Trip Reports 2012 April through June

Mill Creek – Tuesday, April 3, 2012  The weather was very nasty with rain, rain and more rain.  The highlight of the day was probably eating lunch at John and Alannah’s were it was nice and warm and DRY.  Art, Virginia, Cheryl, Doug, John, Alannah, Rex, Joe and Merilee.  42 Species ID’d

Grebes: Pied-billed(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(4)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(3)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(25), Gadwall(16), Green-winged Teal(14), Mallard(62), Greater Scaup(4), Common Goldeneye(1), Bufflehead(12), Ruddy Duck(5)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: American Coot(62)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(3)
Sandpipers: Common Snipe(3)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Band-tailed Pigeon(2)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1), Anna's(1)
Woodpeckers: Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
Swallows: Violet-green Swallow(10)
Kinglets: Golden-crowned(6)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Pacific(8), Marsh(2)
Thrushes: American Robin(24), Varied Thrush(3)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(1)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(4), American Crow(8)
Starlings: European Starling(7)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(5), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(15)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(4), Pine Siskin(8)


South Whidbey – Tuesday, April 17, 2012 We finally had a beautiful sunny spring day and 84 species for the day.  Highlights included an osprey nest with one on the nest and the other bringing small fish.  Also the osprey at Maxwelton Beach taking a bath in the saltwater.  Black-bellied Plovers were in breeding plumage at Sunlight beach.  First Caspian Tern of the year at Maxwelton Beach. Virginia, Merilee, Joe, Wilma, Art, Carlos, Doug, Margaret P., Phil, Rex, Kathleen, Amy, Mike, Rick.  84 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Common(8)
Grebes: Pied-billed(1), Red-necked(2), Horned(3), Western(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(12), Pelagic(14)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(12)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(12), Brant(30), American Wigeon(2), Gadwall(24), Green-winged Teal(30), Mallard(23), Northern Pintail(12), Cinnamon Teal(2), Northern Shoveler(6), Ring-necked Duck(10), Greater Scaup(6), Harlequin Duck(10), Long-tailed Duck(1), Surf Scoter(35), White-winged Scoter(8), Common Goldeneye(8), Barrow's Goldeneye(10), Bufflehead(18), Hooded Merganser(4), Red-breasted Merganser(10), Ruddy Duck(2)
Osprey: Osprey(3)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(5), Northern Harrier(4), Red-tailed Hawk(4)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Black-bellied Plover(16), Killdeer(2)
Sandpipers: Greater Yellowlegs(1), Dunlin(45)
Gulls: Mew(13), Ring-billed(5), Glaucous-winged(10), Thayer's(1), Bonaparte's(50)
Terns: Caspian Tern(2)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Common Murre(10), Pigeon Guillemot(12), Marbled Murrelet(2), Rhinoceros Auklet(5)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(20), Mourning Dove(2)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(3), Anna's(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(10), Violet-green Swallow(10), Barn Swallow(2)
Wagtails and Pipits: American Pipit()
Kinglets: Ruby-crowned(2)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Pacific(5), Marsh(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(39), Varied Thrush(1)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(2)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(2)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(6),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(22)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(4), Savannah Sparrow(9), Song Sparrow(7), White-crowned Sparrow(11), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(59), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(8), American Goldfinch(1)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(12)

