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Bird Sightings for May

PamPritzl

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 ppritzl@frontier.com or 360-387-7024.

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WATERFOWL
Blue-winged Teal 1 on Minkler Flats on 4-20 (GB)
Cinnamon Teal 2 on Minkler Flats on 4-20 (GB)
Long-tailed Duck 4 off Clayton Beach, Larrabee State Park on 5-2 (TM)

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
Sooty Grouse 1 heard at Rockport State Park on 4-20 (GB)

PELCANS
American White Pelican 2 at Samish Island on 4-25 (GB, found by WW on 4-24)

RAILS
Soras  heard at Minkler Flats and Butler Flats on 4-20 (GB)

SHOREBIRDS
Spotted Sandpiper 2 at Skagit Game Range on 5-7 (JB)
Whimbrel 128 on Fir Island on 5-4 (GB); 50 on farm field north of Highway 532 on Camano Island on 5-6 (S&RP); 18 on West Beach, Deception State Park on 5-7 (TM); 248 on farm field north of Highway 532 on Camano Island on 5-9 (PP)  
Marbled Godwit 1 on Fir Island on 5-4 (GB)
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 on Fir Island on 4-20 (GB)
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 on Minkler Flats on 5-4 (GB)

GULLS
Bonaparte's Gull 50 off Samish Island on 4-20 (GB)

DOVES, PIGEONS
Band-tailed Pigeon 2 at Anacortes home on east Fidalgo Island on 5-3 (RW)

OWLS
Short-eared Owl 4 on Samish flats on 4-20 (GB)

SWIFTS
Vaux's Swift 3 at Lyman on 5-2 (GB)

FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 at Anacortes home on east Fidalgo Island on 5-3 (RW)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2 heard at Rasar State Park on 5-3 (SAS); 2 near Goose Rock Deception Pass State Park on 5-7 (TM)
Say's Phoebe 1 at Marblemount on 4-28 (JB, MB)

VIREOS
Warbling Vireo 2 in Lyman on 5-2 (GB)

WRENS
House Wren 1 heard singing on Minkler Flats on 5-3 (SAS)

THRUSHES
Mountain Bluebird 7 at Corkindale on 4-20 (GB)
Townsend's Solitaire 3 at Marblemount Boat Launch on 4-20 (GB)
Swainson's Thrush 1 at Camano Island home on 5-1 (PP); 1 at Anacortes home on east side Fidalgo Island on 5-4 (RW)

WARBLERS
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Anacortes home on 5-5 (JO); 7 around Goose Rock, Deception Pass State Park on 5-7 (TM)
Nashville Warbler 1 near Cockreham Island on 5-1 (GB)
Yellow Warbler 1 at Anacortes home on east Fidalgo Island on 5-3 (RW)
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2 at Rasar State park on 5-3 (SAS)
Wilson's Warbler 1 at Lost Lake trailhead, Larrabee State Park on 5-2 (TM); 1 near Lyman on 5-2 (GB); 1 at home on Camano Island on 5-2, seen daily since (PP);
1 male at Anacortes home on 5-5 (JO)

SPARROWS
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 at Anacortes home on east Fidalgo Island on 5-1 (RW); 1 near Cockreham Island on 5-2 (GB); 1 at Camano Island home on 5-7 (PP)
Lazuli Bunting 1 on Minkler Flats on 5-3 (SAS)

(JB) Joan Bird; (MB) Mitch Blanton; (GB) Gary Bletsch; (TM) Tim Manns; (JO) John O’Connell; (S&RP) Sheila & Ron Pera; (PP) Pam Pritzl;  (SAS) Skagit Audubon Field Trip; (WW) Wayne Weber; (RW) Regan Weeks

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