Trip Reports 2011 April through June

Mill Creek – Tuesday, April 5, 2011
It was a great birding day despite the cold weather and wind. This is an area covered by the Christmas bird count and it was well worth doing as a field trip. We saw our first Osprey of the year. There were many kinglets and winter wrens calling in the wooded areas. We saw a Canvasback and a Pied-billed Grebe at Silver Lake. We had a great view of a Northern Shrike in the wetlands.
Art, Virginia, Dorie, John, Phil, Rex, Tom, Joannie, Wilma, Margaret II, Alannah and Reg
52 Species ID’d (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Common(3)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(30)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(2), Black-crowned Night-Heron(1)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(12), American Wigeon(2), Gadwall(5), Green-winged Teal(3), Mallard(35), Canvasback(1), Ring-necked Duck(3), Lesser Scaup(1),
Common Goldeneye(1), Bufflehead(11), Common Merganser(1)
Osprey: Osprey(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(12)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(1)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(12)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(16), Band-tailed Pigeon(3)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(2)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
Swallows: Violet-green Swallow(150), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(2)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(10), Ruby-crowned(6)
Wrens: Winter(8), Marsh(4)
Thrushes: American Robin(8)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(6)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(5)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(2)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(2)
Shrikes: Northern(2)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(19),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(12)
Wood Warblers: Yellow-rumped(1)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(8), Song Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(6)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(8), Pine Siskin(10), Evening Grosbeak(4)


Deception Pass – Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Finally a sunny, non-windy day! We heard and saw so many more birds. At Lake Campbell, we saw Barn Owls, Snipe and heard a Virginia Rail. At Rosario Beach we watched an eagle attempt to catch a Great Blue Heron right over our heads. The heron landed in a tree above us and the eagle landed in the tree about 6 feet from the heron, waiting for the heron to make a wrong move. This was all going on while we were finding California Quail in the brush below. Oystercatchers and Red Crossbills at Bowman Bay were also a real treat.
Virginia, Chuck, Maria, Jim, Anna, Kathleen, John, Margaret, Rex, Bill, Art, Carlos, Reg and Dorie
73 Species ID’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Red-throated(1), Common(5)
Grebes: Pied-billed(2), Red-necked(3), Horned(1), Western(15)
Cormorants: Double-crested(40), Pelagic(10)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(5)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(12), Snow Goose(10,000), Canada Goose(18), Wood Duck(2), Green-winged Teal(4), Mallard(4), Northern Shoveler(1), Ring-necked Duck(2), Greater Scaup(2), Lesser Scaup(6), Harlequin Duck(2), Surf Scoter(3), Common Goldeneye(4), Bufflehead(46), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(11)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(1)
Osprey: Osprey(3)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(8), Red-tailed Hawk(4)
Falcons: Merlin(1)
New World Quail: California Quail(6)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(10)
Oystercatcher: Black Oystercatcher(4)
Sandpipers: Common Snipe(2), Black Turnstone(2)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(20)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(38)
Pigeons and Doves: Mourning Dove(4)
Barn-Owls: Barn Owl(2)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(2)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(6), Violet-green Swallow(20)
Kinglets: Ruby-crowned(9)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Pacific(2), Marsh(4)
Thrushes: American Robin(45)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(8)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(3)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(6),Common Raven(2)
Starlings: European Starling(30)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(3), Yellow-rumped(15)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(3), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(4), White-crowned Sparrow(5), Golden-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(8)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(10), Brewer's Blackbird(12)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(8), Red Crossbill(32), Pine Siskin(28)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(2)