Deception Pass – Tuesday, April 16, 2012 The birds of the day were the pair of Black oystercatchers picking at the food from the rocks and the numerous Orange-crowned Warblers singing away. We also saw our first Cliff Swallow and first Turkey Vulture of the season.  Virginia, Theresa, Judy, Art, Carlos, Doug, Adabelle, Kathleen, Rex, Reg, Rick, Margaret B, Margaret P., Merilee, Joe and Wilma.  61 Species 
CHECKLIST
Loons: Red-throated(2), Pacific(2), Common(103)
Grebes: Red-necked(52), Horned(6), Western(30)
Cormorants: Double-crested(3), Pelagic(53)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(3)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(18 & 8 Babies), Brant(25), Mallard(3), Lesser Scaup(3), Harlequin Duck(4), Surf Scoter(2), Bufflehead(30), Red-breasted Merganser(40),
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(5), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
New World Quail: California Quail(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1), Sora(1)
Oystercatcher: Black Oystercatcher(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Gulls: Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(4), Thayer's(1)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Common Murre(1), Pigeon Guillemot(61), Rhinoceros Auklet(3)
Pigeons and Doves: Mourning Dove(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(8)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(2)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(35), Violet-green Swallow(30), Cliff Swallow(1), Barn Swallow(2)
Kinglets: Ruby-crowned(1)
Wrens: Marsh(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(4)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(1)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(2)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(4),Common Raven(2)
Starlings: European Starling(6)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(16), Yellow-rumped(5)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(11), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(5), White-crowned Sparrow(14), Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(12), Brewer's Blackbird(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(7), American Goldfinch(3)  

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge – Tuesday April 24, 2012 It is amazing how may birds we find in one area, but that is how good the refuge is.  We saw the migrating sandpiper’s today plus some Dowitchers.  The 80 yellow-rumped warblers probably does not begin to count how may we saw as they wereeverywhere we looked. There were so many swallows, that several times we were ducking as they and the red winged blackbirds flew past our heads.  Kathleen, Virginia, Merilee, Joe, Susie, Betsy, Art, Carlos, Margaret P., Mike, Reg, Rex, Rick, Amy, Judy and Wilma.  58 Species (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(32)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Greater White-fronted Goose(150), Canada Goose(30), Wood Duck(8), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(25), Gadwall(6), Green-winged Teal(48), Mallard(30), Northern Pintail(12), Cinnamon Teal(3), Northern Shoveler(35), Ring-necked Duck(6), Bufflehead(50), Hooded Merganser(1), Common Merganser(4)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(6), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1), Sora(1), American Coot(40)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Sandpipers: Common Snipe(2), Short-billed Dowitcher(4), Greater Yellowlegs(4), Western Sandpiper(12), Least Sandpiper(25)
Gulls: Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(4), Bonaparte's(2)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2),
Swallows: Tree Swallow(120), Violet-green Swallow(12), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(4), Cliff Swallow(250), Barn Swallow(5)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Marsh(24)
Thrushes: American Robin(20)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(4)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(10)
Starlings: European Starling(25)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(8), Yellow-rumped(80), Common Yellowthroat(15)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(35), Song Sparrow(30), White-crowned Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(10)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(45), Brown-headed Cowbird(5)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(2), American Goldfinch(2)

Camano Island – Tuesday, May 1, 2012 It was often raining and at times pouring down but we did see a good number of species today.  We were surprised to see the 80 Common mergansers at Triangle cove .  We also enjoyed seeing sandpipers and Greater White-fronted Geese at Eide road and Western Grebes at Utsalady.  We saw Caspian Terns at Iverson.  Kathleen, Wilma, Virginia, Margaret P, Art, Ed, Carlos, Doug, John, Reg, Rex and Rick.  67 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Loons: Red-throated(1), Common(6)
Grebes: Pied-billed(8), Horned(2), Western(60)
Cormorants: Double-crested(5)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(37)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Greater White-fronted Goose(74), Canada Goose(44), American Wigeon(15), Gadwall(4), Green-winged Teal(313), Mallard(2), Northern Pintail(2), Northern Shoveler(1), Ring-necked Duck(1), Greater Scaup(30), Surf Scoter(10), Common Goldeneye(6), Barrow's Goldeneye(2), Common Merganser(80)
Osprey: Osprey(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(2), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
Pheasants and Partridges: Ring-necked Pheasant(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(1)
Sandpipers: Short-billed Dowitcher(4), Western Sandpiper(200), Least Sandpiper(40), Dunlin(250)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(2), Bonaparte's(1)
Terns: Caspian Tern(17)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(5)
Pigeons and Doves: Mourning Dove(2), Collard Dove(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(3), Anna's(3)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(2)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(10), Violet-green Swallow(5), Cliff Swallow(15), Barn Swallow(2)
Wrens: Pacific(1)
Thrushes: American Robin(108)
Chickadees and Tits: Chestnut-backed(2)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(19)
Starlings: European Starling(6)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(2), Yellow-rumped(256)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(5), Savannah Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(3), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(3), Western Meadowlark(1), Brewer's Blackbird(6), Brown-headed Cowbird(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(3), American Goldfinch(7)

