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Bird Sightings for November & December 2019

PamPritzlby 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

Greater White-fronted Goose 6 at SWAHR on 11-28 (NOH)

Northern Shoveler 2 at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 11-23 (NOH)

Eurasian Wigeon 1 at Skagit Flats on 12-6 (YH)

Long-tailed Duck 6 in Guemes Channel on 12-7 (YH); 4 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

Common Goldeneye 4 at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH); 2 in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on 11-21 (NOH); 3 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

Hooded Merganser 4 at SWAHR on 11-21 (YH); 2 at SWAHR on 11-28 (NOH)

Red-breasted Merganser 6 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 4 at SWAHR on 11-20 &11-28 (NOH)

Horned Grebe 1 in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on 11-20 (NOH); 8 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

Red-necked Grebe 2 in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on 11-20 (NOH); 2 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

Western Grebe 20 in Burrows Bay on 11-20 (NOH)

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

Anna's Hummingbird pair in Anacortes yard on 11-14 (TK)

 

PLOVERS 

Black-bellied Plover 2 at SWAHR on 11-20 and 55 at SWAHR on 11-28 (NOH)

 

ALCIDS

Marbled Murrelet 2 in Burrows Bay, Anacortes on

11-20 (NOH)

 

LOONS 

Common Loon 6 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 8 at SWAHR on 11-20 & 11-28 (NOH); 2 at SWAWS on 11-23 (NOH); 24 on the Samish Flats on 12-1 (NOH); 1 at Weaverling Spit on 12-7 (SAS)

Northern Harrier 7at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 11-23 (NOH); 7 at SWAHR on 11-28 (NOH); 10 on the Samish Flats on 12-1 (NOH)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 in Anacortes yard on 11-9 (TK) 

Cooper's Hawk 1 in Anacortes yard on 11-17 (YH); 1 at SWAWS on 11-22 (YH)

Northern Goshawk 1 juvenile at Sauk Valley on 12-8 (RM)

Red-tailed Hawk 2 at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH); 2 at SWAWS on 11-23 (NOH); 1 at SWAHR on 11-28 (NOH); 7 on the Samish Flats on 12-1 (NOH)

Rough-legged Hawk 3 on the Samish Flats on 12-1 (NOH)

 

OWLS

Short-eared Owl 3 on the Samish Flats on 12-1 (NOH)

 

KINGFISHER

Belted Kingfisher 1 at SWAWS on 11-22 (YH)

 

WOODPECKERS

Downy Woodpecker I female in Anacortes yard on 10-21 & 28 (TK)

American Three-toed Woodpecker 2 at Washington Pass on 12-8 (RM); 1 at Rainy Pass on 12-8 (RM)

 

FALCONS

Merlin 1 at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH)

Gyrfalcon 1 at SWAHR on 11-20 (YH) 1 at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH)

Peregrine Falcon 1 at SWAHR on 11-20 & 11-28 (NOH); 1 at SWAHR on 11-21 (YH)

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at SWAHR on 11-20 (NOH)

 

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at SWAWS on 11-23 (NOH)

 

CHICKADEES

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1 in Anacortes yard on 10-17 TK)

 

KINGLETS

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 in Bow yard on 12-10 (KR)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

House Finch 1 “orange” bird at Anacortes yard on 12-8 (YH)

American Goldfinch 1 in Anacortes yard on 10-25 (TK)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Spotted Towhee 1 in Anacortes yard on 11-8 (TK)

White-crowned Sparrow 1 in Anacortes yard on 10-26 (TK)

 

MAMMALS

River Otter 2 at SWAWS on 11-22 (YH)

 

(YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (TK)Trevor Kyle; (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (RM) Ryan Merrill; (KR) Kerry Rye; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Field Trip: (SWAHR) Skagit Wildlife Area Hayton Reserve; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough

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