Trip Reports 2012 January through March

Snoqualmie River Valley-Monroe to Carnation – Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The best part of the day was walking the dike at Stillwater.  We enjoyed seeing numerous Sapsuckers, woodpeckers and creepers along the walk.  Also the Ring-necked ducks were great to look at with the sun shining so the lighting was spectacular.
Virginia, Margaret P, Kathleen, Wilma, Art, Carlos, Rex, Ed, Doug and Reg
54 species ID’d, (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Grebes: Pied-billed(7)
Cormorants: Double-crested(9)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(3)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(12), Canada Goose(75), American Wigeon(45), Gadwall(4), Mallard(50), Ring-necked Duck(8), Greater Scaup(1), Common Goldeneye(1), Barrow's Goldeneye(6), Bufflehead(10), Hooded Merganser(7)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(10), Northern Harrier(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(3), Red-tailed Hawk(6)
Falcons: American Kestrel(3), Peregrine Falcon(1)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(25)
Gulls: Mew(50), Ring-billed(150), Glaucous-winged(121)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(28), Collard Dove(55)
Hummingbirds: Anna's(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(2), Hairy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(4)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(15), Ruby-crowned(6)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Pacific(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(10)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(10)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(11)
Shrikes: Northern(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(5), American Crow(140)
Starlings: European Starling(330)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(5), Fox Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(13), Lincoln's Sparrow(4), White-crowned Sparrow(12), Golden-crowned Sparrow(23), Dark-eyed Junco(70)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(200)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(3), Pine Siskin(30)

Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(5)


 

Deception Pass – Tuesday January 10, 2012
Margaret B, Virginia, Margaret P, Art, Carlos, Doug, Joe, Ed, Reg, Rex and Mike
63 Species ID’s ( Approx. Qty.)
 
Checklist:
Loons: Red-throated(45), Common(1)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(2), Horned(2)
Cormorants: Double-crested(31), Pelagic(30)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(2)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(20), Canada Goose(20), American Wigeon(6), Mallard(4), Northern Pintail(150), Ring-necked Duck(12), Lesser Scaup(40), Harlequin Duck(3), Black Scoter(1), Surf Scoter(7), White-winged Scoter(5), Common Goldeneye(3), Bufflehead(29), Hooded Merganser(12), Red-breasted Merganser(2), Common Merganser(88), Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(8), Northern Harrier(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(16)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail1(),American Coot(10)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(3)
Gulls:  Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(6), Thayer's(2), Herring(1)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Common Murre(4), Pigeon Guillemot(2)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(50)
Barn-Owls: Barn Owl(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(2)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(6), Ruby-crowned(3)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Pacific(2)
Thrushes: American Robin(37), Varied Thrush(2)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(6)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(50),Common Raven(2)
Starlings: European Starling(500)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(17), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(10), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(15)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(4), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(3), House Finch(7), Pine Siskin(16)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(3)

Silvana – Tuesday January 24, 2012
The highlight of the day was the spotting of the Northern Shrike on a power line.  We almost drove right past it.  We also had a distant view of the Snowy Owl from Port Susan.  He was close to the Mark Clark Bridge and a better view would have been from the Eide road.  One member spotted a rusty Blackbird on his way home, but we were not able to find him later among the other blackbirds in the rain that was pouring down and wind that was blowing hard.  Snow Geese were enjoyed several times during the day both high in the sky and flying and landing in fields. 
Virginia, Kathleen, Merilee, Wilma, Art, Carlos, Doug, John, Rex and Joe
50 Species(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Cormorants: Double-crested(4)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(1)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(600), Snow Goose(1043), American Wigeon(445), Green-winged Teal(5), Mallard(85), Northern Pintail(17), Northern Shoveler(1), Ring-necked Duck(3), Bufflehead(2), Common Merganser(2)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(18), Northern Harrier(5), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Rough-legged Hawk(1)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(6)
Sandpipers: Dunlin(7,500)
Gulls: Mew(250), Ring-billed(12), Glaucous-winged(50)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(12), Collard Dove(20)
Owls: Snowy Owl(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(9), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(3), Varied Thrush(1)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(2)
Shrikes: Northern(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(6),Common Raven(2)
Starlings: European Starling(50)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(10), Fox Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(13), Lincoln's Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(4), Golden-crowned Sparrow(18), Dark-eyed Junco(25),
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(50), Brewer's Blackbird(20), Rusty Blackbird(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(3)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(1)

