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Skagit Audubon Field Notes

Compiled by Ann Skinner

3/13/23 – 4/9/23

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 (59-mixed w/50 American wigeon), SF, 3/22 (TM)

GREBES
Red-necked grebes, WA Park, 4/5 (BH/JH)

PIGEONS, DOVES
Band-tailed pigeon (1) Stanwood area, 4/2 (MS/JS)

CRANES
Sandhill crane (1) Pt. Susan Bay, 3/30 (JOS)

SHOREBIRDS
Black oystercatcher (10) Guemes Trail, 4/6 (BH/JH)

HUMMINGBIRDS
Rufous hummingbird (2) EFI, daily since 3/26 (AS/RK)

OWLS
Great Horned owl (1), CISP, 4/4 (MS/JS)

KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher (1) SHIP, 4/8 (PMNT)

SHRIKES
Loggerhead shrike (1) Pt. Susan Bay, 3/30 (JOS)

CORVIDS
California scrub-jay (1) 3/17 & 4/2, MVLH (TM), (2) BUR, 4/1 (CKG)

NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted nuthatch (2) Stanwood area., daily (MS/JS)

WRENS
Bewick’s wren (2) Stanwood area, daily (MS/JS)

THRUSHES
Mountain bluebird (1) NSRA, 4/6 (JOS)

WARBLERS
Yellow-rumped warbler (1) MVLH, 3/21 (TM)

 

(SHIP) Ship Harbor; (SF) Samish Flats; (EFI) East Fidalgo Island; (CISP) Camano Island State Park; (MVLH) Mount Vernon Lincoln Hill; (PMNT) Purple Martin nest box team; (BUR) Burlington; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (JOS) Jeff Osmundson; (BH/JH) Bob and Judy Higgins; (TM) Tim Manns; (CKG) Chris & Kym Gutierrez; (AS) Ann Skinner; (RK) Randy King

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