Trip Reports 2014 April - June

 Spencer Island – Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Comments from the birders was great weather, but not many birds.
Art, Carlos, Virginia, Jim, Rick, Joyce, Kathleen, John, Janelle, Judy, Merrilee and Joe
37 Species I’d(Approx, Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(10), Gadwall(10),  American Wigeon(6), Mallard(35), Northern Shoveler(10), Northern Pintail(10), Green-winged Teal(1), Ring-necked Duck(25), Greater Scaup(100), Lesser Scaup(300), Bufflehead(6),  Common Merganser(2), Ruddy Duck(58)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(8)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Bald Eagle(4), Northern Harrier(3), Red-tailed Hawk(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(4)
SHOREBIRDS: Greater Yellowlegs(23)
GULLS: Glaucous-winged(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Mourning Dove(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(20)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(30), Violet-green Swallow(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(15)
THRUSHES: American Robin(3)
STARLING:  European Starling(6)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Song Sparrow(12), White-crowned Sparrow(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(24), Brewer's Blackbird(1)

Everett Waterfront – Tuesday, April 8, 2014
It was great to see the Osprey back and nesting and watching one catching a fish from the bay.  We also saw our first Caspian Terns for the year. 
Phil, Joan, Kathleen, Rick, Sherry, Jim, Jim, Art, Joe, Merilee, Janelle, Wilma and Virginia
51 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(6), Gadwall(3),  American Wigeon(10), Mallard(7), Northern Pintail(25), Green-winged Teal(3), Bufflehead(25),  Barrow's Goldeneye(30), Red-breasted Merganser(26),
LOONS, GREBES: Horned Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(5)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(44), Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Osprey(9), Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(1),  Red-tailed Hawk(6)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(6), Greater Yellowlegs(1)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(6), Mew(52), Herring(1), Glaucous-winged(17)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(8)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(6), Rhinoceros Auklet(5)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(26), Band tailed Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(20)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Violet-green Swallow(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(5)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Pacific(7)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(25)
STARLING:  European Starling(6)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(4)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Song Sparrow(8), White-crowned Sparrow(5), Dark-eyed Junco(5)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(3)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Evening Grosbeak(2), House Sparrow(4)

South Whidbey – Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The most talked about birds of the day were the two American Bittern who flew right in front of us and stayed while we all got great views of them.  They were even calling each other.  We also enjoyed the Black-bellied plovers in their breeding plumage. 
Jeff, Alan, Phil, Joanie, Tom, Lee, Hennie, Sharon, Sandy, John, Kathleen, Rick, Jim, Judy, Art, Janelle, Joyce, Virginia and Wilma
78 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(10), Canada Goose(14), Wood Duck(6), Gadwall(17),  American Wigeon(2), Mallard(18), Cinnamon Teal(1), Northern Shoveler(2), Northern Pintail(40), Green-winged Teal(54), Ring-necked Duck(2), Greater Scaup(40), Lesser Scaup(60), Harlequin Duck(12), Surf Scoter(39), Bufflehead(42),  Barrow's Goldeneye(18), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(4), Ruddy Duck(3)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(4), Pied-billed Grebe(8), Horned Grebe(19)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Brandt’s Cormorant(2), Double-crested Cormorant(3), Pelagic Cormorant(20), American Bittern(2), Great Blue Heron(3)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(2), Red-tailed Hawk(14)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(20)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(30), Killdeer(4), Greater Yellowlegs(12), Dunlin(24)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(10), Mew(25), Ring-billed(10), Glaucous-winged(22)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(24), Marbled Murrelet(1), Rhinoceros Auklet(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon20(),Eurasian Collared-Dove(1), Mourning Dove(3)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(14)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(25), Common Raven(2)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(19), Violet-green Swallow(116), Cliff Swallow(1), Barn Swallow(25)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(3)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1), Marsh(5)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(28)
STARLING:  European Starling(9)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(31)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(7),Golden-crowned Sparrow(7), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(25), Brewer's Blackbird(1), Brown-headed Cowbird(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(3), House Sparrow(1) 

