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Bird Sightings for September 2021 through October 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

Snow Goose hundreds in field near Big Ditch on 10-9-21 (SRP); 1 “blue-morph” at FIFR on 9-24-21 (YH)

Greater White-fronted Goose 50 at FIFR on 10-4 & 10-8-21 (YH)

Cinnamon Teal 1 at Samish Y on 10-11-21 (GB) 

Eurasian Wigeon 1 at Jensen Access on 10-4-21 (GB)

Canvasback 1 at FIFR on 9-24-21 (YH)

Redhead 1 at Jensen Access on 10-4-21 (GB)

GREBES

Eared Grebe 1 at March Point on 10-8-21 (GB)

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 4 at SWAWS on 9-30-21 (MS/JS)

CRANES

Sandhill Crane 6 at SWAWS on 10-8-21 (GB)

STILTS and AVOCETS

Black-necked Stilt 1 at FIFR 9-27 to 10-13-21 (GB); 1 at FIFR on 9-27 & 10-4-21 (YH); 1 at FIFR on 10-1 & 10-2-21 (MS/JS) rare on west side

PLOVERS 

American Golden-Plover 1 at Jensen Access on 10-2-21 (GB)

Pacific Golden-Plover 1 at SWAWS on 10-4-21 (GB)

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Surfbird 1 at Williamson Rocks on 10-2-21 (GB)

Pectoral Sandpiper 1 at FIFR on 10-2-21 (MS/JS)

Wilson's Snipe 10 at SWAWS on 9-30-21 (MS/JS); 1 at Hillcrest Park, Mt. Vernon on 10-11-21 (TRM)

JAEGERS

Parasitic Jaeger 1 at March Point on 9-20-21 (GB); 1 at Maple Grove, Camano Island on 9-21-21 (PP)

GULLS and TERNS

Caspian Tern 2 at FIFR on 10-2-21 (JS)

IBIS

White-faced Ibis 1 at Jensen Access on 9-28-21 (GB) rare

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-21-21 (RW)

Cooper's Hawk 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-21-21 (RW)

OWLS

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Little Mountain, Mt. Vernon on 9-23-21 (TRM)

Barred Owl 1 at Anacortes yard on 9-20-21 (YH)

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-22 (RW)

Pileated Woodpecker 1 at east Stanwood yard on 9-23 (MS)

FALCONS

Merlin 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mt. Vernon on 10-11-21 (TRM)

Peregrine Falcon 1 at FIFR on 9-24-21 (YH)

FLYCATCHERS

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1 at SWAWS on 9-27-21 (GB)

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at SWAWS on 10-1-21 (GB)

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at Hillcrest Park, Mt. Vernon 9-23 to 10-10-21 (TRM); 1 at Camano Island yard on 10-14-21 (PP) 

LARKS

Horned Lark 1 at March Point on 9-20-21 (GB); 1 at March Point on 9-24-21 (YH)

SWALLOWS

Violet-green Swallow 3 at east Fidalgo yard on 10-5-21 (RW)

CREEPERS

Brown Creeper 1 at east Stanwood yard on 10-3-21 (MS)

FINCHES and ALLIES

Red Crossbill 3 at SWAWS on 10-8-21 (YH)

LONGSPURS and BUNTINGS

Lapland Longspur 1 at FIFR on 10-2-21 (MS/JS); 1 at FIFR on 10-4-21 (YH); 3 at FIFR in 10-8-21 (GB)

WARBLERS

Townsend's Warbler 1 at Little Mountain, Mt. Vernon on 9-23-21 (TRM); 2 at east Fidalgo yard on 10-5-21 (RW)

TANAGERS and ALLIES

Western Tanager 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-30-21 (RW); 1 at March Point on 10-2-21 (GB)

CRITTERS

Long-tailed Weasel 1 at FIFR on 9-24-21 (YH)

River Otter 1 at SWAWS on 10-9-21 (MS/JS)

Chipmunk 2 at east Stanwood yard throughout sighting period (MS)

Racoon 1 at east Stanwood yard on 9-24 (MS/JS)

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve aka Hayton Reserve; (YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (TRM) Tim Manns; (SRP) Sheila and Ron Pera; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (RW) Regan Weeks

 

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