Trip Reports 2012 July through September

Anacortes Area, Skagit – Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Canada Goose  16                         Gadwall  50
Mallard  50                              Greater Scaup  4
Surf Scoter  20                          Red-breasted Merganser  8
California Quail  1                      Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2              Pelagic Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  6                      Turkey Vulture  2
Bald Eagle  8                            Northern Harrier  5
Red-tailed Hawk  4                       Killdeer  1
California Gull  5                       Glaucous-winged Gull  20
Caspian Tern  125                        Pigeon Guillemot  50
Rhinoceros Auklet  57                    Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  1                         Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1                      Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Willow Flycatcher  1                     American Crow  16 
Violet-green Swallow  12                 Barn Swallow  35
Cliff Swallow  11                        Black-capped Chickadee  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2             Pacific Wren  1
Marsh Wren  1                            Swainson's Thrush  2
American Robin  9                        European Starling  57
Cedar Waxwing  3                         Common Yellowthroat  1
Spotted Towhee  1                        Savannah Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  1                          White-crowned Sparrow  4
Black-headed Grosbeak  2                 Red-winged Blackbird  12
Brewer's Blackbird  1                    House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  17                   House Sparrow  4

Skagit Wildlife Area, Skagit, US-WA = Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Comments: A Pilchuck Audubon birding trip visiting Mann Rd., Wylie Rd., North Fork Access, and Headquarters Unit trails. Birders were Virginia, Rick, Merilee, Joe, Art, Doug, Candy, Kathleen, John S., Reg, Rex, and Adabelle.
50 species id’d

Gadwall 5
Mallard 4
Greater Scaup 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 6
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 1
Rufous Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Western Wood-Pewee 9
Willow Flycatcher 7
Eastern Kingbird 2
American Crow 10
Common Raven 12
Tree Swallow 15
Violet-green Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1
Bushtit 15
Bewick's Wren 1
Marsh Wren 5
Swainson's Thrush 40
American Robin 10
European Starling 53
Cedar Waxwing 36
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 9
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Spotted Towhee 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 10
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Black-headed Grosbeak 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brewer's Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Purple Finch 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 17
House Sparrow 25 

Stevens Pass – Tuesday, July 17, 2012
This was a good day for finding the warblers.  As always, we enjoy watching the Gray Jays and were surprised that they did not join us for lunch.  We were able to go on all but one of our planned roads due to some blasting that was being done on the road.  Hearing the fox sparrow singing it summer song was a treat. 
Virginia, Margaret, Wilma, Rick, John, Reg, Phil, Bill, Art, Rex, Merrilee and Joe
36 species Id’d (Approx. Qty.)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Red-tailed Hawk(1)
Gulls: Glaucous-winged(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Collard Dove(1)
Swifts: Vaux's(1)
Hummingbirds: Rufous(7)
Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(2)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Olive-sided Flycatcher(2)
Waxwings: Cedar(4)
Dippers: American Dipper(2)
Wrens: Pacific(1)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(2), Hermit Thrush(6), American Robin(4), Varied Thrush(6)
Chickadees and Tits: Chestnut-backed(2)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: Gray Jay(5), Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(5)
Starlings: European Starling(50)
Vireos and Allies: Warbling(2)
Wood Warblers: Nashville(1), Yellow(6), Yellow-rumped(2), MacGillivray's(3), Wilson's(1)
Tanagers and Allies: Western Tanager(1)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Fox Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(14), Dark-eyed Junco(7)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(1)
Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(1), Pine Siskin(40), Evening Grosbeak(4)
Old World Sparrows: House Sparrow(2)

Blue Stilli Park and Virginia’s Neighborhood – Tuesday, July 24, 2012
At Portage Creek a few of us lucky ones got to see an American Bittern fly in front of us.  Another few got to see the pair of bullock’s Orioles.  Yellowthroats and Marshwrens were abundant.  At Blue Stilli Park we were finding many birds including the Anna”s hummingbird, warblers, woodpeckers, creeper and sapsuckers.  The best part of the day was the wonderful lunch prepared by Virginia.
Wilma, Virginia, Margaret B, Adabelle, Phil, Margaret P, Judy, Rick, John, Reg, Sheila, Alannah, Art, Doug, Merilee, Joe, Keith, Mike and Allen
49 Species Id”d (Approx. Qty.)
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns: Great Blue Heron(1), American Bittern(1)
Ducks, Geese and Swans: Hooded Merganser(3)
New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture(5)
Hawks, Eagles and Kites: Bald Eagle(2), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
Falcons: American Kestrel(1)
Sandpipers: Spotted Sandpiper(1)
Pigeons and Doves: Rock Pigeon(1), Mourning Dove(2)
Swifts: Vaux's(1)
Hummingbirds: Anna's(1)
Woodpeckers: Red-breasted Sapsucker(2), Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
Tyrant Flycatchers: Western Wood-Pewee(3), Willow Flycatcher(1)
Swallows: Tree Swallow(1), Violet-green Swallow(7), Barn Swallow(20)
Waxwings: Cedar(10)
Wrens: Bewick's(2), Marsh(4)
Thrushes: Swainson's Thrush(3), American Robin(6)
Chickadees and Tits: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(4)
Nuthatches: Red-breasted(1)
Creepers: Brown Creeper(1)
Crows and Jays: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(8),Common Raven(3)
Starlings: European Starling(25)
Wood Warblers: Orange-crowned(2), Yellow(2), Yellow-rumped(2), Common Yellowthroat(10)
Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(10), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(3)
Saltators, Cardinals and Allies: Black-headed Grosbeak(6)
Blackbirds, Orioles, Grackles, etc.: Red-winged Blackbird(25), Brewer's Blackbird(2), Brown-headed Cowbird(1), Bullock's Oriole(2)                                                                                       Finches, Siskins, Crossbills: Purple Finch(2), American Goldfinch(6) 

