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Skagit Audubon Field Notes

by Ann Skinner

This column reports a summary of selected sightings. Rare sightings should be submitted with detailed written documentation and if possible, a photograph.  A second person to verify rare sightings is encouraged. Do not hesitate to contact any observer to help document unusual sightings.

Please submit your sightings to birdsightings@skagitaudubon.org

For recent updates on bird sightings, check out ABA Tweeters and Skagit County Ebird List on the SAS website (Birding menu, Bird Sightings submenu).

 PIGEONS and DOVES
Band-tailed Pigeon (10) Stanwood area 9/6 (MS/JS)

STILTS and AVOCETS
American Avocet (2) (FIFR) 9/3 (LM), (MS/JS), (SAS)

SHOREBIRDS
Whimbrel (2) (FIFR) 9/5 (MS/JS)

PELICANS
American White Pelican (100+) Padilla Bay 9/4 (LM), (MS/JS)

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES
Female Cooper’s Hawk (1) at birdbath, E Fidalgo Bay area 8/18 (RW)
Cooper’s Hawk adult pair, E Fidalgo Bay area 9/4 (RW)

OWLS
Great Horned Owl (2)“duet hooting” E fidalgo Bay area 8/23 (RW)

WOODPECKERS
Juvinile Red-breasted Sapsucker (1) Anacortes yard 9/22 (JB)

VIREOS
Red-eyed Vireo (11) Marblemount boat launch 8/27 (RM)

SWALLOWS
Tree swallow (1) Marblemount boat launch-8/27 (RM)

THRUSHES
Swainson’s Thrush (1) Stanwood area 9/5 (MS/JS)

CATBIRDS
Gray Catbird (2) Marblemount boat launch-8/27 (RM)

PIPITS
American Pipit (1) Healy Rd. 9/9 (GB)

 WARBLERS
Orange-crowned Warbler (2) E. Fidalgo Bay area 8/15 & 9/4(RW)
Wilsons’s Warbler (2) E Fidalgo Bay area 8/15 & 9/4 (RW)

TANAGERS and ALLIES
Western Tanagers, E Fidalgo Bay area 8/19 (RW)

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve aka Hayton Reserve; (LM) Libby Mills; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (RW) Regan Weeks; (RM) Ryan Merrill
(JB) Jane Brandt

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