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Bird Sightings for February 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 1 dark morph on Polson Road, Samish Flats on 2-5 (AW)
American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon hybrid 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Hayton Reserve on 1-28 (GB)
Black Scoter 1 at Samish Island Public Beach on 1-26; 2 there on 1-27 (GB)

PIGEONS and DOVES
Mourning Dove 14 on Oregon Avenue, Anacortes on 1-23 (JB)

PLOVERS
Killdeer flock in Bow on 2-9 (KR)

ALCIDS
Ancient Murrelet 2 off Samish Island Public Beach on 1-27 (GB)

GULLS and TERNS
Bonaparte's Gull 20 off Washington Park, Anacortes on 1-26 (GB)
Western Gull 1 at March Point on 2-9 (GB)
California Gull 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 1-28 (GB)
Herring Gull 1 at March Point on 2-9 (GB)
Iceland Gull 1 “Thayer’s” in Burlington on 1-21 (GB)

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES
Bald Eagle 13 in “eagle tree” on Samish Flats on 1-30 (KR); 1 “leucistic” at East 90, Samish Flats on 2-2 (MS); 15 soaring above Mt. Scott in the strong wind on 2-10 (AW)
Cooper's Hawk 1 at east Stanwood home on 2-2 (MS)
Red-tailed Hawk 1 dark morph on Samish Flats on 1-14 (YH); 1 Harlan’s on Person’s Road, Samish Flats on 2-2 (AW); 1 dark morph at Skagit Wildlife Area, Hayton Reserve on 2-5 (AW); 1 Harlan’s on T-Loop Road, Samish Flats on 2-5 (AW); 1 Harlan’s on Estes Road, Samish Flats on 2-10 (AW)
Rough-legged Hawk 1 dark morph on Sullivan Road, Samish Flats on 1-26 (AW); 1 male on Sunset Road, Samish Flats on 2-5 (AW)

OWLS
Barn Owl 1 on Samish Flats on 1-30 (KR)
Great Horned Owl pair hooting at east Stanwood home on 2-1 and 2-12(MS)
Snowy Owl 1 (found by Marv Breece) at East 90, Samish Flats on 1-21 (GB)
Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 at Rasar State Park on 1-27 (GB)
Burrowing Owl 1 at farm near Burlington (private property) on 1-19 (GB) RARE in Skagit County
Barred Owl 1 at Pilchuck Tree Farm, Victoria tract on 1-27 (MS)
Short-eared Owl 10 on Samish Flats on 1-29 (KR)

WOODPECKERS
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 near Pleasant Ridge on 2-10 (JH); 1 at Cap Sante home, Anacortes on 2-11 (JH); 3 at Camano Island home on 2-12 (PP)

FALCONS
American Kestrel 1 male and 1 female base of Samish Island on Samish Island Road on 2-2 (AW)
Merlin 1 at West 90, Skagit Flats on 1-27 (AW); 1 on Beaver Marsh Road on 1-31 (AW)
Gyrfalcon 1 on Maupin Road, Fir Island on 2-6 (AW); 1 off March point on 2-9 (GB)

Peregrine Falcon 1 adult on Sunset Road, Samish Flats on 2-2 (AW); 1 adult on Bayview/Edison Road on 2-2 (AW); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Hayton Reserve on 2-10 (AW)

SHRIKES
Northern Shrike 1 at Maupin Road, Fir Island on 1-16 (JOC)

SWALLOWS
Tree Swallow 3 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 2-2 (GB); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 2-5 (AW)
Barn Swallow 10 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 2-2 (GB)

DIPPERS
American Dipper 1 near Rockport and 2 near Marblemount on 1-13 (YH)

KINGLETS
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 in Bow yard on 2-4 (KR)

THRUSHES
Townsend's Solitaire 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mount Vernon on 1-23 and 1-30 (TM)
Varied Thrush 3 female and 1 male at east Stanwood home on 2-4 (MS); flock in Bow neighborhood on 2-4 (KR); 3 in yard at 12th Street, Anacortes on 2-4 (JB)

FINCHES and ALLIES
Purple Finch 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 2-5 (AW)

SPARROWS and ALLIES
Swamp Sparrow 1 at West 90, Samish Flats on 1-26 (GB)
White-throated Sparrow 1 (or 2) throughout sighting period at Camano Island home (PP); 1 in Cap Sante neighborhood on 2-10 (JH)
Golden-crowned Sparrow pair at Burlington home throughout sighting period (LE)
Dark-eyed Junco 1 “slate-colored” at Anacortes residence throughout sighting period (JOC)

WARBLERS
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Anacortes residence 1-15 to 2-8 (JOC); 1 at Burlington residence seen occasionally throughout sighting period (LE)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20 “Audubon’s” at Cap Sante Marina on 2-5 (JH)
Townsend's Warbler 1 on Lincoln Hill, Mount Vernon on 2-8 (TM)

TANAGERS and ALLIES
Western Tanager 1 female at Mount Vernon residence since 2/8-2/15 (JE)

MAMMALS
Bobcat tracks observed at east Stanwood home during the recent snow (MS)

(GB) Gary Bletsch; (JB) Jane Brandt; (JE) Jerry Eisner; (LE) Larry Edwards; (JH) Joe Halton; (YH) Yvonne Houppermans; (TM) Tim Manns; (JOC) John O’Connell; (PP) Pam Pritzl; (KR) Kerry Rye; (MS) Mary Sinker; (AW) Andrea Warner

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