Trip Reports 2015 October - December

 Silvana Roads –Tuesday October 6, 2015

We saw our first flock of Snow Geese for this fall at Port Susan and mixed in with them was a flock of Cackling Geese.  We had many good birds to view at Port Susan including the Shrike, Western Sandpipers, Meadowlarks, Orange-crowned warbler and Pipits.  We were delighted to see the raptors –Eagles, Harrtier, Red tail, Kestrel, Merlin and Peregrine were all sighted.
58 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Rex, Art, Gary, Jim, Kathleen, Mary, Janelle, Barb, Graham, Pam, John, John K., Carol, Helene and Ceil
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(750), Cackling Goose(60), Canada Goose(40), Wood Duck(6), American Wigeon(150), Mallard(104), Northern Pintail(75)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: Ring-necked Pheasant(6)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(1), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(12), Great Blue Heron(32), Great Egret(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(6), Northern Harrier(5), Red-tailed Hawk(4), American Kestrel(1), Merlin(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(3)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(33), Western Sandpiper(30)
GULLS: Glaucous-winged(2)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(10)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(50), Eurasian Collared-Dove(10), Mourning Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(2), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker & one Yellow-shafted(20), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
SHRIKES: Northern(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(10), American Crow(6), Common Raven(3)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(8)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(450)
PIPITS: American Pipit(7)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(5), Savannah Sparrow(3), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(17), White-crowned Sparrow(18), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(22)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(30), Western Meadowlark(8), Brewer's Blackbird(12)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(1),  American Goldfinch(2)

Point-No-Point – Tuesday, October 13, 2015
This was a great day for bird watching with weather being very nice.  It was somewhat cloudy, but warm and the sun came out later in the day.  Good bird sightings included all three Scooters, California Quail, Common Murres, Auklet and lots of Bonaparte;s and Hermann’s Gulls.  We also had a great sighting of the large Humpback whale at Point-No-Point.
71 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Graham, Art, Carlos, Judy, Ceil, Jim, Barb, Ann, Jim, Kathleen, Reg, Rex, Micheal, Jeff, Rick and Terri
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Greater White-fronted Goose(2), Canada Goose(6), American Wigeon(50), Mallard(5), Northern Pintail(10), Green-winged Teal(6), Ring-necked Duck(2), Lesser Scaup(2), Surf Scoter(52), White-winged Scoter(25), Black Scoter(4), Red-breasted Merganser(14) , Ruddy Duck(1)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(4)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(4), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(14), Red-necked Grebe(9), Western Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cororant(42), Pelagic Cormorant(60), Great Blue Heron(6)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(2)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(100), Heermann's(30), Mew(6), California(3), Glaucous-winged(4)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(1)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(2), Pigeon Guillemot(5), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(7), Mourning Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(5)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), Western Scrub-Jay(6), American Crow(68), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(15), Chestnut-backed(14)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1), Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Bewick's(2), Pacific(5), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(10), Ruby-crowned(4)
THRUSHES: American Robin(12)
STARLING:  European Starling(30)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Savannah Sparrow(3), Fox Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(7), Lincoln's Sparrow(1), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(10)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(12)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(20), Pine Siskin(50), American Goldfinch(6),  House Sparrow(6)

Serpentine Fen and Blackie Spit – Tuesday, October 19, 2015
We were surprised to find Serpentine Fen to not have water, so the number of ducks and waterfowl was limited.  We had lots of small birds at all stops on this trip seeing sparrows, finches, chickedees, waxwings and yellow-rumped warblers.  We saw the Curlew at Blackie Spit, but not the godwit.  As we were leaving Serpentine Fen a Barn Owl flew in front of our cars.  We all got out to watch for it as he was hiding in the trees.
 65 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Rex, Ceil, Art, Jim, Sharon, Judy, Wilma, Loretta, Joyce, Rick, Reg, Gary, Victor, Janelle, Mary, Barb, John, Mike, Jenny, Graham, Amy, Sue and Val
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(8), Cackling Goose(48), Canada Goose(20), Wood Duck(2), Gadwall(2),  Eurasian Wigeon(2), American Wigeon(20), Mallard(700), Northern Shoveler(8),Northern Pintail(300), Green-winged Teal(45), Surf Scoter(14)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(30), Horned Grebe(12), Red-necked Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cororant(4), Great Blue Heron(12)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(7), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Rough-legged Hawk(1), Merlin(3), Peregrine Falcon(2), Prairie Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(150), Killdeer(1), Greater Yellowlegs(26), Long-billed Curlew(1), Least Sandpiper(10)
GULLS: Mew(10), Ring-billed(30), Glaucous-winged(4)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(10), Eurasian Collared-Dove(12)
OWLS: Barn Owl(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(4)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(6)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(23), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(31), Bushtit(10)
WRENS: Bewick's(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(12), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(200)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(35)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(15)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(15), Savannah Sparrow(3),Fox Sparrow(6), Song Sparrow(9), Lincoln's Sparrow(2),White-crowned Sparrow(2),Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(26)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(3)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(4), House Finch(8), American Goldfinch(1)

