Trip Reports 2013 January through March

Silvana Roads – Tuesday, January 8, 1013
We saw some good birds during the day, but the three best were the Marbled Godwit in the field with other shorebirds just before reaching Port Susan and the 8 snowy Owls at Thomle road and the 7 Short Eared Owls on Eide Road.
Virginia, Rex, Wilma, Carlos, Art, Virginia, Mike, Kathleen, John D. Margaret and Rick
58 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Trumpeter Swan(49), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(750), Mallard(240), Northern Shoveler(2),Northern Pintail(150),Green-winged Teal(21), Ring-necked Duck(2), Bufflehead(3), 
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(1)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), Great Blue Heron(5)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(20), Northern Harrier(9), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(8), Rough-legged Hawk(3), American Kestrel(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(2), Greater Yellowlegs(1), Marbled Godwit(1), Dunlin(10,550)
GULLS: Mew(1,076), Ring-billed(2), Glaucous-winged(193)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(13),  Eurasian Collared-Dove(43)
OWLS: Snowy Owl(8), Short-eared Owl(7)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
WOODPECTKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(4)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(5), American Crow(8), Common Raven(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(5), Chestnut-backed(4)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1), Brown Creeper(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(8), Ruby-crowned(9)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(510)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(7), Golden-crowned Sparrow(12),  Dark-eyed Junco(52)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(14), Western Meadowlark(15), Brewer's Blackbird(30)

FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(1), Pine Siskin(150), American Goldfinch(1)


Clear Lake & Johnson-Debay Slough – Tuesday, January 15, 1013
The highlight of the day was seeing the Harlan’s Red Tail Hawk. 
Art, Carlos, Virginia, Rick, Kathleen, John, Marilee, Joe, Ed, Rex, Mike and Margaret
55 species I’d ( Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(52),Trumpeter Swan(344), American Wigeon(920), Mallard(335), Cinnamon Teal(2), Northern Shoveler(1),Northern Pintail(26),Green-winged Teal(30), Ring-necked Duck(51), Bufflehead(100),  Common Goldeneye(3), Hooded Merganser(7), Common Merganser(8)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(1), Pied-billed Grebe(7)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(104), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(40), Northern Harrier(5), Cooper's Hawk(3), Red-tailed Hawk(11 + 1 Harlan’s), Rough-legged Hawk(1), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(230)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Wilson’s Snipe(9)
GULLS: Mew(100), Ring-billed(2), Glaucous-winged(30)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(188)
OWLS: Short-eared Owl(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECTKERS: Hairy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(40),Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(7), Bushtit(6)
WRENS: Bewick's(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(11), Ruby-crowned(5)
THRUSHES: American Robin(265), Varied Thrush(2)
STARLING:  European Starling(2,254)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(1),Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(33)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(11), Western Meadowlark(5), Brewer's Blackbird(312)

FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Red Crossbill(12), House Sparrow(10)


Deception Pass – Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Birds identified at Campbell Lake were limited as the fog over the lake was too thick to see for more than 50 feet, but once we got to Rosario the fog had lifted and bird watching was great.  Most impressive for the day was the number of Red-Throated Loons that we saw and the number of Common Murres.  It is always a treat to see the Black Oystercatchers.  Also the Crossbills were found in a couple of areas at Cranberry Lake and Cornet Bay.
Virginia, Rex, Kathleen, Wilma, Margaret, Merilee, Joe, Art, Doug and Mike
58 Species I’D(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(16), American Wigeon(8), Mallard(17), Northern Pintail(1), Ring-necked Duck(25), Lesser Scaup(17), Harlequin Duck(8) Surf Scoter(5), White-winged Scoter(1), Bufflehead(49),  Common Goldeneye(35), Hooded Merganser(4), Red-breasted Merganser(15), Ruddy Duck(4)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(8)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(656), Common Loon(2), Pied-billed Grebe(3), Horned Grebe(2), Western Grebe(5)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(52), Pelagic Cormorant(7), Great Blue Heron(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(8), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(6), Black Oystercatcher(7), Black Turnstone(1)
GULLS: Mew(175), Thayer's(1),  Glaucous-winged(59)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(30), Pigeon Guillemot(20)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Mourning Dove(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(4)
WOODPECTKERS: Hairy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: American Crow(3),Common Raven(5)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(3)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1)
WRENS: Pacific(4), Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(7), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(3), Varied Thrush(16)
STARLING:  European Starling(24)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(21)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(3)                                                              
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Red Crossbill(18), Pine Siskin(15), House Sparrow(2)

