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Bird Sightings for February 2022 through March 2022

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

Brant 50 at SIPB on 2-26 (SAS); 25 on Padilla Bay on 3-9 (YH)

Northern Shoveler 1 on Samish Flats on 2-26 (SAS); 3 at SWAWS on 3-5 (NOH)

Eurasian Wigeon 15 on Samish Flats on 2-26 (SAS); 9 on Samish Flats on 3-9 (YH)

Green-winged Teal 1 American/Eurasian intergrade) at NSRA on 3-13 (GB) 

Canvasback 8 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH) 

Ring-necked Duck 16 on Cranberry Lake, ACFL on 3-2 (NOH); 14 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH) 

Greater Scaup 500 off Samish West 90 on 3-5 (GB)

Harlequin Duck 2 at Rosario Beach on 3-11 (YH) 

White-winged Scoter 8 at SIPB on 2-26 (SAS)

Long-tailed Duck 3 at SIPB on 2-26 (SAS)

Hooded Merganser 7 at Cranberry Lake, ACFL on 3-2 (NOH); 2 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH)

Red-breasted Merganser 1 at SHIP on 3-4 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 3-5 (NOH); 2 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH)

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS

Wild Turkey 1 on Samish Flats on 3-9 (YH)

GREBES

Red-necked Grebe 5 at SHIP on 3-4 (NOH)

Western Grebe 39 at Penn Cove, Whidbey Island on 3-10 (YH)

PIGEONS and DOVES

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 at east Stanwood yard on 3-5 (MS)

HUMMINGBIRDS

Rufous Hummingbird 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 3-11 (RW); 1 female on 3-11 & 1 male on 3/12 at Cap Sante, Anacortes yard (JH)

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 2 at Deception Pass SP on 3-10 & 2 at Rosario Beach on 3-11 (YH)

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Sanderling 8 at March Point on 2-12 & 9 there on 3-5 (GB)

Wilson's Snipe 6 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH)

GULLS and TERNS

Glaucous Gull 1 in Burlington on 2-14 & 2-20 (GB)

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 1 at SWANFA on 2-28 (JS) 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 26 on Samish Flats on 2-26 (SAS); 1 at SHIP on 3-4 (NOH); 2 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH) 

Northern Harrier 3 on Samish Flats on 2-26 (SAS); 1 at SWAWS on 3-5 (NOH); 2 at Dugualla Bay on 3-9 (NOH)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 2-14 (RW)

Cooper's Hawk 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 2-21 & 3-2 (RW); 1 on Skagit Flats on 3-13 (YH)

Rough-legged Hawk 2 on Samish Flats on 2-26 (SAS); 1 “dark-morph” on Samish Flats on 3-9 & 3-13 (YH)

OWLS

Great Horned Owl 1 heard at east Fidalgo yard on 3-2 (RW)

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Judy Reservoir on 2-16 (GB)

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 3-15 (RW) 

Hairy Woodpecker 1 at Cranberry Lake, ACFL on 3-2 (NOH)

FALCONS

Gyrfalcon 1 on Samish Flats on 2-19 (YH)

Peregrine Falcon 1 on Samish Flats on 3-9 (YH)

FLYCATCHERS

Black Phoebe 1 at SWAWS on 3-13 (GB)

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at Camano Island yard on 3-16 (PP)

CORVIDS

Steller's Jay 2 on Samish Flats on 2-26 (SAS)

SWALLOWS

Tree Swallow several at east Fidalgo yard on 3-13 (RW)

NUTHATCHES 

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 at east Stanwood yard on 3-6 (MS/JS)

WRENS

Bewick's Wren 2 at SWAWS on 3-5 (NOH); 1 at east Stanwood yard on 3-5 (MS)

KINGLETS

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 at Cranberry Lake, ACFL on 3-2 (NOH)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 at SWAWS on 3-5 (NOH)

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Spotted Towhee 10 at east Fidalgo yard (snow) on 2-21 & 2-22 (RW)

Fox Sparrow 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 2-14 (RW)

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES

Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 at DeBay Slough on 2-16 (GB)

MAMMALS

Grey Whale 1 at Rosario Head on 3-5 (GB)

Elephant Seal 2 (dam & pup) at Bowman Bay on 2-16 (GB)

Coyote 1 on Samish Flats on 3-9 (YH); pack yipping throughout sighting period at east Fidalgo yard (RW)

Raccoon 3 on Fidalgo Island on 3-13 (YH) 

(ACFL) Anacortes Community Forest Lands; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (JH) Joe Halton;  (NOH); Neil O’Hara; (YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (NSRA) Northern State Recreation Area); (SHIP) Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve;(SIPB) Samish Island Public Beach; (TM) Tim Manns; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (SWANFA) Skagit Wildlife Area North Fork Access; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (RW) Regan Weeks

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