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Bird Sightings for April 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

Snow Goose huge flock at the east 90, Samish Flats on 4-6 (KR); hundreds in 2 flocks on the Samish Flats on 4-12 (AW); 500 flying over SWAWS on 4-16 (PP)

Trumpeter Swan 20 seen from Green Road on 4-12 (AW)

Tundra Swan 4 at Corkindale on 3-17 (RM)

Wood Duck pair at SWAWS on 4-9 (JO); pair at SWAHR on 4-9 (JO)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 3 at SWAWS on 4-16 (PP)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

American Bittern 1 at SWANF on 3-22 (PP)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Cooper's Hawk pair hunting at bird feeders at east Fidalgo home on 4-8 (RW)

Rough-legged Hawk 1 in the east 90 area, Samish Flats on 4-12 (AW); 1 on Josh Wilson Road, Burlington on 4-15 (TM)

Golden Eagle 1 on Butler Flats on 3-16 (GB)

 

OWLS

Great Horned Owl pair hooting at east Stanwood home on 4-10 (MS)

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 on fence post near east Stanwood home on 4-9 (MS)

Barred Owl pair hooting at Pressentin Park on 3-30 (GB)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Pacific-slope Flycatcher heard on 4-4 at east Fidalgo home (RW)

Black Phoebe 1 at SWAWS on 2-20 (YH); 1 at SWAWS on 4-9 (JO)

Say's Phoebe 1 at Corkindale on 3-17 (RM); 1 near Marblemount on 3-30 (GB)

 

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 4 on Little Mountain, Mount Vernon on 3-25 (TM)

Cassin's Vireo heard at east Fidalgo home on 4-6 (RW)

 

CORVIDS

California Scrub-Jay 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mount Vernon on 4-15 (SB)

 

SWALLOWS

Tree Swallow 10 at Grandy Lake on 3-17 (GB); 20 at PSBTNC (restricted area) on 4-7 (JO); many at SWAWS on 4-9 (JO)

Violet-green Swallow 1 near Mount Erie, Anacortes on 3-20 (TM)

Cliff Swallow 1 at PSBTNC (restricted area) on 4-7 (JO)

Barn Swallow 2 at PSBTNC (restricted area) on 4-7 (JO); 1 at SWAWS on 4-9 (JO)

 

WRENS

Marsh Wren 1 at SWAWS on 2-20 (YH)

 

KINGLETS

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 in Anacortes yard on 2-10 (YH)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 at SWAWS on 2-6 (YH)

 

THRUSHES

Western Bluebird 1 at Bryson Road on 3-23 (GB) RARE

Mountain Bluebird 2 on Rockport Cascade Road on 3-23 (GB)

Townsend's Solitaire 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mount Vernon on 3-26 (TM)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

House Finch 1“yellow phase” seen several times in Anacortes yard in Feb. and Mar. (YH)

Red Crossbill 5 at Marblemount boat launch on 3-23 (GB)

American Goldfinch 35 at Marblemount on    3-17 (RM)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

White-throated Sparrow 2 still present (since Nov 2018) at Camano Island home on 4-16 (PP)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler heard on 4-4 and 4-17 at east Fidalgo home (RW)

Common Yellowthroat 1 near Trumpeter Creek, Mount Vernon on 4-5 (TM); 2 at DeBay’s Slough on 4-7 (GB); 1 at SWAWS on 4-9 (JO); 1 at SWAHR on 4-9 (JO)

Yellow-rumped Warbler several at SWAWS on 2-20 (YH)

Wilson's Warbler heard at east Fidalgo home on 4-17 (RW)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (SB) Suzanne Butler;  (YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (TM) Tim Manns; (RM) Ryan Merrill; (JO) Jeff Osmundson; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (PSBTNC) Port Susan Bay Nature Conservancy; (KR) Kerry Rye; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SWAHR)  Skagit Wildlife Area Hayton Reserve; (SWANFA) Skagit Wildlife Area North Fork Access; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (AW) Andrea Warner; (RW) Regan Weeks

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