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge – Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We had a small group today, but lots of fun.  The most abundant bird had to be the Yellow-rumped warblers.  Also saw a lot of swallows.  It is always good to see the Cackling Geese flying overhead. The Pipits were a real treat.
Merilee, Joe, Jim, Gary, Art, Carlos, Doug and Shelly
54 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Cackling Goose(400), Canada Goose(100), Wood Duck(3), Gadwall(30),  American Wigeon(100), Mallard(30), Cinnamon Teal(2), Northern Shoveler(35), Northern Pintail(25), Green-winged Teal(37), Ring-necked Duck(30), Bufflehead(16),  Hooded Merganser(4), Common Merganser(1), Ruddy Duck(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(8)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Bald Eagle(6), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(120)
SHOREBIRDS: Lesser Yellowlegs(1), Western Sandpiper(42), Least Sandpiper(50)
GULLS: Ring-billed(46), Glaucous-winged(36)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(2)
NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS: Vaux's(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
FLYCATICHERS:  Willow Flycatcher(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(6), Common Raven(2)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(95), Violet-green Swallow(105), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(50), Barn Swallow(35)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2)
WRENS: Marsh(2)
THRUSHES: Swainson's Thrush(2), American Robin(26)
STARLING:  European Starling(10)
PIPITS: American Pipit(6)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Common Yellowthroat(8), Yellow-rumped(150)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Savannah Sparrow(5), Song Sparrow(12), Golden-crowned Sparrow(10)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(40), Brewer's Blackbird(1), Brown-headed Cowbird(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(1), American Goldfinch(1)

Mountlake Fill – Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Art, Carlos, Hennie, Lee, Kathleen, Virginia, Barbara, Rex, Sherrill, Joyce, Frank, Rick, Jim, Janelle, Joyce, Sandy, Sharon and Kaitlya
49 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(10), Gadwall(6),  Mallard(9), Cinnamon Teal(2), Northern Shoveler(5), Green-winged Teal(6), Ring-necked Duck(5), Bufflehead(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(2)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Bald Eagle(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2)
GULLS: Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(6)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2), Rufous(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(4)
VIREOS: Warbling(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(15)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(3), Cliff Swallow(6), Barn Swallow(4)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(6)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(5)
STARLING:  European Starling(3)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(5), Common Yellowthroat(6), Yellow-rumped(20)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(10), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(12)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(4), American Goldfinch(6)

Snoqualmie River Valley – Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Jim, Art, Virginia, Doug, Sherill, Frank, Rick and Janelle
56 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(5), Wood Duck(3), Gadwall(2),  Mallard(12), Cinnamon Teal(4), Ring-necked Duck(4), Greater Scaup(2), Bufflehead(15) Ruddy Duck(4)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe (1)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(2)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(9)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(2), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
RAILS, CRANES: Sora(1), American Coot(6)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Spotted Sandpiper(2), Long-billed Dowitcher(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Band tailed Pigeon(2), Eurasian Collared-Dove(3)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
FLYCATICHERS:  Western Kingbird(2)
VIREOS: Warbling(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(3)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(4), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(1), Cliff Swallow(7), Barn Swallow(16)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT:  Bushtit(4)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(12)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(4), Common Yellowthroat(2), Yellow-rumped(37)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Savannah Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(5), Western Tanager(1), Black-headed Grosbeak(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(8), Brewer's Blackbird(6), Brown-headed Cowbird(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: American Goldfinch(7), House Sparrow(3), Lesser Goldfinch(1)

Cle-Elum – Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We always look forward to the Eastern Washington trips.  We got to see our Say’s Phoebe at its usual place in the shed on the road to Swauk Prairie.  We also saw both Mountain and Western Bluebirds plus many warblers-What a treat. 
Phil, Virginia, Rex, Art, Carlos, Judy, Gary, Wilma, Allen, Janelle, Rick, Jim, Sherrill, Don, Molly and Jeff
62 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(20), Mallard(4 +9 babies), Common Goldeneye(1), Barrow's Goldeneye(1), Common Merganser(2)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(16)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(1)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(5)
RAPTORS: Osprey(5), Bald Eagle(2), Red-tailed Hawk(4), American Kestrel(3)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(8), Band tailed Pigeon(2)
NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS: Vaux's(5)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-naped Sapsucker(2), Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(2)
FLYCATICHERS:  Say's Phoebe(1), Western Kingbird(2)
VIREOS: Warbling(7)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1),  Black-billed Magpie(1), American Crow(3), Common Raven(3)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(21), Violet-green Swallow(1), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(1), Cliff Swallow(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Mountain(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(4), White-breasted(1)
WRENS: House(2)
THRUSHES: Western Bluebird(5), Mountain Bluebird(1), American Robin(10)
STARLING:  European Starling(4)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(3), Nashville(8), MacGillivray's(1), Common Yellowthroat(2), Yellow(6), Yellow-rumped(2), Townsend's(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Chipping Sparrow(15),Vesper Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(4), White-crowned Sparrow(25), Dark-eyed Junco(5), Black-headed Grosbeak(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(2), Western Meadowlark(1), Brewer's Blackbird(36), Brown-headed Cowbird(8)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), Cassin’s Finch(1), Evening Grosbeak(21),House Sparrow(1)

