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Bird Sightings for December 2020 through January 2021

Please submit your sightings to Pam Pritzl birdsightings@skagitaudubon.org or 360-387-7024.

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WATERFOWL

Eurasian Wigeon 1 at Skagit Flats on 12-27 & 1-9 (NOH)

Harlequin Duck 3 at Deception Pass SP on 12-24 (LM); 7 at WA Park, Anacortes on 12-26 (NOH)  

Long-tailed Duck 1 at Seafarer’s Park, Anacortes on 12-27 (BH)

Red-breasted Merganser 1 on Gorge Lake on 12-29 (GB) unusual upriver

 

GREBES

Red-necked Grebe 23 at WA Park, Anacortes on 12-26 (NOH)

Western Grebe 1 at WA Park, Anacortes on 12-26 (NOH); 4 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 1-15 (PP)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 1 at SHIP on12-22 (NOH)

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 10 at Deception Pass SP on 12-24 (LM)

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Black Turnstone 4 at Deception Pass SP on 12-24 (LM)

Surfbird 1 at Deception Pass SP on 12-24 (LM)

 

ALCIDS

Ancient Murrelet 19 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 1-10 (GB)

 

LOONS 

Common Loon 5 at WA Park, Anacortes on 12-26 (NOH)

Yellow-billed Loon 1 at Rosario Head on 1-3 (GB) rare

 

HERONS and ALLIES

Great Egret 1 on Fir Island on 1-1, 1-3 & 1-6 (GB); 1 on Camano Island on 1-1 (PP); 1 on Fir Island on 1-6 (JH); 1 on Fir Island on 1-9 (SRP)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 1 “leucistic” on Samish Flats on 12-28 (AO); 10 at Samish Flats on 12-18, 16 on 12-27, 3 on 12-28, 7 on 1-7, 49 on 1-9 (NOH); 45 on the Nooksack River on 12-24 (NOH); 2 at SWAWS on 12-29 & 9 on 1-6 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 1-8 (NOH)

Northern Harrier 6 on Samish Flats on 12-18, 4 on 1-7 & 11 on 1-9 (NOH); 4 on Fir Island on 1-11 (NOH)

Cooper's Hawk 1 adult on 1-1, 1-13 & 1-14 at east Fidalgo home (RW); 1 juvenile at east Fidalgo home on 1-10 (RW)

Northern Goshawk 1 on Fir Island on 12-21 &1-6 (GB) rare

Rough-legged Hawk 1 at Samish Flats on 12-18, 11 on 12-27, 4 on 12-28, 6 on 1-7 & 8 on 1-9 (NOH); 2 at SWAWS on 12-29 & 1-6 (NOH); 1 on Samish Flats East 90 on 1-9 (JS/MS); 2 on Fir Island on 1-11 (NOH)

Golden Eagle 1 on Frailey Mtn on 1-9 (GB)

 

OWLS

Great Horned Owl 1 at SWAWS on 1-6 (NOH); 1 at east Stanwood home on 1-7 & 1-10 (MS); 1 at SWAWS on 1-10 (JS/MS)

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Lookout Mtn on 1-7 (NOH)

Short-eared Owl 1 at Samish Flats on 12-18, 1 on 12-27, 4 on 1-7 & 7 on 1-9 (NOH); 1 at Samish Flats East 90 on 1-9 (JS/MS)

 

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 at east Fidalgo home on 1-9 & 1-10 (RW)

 

FALCONS

American Kestrel 3 on Samish Flats on 1-9 (JS/MS)

Gyrfalcon 1 on Fir Island on 1-1 (GB)

Peregrine Falcon 1 on Samish Flats on 12-27, 1-7 & 1-9 (NOH); 2 at FIFR on 1-9 (JS/MS)

Prairie Falcon 1 south of Bay View on 1-14 (GB)

 

CORVIDS

Black-billed Magpie 1 at Rosario on 1-14 (JB)

 

DIPPERS

American Dipper 1 on Nooksack River on     12-24 (NOH)

 

THRUSHES

Mountain Bluebird 2 on Fir Island on 12-31,    1-1 & 1-6 (GB) rare in winter

Varied Thrush 1 on Lookout Mtn on 1-7 (NOH)

 

PIPITS

American Pipit 1 at SHIP on 12-22 (NOH)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

Pine Siskin “hundreds” (like a murmuration) at Bow yard on 12-21 (KR) 

 

LONGSPURS and BUNTINGS

Snow Bunting 1 at Leque Island/Eide Rd on 1-16 (JS/MS)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES 

Swamp Sparrow 1 at Clear Lake on 1-3 (GB)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (JB) Joan Bird; (FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve aka Hayton Reserve; (BH) Bruce Hall; (JH) Joe Halton; (LM) Libby Mills; (NOH); Neil O’Hara; (AO) Alan Ottini; (SRP) Sheila and Ron Pera; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (KR) Kerry Rye; (SHIP) Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (RW) Regan Weeks

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