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Bird Sightings for March 2018

PamPritzl By 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

Northern Shoveler 37 on the Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH)

Eurasian Wigeon 2 on the Samish Flats on 3-1 (NOH); 4 on the Samish Flats on 3-6 (SAS)

Ring-necked Duck 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-3 (NOH); 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

White-winged Scoter 1 in Burrows Bay on 2-26 (NOH)

Hooded Merganser 2 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-3 (NOH); 5 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

Common Merganser 3 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-3 (NOH); 4 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

 

PIGEONS and DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon 2 at Camano Island home on 3-10 (SRP)

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

Rufous Hummingbird 1 at east Fidalgo home on 3-9 (RW); 1 male at La Conner feeder on 3-12 (LT); 1male at Camano Island home on 3-17 (SRP); 2 males at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 3-17 (SAS)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-3 (NOH)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 1 “leucistic” on the Samish Flats on 3-6 (SAS); 1 “leucistic” on the Samish Flats on 3-14 (PP)

Northern Harrier 11 on the Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH)

Cooper's Hawk 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

Rough-legged Hawk 4 on the Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH); 3 on the Samish Flats on 3-1 (NOH);

Golden Eagle 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

 

OWLS

Short-eared Owl 2 on the Samish Flats on 3-1 (NOH)

Great-Horned Owl 1 in East Stanwood on 3-1 (JS)

Northern Pygmy Owl 1 in East Stanwood on 3-17 (MS)

 

WOODPECKERS

Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center on 2-21 (KR)

 

FALCONS

American Kestrel 3 on the Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH); 1 on the Samish Flats on 3-1 (NOH)

Peregrine Falcon 1 on the Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH); 1 on Samish Flats near West 90 on 3-9 (RH); 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

Prairie Falcon 1 at the West 90 on 3-14 (PP)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Black Phoebe 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-3 (NOH); 1 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)

 

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike 1 at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center on 3-6 (SAS); 1 on the Samish Flats on 3-6 (SAS)

 

VIREOS

Hutton's Vireo 1 at Camano Island home on 3-17 (PP)

 

CORVIDS

California Scrub-Jay 1 in Burlington on 3-12 (AC)

 

SWALLOWS

Tree Swallow 2 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 3-17 (SAS)

Violet-green Swallow 1 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 3-17 (SAS)

 

WRENS

Marsh Wren 1 on the Samish Flats on 3-1 (NOH); 2 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-3 (NOH); 2 at the Skagit Wildlife Area (Wylie Slough) on 3-12 (NOH)


FINCHES and ALLIES

Evening Grosbeak 2 males in Butler Hill yard on 2-23 and 24 (RH)

Common Redpoll 1 at feeder at La Conner yard on 2-22 (BH)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Fox Sparrow 6 on Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH)

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 at Iverson Spit, Camano Island on 3-13 (AT)

 

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES

Western Meadowlark 10 on Samish Flats on 2-24 (NOH); 25 on Samish Flats near West 90 on 3-9 (RH)

 

MAMMALS

River Otter 2 in Burrows Bay on 3-16 (NOH)

Orca Whale a “transient” pod of 5-10 on 2-24 (SAS boat trip)

 

(AC) Amanda Colbert; (BH) Beverly Howard; (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (RH) Ron Holmes; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (SRP) Sheila and Ron Pera; (KR) Kerry Rye; (AT) Alice Turner; (LT) Linda Talman; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (RW) Regan Weeks

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