Camano Island – Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We always enjoy seeing the Purple Martins at English Boom.  Seeing the huge number of Whimbrel’s at one time is unbelievable.  The Wilson’s  phalarope’s were a real treat.
Phil, Virginia, Rex, Reg, Jim, Ann, Joyce, Sherrill, Rick, Jim, Joyce, Colleen, Joyce, Shirley, Janelle and Kathleen
56 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(24), Gadwall(24, Lesser Scaup(25), Surf Scoter(3)
LOONS, GREBES:  Common Loon(1), Western Grebe(3)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Osprey(2), Bald Eagle(14), Northern Harrier(2), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Greater Yellowlegs(6), Whimbrel(310), Long-billed Dowitcher(6), Wilson's Phalarope(2)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(10), Mew(6), Glaucous-winged(14)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(4)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(9)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Band tailed Pigeon(2), Eurasian Collared-Dove(3)
NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS:  Vaux's(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1), Rufous(7),
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
FLYCATICHERS:  Olive-sided Flycatcher(1),
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(12),Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Purple Martin(24), Tree Swallow(8), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(1), Barn Swallow(2)
WRENS:  Pacific(1), Marsh(3)
THRUSHES: Swainson's Thrush(2), American Robin(10)
STARLING:  European Starling(4)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(5), Savannah Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(9), White-crowned Sparrow(3), Western Tanager(2),Black-headed Grosbeak(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(2), Brewer's Blackbird(27), Brown-headed Cowbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(3), American Goldfinch(5), House Sparrow(2)

Leavenworth – Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Highlights of the day included super close and long views of the White-headed Woodpecker at Sleeping Lady.  Our other highlight was of a Barred Owl on Camus Meadows.  We were disappointed in that there was a no trespassing sign on the side road that we usually walk, and as we turned the car around the owl swooped past the car.  Our guys with cameras were really pleased with the two photo opportunities on this day.
Mary, Margaret, Kathleen, Ray, Reg, Janelle, Allen, Joyce, Rick, Frank, Sherrill, Ann, Jim, Joe, Marilee, Judy, Jim, Art, Carlos, Wilma, Virginia and Phil
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(2), Mallard(2), Common Merganser(4)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(2)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(2)
RAPTORS: Osprey(3), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
SHOREBIRDS: Spotted Sandpiper(15)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1)
OWLS: Barred Owl(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Calliope(2), Rufous(3),
WOODPECKERS: Red-naped Sapsucker(2), White-headed Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(1)
FLYCATICHERS:  Western Wood-Pewee(3), Willow Flycatcher(1), Hammond's Flycatcher(1), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1)
VIREOS: Cassin's(1), Warbling(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(3), Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(14), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(6), Barn Swallow(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Pygmy(6), Red-breasted(2)
WRENS: House(1)
THRUSHES: Western Bluebird(1), American Robin(1), Varied Thrush(1)
MIMIDS: Gray Catbird(1),
STARLING:  European Starling(7)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(10)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(1), Nashville(5), MacGillivray's(1), Yellow(3), Yellow-rumped(2), Black-throated Gray(1), Townsend's(2),Wilson's(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Chipping Sparrow(21), Song Sparrow(1), White-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(1),Western Tanager(4), Black-headed Grosbeak(10), Lazuli Bunting(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Brewer's Blackbird(1), Brown-headed Cowbird(1), Bullock's Oriole(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(1), Red Crossbill(6), American Goldfinch(1), Evening Grosbeak(2)
Big Four Meadows – Tuesday June 3, 2014
The bird of the day is probably always the American Dipper on this trip.  We watched two of them-Possibly mom feeding her baby.  What a site.  A good lunch was enjoyed by all
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Margaret, Art, Shirley, Carlos, Rex, John, Alannah, Kathleen, Lee, Shelly, Reg, Sherrill, Rick, Allan, Mary, Joe, Merilee, Judy, Jean, Joyce and Janelle
44 species I’d (approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Harlequin Duck(2), Common Merganser(4)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Spotted Sandpiper(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Band tailed Pigeon(10), Mourning Dove(3)
NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS: Black(2), Vaux's(12)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(14),
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(4), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
FLYCATICHERS:  Olive-sided Flycatcher(2), Western Wood-Pewee(1), Willow Flycatcher(8), Hammond's Flycatcher(1), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(2)
VIREOS: Warbling(9)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(14), American Crow(1), Common Raven(3)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(2), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(3)
WRENS: Pacific(2)
DIPPER: American Dipper(3)
THRUSHES: Swainson's Thrush(3), American Robin(17), Varied Thrush(2)
STARLING:  European Starling(2)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(9)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: MacGillivray's(3), Yellow(12), Yellow-rumped(3), Black-throated Gray(1), Townsend's(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Song Sparrow(12), White-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(2),Western Tanager(7), Black-headed Grosbeak(5)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Red Crossbill(6)