Guemes Island – Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A windy day, but the rain held off until we were ready to go home.  Because of the wind the smaller birds were missing, but the raptors were enjoying soaring through the wind.  We also saw some Red-throated and Pacific Loons and Red-necked grebes.
Virginia, Merilee, Margaret, Art, Mike, Ed, Judy, Carlos, Megan, Kathleen, Rex, Keith and Wilma
54 Species(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Loons: Red-throated(8), Pacific(2), Common(3)
Grebes: Red-necked(2), Horned(7)
Cormorants: Double-crested(5), Pelagic(32)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(13)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(150), Canada Goose(12), Mallard(15), Northern Pintail(3), Lesser Scaup(2), Long-tailed Duck(2), Surf Scoter(36), Common Goldeneye(16), Bufflehead(46), Red-breasted Merganser(32)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(20), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(15)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1), Merlin(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
Gulls: Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(10)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(12)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(2)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(4)
Wrens: Pacific(2)
Thrushes: American Robin(29), Varied Thrush(2)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(9), Chestnut-backed(11)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(4)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(8),Common Raven(4)
Starlings: European Starling(50)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(9), Dark-eyed Junco(35)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(50), Brewer's Blackbird(3)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(12), House Finch(30), Pine Siskin(110)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(25)

 Fir Island – Tuesday, February 7, 1012

This was a beautiful sunny 60 degree February day and all of us were enjoying the weather as much as the birds that we were seeing.  Due to the good weather we Id’d our first Tundra swans of the year.  I am sure that we passed a few up on earlier trips, but who wanted to look for yellow dots on a birds beak when the rain was pouring down and the wind was blowing hard. The best part of the day was at the North Fork access where we saw 4 short-eared Owls.  One owl was at the entrance to the dike sitting on the private property sign.  We saw the snow geese fly up while birding on the Mann road and then feeding in the field right by the road when driving home on the Fir Island road. We did not stop as it is illegal to park on the side of the road. 
Virginia, Margaret B, Wilma, Judy, Art, Carlos, Ann S., Ginger, Keith, Rex, Bill, Megan, Kathleen, Margaret P, John and Alannah.
52 speicies ID’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Grebes: Pied-billed(1)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(12)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(630), Tundra Swan(9), Snow Goose(5,000), Canada Goose(80), American Wigeon(126), Gadwall(2), Green-winged Teal(12), Mallard(211), Northern Pintail(80), Common Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(2)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(19), Northern Harrier(10), Red-tailed Hawk(7)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Black-bellied Plover(24)
Sandpipers: Dunlin(1,000)
Gulls: Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(35)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(45), Collared Dove(25)
Owls: Short-eared Owl(4)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(5)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
Wrens: Bewick's(5), Pacific(1), Marsh(2)
Thrushes: American Robin(29)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(6)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(2)
Shrikes: Northern(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(20),Common Raven(3)
Starlings: European Starling(20)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(8), Fox Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(9), Lincoln's Sparrow(1), Golden-crowned Sparrow(12), Dark-eyed Junco(12)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(15), Western Meadowlark(8), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(2)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(15)

Port Townsend – Tuesday February 14, 2012
This is always a great trip with lots of species of birds to see.  Today we enjoyed watching the surfbirds, Black-bellied Plovers and the Sanderlings.  Also the Murres,
Murrelets and Auklets were a challenge to Id and see.
69 species Id’d( approx. Qty.)
Virginia, Megan, Merilee, Wilma, Kathleen, Rex, Margaret P., Bill, Carlos and Doug
CHECKLIST
Loons: Red-throated(2), Common(1)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(4), Horned(14), Western(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(16), Pelagic(30)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(2)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(6), Brant(38), American Wigeon(49), Gadwall(3), Green-winged Teal(35), Mallard(32), Northern Pintail(90), Northern Shoveler(5), Greater Scaup(1), Harlequin Duck(13), Long-tailed Duck(12), Surf Scoter(48), White-winged Scoter(2), Common Goldeneye(35), Barrow's Goldeneye(1), Bufflehead(63), Hooded Merganser(4), Red-breasted Merganser(42), Ruddy Duck(42)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(6), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(4)
Oystercatcher: Black Oystercatcher(8)
Plovers and Lapwings: Black-bellied Plover(30)
Sandpipers: Black Turnstone(56), Sanderling(43), Dunlin(62), SurfBird(2)
Gulls: Mew(80), Glaucous-winged(15)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Common Murre(41), Pigeon Guillemot(18), Marbled Murrelet(2), Ancient Murrelet(10), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(52), Mourning Dove(1)
Hummingbirds: Anna's(2)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(4)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(3), Ruby-crowned(2)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(95)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(12)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(37),Common Raven(2)
Starlings: European Starling(1)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(8), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(9), White-crowned Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(14), Dark-eyed Junco(10)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(4) 