Mountlake Fill – Tuesday April 19, 2011
Art, Carlos, Virginia, Margaret, Kathleen, Margaret II, John, Ed, Rex
60 Species ID’d (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Common(1),
Grebes: Pied-billed(4), Horned(1), Western(2)
Cormorants: Double-crested(100)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(60)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(20), Gadwall(25), Green-winged Teal(20), Eurasian Teal(2), Mallard(32), Cinnamon Teal(3), Northern Shoveler(20), Ring-necked Duck(2), Greater Scaup(90), Common Goldeneye(2), Bufflehead(100), Hooded Merganser(5), Common Merganser(100)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(4), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(6), American Coot(200)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Sandpipers: Common Snipe(1)
Gulls: Mew(2), Glaucous-winged(2)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(5)
Hummingbirds: Anna's(3)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(5)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(12), Violet-green Swallow(20), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(2), Cliff Swallow(2), Barn Swallow(1)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Marsh(6)
Thrushes: American Robin(40)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(6)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(12)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(3)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), Western Scrub-Jay(1), American Crow(120)
Starlings: European Starling(1)
Wood Warblers: Yellow-rumped(10), Common Yellowthroat(8)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(12), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(50), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(6), American Goldfinch(6)


Nisqually – Tuesday April 26, 2011
Virginia, Art, Carlos, John, Rex, Mike, Bill, Kathleen, Marilee, Chuck, Maria and Kathy
59 Species ID’d (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Red-throated(1), Common(1)
Grebes: Horned(2)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(17)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(50 Plus 100 cackler’s), Brant(20), Wood Duck(3), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(10), Gadwall(10), Green-winged Teal(15), Mallard(10), Northern Pintail(10), Cinnamon Teal(6), Northern Shoveler(15), Ring-necked Duck(4), Common Goldeneye(3), Bufflehead(6), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(2), Common Merganser(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1), Sora(1), American Coot(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Least Sandpiper(1), Dunlin(4)
Gulls: Mew(1), Ring-billed(10), Glaucous-winged(1)
Terns: Caspian Tern(5)
Pigeons and Doves: Band-tailed Pigeon(6)
Swifts: Vaux's(5)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(2)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(2), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(50), Violet-green Swallow(50), Cliff Swallow(50), Barn Swallow(20)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Marsh(12)
Thrushes: American Robin(30)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(2)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(3)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(10)
Starlings: European Starling(6)
Wood Warblers: Yellow-rumped(100), Common Yellowthroat(10)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Song Sparrow(12), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(8)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(25),
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: American Goldfinch(1)


MAY 3 - MONROE TO CARNATION
Our group witnessed an amazing sight which was a first for many of us. We happened to be driving by the Vaux Swift chimney in Monroe when the swifts were emerging - thousands of them.  As we watched, a crow moved in to catch two swifts for his breakfast. We also had confirmation that spring is here when we spotted our first yellow warbler of the season. Three yellow headed black birds were hanging out at the former prison farm in Monroe, the second year we have seen them - a permanent addition to Snohomish County bird species? Margaret, Virginia, Carlos, Phil, Ed, Rex, Bill, Kathleen, Margaret II, Merilee, Jim, Anne
70 species (approx. qty.)

CHECKLIST

Grebes: Pied-billed 1
Cormorants: Double-crested 1
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron 1
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose 19, Wood Duck 6, American Wigeon 4, Gadwall 3, Green-winged Teal 3, Mallard 17, Redhead 1, Ring-necked Duck 10, Greater Scaup 1, Common Goldeneye 4, Bufflehead 40, Hooded Merganser 3,
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey: Osprey 1
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle 1, Red-tailed Hawk 4, Rough-legged Hawk 1
Falcons: American Kestrel 2,
Pheasants and Partridges: Ring-necked Pheasant 3
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot 4
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer 2
Gulls: Glaucous-winged 4
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove 2, Mourning Dove 1, Collared Dove 1
Swifts: Vaux's 4000
Hummingbirds: Rufous 4
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher 1
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 3
Swallows: Tree Swallow 10, Violet-green Swallow 15, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3, Cliff Swallow 1, Barn Swallow 10
Wrens: Bewick's4, Pacific 1, Marsh 4
Thrushes: American Robin 10
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped 1, Chestnut-backed 1
Creepers: Brown Creeper 1
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay 15, American Crow 18, Common Raven 11
Starlings: European Starling lots
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned 1, Yellow 1, Yellow-rumped 1, Common Yellowthroat 8
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager 1
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee 1, Savannah Sparrow 11, Song Sparrow 5, White-crowned Sparrow 5, Golden-crowned Sparrow 2, Dark-eyed Junco 3,
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird 10, Yellow-headed Blackbird 3, Brewer's Blackbird1, Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch 1, House Finch 1, Pine Siskin 1, American Goldfinch 6, Evening Grosbeak 6
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow 10