Samish Flats/Fir Island – Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Since there were only 4 of us brave enough to face the weather for the day we decided to no go to Guemes Island, but instead to enjoy the winter birds on the flats.  The first good sighting of the day was the sighting of 240+ tundra swans- yes that is Tundra not Trumpeter Swans.  We saw huge numbers of Eagles and rough-legged Hawks. Also we were finding larger numbers of Eurasian Wigeons.  Seemed to find 2-3 in several flocks.  One of the last sightings of the day was watching the snow geese on Fir Island with an Eagle flying over and causing all the geese to fly up.
Mike, Carlos, Wilma and Virginia
53 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(30,046), Canada Goose(2), Trumpeter Swan(350), Tundra Swan(246), Eurasian Wigeon(46), American Wigeon(4,100), Mallard(1,212), Northern Shoveler(28), Northern Pintail(244), Green-winged Teal(60), Greater Scaup(2), White-winged Scoter(1), Long-tailed Duck(2), Bufflehead(1),  Common Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(4)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(12), Horned Grebe(1)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(5)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(122), Northern Harrier(20), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(7), Rough-legged Hawk(35), American Kestrel(1), Peregrine Falcon(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Dunlin(50)
GULLS: Mew(150), Ring-billed(25), Glaucous-winged(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Mourning Dove(10)
OWLS: Short-eared Owl(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECTKERS: Northern Flicker(4)
CORVIDS: American Crow(8),Common Raven(10)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER:  Red-breasted(4)
THRUSHES: American Robin(47), Varied Thrush(3)
STARLING:  European Starling(200)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(7), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(12), White-crowned Sparrow(15),Golden-crowned Sparrow(10), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(35), Western Meadowlark(13), Brewer's Blackbird(6)                                                                                                                                     FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(25) 

Snohomish – Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We saw a large number of birds at the Snohomish Sewage plant including 3 Red Head ducks.   There was also a small flock of Snow Geese in the Snohomish Flats.
Virginia, Wilma, Art, Mike, Rex and John
47 Species Id’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(650), Cackling Goose(20), Canada Goose(20), Trumpeter Swan(22), Gadwall(10),  American Wigeon(22), Mallard(181), Northern Shoveler(12),Northern Pintail(50), Redhead(3), Ring-necked Duck(30), Greater Scaup(50), Lesser Scaup(150), Bufflehead(16),  Common Goldeneye(5), Hooded Merganser(3), Common Merganser(4)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(8)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(4), Great Blue Heron(5)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(9), Northern Harrier(3), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(5), American Kestrel(2)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(54)
GULLS: Mew(15), Herring(2), Thayer's(3),  Glaucous-winged(7)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(30)
WOODPECTKERS: Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(5), American Crow(168),Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(18)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(3)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(6), Ruby-crowned(6)
THRUSHES: American Robin(35), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(592)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Townsend's(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(14)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(501), Brewer's Blackbird(50)              
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Sparrow(2) 

 

Port Gamble to Port Townsend – February 12, 2013
The low tides for the day limited the numbers of birds I’d, and wind limited the small birds but we had plenty of ducks, grebes, loons and cormorants.  We had a great view of the Long-tailed Ducks and of Ruddy Ducks.  We also enjoyed the close-up view of two Brants as it allowed us to see details of their feathers.
Virginia, Wilma, Merrilee, Joe, Art, Carlos, Kathleen, Rex, John, Mike, Bill, Linda, Gary and Glen
60 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(53), Canada Goose(22), Gadwall(4),  American Wigeon(67), Mallard(28), Northern Shoveler(3),Northern Pintail(110), Green-winged Teal(20), Lesser Scaup(2), Harlequin Duck(27), Surf Scoter(60), Long-tailed Duck(4), Bufflehead(185),  Common Goldeneye(21), Barrow's Goldeneye(2), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(20), Ruddy Duck(34)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(2), PacificLoon(13), Common Loon(6),Pied-billed Grebe(3), Horned Grebe(55), Red-necked Grebe(14), Western Grebe(16)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), Pelagic Cormorant(33), Great Blue Heron(6)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(2), Red-tailed Hawk(4)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(6)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(30), Killdeer(1), Black Oystercatcher(1), Greater Yellowlegs(4)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(12), Mew(50), Thayer's(1),  Glaucous-winged(9)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(2), Pigeon Guillemot(48), Marbled Murrelet(2), Rhinoceros Auklet(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(6)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(187), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1), Bushtit(10)
WRENS: Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(9)
STARLING:  European Starling(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(15)

