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Skagit Audubon Field Notes

Compiled by Ann Skinner

2/8/23 – 3/12/23

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).

 

WATERFOWL

Eurasian wigeon (2) Wylie, 2/11, (3) SF, 2/14, (2) Wylie, 3/7 (NOH)
Trumpeter swan (52) Wylie, 2/11, (20) SF, 2/14, (2) Cranb. Lk., 2/23 (NOH),
Ring-necked duck (7) Cranb. Lk., 2/23 (NOH)
Northern shoveler (8) SF, 2/14, (2) 3/7 Wylie, (NOH)

GREBES AND CORMORANTS

Pie-billed grebe (2) Wylie, 3/7 (NOH)

SHOREBIRDS
Greater yellowlegs (12) Wylie, 3/7 (MS/JS)
Black oystercatcher (2) WA Park 3/5 (MS/JS)
Long-billed dowitcher (16) Wylie, 3/7 (MS/JS)

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Northern harrier (2) Wylie, 2/8, 2/11 & 3/7, (7) SF, 2/14 (NOH)
Red-tailed hawk (1) SF, 2/14 (NOH)
Rough-legged hawk (1) East 90 3/5 (MS/JS)
Bald eagle (11) Wylie, 2/11, (10) SF, 2/14 (NOH),

OWLS

Great Horned owl (2 hooting), EFI, 3/7 (RW)
Barred owl (2) Cranb Lk., 2/23 (NOH)
Short-eared owl (2) SF, 2/14 (NOH), (5) East 90, 3/5 (MS/JS)

WOODPECKERS

Pileated Woodpecker (1) Cranb. Lk., 2/23 (NOH) (1) EFI, 3/3 & 3/7 (RW)

KINGLETS

Golden-crowned kinglet (1) Wylie, 2/8 (NOH)
Ruby-crowned kinglet (1) Wylie, 3/7 (NOH)

NUTHATCHES
Brown creeper (1) Stanwood Hm., 3/5 (MS/JS)
Red-breasted nuthatch (2) Stanwood Hm., daily (MS/JS)

WRENS
Bewick’s wren (1) Wylie, 2/8 (NOH)

THRUSHES & PIPITS

Varied thrush (1) Wylie, 2/11 (NOH), (2) Stanwood Hm., 3/4 (MS/JS)

FINCHES & SPARROWS
American goldfinch (2) Stanwood Hm., daily (MS/JS)
Dark-eyed junco (slate-colored) (2) EFI, daily (RW)

WARBLERS
Yellow-rumped warbler (1) 2/8, (4) 3/7, Wylie (NOH)

(FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve aka Hayton Reserve; (SF) Samish Flats (EFI) East Fidalgo Island; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (NOH) Neil O’hara; (JH) Joe Halton (TM) Tim Manns (RW) Regan Weeks

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