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Bird Sightings for Summer 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

Wood Duck 20 at SWAWS on 6-17, 4 on 6-22, 2 on 6-29, 4 on 7-12, 1 on 7-28 (NOH); 6 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 6-26 (NOH)

Blue-winged Teal 2 at SWAHR on 7-9 (GB); 2 at SWAWS on 7-12, 1 on 7-28 (NOH)

Eurasian Wigeon 1 at SWAHR on 6-8 (GB)

American Wigeon 1 at SWAWS on 6-29 (NOH)

Northern Pintail 3 at SWAHR on 6-29 (NOH)

Harlequin Duck 1 female in Stillaguamish River (Big Four Ice Caves trip) on 6-25 (SAS)  

Hooded Merganser 1 at SHIP on 6-27 (NOH); 2 at SWAWS on 7-28 (NOH)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 1 at SWAWS on 7-20 (NOH)

 

NIGHTHAWKS

Common Nighthawk 3 flying over east Sedro-Woolley yard on 6-26 (DW)

 

RAILS

Virginia Rail 1 at SWAWS on 6-17, 1 on 6-29 (NOH)

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher 2 at Rosario on 6-20, 3 on 6-24, 1 on 7-23 (NOH)

 

PLOVERS

Black-bellied Plover 10 at SWAHR on 7-15 (NOH)

American Golden-Plover 1 at SWAHR on 7-30 (GB)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Willet 1 at SWAHR on 8-10 (MS) RARE

Bar-tailed Godwit 1 at SWAHR on 7-13 (GB) RARE

Marbled Godwit 1 at SWAHR on 7-13 (GB)

Least Sandpiper 3 at SWAHR on 6-29 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 6-29, 4 on 7-1, 7 on 7-20, 1 on 7-28 (NOH)

Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 at SWAWS on 7-20 (NOH)

Western Sandpiper 23 at SWAHR on 6-29, 40 on 7-15 (NOH); 7 at SWAWS on 7-20 (NOH)

Short-billed Dowitcher 1 at SWAWS on 7-12 (NOH)

Long-billed Dowitcher 30 at SWAHR on 7-15 (NOH)

Lesser Yellowlegs 1 at SWAWS on 7-12 (NOH)

Greater Yellowlegs1 at SWAHR on 6-29 (NOH); 13 at SWAWS on 7-12 (NOH)

Wilson's Phalarope 1 on Channel Drive on 7-30 (GB)

 

ALCIDS

Common Murre 2 at Rosario on 7-23 (NOH)

Rhinoceros Auklet 2 at SHIP on 6-27 (NOH); 35 at Rosario on 7-23 (NOH)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Franklin's Gull 1 at SWAHR on 5-23 (GB)

Heermann's Gull 2 at Green Point, WA Park, Anacortes on 7-8 (GB); 4 at Rosario on 7-23 (NOH)

Caspian Tern 4 at SWAHR on 6-29, 5 on 7-12, 1 on 7-15 (NOH)

 

PELICANS

American White Pelican 29 at Jensen Access on 5-27 (GB)

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 2 at Rosario on 6-20, 1 on 6-24 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 6-22, 1 on 6-29, 1 on 7-28 (NOH)

 

OSPREYS

Osprey 1 at SWAWS on 6-22, 1 on 7-28 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 6-27, 2 on 7-19 (NOH); 1 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 7-13 (NOH)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Northern Harrier 1 at SWAWS on 6-17, 1 on 6-22, 1 on 6-29, 1 on 7-28 (NOH); 1 at SWAHR on 6-29, 1 on 7-12, 2 on 7-15 (NOH)

Red-tailed Hawk 1 at SHIP on 6-27 (NOH); 1 at SWAHR on 7-12 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 7-20 (NOH)

 

OWLS

Great Horned Owl 2 in Eaglemont neighborhood, Mount Vernon on 5-22, 1 on 5-29 and 2 on 5-31 (LH); 1 at SWAWS on 6-29 (NOH)

 

WOODPECKERS

American Three-toed Woodpecker 1 on the Easy Pass Trail on 5-19 (GB)

