lettuce seeds) on 7-6 (RW); 2 at Rosario Beach on 7-27 (NOH)

 

LONGSPURS and BUNTINGS

Indigo Bunting 1 at Sauk Prairie on 5-24 (GB) rare

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Clay-colored Sparrow 1 at Corkindale on 6-5 (GB) rare

Brewer's Sparrow 1 at Healy Rd on 6-14 (GB) unusual on west side

Black-throated Sparrow 1 at Fox Rd (near Clear Lake) on 6-10 (GB) rare

 

CHAT

Yellow-breasted Chat 2 or more at Milepost 76 (Highway 20) fields from 7-4 through 7-19 (GB)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 in Edison on 8-4 (JB)

American Redstart 1 at Marblemount boat launch on 6-28 (GB)

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 (found by Adrian Lee) on Martin Rd. on 6-16 and 1 at Marblemount boat launch on 6-28 (GB) rare

Wilson's Warbler 2 at east Stanwood home on 8-9 (MS)

 

TANAGERS and ALLIES

Lazuli Bunting 3 at NSRA on 7-10 (NOH)

 

 (GB) Gary Bletsch; (JB) Joan Bird; (KG) Kathy Graves; (KN) Kim Nelson; (NOH); Neil O’Hara; (NSRA) Northern State Recreation Area); (PP) Pam Pritzl; (SHIP) Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve; (SIPB) Samish Island Public Beach; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SWAHR) Skagit Wildlife Area Hayton Reserve; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (RW) Regan Weeks

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