 

MAY 10 - CLE ELUM

Our trip in three words: sun, sun, sun. Oh yes, we had great birding as well. Highlights were Western Bluebirds, Western Kingbirds, Say's Phoebes, White-breasted Nuthatches and 7 species of warblers. Great day.
Margaret, Virginia, Megan, Kathleen, Ed, Rex, Bill, Phil, Carlos, John and Alannah
75 species (Approx. qty.)

CHECKLIST
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron 1
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose 10, Gadwall 7, Mallard 1, Ring-necked Duck 2, Bufflehead 2, Hooded Merganser1,
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey: Osprey 1
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle 1, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Cooper's Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 3,
Falcons: American Kestrel 2
New World Quail: California Quail 1
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer 2
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove 2, Band-tailed Pigeon 1, Mourning Dove 1, Eurasian collared dove 1
Nightjars: Common Nighthawk 1
Swifts: Vaux's 5
Hummingbirds: Rufous 7
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher 1
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker 1, Downy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 2, Pileated Woodpecker 1,Red-naped Sapsucker 1
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee 1, Say's Phoebe 2, Western Kingbird 12
Swallows: Tree Swallow2, Violet-green Swallow 20, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1, Cliff Swallow 1,
Kinglets: Ruby-crowned 1
Dippers: American Dipper 1
Wrens: House 1
Thrushes: Western Bluebird 6, American Robin5,
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped 8, Mountain 3
Nuthatches: Red-breasted 8, White-breasted 2
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay 5, Black-billed Magpie 2, American Crow 4,Common Raven 2
Starlings: European Starling 3
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned 1, Nashville 10, Yellow 5, Yellow-rumped 50, Townsend's 3, MacGillivray's 1, Wilson's 1
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee 6, Chipping Sparrow 20, Vesper Sparrow 1, Savannah Sparrow 6, Song Sparrow 2, White-crowned Sparrow 9, Dark-eyed Junco 3,
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird 5, Western Meadowlark 24, Brewer's Blackbird 11, Brown-headed Cowbird 36,
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Cassin's Finch 18, Purple Finch 6, House Finch 3, Red Crossbill 1, Pine Siskin 5, American Goldfinch 33, Evening Grosbeak 6
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow 2


Spencer Island – Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Art, Carlos, Virginia, Margaret, Kathleen, Megan, Reg, Rex, Phil, Ed, Larry, Anne, Jim, Merilee, Joe and Bill
61 Species(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Cormorants: Double-crested(4)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(5)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(8), Wood Duck(7), American Wigeon(2), Gadwall(4), Mallard(10), Cinnamon Teal(1), Northern Shoveler(8), Lesser Scaup(6), Common Goldeneye(2), Hooded Merganser(1), Ruddy Duck(3)
Osprey: Osprey(5)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(1)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(1)
Gulls: Ring-billed(6)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(20), Mourning Dove(2)
Swifts: Vaux's(6)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(2)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(12), Violet-green Swallow(2), Cliff Swallow(35), Barn Swallow(10)
Waxwings: Cedar(6)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Marsh(25)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(2), American Robin(25)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(2)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(2),
Crows and Jays: American Crow(10),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(12)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(2)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(4), Yellow(10), Yellow-rumped(14), Common Yellowthroat(2)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(2)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(5), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(3)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(10), Yellow-headed Blackbird(2), Brown-headed Cowbird(12)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(2), House Finch(2), American Goldfinch(10)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(6)


