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Bird Sightings for August 2021 through September 2021

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 

Wood Duck 3 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

Blue-winged Teal 3 at SWAWS on 9-1 & 4 on 9-3 (YH)

Hooded Merganser 2 at SWAWS on 9-1 & 9-3 (YH)

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 3 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

PIGEONS and DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon 3 at east Fidalgo yard on 8-31 (RW)

NIGHTHAWKS

Common Nighthawk 1 near Cockreham Island on 9-1 (GB)

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 2 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

STILTS and AVOCETS

American Avocet 2 at FIFR on 8-18 (GB); 1 at Leque Island/Eide Rd on 9-11 (PP) rare

PLOVERS 

American Golden-Plover 1 at FIFR on 8-18 & 9-8 (GB)

Pacific Golden-Plover 1 at FIFR on 8-20, 5 on 9-8 & 4 on 9-10 (GB)

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Black Turnstone 3 at Bos Lake, Swantown on 8-29 (YH)

Red Knot 2 at FIFR on 8-21 (YH)

Ruff 1 at Bos Lake, Swantown on 8-29 (YH); 1 at SWAWS on 8-30 (GB)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1 at FIFR on 8-23 (JB)

Stilt Sandpiper 1 to 2 present at SWAWS from 8-18 to 9-11 (GB); 1 at FIFR on 8-23 (JB); 1 at FIFR on 9-3 (YH)

Sanderling 2 at FIFR on 9-11 (GB)

Least Sandpiper 4 at FIFR on 8-28 (MS/JS)

Pectoral Sandpiper 1 at FIFR on 8-21 & 9-1 & 1 at SWAWS on 9-1 (YH); 1 at FIFR on 8-23 (JB)

Western Sandpiper 17 at FIFR on 8-28 (MS/JS)

Wilson's Snipe 1 at FIFR on 8-28 (MS/JS); 3 at FIFR on 9-3 (YH); 10 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

Spotted Sandpiper 1 at FIFR on 8-28 (MS/JS); 1 at FIFR on 9-1 (YH)

Solitary Sandpiper 1 at FIFR on 8-23 (JB); 1 at FIFR on 9-3 (YH)

Greater Yellowlegs 15 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

Wilson's Phalarope 1 at SWAWS on 9-1 (YH)

Red-necked Phalarope 1 at Channel Drive on 8-25 & 9-1 (YH)

JAEGERS 

Parasitic Jaeger 1 at FIFR on 9-8 (GB)

GULLS and TERNS

Sabine’s Gull 2 off Young’s Park, Guemes Is on 9-6 (GB) rare

SHEARWATERS

Short-tailed Shearwater 2 off Young’s Park, Guemes Is on 9-6 (GB) rare

PELICANS 

American White Pelican 102+ on Padilla Bay on   9-8 (RW)

OSPREYS

Osprey 1 (with fish) at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Northern Harrier 1 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 at east Stanwood yard on 9-13 (MS)

Cooper's Hawk 1 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

Northern Goshawk 1 below Cutthroat Pass on 9-3 (GB)

WOODPECKERS

American Three-toed Woodpecker 1 above Rainy Pass on 9-3 (GB)

FLYCATCHERS

Willow Flycatcher 1 at east Stanwood yard on 9-13 (MS)

Black Phoebe 1 at SWAWS on 8-23 & 9-1 (YH); 1 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS/JS)

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 8-31 (RW)

Red-eyed Vireo 1 late bird in Hamilton on 9-13 (GB)

FINCHES and ALLIES

Pine Grosbeak 1 above Rainy Pass on 9-3 (GB)

White-winged Crossbill 20 near Cutthroat Pass on 9-3 (GB) 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Vesper Sparrow 1 at Cutthroat Pass on 9-3 (GB)

Fox Sparrow 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-10 (RW)

Lincoln's Sparrow  1 at Barnum Park, Camano Island on 9-6 (PP)

Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 juvenile at east Fidalgo yard on 9-5 (RW); 1 juvenile at Cap Sante yard, Anacortes on 9-15 (JH) 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 8-20 (RW)

Common Yellowthroat 1 at ACFL on 8-24 (YH); 1 at SWAWS on 9-13 (MS)

Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-6 (RW)

Townsend's Warbler 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-4 & 9-15 (RW)

Wilson's Warbler 1 at east Fidalgo yard on 9-4 (RW)

CRITTERS

American Mink 1 at ACFL on 8-24 (YH)

Red-eared Slider (Turtle) 1 at ACFL on8-24 (YH)

(ACFL) Anacortes Community Forest Lands; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (JB) Joan Bird; (FIFR) Fir Island Farm Reserve aka Hayton Reserve; (JH) Joe Halton; (YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (RW) Regan Weeks

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