Snoqualmie Valley – Tuesday May 8, 2012 This was a day of yellow- Lots of yellow sunshine with yellow bird sightings of the Warblers, goldfinches, Yellow-headed blackbirds, tanagers, grosbeaks and the orioles. The surprise bird of the day was finding a Green Heron south of Lake Tye.  Virginia, Margaret B., Kathleen, Art, Ed, Carlos, Rick, John, Phil, Rex, Margaret P., and Wilma
CHECKLIST
Grebes: Pied-billed(1)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(3), Green Heron(1)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(12), Wood Duck(14), Gadwall(3), Mallard(20), Cinnamon Teal(2), Northern Shoveler(2), Ring-necked Duck(5), Lesser Scaup(1), Bufflehead(2), Common Merganser(1)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(4)
Osprey: Osprey(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(6)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(6), Band-tailed Pigeon(1), Mourning Dove(1), Collared-Dove(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(7), Violet-green Swallow(15), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(4), Cliff Swallow(6), Barn Swallow(4)
Wrens: Bewick's(3), Marsh(5)
Thrushes: American Robin(11)
Long-tailed Tits: Bushtit(3)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(2)
Crows and Jays: American Crow(24),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(20)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(3), Yellow(8), Yellow-rumped(35), Common Yellowthroat(15), Wilson's(2)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(3)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(14), White-crowned Sparrow(3), Golden-crowned Sparrow(5), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(24), Yellow-headed Blackbird(8), Brewer's Blackbird(3), Brown-headed Cowbird(1), Bullock's Oriole(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(1), American Goldfinch(8)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(6)

Cle Elum – Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Another great day in eastern Washington seeing birds that are not so abundant or even in the western WA.  We enjoyed seeing the Say’s Pheobe and Nashville warblers were more abundant that usual.  We had a great view of some Red Crossbill’s.  Evening Grosbeaks were everywhere.  The best sighting of the day  - White-breasted Nuthatch on the Swauk Prairie Road. Virginia, Margaret B., Rex, Wilma, Art, Carlos, Ed, John, Bill, Reg, Rick, Kathleen, Phil, Merilee, and Joe. 62 species Id’d(Aprox. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(3), Mallard(12), Ring-necked Duck(2), Barrow's Goldeneye(2)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(6)
Osprey: Osprey(6)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1),
Grouse, Ptarmigan, Prairie-Chickens: Ruffed Grouse(1)
New World Quail: California Quail(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(6), Mourning Dove(3)
Swifts: Vaux's(4)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(3)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(1), Hairy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(2)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee(1), Hammond's Flycatcher(1), Say's Phoebe(1), Western Kingbird(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(10), Violet-green Swallow(1), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(6)
Wrens: House(5)
Thrushes: Western Bluebird(3), American Robin(2)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(2), Mountain(3)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(12), White-breasted(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(10),Common Raven(5)
Starlings: European Starling(4)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(2)
Wood Warblers: Nashville(12), Yellow(8), Yellow-rumped(5), Black-throated Gray(1), MacGillivray's(3), Common Yellowthroat(1)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(3)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(2), Chipping Sparrow(4), Vesper Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(4), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(2)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(9), Western Meadowlark(6), Brewer's Blackbird(10), Brown-headed Cowbird(2), Bullock's Oriole(4)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Cassin's Finch(7), Purple Finch(9), Red Crossbill(3), Pine Siskin(5), American Goldfinch(25), Evening Grosbeak(400)