Samish Island – Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We saw 134 Bald Eagles on this trip and and over 10,000 Wigeon.  We watched a Peregrine Falcon dive for the Dunlin, but without success. 
Megan, Virginia, Rex, Margaret P., Art, Carlos, Doug and Ed
50 Species (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Loons: Common(7)
Cormorants: Double-crested(1)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(27)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(310), Snow Goose(4,125), Canada Goose(24), Eurasian Wigeon(47), American Wigeon(10,000), Green-winged Teal(381), Mallard(93), Northern Pintail(93), Northern Shoveler(9), Ring-necked Duck(2), White-winged Scoter(2), Bufflehead(14), Hooded Merganser(3), Red-breasted Merganser(9)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(134), Northern Harrier(9), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(9), Rough-legged Hawk(12)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
Pheasants and Partridges: Ring-necked Pheasant(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(10)
Sandpipers: Dunlin(1250)
Gulls: Mew(10), Ring-billed(35), Glaucous-winged(3)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(1), Collarded Dove(15)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(3)
Thrushes: American Robin(15)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(3)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(33),Common Raven(4)
Starlings: European Starling(150)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(1), Golden-crowned Sparrow(12), Dark-eyed Junco(24)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(1), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(6), Pine Siskin(1)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(4)

Birch Bay, Semiahmoo and Blaine – Tuesday February 28, 2012
The highlight of the day was seeing the over 325 Pacific Loons flocked together in the Bay at Blaine and Semiahmoo.  We viewed Oystercatchers, Yellowlegs, Black Turnstones, Sanderlings and a few Dunlin at the bays. 
Margaret B, Virginia, Margaret P., Art, Carlos, Doug, Mike, Ed, Rex, Kay, Cheryl, Merilee, Joe, Kathleen and Wilma
66 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Loons: Red-throated(30), Pacific(325), Common(60)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(20), Horned(65), Western(6)
Cormorants: Double-crested(300), Pelagic(20)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(7)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(300), Canada Goose(7), American Wigeon(6), Green-winged Teal(106), Mallard(16), Northern Pintail(900), Canvasback(1), Ring-necked Duck(5), Greater Scaup(12), Lesser Scaup(6), Harlequin Duck(14), Long-tailed Duck(10), Black Scoter(2), Surf Scoter(55), White-winged Scoter(20), Common Goldeneye(12), Barrow's Goldeneye(18), Bufflehead(33), Red-breasted Merganser(115), Common Merganser(3), Ruddy Duck(60)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(10), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(400)
Oystercatcher: Black Oystercatcher(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Black-bellied Plover(5), Killdeer(2)
Sandpipers: Greater Yellowlegs(7), Black Turnstone(10), Sanderling(8), Dunlin(30)
Gulls: Mew(500), Glaucous-winged(20)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(2)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(30)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(18)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(15),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(35)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(18), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(24), Brewer's Blackbird(25)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(2)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(6)

Camano Island – Tuesday March 6. 2012
Lots of us did not bird this day due to prior commitments or not wanting to drive in the snow.  The comment was that it was a cold but fun day.
Ed, Megan, Alannah, John, Carlos, Rex, Adabelle and Kathleen
54 species(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(4), Horned(2), Western(12)
Cormorants: Double-crested(4)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(2)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(6), Snow Goose(40), American Wigeon(40), Green-winged Teal(1), Mallard(1), Northern Pintail(1), Surf Scoter(12), Common Goldeneye(20), Bufflehead(12), Red-breasted Merganser(2), Common Merganser(6)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Northern Harrier(2), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Rough-legged Hawk(3)
Falcons: Peregrine Falcon(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Black-bellied Plover(3)
Sandpipers: Dunlin(500)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(6), Thayer's(2)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(2)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(2), Collard Dove(2), Mourning Dove(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(1)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(1)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Marsh(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(40)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(1)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(5)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(12),Common Raven(2)
Starlings: European Starling(9)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(4), Golden-crowned Sparrow(15), Dark-eyed Junco(6)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(12), Brewer's Blackbird(10)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Pine Siskin(2)                                                                                        Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(2) 