Fir Island – Tuesday February 19, 2013
John, Virginia, Rex, Carlos, Art, Doug, Keith, Merilee, Joe, Ginger and David
47 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(30,000), Canada Goose(22), Trumpeter Swan(10,393), Tundra Swan(1), American Wigeon(338), Mallard(870), Cinnamon Teal(3), Eurasian Teal(1),  Northern Pintail(132), Green-winged Teal(309), Ring-necked Duck(2), Bufflehead(2),  Hooded Merganser(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(3)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(11), Green Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(16), Northern Harrier(13), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(8), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(25)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(53), Killdeer(12), Dunlin(10, 073)
GULLS: Glaucous-winged(50)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(20), Eurasian Collared-Dove(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(39),Common Raven(3)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(5)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Marsh(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(69)
STARLING:  European Starling(490)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(4), Lincoln's Sparrow(6),White-crowned Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(25)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(10), Western Meadowlark(1), Brewer's Blackbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(5)

Serpentine &Blackie Spit – Tuesday February 26, 2013
One of the best sightings of the day was seeing the Long-billed Dowitchers on the way to Blackie Spit.  We did see one Shrike and lots of waterfowl for the day.  We saw 4 Snowy Owls at Boundary Bay.
Carlos, Art, Rex, Wilma, Virginia, Ginger, Kathleen, John & Margaret P.
55 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(101), Canada Goose(82),Trumpeter Swan(75), Gadwall(27),  Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(220), Mallard(229), Northern Shoveler(60), Northern Pintail(34),Green-winged Teal(290), Greater Scaup(315), Surf Scoter(15), Bufflehead(7),  Common Goldeneye(8), Hooded Merganser(1), Common Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(17), Pied-billed Grebe(6)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(3)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(43), Northern Harrier(6), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(6), Peregrine Falcon(2)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(4)
SHOREBIRDS: Long-billed Dowitcher(60)
GULLS: Ring-billed(40), Glaucous-winged(1,001)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(33)
OWLS: Snowy Owl(4)
WOODPECTKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(243)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(7), Chestnut-backed(10)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1), Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Marsh(3)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(5), Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(20)
STARLING:  European Starling(140)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(5), Song Sparrow(14), White-crowned Sparrow(24), Golden-crowned Sparrow(13), Dark-eyed Junco(34)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(65)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(2), Pine Siskin(130), American Goldfinch(2), House Sparrow(2)

Camano Island – Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This was a better than average day for bird watching with 70 species seen.  Highlights include seeing the Greater White-fronted Geese in a field with Swans behind the Lutheran Church.  We had Red Cross-bills at the Senior Center and the Snowy Owls and Short-Eared Owl and Rough-legged Hawks on Eide Road. 
Virginia, Wilma, Merilee, Margaret B., John, Alannah, Art, Ed, Carlos, Doug, Gary, Rex & Joe
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Greater White-fronted Goose(30), Snow Goose(15.000), Canada Goose(29), Trumpeter Swan(542), Gadwall(2),  American Wigeon(249), Mallard(72), Northern Pintail(59), Green-winged Teal(86), Ring-necked Duck(2), Lesser Scaup(307), Surf Scoter(28), Bufflehead(65),  Common Goldeneye(2), Barrow's Goldeneye(12), Red-breasted Merganser(12)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(15), Common Loon(4), Horned Grebe(37), Red-necked Grebe(53)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(44), Pelagic Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(23)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(11), Northern Harrier(10), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Rough-legged Hawk(3), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Greater Yellowlegs(1), Dunlin(17)
GULLS: Mew(200), Ring-billed(10), Thayer's(2),  Glaucous-winged(8)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(25)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(3), Eurasian Collared-Dove(5), Mourning Dove(15)
OWLS: Snowy Owl(5), Short-eared Owl(5)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(8)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(15), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(3)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1), Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Pacific(6)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(11), Ruby-crowned(6)
THRUSHES: American Robin(72)
STARLING:  European Starling(116)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(5), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(7), White-crowned Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(12)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(8), Western Meadowlark(7), Brewer's Blackbird(74)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(15), Red Crossbill(7),Pine Siskin(30), American Goldfinch(1), House Sparrow(52)

