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Skagit Audubon Field Notes

Compiled by Ann Skinner

 3/14/24 through 4/15/24

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
Snow Geese (2 large flocks) SPS, 4/8/24 (RK)

GALINACEOUS BIRDS
California Quail (2) EFI, Most days (AS/RK)

PIGEONS, DOVES
Band-tailed Pigeon (1) SA, 4/9 (MS/JS)
Eurasian Collared Dove (1) SA, 4/6 (MS/JS)

RAPTORS
Northern Harrier (1) NSRA, 4/7 (YH)
Turkey Vulture (1) SA, 4/10 (MS/JS)

WOODPECKERS
Hairy Woodpecker (1) EFI, 4/13 (AS/RK)
Red-breasted Sapsucker (1) NSRA, 4/5 (RH)

SWALLOWS
Purple Martin (5) SHIP, 4/13 (SAFT)

NUTHATCHES & CREEPERS
Brown Creeper (1) SA, 3/8 (MS)

WRENS
Pacific Wren (2) SA, 4/10 (MS/JS)
Bewick’s Wren (2) SA, 4/4 (MS/JS)

FINCHES, SPARROWS
American Goldfinch (2) SA, 4/10 (MS/JS)
Fox Sparrow (1) SA, 4/3 (MS/JS)
Savannah Sparrow (1) W-90, 4/11 (MS/JS)
Purple Finch (1) CS, 4/10 (JH)

WARBLERS
Common Yellowthroat (1) W90, 4/11 (MS/JS)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1) CS, 4/9 & 4/10 (JH)

(BBP) Big Beaver Pond-Anacortes Forest Lands; (BLCA) Barney Lake Conservation Area; (BMR) Beaver Marsh Rd.; (BUR) Burlington; (CI) Camano Island; (CISP) Camano Island State Park; (CS) Cap Sante; (CD) Channel Drive; (CL) Cranberry Lake; (EFI) East Fidalgo Island; (FMR/AWR) Farm to Market & Allen West Rd; (FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve; (FS) Fisher Slough; (GV) Guemes Valley; (LSP) Larrabee State Park; (MV) Mount Vernon; (NSRA) Northern State Recreation Area (PB) Padilla Bay; (PTF) Pilchuck Tree Farm; (RS) Rosario Strait; (SF) Samish Flats  (SHIP) Ship Harbor; (SA) Stanwood Area; (SPS) Snow Goose Produce Stand, Fir Island; (W-90) West 90;  (WP) Washington Park; (WLTH) Whistle Lake Trailhead (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (AW) Andrea Warner; (JH) Joe Halton(SAFT) Skagit Audubon Field Trip; (RH) Ramona Hammerly; (TM) Tim Manns; (AS) Ann Skinner; (RK) Randy King (YH) Yvonne Houppermans

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