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Bird Sightings for September 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

Greater White-fronted Goose 6 at Hayton Reserve on 9-8 (GB)

Wood Duck 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-22 (NOH); 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-23 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 9-2 (NOH)

Cinnamon Teal 8 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-22 (NOH); 15 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-23 (NOH); 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-28 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 9-2 (NOH)

Northern Shoveler 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-14 (NOH); 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-22 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-23 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-23 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 9-2 (NOH)

Northern Pintail 4 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH)

Green-winged Teal 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 9-2 (NOH)

Canvasback 2, then 1, at Hayton Reserve between 8-23 and 9-8 (GB)

Redhead 1 at Hayton Reserve 8-23 and 24 (GB)

Harlequin Duck 4 at Libbey Beach, Whidbey Island on 9-9 (NOH)  

Hooded Merganser 1 on Ship Harbor Trail, Anacortes on 8-30 (NOH)

 

GALLINACEOUS BIRDS

Spruce Grouse 1 below Cutthroat Pass on 9-1 (GB)

Sooty Grouse 1 below Cutthroat Pass on 9-1 (GB)

 

GREBES

Pied-billed Grebe 1 at Skagit Game Range, Wylie Slough on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Game Range, Wylie Slough on 8-23 (NOH); 1 at Dugualla Bay on 9-9 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Game Range, Wylie Slough on 9-10 (AT)

Red-necked Grebe 10 at Libbey Beach, Whidbey Island on 9-9 (NOH)

Eared Grebe 1 at March Point on 8-23 (GB)

 

PIGEONS and DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon up to a dozen at east Stanwood home daily in September (MS)

 

RAILS and COOTS

Virginia Rail 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Game Range, Wylie Slough on 8-22 (NOH); 3 at Skagit Game Range, Wylie Slough on 8-23 (NOH); 1 at Dugualla Bay on 9-9 (NOH)

 

PLOVERS

Black-bellied Plover 7 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 10 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH)

Pacific Golden-Plover 1 at Hayton Reserve on 8-19 (GB)

Semipalmated Plover 5 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 5 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 9-8 (SAS)

 

SANDPIPERS and ALLIES

Ruddy Turnstone 1 at Hayton Reserve on 8-23 (GB)

Red Knot 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-19 (GB); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-22 (NOH); 1 at Swantown, Whidbey Island on 9-9 (NOH)

Stilt Sandpiper 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-28 (NOH); 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-31 (GB); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-2 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-8 (SAS)

Sanderling 3 at Hayton Reserve on 8-31 (GB)

Baird's Sandpiper 5 at the West 90, Samish Flats on 8-17 (GB); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

Least Sandpiper 8 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-22 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

Pectoral Sandpiper 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-19 (GB); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-22 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH); 3 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-28 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-2 (NOH)

Wilson's Snipe 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-2 (NOH); 8 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-8 (SAS)

Spotted Sandpiper 1 at Dugualla Bay on 9-9 (NOH)

Solitary Sandpiper 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 9-8 (GB)

Wilson's Phalarope 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-22 (NOH)

Red-necked Phalarope 3 at Hayton Reserve on 8-24 (GB)

 

JAEGERS

Parasitic Jaeger 1 off March Point on 9-8 (GB)

 

GULLS and TERNS

Heermann's Gull 8 at Libbey Beach, Whidbey Island on 9-9 (NOH)

 

LOONS

Red-throated Loon 1 at Swantown, Whidbey Island on 9-9 (NOH); 1 at Libbey Beach, Whidbey Island on 9-9 (NOH)

 

HERONS and ALLIES

Great Egret 1 near Samish Island bridge on 9-16 (LM)

 

VULTURES

Turkey Vulture 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

 

OSPREYS

Osprey 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH); 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

 

HAWKS, EAGLES and ALLIES

Bald Eagle 3 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH)

Northern Harrier 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-23 (NOH)

Sharp-shinned Hawk  regular visitor almost daily during September at east Stanwood home (MS)

Cooper's Hawk 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-28 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-2 (NOH)

 

OWLS

Barn Owl 1 at east Stanwood home on 9-5 (MS)

 

WOODPECKERS

Lewis’s Woodpecker 1 juvenile at Bay View home on 9-17 (LM)

Pileated Woodpecker 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH)

 

FALCONS

Peregrine Falcon 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-23 (NOH); 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

 

FLYCATCHERS

Black Phoebe 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

Eastern Kingbird 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Rasar State Park on 8-20 (GB); 4 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

 

VIREOS

Warbling Vireo 1 in Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-6 (JH); 1 in Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-10 (JH)

 

CORVIDS

California Scrub-Jay 1 in Mount Vernon yard on 9-7 (MT)

Clark's Nutcracker 4 near Cutthroat Pass on 9-1 (GB)

 

SWALLOWS

Bank Swallow 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

Cliff Swallow 2 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

 

CHICKADEES

Mountain Chickadee 6 near Cutthroat Pass on 9-1 (GB)

 

BUSHTITS

Bushtit 5 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH); 12 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH)

 

WRENS

Pacific Wren 4 on Victoria tract, Pilchuck tree farm on 9-13 (JS)

 

WAXWINGS 

Cedar Waxwing flock eating mountain ash berries in Bow yard on 8-28 (KR)

 

PIPITS

American Pipit 12 flyover at Hayton Reserve on 9-8 (SAS)

 

SPARROWS and ALLIES

Lincoln's Sparrow many in Bay View area on 9-17 (LM)

Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 9-13 (JH)

 

BLACKBIRDS and ORIOLES

Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-24 (GB)

Bullock's Oriole 2 eating huckleberries in Bow yard on 8-28 (KR)

 

WARBLERS

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough on 8-31 (GB)

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 9-1 (JH); 2 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 9-4 (JH); 2 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 9-9 (JH); 2 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 9-11 (JH)

Common Yellowthroat 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-14 (NOH); 1 at Hayton Reserve on 8-20 (NOH); 2 at Hayton Reserve on 8-22 (NOH);1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 9-8 (SAS)

Yellow Warbler 1 at Skagit Wildlife Area, Wylie Slough, on 8-23 (NOH); 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes home on 9-1 (JH); 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-9 (JH); 2 females at east Stanwood home on 9-9 (MS); 2 males at east Stanwood home on 9-13 (MS)

Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-4 (JH); 1 at Cap Sante home, Anacortes yard on 9-11 (JH)

Wilson's Warbler 3 on Guemes Channel Trail on 8-26 (NOH); 1 male in Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-1 (JH)

 

TANAGERS and ALLIES

Western Tanager 1 female at Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-10 (JH)

Black-headed Grosbeak 1 at Cap Sante, Anacortes yard on 9-11 (JH)

 

(GB) Gary Bletsch; ( JH) Joe Halton;  (NOH) Neil O’Hara; (LM) Libby Mills; (KR) Kerry Rye; (JS) Jeff Sinker; (MS) Mary Sinker; (SAS) Skagit Audubon Society Field Trip; (AT) Alice Turner; (MT) Martha Thornburgh

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