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Bird Sightings for April 2018

PamPritzl By 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

Wood Duck 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-30 (MS); 4 pair observed in field since the first week of April near the Cascade Trail at Minkler and Harrison (DW)

Ring-necked Duck 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-25 (NOH); 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-30 (MS); 6 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH); 7 at Skagit Wildlife Area on 4-6 (NOH)

Harlequin Duck 7 at Rosario Beach on 4-2 (NOH)  

Hooded Merganser 2 at Hayton Access on 3-25 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH)

Common Merganser large flock at Milepost 4 on south Skagit River on 4-6 (JL)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH)

Horned Grebe 1 at Rosario Beach on 4-2 (NOH)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH)

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 3 at Rosario Beach on 4-2 (NOH)

 

PLOVERS

Black-bellied Plover 27 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Hayton Access) on 3-25 (NOH)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Marbled Godwit 7 on north spoils island from E. March Point road on 4-9 (RW, SP)

Western Sandpiper 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-8 (GB)

Greater Yellowlegs 36 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-25 (NOH)

 

LOONS

Red-throated Loon 1 at Rosario Beach on 4-2 (NOH)

Pacific Loon 1 at Rosario Head on 4-5 (GB)

Common Loon 1 at Rosario Beach on 4-2 (NOH)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 1 flying from the Helmick Road wetlands on 4-15 (DW)

 

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 2 at Rosario Beach on 4-2 (NOH)

 

OSPREYS

Osprey back at Ship Harbor, Anacortes on 4-10 (LT)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Cooper's Hawk 1 juvenile at east Fidalgo home on 3-28 (RW); 1 male at east Fidalgo home on 4-1 (RW)

Northern Goshawk 1 at Concrete Airport on 4-1 (GB)

Rough-legged Hawk 1 “dark-morph” at east 90, Samish Flats on 3-22 (AW); 2 on the Samish Flats on 3-24 (NOH)

Golden Eagle 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Big Ditch) on 4-6 (LT)

 

WOODPECKERS

Downy Woodpecker 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-6 (NOH)

 

FALCONS

Peregrine Falcon 1 adult at Corkindale Creek on 3-21 (AW); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-25 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Say's Phoebe 1 near Lutheran Church on Church Road on 3-22 (AW); 1 at Bryson Road on 4-3 (GB)

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Hayton Access) on 4-6 (JH)

 

SWALLOWS

Cliff Swallow 10 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-8 (GB)

 

WRENS

Bewick's Wren 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-6 (NOH)

 

KINGLETS

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-31 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-6 (NOH)

 

THRUSHES

Western Bluebird 1 at Darrington on 3-18 (RM)

Mountain Bluebird 10 at Rockport on 3-31 (RM)

 

LONGSPURS and BUNTINGS

Snow Bunting 1 at Rockport on 3-18 (RM)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

White-crowned Sparrow 3 in Camano Island yard on 4-2 (SRP)

Golden-crowned Sparrow 2 in alternate plumage (breeding) at Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 4-6 (NOH); 2 in Burlington yard on 4-12 (LE)

Dark-eyed Junco 1 wintering “slate-colored”, last seen at east Fidalgo home on 4-2 (RW); 2 “slate-colored at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 4-10 (JH);  1 “slate-colored” on Pleasant Ridge on 4-6 (JH)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 in Bay View on 4-10 (LM)

Yellow Warbler 1 singing at east Fidalgo home on 4-2 (RW)

 

CRITTERS

Northern Alligator Lizard first of year at east Fidalgo home on 4-2 (RW)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton; (LM) Libby Mills; (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (JL) Jean Leib;  (RM) Ryan Merrill; (SRP) Sheila and Ron Pera; (SP) Scott Petersen; (MS) Mary Sinker; (LT) Linda Talman; (AW) Andrea Warner; (DW) Daria Wheatley; (RW) Regan Weeks

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