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Bird Sightings for September

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 ppritzl@frontier.com or 360-387-7024.

 

WATERFOWL
Cinnamon Teal 54 at Channel Drive on 8-24 (GB)
Common Merganser 750 off Jensen Access on 8-24 (GB)

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
Ruffed Grouse 1 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park on 9-13 (GB)
White-tailed Ptarmigan 6 on Table Mountain, Mt, Baker on 9-21 (RHa)

GREBES
Horned Grebe 30 off Jensen Access on 9-14 (GB)
Red-necked Grebe 1 at Samish Island Public Beach on 8-24 (GB)
Western Grebe 1 at Samish Island Public Beach on 9-14 (GB)

HERONS AND ALLIES
Little Blue Heron 1 seen and photographed at the Skagit Game Range by Michael Hobbs and Doug Schurman on 9-14 (GB) RARE IN OUR AREA    
Green Heron 1 at Channel Drive on 8-21 (GB)

HAWKS, EAGLES, AND ALLIES
Red-tailed Hawk 1 (with Long Bill Syndrome, banded) at the Skagit Game Range on 9-10 (AW)

OYSTERCATCHERS
Black Oystercatcher 2 at Kukutali (Kiket Island) Preserve on 8-14 (GB)

Oystercatcher Black JH2  Black Oystercatcher Photo by Joe Halton

 

 

 

 

PLOVERS
Semipalmated Plover 23 at the West-90 on 8-21 (GB)

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES
Solitary Sandpiper 1 at Nichols Bar on 8-24 (GB)
Whimbrel 2 at March Point on 8-14 (GB)
Ruff 1 at the Skagit Game Range on 9-14 (GB)
Baird's Sandpiper 1 at Lyman on 9-7 (GB)
Pectoral Sandpiper 1 at Lyman on 9-7 (GB)
Semipalmated Sandpiper 6 at Channel Drive on 8-24 (GB)
Wilson's Snipe 14 at the Skagit Game Range on 9-14 (GB)
Red-necked Phalarope 8 at Channel Drive on 8-21 (GB); 1 at Channel Drive on 9-10 (AW)

GULLS and TERNS
BLACK TERN 1 at Jensen Access on 6-2 (RM)
UNUSUAL FOR OUR AREA

GULLS and TERNS
Bonaparte's Gull 2 at March Point on 8-6 (GB)

SWIFTS
Black Swift 6 at Lyman on 8-13 (GB)
Vaux's Swift 14,600 at Northern State Recreation Area on 9-13 (TM, RH); 3,600 at Northern State Recreation Area (SAS)

HUMINGBIRDS
Anna's Hummingbird 1 on Sauk Mountain 7-4 (RM)

WOODPECKERS
Lewis's Woodpecker 1 at the Skagit Game Range on 9-14 (GB)

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Willow Flycatcher 1 at Samish Island on 9-14 (GB)
Least Flycatcher 1at Diablo on 6-2 (RM)

VIREOS
Cassin's Vireo 1 at Pressentin Park on 9-14 (GB)
Hutton's Vireo 1 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 9-13 (SAS); 1 at Camano Island home on 9-15 (PP)

CORVIDS
Steller's Jay 3 at the Skagit Game Range on 9-14 (GB)
Western Scrub-Jay 1 in Mt. Vernon yard on 9-8 (RK); 1 in Burlington yard on 9-18 (LE)
Clark's Nutcracker 10 on Maple Pass hike on 9-16 (RHa)
Common Raven 1 at Cranberry Lake on 9-13 (SAS)

NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 at the Skagit Game Range on 9-14 (GB)

THRASHERS
Sage Thrasher 1 at Marblemount on 6-7 (RM)

PIPITS
American Pipit 2 on Maple Pass hike on 9-16 (RHa)

WOOD WARBLERS
OVENBIRD 1 found by Ryan Schain at Channel Drive on 9-13 (GB)   UNUSUAL FOR OUR AREA

SPARROWS and ALLIES
Clay-colored Sparrow 1 at Jensen Access on 6-2 (RM); 2 at South Cascade Road on 9-13 (GB)
Vesper Sparrow 1 at South Cascade Road on 9-13 (GB)
LE CONTE’S SPARROW 1 at Marblemount on 6-13 to 6-21 (RM)  RARE FOR OUR AREA
White-throated Sparrow 1 on Bryson Road, Sauk Valley on 6-2 to 7-19 (RM); 1 at Martin Road, Rockport on 6-28 (RM)  1 “Gambel’s” on Sauk Mountain on 7-4 (RM)

TANAGERS and ALLIES
Western Tanager 1 female in Burlington yard on 9-6 (LE); 2 females at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 9-13 (SAS)

FINCHES and ALLIES
Red Crossbill 7 at Kukutali (Kiket Island) Preserve on 8-24 (GB); 12 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 9-13 (SAS); 12 at Camano Island home on 9-17 (PP)
Pine Siskin 8 at Kukutali (Kiket Island) Preserve on 8-24 (GB)
Lesser Goldfinch 1 at Diablo on 5-26 (RM); 1 at Marblemount on 6-13 (RM)

 (GB) Gary Bletsch; (LE) Larry Edwards; (RH) Ron Holmes; (RHa) Ramona Hammerly; (RK) Randy King;
 (RM) Ryan Merrill; (TM) Tim Manns; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Field Trip; (AW) Andrea Warner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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