 Spencer Island - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 What an amazing day – the big surprise of the day was spotting a white-faced Ibis flying overhead.  Another surprise was seeing the Wilson’s Phalaropes.  The third surprise of the day was the number of species of ducks present.  Virginia, Mike, Ed, Rex, Carlos, Merilee, Joe, Margaret P., Margaret B, Phil, Reg, Kathleen and Art. 56 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
Grebes: Red-necked(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(1)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(3)
Ibis and Spoonbills:  White-faced Ibis(1)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(30), Wood Duck(4), American Wigeon(8), Gadwall(50), Green-winged Teal(4), Mallard(85), Blue-winged Teal(6), Cinnamon Teal(5), Northern Shoveler(200), Redhead(3), Greater Scaup(20), Lesser Scaup(15), Bufflehead(2), Ruddy Duck(85)
Osprey: Osprey(2)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Virginia Rail(2)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(2)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(6), Wilson's Phalarope(4),
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(2)
Terns: Caspian Tern(1)
Swifts: Black(3), Vaux's(2)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(35), Violet-green Swallow(10), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(5), Cliff Swallow(100), Barn Swallow(10)
Waxwings: Cedar(3)
Wrens: Bewick's(1), Marsh(10)
Thrushes: American Robin(1)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(2),
Crows and Jays: American Crow(2)
Starlings: European Starling(2)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(1)
Wood Warblers: Yellow(12), Yellow-rumped(1), Common Yellowthroat(2)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(1)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(1), Yellow-headed Blackbird(1), Brown-headed Cowbird(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(2), House Finch(2), American Goldfinch(8)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(1)

 Leavenworth – Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Margaret B. Margaret P., Rex, Virginia, Kathleen, Karen, Rick, Phil, Art, Ed, Doug, Connie, Merilee, Joe, Judy, Carlos. 64 species
 CHECKLIST
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(6), Mallard(2 + 9 babies), Common Merganser(8)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(1)
Osprey: Osprey(3)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
New World Quail: California Quail(1)
Cranes: Sandhill Crane(1)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(3)
Pigeons and Doves: Collared Dove(1), Mourning Dove(3)
Swifts: Vaux's(2)
Hummingbirds: Calliope(2), Rufous(2),
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(1), Hairy Woodpecker(1), White-headed Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(2)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(1), Western Wood-Pewee(6), Willow Flycatcher(3)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(1), Violet-green Swallow(1), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(1), Cliff Swallow(6), Barn Swallow(3)
Waxwings: Cedar(12)
Dippers: American Dipper(1)
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Gray Catbird(4)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(1), American Robin(30), Varied Thrush(2)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(4)
Nuthatches: Pygmy(2), Red-breasted(6)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(4), American Crow(20),Common Raven(1)
Starlings: European Starling(12)
Vireos and Allies: Cassin's(1), Warbling(12)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(1), Nashville(10), Yellow(6), Yellow-rumped(6), Townsend's(1), Wilson's(4)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(10)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(5), Chipping Sparrow(8), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Brewer's Blackbird(2), Brown-headed Cowbird(10), Bullock's Oriole(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Cassin's Finch(1), Pine Siskin(1), American Goldfinch(12), Evening Grosbeak(52)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(3)

Snohomish City and Outskirts – Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Art, Rex, Margaret P. and Virginia
CHECKLIST:
Cormorants: Double-crested(1)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(24), Wood Duck(1), Mallard(10 + 5 babies)
Osprey: Osprey(1)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Red-tailed Hawk(6)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(6)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(2)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(40), Collard Dove(2)
Swifts: Vaux's(12)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee(2), Willow Flycatcher(2)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(3), Violet-green Swallow(37), Cliff Swallow(21), Barn Swallow(51)
Waxwings: Cedar(19)
Wrens: Bewick's(2)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(2), American Robin(7)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(9)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(1)
Starlings: European Starling(252)
Wood Warblers: Common Yellowthroat(7)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(3), Savannah Sparrow(8), Song Sparrow(11), White-crowned Sparrow(1)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(5)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(5), Brown-headed Cowbird(3), Bullock's Oriole(2)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: House Finch(1), American Goldfinch(21)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(2) 