Pileated Woodpecker 2 at Little Mountain on 6-2 (NOH); 1 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 7-13 (NOH)

 

FALCONS

Merlin 2 juveniles in Burlington City Park on 7-26 (LE)

Peregrine Falcon 1 at SWAWS on 7-12 (NOH)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Olive-sided Flycatcher 3 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 6-26 (NOH)

Willow Flycatcher 1 at SWAWS on 6-22, 2 on 7-28 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 7-19 (NOH)

Dusky Flycatcher 1 at Corkindale on 5-18 (GB)

Pacific-Slope Flycatcher 3 at Little Mountain on 6-2 (NOH)

Black Phoebe 5 (pair with 3 fledglings) at SWAWS on 5-25 (GB); 1 at SWAWS on 6-17, 1 on 6-22, 1 on 6-29, 1 on 7-28 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 7-29 (JH)

Eastern Kingbird 1 at SWAWS on 6-3 (AT); pair on north end Harrison Road, Sedro-Woolley on 7-13 (DW)

 

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 7-6 and 7-24 (JH)

 

CORVIDS

California Scrub-Jay 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mount Vernon on 7-19 (BC)

 

SWALLOWS

Purple Martin 1 at Fox Road near Clear Lake on 6-14 (GB) rare inland

 

BUSHTITS

Bushtit 10 at SWAWS on 6-17 (NOH)

 

CREEPERS

Brown Creeper 1 at Rosario on 6-20 (NOH)

 

WRENS

Bewick's Wren 2 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 6-26 (NOH)

 

WAXWINGS 

Cedar Waxwing flock in Bow yard on 6-1 (KR)

 

FINCHES and ALLIES

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 9 at Cutthroat Pass on 7-22 (GB)

Pine Grosbeak 2 on the Easy Pass Trail on 5-19 (GB)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Brewer's Sparrow 1 at Corkindale on 5-23 (GB)

Fox Sparrow 1 below Sahale Arm on 7-16 (GB)

 

CHAT

Yellow-breasted Chat 1 at Green Pond on   5-27 (GB)

 

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES

Bullock's Oriole 1 male at SWAWS on 6-3 (AT); pair in east Sedro-Woolley yard on 6-17 (DW); 7 on Cockreham Island on 7-20 (GB)

 

WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 on Little Mountain on 6-2 (NOH); 1 at Rosario on 6-20, 1 on 7-23 (NOH); 1 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 6-26 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 6-27, 1 on 7-19 (NOH)

Common Yellowthroat 1 at SWAWS on 6-17, 3 on 6-22, 1 on 6-29, 1 on 7-12, 1 on 7-20, 1 on 7-28 (NOH); 3 at SHIP on 6-27 (NOH); 1 at SWAHR on 6-29, 2 on 7-12, 1 on 7-15 (NOH)

Yellow Warbler 4 at SWAWS on 6-17, 4 on 6-22, 3 on 6-29, 1 on 7-12, 1 on 7-20, 1 on 7-28 (NOH)

Yellow-rumped Warbler 4 at Rosario on 7-23 (NOH)

Black-throated Gray Warbler 2 on Little Mountain on 6-2 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 7-19 (NOH)

Wilson's Warbler 3 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 6-26 (NOH); 1 at Rosario on 7-23 (NOH)

 

TANAGERS and ALLIES

Western Tanager 1 at Lake Erie on 6-23 (NOH); 1 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 7-23 (NOH)

Black-headed Grosbeak 3 on Little Mountain on 6-2 (NOH); 1 at SWAWS on 6-22, 1 on 6-29, 1 on 7-20 (NOH); 1 at Cranberry Lake, Anacortes on 6-26 (NOH); 1 at SHIP on 6-27 (NOH)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (BC) Brenda Cunningham; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton; (LH) Lisa Hopkins; (NOH); Neil O’Hara; (KR) Kerry Rye; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (SHIP) Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve; (SWAHR) Skagit Wildlife Area Hayton Reserve; (SWAWS) Skagit Wildlife Area Wylie Slough; (AT) Alice Turner; (DW) Daria Wheatley; (MS) Mary Sinker

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