Chinook Pass- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Art, Virginia, Doug, Chuck, Merilee, Joe, Kathleen, Keith, Pat, Carolyn, Ed, Rex and Rick
23 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Spotted Sandpiper(1 + 3 babies),
FLYCATICHERS:  Western Wood-Pewee(6)
CORVIDS:  Clark’s Nutcracker(4), American Crow(1),Common Raven(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: Mountain Bluebird(1), American Robin(4)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(3)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow(2), Yellow-rumped(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Fox Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(5), Evening Grosbeak(2)

North Cascades – Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The highlight of the day was seeing the Gray Jays flitting and calling through the forest. We also enjoyed our lunch site at Marble Creek campground where we saw a Black Swift.
Rey, Almut, Brent, Wilma, Virginia, Phil, Ed, Art, Tex, Kathleen Merrilee, Joe and Judy
35 Species Id’d ( Approx. Qty.)
WATERFOWL: Canada Goose(20), Common Merganser(16)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(1)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Red-tailed Hawk(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Spotted Sandpiper(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(25), Mourning Dove(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna’s Hummingbird(1)
FLYCATCHERS: Western Wood-Pewee(2), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1), Eastern Kingbird(1)
CORVIDS: Gray Jay(4), Steller’s Jay(2), American Crow(3),Common Raven(3)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(3), Barn Swallow(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped Chickadee(3), Chestnut-backed Chickadee(3)
WRENS: Bewick’s Wren(1)
THRUSHES: Swainson’s Thrush(1), American Robin(4),Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING: European Starling(30)
WAXWINGS: Cedar Waxwing(9)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow Warbler(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Song Sparrow(8), White-crowned Sparrow(3)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(10)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(7), American Goldfinch(1), Evening Grosbeak(1), House Sparrow(4)

Snoqualmie Valley-Monroe to Stillwater – Tuesday August 14, 2012
Art, Virginia, Carlos, Rick, John, Rex, Keith, Kathleen, John, Margaret
47 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(14), Wood Duck(14), Mallard(10), Cinnamon Teal(2), Bufflehead(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(3), Green Heron(1)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(3)
RAPTORS: Osprey(2), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(5), American Coot(100)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1), Mourning Dove(3)
WOODPECTKERS: Hairy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(1)
FLYCATICHERS:  Western Wood-Pewee(4), Willow Flycatcher(6)         
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(9), Common Raven(2)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Violet-green Swallow(1), Barn Swallow(5)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(4), Bushtit(30)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(310)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(12)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Common Yellowthroat(5), Yellow(1), Wilson's(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Song Sparrow(1), Western Tanager(1), Lazuli Bunting(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(20), Brewer's Blackbird(18)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(2), American Goldfinch(4), Evening Grosbeak(4),House Sparrow(2) 



Samish Flats – Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Kathleen, Virginia, Margaret P. John, Phil, Reg, Rick, Ed, Rex, Carlos, Merilee, Joe and Allen
52 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(12), Mallard(7), Northern Shoveler(6)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(1), Red-necked Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(18), American Bittern(1), Great Blue Heron(57)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(7), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(11), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer (15), Spotted Sandpiper(1), Greater Yellowlegs(21), Western Sandpiper(45), Least Sandpiper(5), Long-billed Dowitcher(3)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(35), Glaucous-winged(8)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(3)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Band tailed Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(7)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECTKERS: Northern Flicker(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(2), Common Raven(17)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Purple Martin(30), Violet-green Swallow(11), Cliff Swallow(1), Barn Swallow(142)a
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(3)
WRENS: Marsh(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(123)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(12)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(8), Song Sparrow(1), White-crowned Sparrow(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(45), Yellow-headed Blackbird(6), Brewer's Blackbird(14)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(13), Pine Siskin(1), American Goldfinch(58), House Sparrow(2)