Montlake Fill – Tuesday March 13, 2012
The weather was windy with whitecaps on the lake.  The highlight of the day was that Kathleen finally got a good view of a Virginia Rail.  We also had an Anna’s hummingbird and Rex was talking photos while the bird was confronting him. 
Megan, Bill, Virginia, Art, Carlos, Rex, Kathleen, Margaret P., Merilee, Joe, John and Alannah
48 Species ID’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Grebes: Pied-billed(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(17)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(8)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(16), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(20), Gadwall(16), Green-winged Teal(4), Mallard(15), Northern Pintail(2), Northern Shoveler(12), Ring-necked Duck(5), Greater Scaup(2), Bufflehead(200), Common Merganser(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(5), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(2), American Coot(350)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Gulls: Mew(2), Glaucous-winged(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(1)
Hummingbirds: Anna's(2)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(1), Violet-green Swallow(1)
Kinglets: Ruby-crowned(1)
Wrens: Marsh(2)
Thrushes: American Robin(55)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(9)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(229)
Starlings: European Starling(30)
Wood Warblers: Yellow-rumped(2)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(9), Lincoln's Sparrow(3), Golden-crowned Sparrow(12), Dark-eyed Junco(3)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(10), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(5), Pine Siskin(4), American Goldfinch(1)

Serpentine & Blackie Spit – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The hightlight of the day was watching a Red Tail Hawk and a Northern Harrier fighting over a dead rabbit.  An Eagle broke it up but the Red Tail got away with the kill.  Snowy Owls were right next to the trail for the greatest of close up views.
Kathleen, Virginia, Margaret P., Rex, Art, Carlos, Judy and Doug
53 Species(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Loons: Common(43)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(2), Horned(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(7)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(3)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Trumpeter Swan(8), Canada Goose(150), American Wigeon(180), Gadwall(4), Green-winged Teal(58), Mallard(22), Northern Pintail(6), Northern Shoveler(2), Greater Scaup(24), Lesser Scaup(5), Surf Scoter(3), Common Goldeneye(15), Bufflehead(2), Red-breasted Merganser(6), Common Merganser(4)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(31), Northern Harrier(2), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(18)
Sandpipers: Marbled Godwit(8), Lesser Yellowlegs(2), Dunlin(2,008)
Gulls: Mew(10), Ring-billed(20), Glaucous-winged(150)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(1), Collard Dove(3)
Owls: Snowy Owl(14)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(1)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
Wrens: Marsh(9)
Thrushes: American Robin(20)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(6)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(192),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(4)
Wood Warblers: Yellow-rumped(2)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(6), Fox Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(16), White-crowned Sparrow(16), Golden-crowned Sparrow(36), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(15)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(3)

Point No Point – Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We are noticing small signs of spring are coming.  Swallows are starting to appear. We saw our first flock of  twenty Yellow-rumped warblers and the American Goldfinch are turning into their bright yellow color.  Grebes are starting to get their red necks.  Bonaparte’s Gulls were migrating through showing their black heads instead of just the black dot. 

Virginia, Merilee, Joe, Art, Carlos, Ed, Megan, Kathleen, Margaret B., Cheryl, John, Rex, Rick Dick and Wilma

72 species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)

CHECKLIST

Loons: Red-throated(2), Pacific(1), Common(3)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(17), Horned(5), Western(12)
Cormorants: Double-crested(8), Pelagic(16)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(2)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(4), Brant(135), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(18), Green-winged Teal(3), Mallard(24), Ring-necked Duck(2), Greater Scaup(2), Long-tailed Duck(22), Black Scoter(8), Surf Scoter(69), White-winged Scoter(16), Common Goldeneye(3), Bufflehead(17), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(48)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(6), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
Falcons: Peregrine Falcon(1)
Pheasants and Partridges: Ring-necked Pheasant(1)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(3), American Coot(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Sandpipers: Common Snipe(2)
Gulls: Mew(10), Glaucous-winged(1), Thayer's(7), Bonaparte's(30)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(6), Rhinoceros Auklet(24)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(2), Collard Dove(11), Mourning Dove(2)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(12)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Pacific(6), Marsh(3)
Thrushes: American Robin(38)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), Western Scrub-Jay(2), American Crow(41),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(6)
Wood Warblers: Yellow-rumped(20)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(7), White-crowned Sparrow(4), Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(3)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(7)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(4), Pine Siskin(6), American Goldfinch(1)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(2)