 
South Whidbey – Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Usually South Whidbey is full of birds, but we fought the wind and rain during the day with wind blowing so hard at the Keystone Ferry dock that the rain blowing onto our faces actually hurt.  Our highlight might have been watching the guys cut wire when a very young fawn became stuck when we frightened it while driving past it on the road.  The guys cut it loose and it raced to it mom and it’s baby sibling also caught up to them and all turn out great.  Best bird sightings of the day included watching 6 eagles soaring in the wind off the cliff at Double Bluff, seeing a large flock of Western Grebes at Holmes Harbor and listening to the rails call each other at Mutiny Bay and the plovers at sunlight beach.  Red-necked Grebes were easy to Id with there very red necks.  Saw more than the usual number of Gadwalls and we saw our first swallows of the year.
Wilma, Virginia, Merilee, Joe, Carlos, Art, Doug, Gary, Kathleen, John and Rex
62 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(28), Gadwall(58),  American Wigeon(12), Mallard(46), Northern Shoveler(33),Northern Pintail(23), Green-winged Teal(25), Ring-necked Duck(14), Greater Scaup(99), Lesser Scaup(1), Harlequin Duck(2), Surf Scoter(422), White-winged Scoter(24), Bufflehead(654),  Common Goldeneye(6), Barrow's Goldeneye(48), Hooded Merganser(10), Common Merganser(3), Red-breasted Merganser(6), Ruddy Duck(3)
LOONS, GREBES: PacificLoon(2), Common Loon(5), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(6), Red-necked Grebe(2), Western Grebe(68)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(24), Pelagic Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(18)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(10), Northern Harrier(9), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(4), American Coot(8)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(15), Dunlin(215)
GULLS: Mew(14), Thayer's(2),  Glaucous-winged(3)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(17), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(32)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(4)
CORVIDS: American Crow(21), Common Raven(2)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(12)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(2), Pacific(1), Marsh(3)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(41), Varied Thrush(2)
STARLING:  European Starling(435)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(5), Golden-crowned Sparrow(8), Dark-eyed Junco(15)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(18), Brewer's Blackbird(3)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(36)

Blaine, Birch Bay & Semiahmoo – Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The most unusual sighting or the day was seeing all of the Great Blue Herons on the Drayton Harbor Road.  There must have been over 145 of them sitting on top of the trees, on rocks in the Bay and sitting like statues in the farm fields.  We assume this is a new rookery for them as we also spotted a couple of nest.  Other good sightings included Cavasback Ducks at Lake Terrell, Sanderlings at Semiahmoo and over 500 Pacific Loons at Birch Bay.
Margaret B., Margaret P, Virginia, Art, Carlos, Merilee, Joe, John, Gary, Rex, Dick, Ginger and Wilma
58 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Greater White-fronted Goose(1), Snow Goose(2), Brant(363), Cackling Goose(100), Canada Goose(415),Trumpeter Swan(42), American Wigeon(200), Mallard(132), Northern Shoveler(6),Northern Pintail(256),Green-winged Teal(38), Canvasback(3), Greater Scaup(142), Lesser Scaup(15), Harlequin Duck(22),Black Scoter(3), Surf Scoter(625), White-winged Scoter(53), Long-tailed Duck(8), Bufflehead(78),  Common Goldeneye(23), Barrow's Goldeneye(3), Hooded Merganser(2), Common Merganser(50), Red-breasted Merganser(50), Ruddy Duck(12)
LOONS, GREBES: PacificLoon(500), Common Loon(50), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(12), Red-necked Grebe(26)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(320), Pelagic Cormorant(12), Great Blue Heron(148)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(25), Red-tailed Hawk(5), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(55)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Greater Yellowlegs(14), Sanderling(15), Dunlin(14)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(26), Mew(275), California(6), Glaucous-winged(73)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(6)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(520)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
CORVIDS: American Crow(44)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(30), Violet-green Swallow(20)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6)                                                                       
WRENS: Pacific(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(25)
STARLING:  European Starling(30)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(6),Golden-crowned Sparrow(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(4), House Sparrow(12) 

Point-No-Point- Tuesday, March 25, 2013
Merilee, Joe, Virginia, Art, Carlos, Rick, Gary, Rex, Susie, Margaret P., Judy and Chuck
63 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(60), Canada Goose(1), Gadwall(1),  Eurasian Wigeon(3), American Wigeon(50), Mallard(21), Northern Pintail(6), Green-winged Teal(5), Ring-necked Duck(1), Surf Scoter(14), Black Scoter (6), Bufflehead(34),  Common Goldeneye(1), Barrow's Goldeneye(2), Red-breasted Merganser(13)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(8), Horned Grebe(6), Red-necked Grebe(10), Western Grebe(8)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(2), Pelagic Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(15)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(5), Red-tailed Hawk(1), Merlin(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(4)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(200), Mew(35), Glaucous-winged(37)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(17), Marbled Murrelet(4), Rhinoceros Auklet(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(16), Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Violet-green Swallow(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(5), Bushtit(6)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(4), Marsh(18)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(7)
THRUSHES: American Robin(40)
STARLING:  European Starling(10)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Song Sparrow(8), Lincoln's Sparrow(1),White-crowned Sparrow(1),Golden-crowned Sparrow(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(14)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(20), Pine Siskin(25)