Ellensburg Area – Tuesday, June 10, 2014
One thing that many of the bird watchers enjoyed today, especially the new bird watchers, was getting good views of the summer birds including the Oriole, the Chat, the Bunting and the Tanagers.  We also enjoyed seeing the Bluebirds.  The best bird of the day was seeing a Swainson’s Hawk flying over the field.
Ann, Jim, Janelle, Merilee, Mary, Jim, Gary, Rex, Shelly, Art, Rex, Frank, Rick, Sherrill, Kathleen, Wilma, Virginia and Phil
66 Species I’d, (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Mallard(4)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(1)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(2)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(3)
RAPTORS: Osprey(3), Bald Eagle(1), Swainson’s Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1), American Kestrel(4)
RAILS, CRANES: Sora(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Spotted Sandpiper(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1), Mourning Dove(4)
NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS: Vaux's(3)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(3),
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(2)
FLYCATICHERS:  Western Wood-Pewee(31), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1), Say's Phoebe(1)
VIREOS: Warbling(4)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), Black-billed Magpie(2),American Crow(3),Common Raven(5)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(1), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(5), Cliff Swallow(30), Barn Swallow(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(4), Canyon(1), Rock(3)
THRUSHES: Western Bluebird(4), Mountain Bluebird(1), Veery(2), Swainson's Thrush(1), American Robin(10)
STARLING:  European Starling(16)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(16)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Nashville(1), MacGillivray's(7), Yellow(15), Yellow-rumped(2), Townsend's(2), Yellow-breasted Chat(4)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Chipping Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(1),Western Tanager(5), Black-headed Grosbeak(3), Lazuli Bunting(7)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(3), Western Meadowlark(12), Yellow-headed Blackbird(1), Brewer's Blackbird(10), Brown-headed Cowbird(2), Bullock's Oriole(5)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(6), Pine Siskin(6), American Goldfinch(2), Evening Grosbeak(50)

Snohomish – Tuesday June 17, 2014
Mary, Joyce, Shelly, John, Jim, Janelle, Sherrill, Loe, Art, Reg and Rex
54 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Cackling Goose(6), Canada Goose(32), Wood Duck(4), Mallard(95)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(5)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(5)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(13)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(5), Red-tailed Hawk(5)
SHOREBIRDS: Spotted Sandpiper(2)
GULLS: Glaucous-winged(16)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Mourning Dove(1)
NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS: Vaux's(15)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(6),
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(2), Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(4)
FLYCATICHERS:  Western Wood-Pewee(4), Willow Flycatcher(5), Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1)
VIREOS: Warbling(3)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(5), American Crow(11)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(15), Violet-green Swallow(41), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(2), Cliff Swallow(61), Barn Swallow(57)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(24), Bushtit(23)
WRENS: Bewick's(2), Pacific(1), Marsh(2)
THRUSHES: Swainson's Thrush(19), American Robin(31)
STARLING:  European Starling(6)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(51)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Common Yellowthroat(15), Yellow(4)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(7), Savannah Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(21), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(8), Black-headed Grosbeak(17)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(30), Brown-headed Cowbird(6), Bullock's Oriole(2)                                                                                                                                                  FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(2), American Goldfinch(11) 

WMid-Whidbey – Tuesday June 24, 2014
We had a good view of an oriole and enjoyed watching young Pied-Billed Grebes.  We also saw our first Heermann’s Gull this summer and lots of Caspian Terns.
Kathleen, Mara, Margaret, Jim, Janelle, Sandy, Sharon, Art, Jeff, Rex, Frank, Sherrill, Reg, Pam Sharon and Dick
66 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(40), Mallard(20), Greater Scaup(4), Harlequin Duck(8), Surf Scoter(4), White-winged Scoter(3), Black Scoter(2),  Ruddy Duck(4)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(12), Common Loon(1)
PELICANS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), PelagicCormorant(40), Great Blue Heron(13)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(6), Northern Harrier(3), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(13), Western Sandpiper(12), Least Sandpiper(3)
GULLS: Heermann's(13), Glaucous-winged(41)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(39)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(75), Marbled Murrelet(1), Rhinoceros Auklet(13)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(9), Mourning Dove(3)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Rufous(4),
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Hairy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(3)
FLYCATICHERS:  Pacific-slope Flycatcher(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(17)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Purple Martin(4), Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(20), Cliff Swallow(3), Barn Swallow(30)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(7), Bushtit(3)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(2), Pacific(3), House(3), Marsh(6)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: Swainson's Thrush(7), American Robin(10)
STARLING:  European Starling(17)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(12)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(6)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Savannah Sparrow(32), Song Sparrow(9), White-crowned Sparrow(12), Dark-eyed Junco(1), Black-headed Grosbeak(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(35), Brewer's Blackbird(9)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(8), House Finch(5), American Goldfinch(25), House Sparrow(24)