Mount Baker Highway, Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Art, Carlos, Mike, Merilee, Joe, Virginia, Keith, Rex and Margaret P.
23 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
WATERFOWL:  Common Merganser(1)
RAPTORS: Golden Eagle(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Band tailed Pigeon(3), Eurasian Collared-Dove(2)
WOODPECTKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
FLYCATHCHERS:  Western Wood-Pewee(1)
CORVIDS: Gray Jay(1), Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(12),Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(1)
THRUSHES: Hermit Thrush(1), American Robin(6)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(10)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Nashville(1), Wilson's(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Dark-eyed Junco(8),Western Tanager(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Evening Grosbeak(3) 

Point Roberts – Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ed, Virginia, Phil, Rex, Michelle, Carlos, Keith, Kathleen, Margaret B., Merilee
50 Species I’d(Approx. QTY.)
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(125), Mallard(1000),  Green-winged Teal(400), Harlequin Duck(1), Surf Scoter(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Common(15), Red-necked(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested(6), Pelagic(12), Great Blue Heron(6)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Northern Harrier(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(5), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black Oystercatcher(1) ,Spotted Sandpiper(5) ,Greater Yellowlegs(3), Black Turnstone(12), Sanderling(4) 
GULLS: Bonaparte's(2), Ring-billed(50), Glaucous-winged(150)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(1)
ALCIDS: Marbled Murrelet(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(2), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECTKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(38)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Violet-green Swallow(6), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(3), Barn Swallow(27)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(8), Chestnut-backed(20)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(35)
THRUSHES: American Robin(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(200)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(1), Yellow-rumped(2), Wilson's(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Savannah Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(6), American Goldfinch(12), Evening Grosbeak(1),House Sparrow(25)

Camano Island - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Wilma, Virginia, Kathleen, Margaret P., Rick, Carlos, Doug, John, Rex and Mike
59 Species I’d(Approx. Qty)
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(6), Mallard(500), Green-winged Teal(108), White-winged Scoter(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(3), Horned Gebe(2), Red-necked Grebe(14)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(15)
RAPTORS: Osprey(2), Bald Eagle(1), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Merlin(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(19), Greater Yellowlegs(1), Willet(1),  Western Sandpiper(2), Pectoral Sandpiper(8), Dunlin(500), Long-billed Dowitcher(2)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(101), Ring-billed(4), Glaucous-winged(25)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(10)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(64)
DOVES, PIGEONS:  Eurasian Collared-Dove(2), Mourning Dove(2)
OWLS: Barred Owl(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(5)
WOODPECTKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(21), Common Raven(2)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Violet-green Swallow(25), Barn Swallow(27)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Bushtit(4)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(10)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1), Marsh(4)
THRUSHES: American Robin(3)
STARLING:  European Starling(210)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(4)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(3), Lincoln's Sparrow(3),White-crowned Sparrow(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Brewer's Blackbird(12), Brown-headed Cowbird(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(1), Red Crossbill(2), American Goldfinch(21), House Sparrow(30) 



Deception Pass – Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Art, Carlos, Virginia, Keith, Merilee, Joe, Margaret P., John, Rex, Reg, Rick
57 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty)
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(52), Mallard(1000), Green-winged Teal(50), Harlequin Duck(8), Surf Scoter(25)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(10)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(6)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(24), Pelagic Cormorant(8), Great Blue Heron(150)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1),Bald Eagle(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(8)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Western Sandpiper(25)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(2), Heermann's(4), Ring-billed(2), Thayer's(1),  Glaucous-winged(25)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(1)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(6), Marbled Murrelet(4), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
WOODPECTKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
FLYCATICHERS:  Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(8), Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Barn Swallow(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(18)
STARLING:  European Starling(100)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(8)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(7), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(6), Brewer's Blackbird(50)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(6), House Finch(3), Red Crossbill(3),Pine Siskin(60), American Goldfinch(10), House Sparrow(6)



Sequim – Tuesday September 25, 2012
John, Virginia, Phil, Reg, Art, Carlos, Mike, Rex, Kathleen, John S., Margaret, Dee and Judy
63 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
WATERFOWL:  Greater White-fronted Goose(1), Cackling Goose(1), Canada Goose(24), Gadwall(1),  Eurasian Wigeon(2,010), Mallard(16), Northern Shoveler(1), Northern Pintail(8), Green-winged Teal(20), Harlequin Duck(1), Surf Scoter(12), Hooded Merganser(10), Red-breasted Merganser(5),Ruddy Duck(2)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(14)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(1), Common Loon(8), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(4), Western(25)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), Pelagic Cormorant(6), Great Blue Heron(6)
RAPTORS:  Bald Eagle(1), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(10)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(25), Killdeer(6), Whimbrel(5), Long-billed Dowitcher(10)
GULLS: Heermann's(4), Ring-billed(12), California(1), Glaucous-winged(8)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(12), Pigeon Guillemot(57), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Dove(32), Eurasian Collared-Dove(4)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(5)
WOODPECTKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(2), Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(30), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(10)
STARLING:  European Starling(532)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(3), Lincoln's Sparrow(2),White-crowned Sparrow(12),Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(9), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(6), Pine Siskin(42), American Goldfinch(6)