Fort Lewis – Tuesday  May 24, 2011
It took us two hours to check in on a busy Tuesday at Fort Lewis but once we started birding, it was a great day. We saw all swallow species except for the bank swallow. Other good birds included the Scrub Jay, the Western bluebird and the Lazuli bunting. We had 4 warbler species with lots of common Yellowthroats.  We want to thank Dennis for taking us around and making sure we did not wander into restricted areas. Just as interesting as the birds was the great birding habitat.
Virginia, Margaret, Wilma, Art, Rex, John, Susie, Carlos, Ed, Carolyn, Connie, Kirk, Tom, Joannie, Kathleen, John, Megan, Bill and Linda
57 Species(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST*
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Mallard(2), Cinnamon Teal(1), Ring-necked Duck(3), Hooded Merganser(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(3), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1)
New World Quail: California Quail(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Mourning Dove(1)
Swifts: Vaux's(2)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1), Anna's(1)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(2), Northern Flicker(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(2), Western Wood-Pewee(3)
Swallows: Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow(4), Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow
Waxwings: Cedar(2)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), House(1), Marsh(2)
Thrushes: Western Bluebird(3), American Robin(3)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(2)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, American Crow(4),Common Raven
Starlings: European Starling
Vireos and Allies: Hutton's(1)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(2), Yellow(3), Common Yellowthroat(14), Wilson's(1)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(4)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow(1), Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco(4)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird(1), Brown-headed Cowbird
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(2), Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak(2)
*Total numbers of birds seen for some species was not recorded


Leavenworth – Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Through thunder, lightning, hail and heavy rain we birded the day away and actually had some good bird sightings. The best was the White-headed Woodpecker. We also had two good views of the Say’s Phoebe and saw several Nashville Warblers.
Virginia, Ed, Phil, Wilma, Art, Carlos, Rex, Reg, Margaret, Margaret B, Connie, Megan, Merilee, Joe and Kathleen
CHECKLIST
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Mallard(4), Common Merganser(1)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(2)
Osprey: Osprey(2)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Red-tailed Hawk(1)
New World Quail: California Quail(1)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(3)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(2)
Swifts: Vaux's(7)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(3)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(2), White-headed Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee(1), Say's Phoebe(2)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(7), Violet-green Swallow(12), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(1), Cliff Swallow(3), Barn Swallow(2)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(2)
Waxwings: Cedar(2)
Dippers: American Dipper(2)
Wrens: Pacific(3), House(1)
Thrushes: Western Bluebird(1), American Robin(3), Varied Thrush(1)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(5),Common Raven(3)
Starlings: European Starling(12)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(5)
Wood Warblers: Nashville(4), Yellow(6), Yellow-rumped(4), Townsend's(1), Common Yellowthroat(1), Wilson's(1)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(1)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(2), Chipping Sparrow(14), White-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(11)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(6), Lazuli Bunting(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Brewer's Blackbird(2), Brown-headed Cowbird(4)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(2), Red Crossbill(25), American Goldfinch(3), Evening Grosbeak(8)


Camano Island – Tuesday June 7, 2011
The highlight of the day was hearing the call and seeing the Bobwhites at Iverson. We always enjoy seeing the Purple Martins at this time of the year also.
Virginia, Margaret, Megan, Kathleen, Anne, Margaret B., Wilma, Art, Carlos, Ed, Phil, Jim, Ann and Jack
58 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Common(3)
Grebes: Western(2)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(16)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Gadwall(4), Mallard(4),
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(1)
Osprey: Osprey(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(14), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
New World Quail: Northern Bobwhite (3)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(4)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(4), Thayer's(1)
Terns: Caspian Tern(10)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(13)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(1), Band-tailed Pigeon(1), Mourning Dove(8)
Swifts: Vaux's(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(9), Anna's(2)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(3)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(10), Willow Flycatcher(2), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1)
Swallows: Purple Martin(12), Tree Swallow(3), Violet-green Swallow(9), Cliff Swallow(2), Barn Swallow(3)
Waxwings: Cedar(16)
Wrens: Bewick's(1)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(11), American Robin(37)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(14)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(2)
Starlings: European Starling(8)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(2), Yellow(1), Common Yellowthroat(2), Wilson's(13)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(7), Song Sparrow(9), White-crowned Sparrow(12),
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(4)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(4), Brown-headed Cowbird(3)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(2), American Goldfinch(16), Evening Grosbeak(2)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(20)