Big Four Meadows – Tuesday June 12, 2012  We all look forward to this annual trip and picnic. The birds of the day have to be the dippers. We had great views of Red-breasted Sapsuckers and heard and saw an abundance of the Warbling Vireo’s.  Virginia, Sheila, Wilma, Mike, Claire, Hilka, Merilee, Joe, John, Allanah, Kathleen, Ed, Margaret, Phil, Rex, Allen, Doug, Art, Carlos, Mercedes.  40 sp.
CHECKLIST:
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Mallard(1 + 6 babies), Common Merganser(1)
Osprey: Osprey(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Band-tailed Pigeon(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(5)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(3), Downy Woodpecker(1), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee(2), Willow Flycatcher(2), Hammond's Flycatcher(1), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(3), Northern Rough-winged(2)
Waxwings: Cedar(3)
Dippers: American Dipper(3)
Wrens: Pacific(6)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(8), American Robin(12), Varied Thrush(4)
Chickadees and Tits: Chestnut-backed(10)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(3)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(12)
Wood Warblers: Yellow(2), Yellow-rumped(2), MacGillivray's(2), Common Yellowthroat(1)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(1)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Song Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(3)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), Red Crossbill(12), Pine Siskin(10), American Goldfinch(2)

Ellensburg Area – Tuesday, June 19, 2012 One of the highlights of this trip is seeing the Yellow-Breasted Chat and there were lots of them at Umtanum.  We were also treated to a Rock wren singing  – a little bird with a huge voice.  We saw many buntings, Orioles, and warbling vireos.  Red-naped Sapsuckers and a Cassin’s Vireo were special treats.  Margaret, Virginia, Phil, Wilma, John, Ed, Reg, Art, Carlos, Doug, Rex, Kathleen Margaret P., Judy and Chuck.  65 species I’d(approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(2)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(2)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(4)
Osprey: Osprey(6)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(1), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(5)
Falcons: American Kestrel(2)
Grouse, Ptarmigan, Prairie-Chickens: Ruffed Grouse(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(1)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(2),
Pigeons and Doves: Mourning Dove(3)
Swifts: Vaux's(1)
Hummingbirds: Calliope(1), Rufous(1)
Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher(1)
Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(3), Red-naped Sapsucker(2)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(1), Western Wood-Pewee(22), Hammond's Flycatcher(1), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(7), Eastern Kingbird(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(1), Violet-green Swallow(7), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(1), Cliff Swallow(11), Barn Swallow(2)
Waxwings: Cedar(21)
Dippers: American Dipper()
Wrens: Rock(1), House(1)
Thrushes: Veery(6), Swainson's Thrush(1), American Robin(1)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(1)

Mid-Whidbey Island – Tuesday, June 26, 2012  50 Species Id’d(Approx Qty.)                          
Loons: Common(1)
Cormorants: Double-crested(2), Pelagic(2)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(6)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Canada Goose(16), Gadwall(50), Mallard(50), Greater Scaup(4), Surf Scoter(20), Red-breasted Merganser(8)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(2)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(8), Northern Harrier(5), Red-tailed Hawk(4)
New World Quail: California Quail(1)
Plovers and Lapwings: Killdeer(1)
Gulls: California(5), Glaucous-winged(20)
Terns: Caspian Tern(125)
Auks, Murres and Puffins: Pigeon Guillemot(50), Rhinoceros Auklet(57)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Dove(2), Mourning Dove(1)
Woodpeckers: Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(1), Willow Flycatcher(1)
Swallows: Violet-green Swallow(12), Cliff Swallow(11), Barn Swallow(35)
Waxwings: Cedar(3)
Wrens: Pacific(1), Marsh(1)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(2), American Robin(9)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
Crows and Jays: America