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Bird Sightings for June 2021 through August 2021

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
Blue-winged Teal 7 on 6/15, 1 on 6/18 & 1 on 7/1/21 at SWAWS (NOH)
Cinnamon Teal 3 on 6/15, 1 on 6/18, 7 on 7/7, 2 on 7/18, 15 on 7/31 & 13 on 8/3/21 at SWAWS (NOH)
Northern Pintail 200 at FIFR on 8/12/21 (NOH)

SWIFTS
Black Swift 12 at NSRA on 6/15/2021 (SAS)

RAILS and COOTS
Sora 1 at Fisher Slough TNC (restricted access) on 8/15/21 (JO/CS)

STILTS and AVOCETS
American Avocet 2 at FIFR on 8/19/21 (YH)

OYSTERCATCHERS
Black Oystercatcher 2 at Washington Park, Anacortes on 6/20/21 (MSJS)

PLOVERS 
Black-bellied Plover 38 at FIFR on 8/8/21 (NOH); 3 at FIFR on 8/17/21 (MS/JS)
American Golden-Plover 1 at FIFR on 8/16/21 (GB)
Semipalmated Plover 1 on 6/24, 2 on 7/18, 20 on 8/8 & 2 on 8/12/21 at FIFR (NOH)

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES
Whimbrel 1 at FIFR on 6/12/21 (GB)
Long-billed Curlew 4 at the West 90, Samish Flats on 8/14/21 (GB)
Marbled Godwit 1 at FIFR on 6/30/21 (AT)
Red Knot 4 at SWAJA on 5/22/21 (GB)
Stilt Sandpiper 1 at SWAWS on 8/14 & 8/16/21 (GB); 1 at SWAWS on 8/15/21 (NOH)
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 at SWAWS on 8/8 & 4 at FIFR on 8/12/21 (NOH)
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 at FIFR on 8/8/21 (NOH)
Wilson's Snipe 5 at SWAWS on 8/13/21 (MS/JS)
Solitary Sandpiper 1 at SWAWS on 8/14 & 2 on 8/16/21 (GB); 1 at SWAWS on 8/17/21 (MS/JS)
Wilson's Phalarope 1 at SWAWS on 8/12/21 (JO/CS)
Red-necked Phalarope 2 at FIFR on 8/8/21 (GB); 2 at FIFR on 8/8/21 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 8/17/21 (MS/JS)

GULLS and TERNS
Bonaparte's Gull 1 at Samish Island Public Beach on 8/8/21 (GB)
Franklin's Gull 1 at FIFR on 8/16/21 (GB)
Heermann's Gull 3 at Rosario, DPSP on 7/29/21 (NOH); 1 at Rosario, DPSP on 8/12/21 (JO/CS)
Black Tern 1 at FIFR on 8/14/21 (GB) RARE

HERONS and ALLIES
Great Egret 1 at SHIP on 6/1/21 (NOH)
Green Heron 1 in Burlington on 6/12/21 (GB)

VULTURES
Turkey Vulture 4 at NSRA on 6/21/21 (NOH)

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES
Cooper's Hawk 1 bathing at east Fidalgo yard, Anacortes on 8/2/21 (RW)

OWLS
Great Horned Owl heard baby owls calling in the evening on 8/14/21 & an adult hooting on 8/15/21 (RW)
Barred Owl 2 at Cranberry Lake, ACFL on 6/25/21 (NOH)

WOODPECKERS
American Three-toed Woodpecker 1 on trail between Rainy & Cutthroat Passes on 6/12/21 (GB)

FALCONS
Peregrine Falcon 2 at FIFR on 8/19 (YH)

FLYCATCHERS
Black Phoebe 5 (2 parents & 3 young) at SWAWS throughout summer (MS/JS)

CHICKADEES
Mountain Chickadee 2 near Cutthroat Pass on 6/12/21 (GB)

WRENS
Pacific Wren 5 total (2 parents & 3 young) at SWAWS on 7/5/21 (MS/JS)

THRUSHES
Swainson's Thrush 1 juvenile at Cap Sante yard, Anacortes on 8/17/21 (JH)

CATBIRDS
Gray Catbird 1 at Barnaby Slough on 6/23/21 (GB)

FINCHES and ALLIES
Cassin's Finch 1 at Cutthroat Pass on 6/12/21 (GB)
Red Crossbill 5 at east Stanwood home from 6/27 to 7/1/21 (MS/JS)

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 at feeder near Cochreham Island on 6/24/21 (GB)

WARBLERS
MacGillivray's Warbler 1 at Cap Sante yard, Anacortes on 8/6/21 (JH)
American Redstart 1 or more in Utopia on 6/30/21 (GB) unusual location
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 on Tursi Trail, DPSP on 6/12/21 (NOH)
Townsend's Warbler 1 at Cap Sante yard, Anacortes on 8/6/21 (JH); 1 at east Fidalgo yard, Anacortes on 8/14 & 8/15//21 (RW)
Wilson's Warbler 1at east Fidalgo yard, Anacortes on 8/2 & 8/14/21(RW)

TANAGERS and ALLIES
Western Tanager 3 on 6/7 & 1 on 6/25/21 at Cranberry Lake, ACFL (NOH); 1 on Tursi Trail, DPSP on 6/12/21 (NOH); 2 at NSRA on 6/21/21 (NOH); 1 female at Cap Sante yard, Anacortes on 8/18/21 (JH); 1 at east Stanwood home on 8/19/21 (MS/JS)
Lazuli Bunting 1 at Cap Sante yard, Anacortes on 5/28/21 (JH); 1 at Nichol’s Bar on 8/12/21 (GB)

CRITTERS
Western Toad 1 at FIFR on 8/6/21 (GB) Note: WDFW asking for reports of this species.

(ACFL) Anacortes Community Forest Lands; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (DPSP) Deception Pass State Park;  (FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve aka Hayton Reserve; (JH) Joe Halton;  (NOH); Neil O’Hara; (YH) Yvonne Houppermans;  (NSRA) Northern State Recreation Area); (SHIP) Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve;  (JO) Jeff Osmundson; (CS) Colleen Shannon;  (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (SWAJA) Skagit Wildlife Area Jensen Access; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (TNC) The Nature Conservancy;  (AT) Alice Turner; (RW) Regan Weeks 

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