Ellensburg Area – Tuesday June 14, 2011
Another great day of birding in Eastern Washington. Some were lucky enough to see the Chats. The rest of us were out hunting down a Rock Wren and he never did show up. We got to see our Nashville Warbler. Meadowlarks were singing loudly.
Margaret, Wilma, Margaret B. Phil, Art, Carlos, Virginia, Megan, Rex, Ed, Kathleen, Ann and Jim
60 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Cormorants: Double-crested(2)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(1)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(9)
Osprey: Osprey(3)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Northern Harrier(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1), Golden Eagle(1)
Falcons: American Kestrel(3)
Pigeons and Doves: Band-tailed Pigeon(3), Mourning Dove(1)
Nightjars: Common Nighthawk(3)
Swifts: Vaux's(3)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(3)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee(6), Hammond's Flycatcher(2), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(2), Western Kingbird(1), Eastern Kingbird(1)
Swallows: Violet-green Swallow(10), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(2), Cliff Swallow(30), Barn Swallow(6)
Waxwings: Cedar(14)
Wrens: Rock(1)
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Gray Catbird(1)
Thrushes: Veery(1), Swainson's Thrush(3), American Robin(6)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(3)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(11), Western Scrub-Jay(5), American Crow(3),Common Raven(4)
Starlings: European Starling(26)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(4)
Wood Warblers: Nashville(3), Yellow(8), Yellow-rumped(6), MacGillivray's(2), Chat(4)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(6)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Lazuli Bunting(10)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(3), Brewer's Blackbird(24), Brown-headed Cowbird(6), Bullock's Oriole(4)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(2), American Goldfinch(3), Evening Grosbeak(1)


Big Four Meadows – Tuesday, June 21, 2011
As always the picnic was lots of fun with really good food. Highlights of the day were watching the warbling vireos harassing the Stellar’s Jay and also having the Red-breasted Sapsucker entertain us at lunch time. Dippers were enjoyed by all.
Wilma, Virginia, John, Alannah, Jim, Anne, Art, Carlos, Mike, Allen, Ed, Reg, Kathleen, Phil, Calire, Hilkka, Merilee and Joe
27 Species ID’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Mallard(1 + three babies)
Swifts: Vaux's(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(4)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(4)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(1), Western Wood-Pewee(6), Willow Flycatcher(8)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(1)
Waxwings: Cedar(2)
Dippers: American Dipper(5)
Wrens: Pacific(4)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(4), American Robin(19)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(4), American Crow(2),Common Raven(2)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(10)
Wood Warblers: Yellow(5), Yellow-rumped(5), MacGillivray's(2), Common Yellowthroat(2)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(1)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(6)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(2)


Mid-Whidbey Island - 6/28/11
Art, Virginia, Carlos, John, Kathleen, Merilee, Joe, John, Noreen
58 Species
CHECKLIST
Loons: Common(1)
Cormorants: Pelagic(22)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(4)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(30), Gadwall(3), Mallard(6), Lesser Scaup(3), Harlequin Duck(20), Surf Scoter(50), Ruddy Duck(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
New World Quail: California Quail(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(6)
Sandpipers: Western Sandpiper(6), Least Sandpiper(2)
Gulls: Heermann's(1), Glaucous-winged(6)
Terns: Caspian Tern(23)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(71), Rhinoceros Auklet(51)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(2), Band-tailed Pigeon(), Mourning Dove(2), Collared Dove (1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(3)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Willow Flycatcher(2)
Swallows: Purple Martin(1), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(2), Cliff Swallow(2), Barn Swallow(12)
Waxwings: Cedar(1)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Winter(2), House(1), Marsh(2)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(2), American Robin(10)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(4)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(3)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(6)
Starlings: European Starling(24)
Wood Warblers: Yellow(1), Yellow-rumped(2)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(16), White-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(5)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(2), Brewer's Blackbird(6), Brown-headed Cowbird(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: American Goldfinch(6)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(1)