South Whidbey – Tuesday, October 27, 2015
We started the day by viewing the three planets in the eastern sky that were visible during this week. The planets were not bird to see, but were really a great sighting for the day. Our best bird of the day was seeing a Surf Bird in winter plumage at Crocket Lake by the Ferry docks.  This was a life bird for several birders.  We were disappointed with the lack of water in the ponds at Ewing Road, but had good birding at Sunlight Beach. 
84 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Rex, Art, Jim, Val, Victor, Wilma, Loretta, John Pam, Rick, Gary, Reg, Sue, Kathleen, Mary, Joyce, Jim and Ann
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(10), Gadwall(11),  American Wigeon(50), Mallard(150), Northern Shoveler(10), Northern Pintail(1), Green-winged Teal(45), Greater Scaup(3), Lesser Scaup(25), Harlequin Duck(6), Surf Scoter(320), White-winged Scoter(4), Bufflehead(60), Barrow's Goldeneye(9),  Hooded Merganser(1), Common Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(416) ,Ruddy Duck(200)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(6), Common Loon(18), Pied-billed Grebe(2), Horned Grebe(21), Red-necked Grebe(6), Western Grebe(150)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(40), Pelagic Cormorant(30), Great Blue Heron(15)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(50), Killdeer(9), Greater Yellowlegs(4), Surfbird(1), Least Sandpiper(6), Dunlin(12)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(1), Heermann's(3), Mew(1), Ring-billed(35), California(2), Glaucous-winged(10)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(1), Pigeon Guillemot(53), Marbled Murrelet(40), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(50), Eurasian Collared-Dove(6), Mourning Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(4)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(38), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(2), Bushtit(6)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(2), Pacific(7), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(13), Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(2)
STARLING:  European Starling(100)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(3),White-crowned Sparrow(7),Golden-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(15),
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(6), Western Meadowlark(1), Brewer's Blackbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(16), American Goldfinch(2), Evening Grosbeak(5), House Sparrow(4)

North Everett & So. Marysville – Tuesday, January 13, 2015
This was a very foggy day making it feel colder than it really was and making it harder to spot birds.  Our best birds of the day were the Red Crossbills that were fedding in a tree where we were able to get very close to them.  Photographers were able to get close up photos.  There were lot of Ruddy Ducks and Scaup in the Marysville ponds.
54 species I’d(Approx. /qty.)
Art, Carlos, Dick, Kathy, Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Joyce, Jim, Rex, Dick, Rick, Reg, Sherrill, Mary, Larry and Wendy
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(35), Trumpeter Swan(2), Gadwall(3),  Mallard(20), Northern Shoveler(100), Northern Pintail(42), Green-winged Teal(3), Greater Scaup(25), Lesser Scaup(300), Bufflehead(28), Common Goldeneye(11), Barrow's Goldeneye(6), Ruddy Duck(100)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(2), Horned Grebe(8)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(16), Great Blue Heron(3)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(2), Northern Harrier(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(8)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(500)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(8), Spotted Sandpiper(1), Lesser Yellowlegs(2)
GULLS: Mew(600), Ring-billed(5), Glaucous-winged(6)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(30), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1),
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: American Crow(16)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(12)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(10)
STARLING:  European Starling(12)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(14), Lincoln's Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(11), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(24)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(1), Red Crossbill(6), Pine Siskin(25), American Goldfinch(4), House Sparrow(6)

 Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary – Tuesday, November 10, 2015
59  Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Michael, Art, Victor, Judy, Sharon, Janelle, Ceil, Merilee, Jim, Mary, Rex, Gary, Mary, Rick, Jim, Ann, Graham and Shelley
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(20,000), Canada Goose(50), Trumpeter Swan(12), Wood Duck(30), Gadwall(54),  American Wigeon(200), Mallard(2,000), Northern Shoveler(20), Northern Pintail(20), Green-winged Teal(15), Ring-necked Duck(8), Lesser Scaup(2), Bufflehead(12), Hooded Merganser(8), Common Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(10), Great Blue Heron(21), Black-crowned Night-Heron(3),
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(7), Northern Harrier(5), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Rough-legged Hawk(3), Merlin(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(15), Sandhill Crane(9)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(6), Greater Yellowlegs(3), Dunlin(30)
GULLS: Glaucous-winged(200)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(100), Eurasian Collared-Dove(12)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(24)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(12)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(150), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(2),
WRENS: Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(6), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(15)
WAXWINGS:  Cedar Waxwing(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(220)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(25), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(20), Dark-eyed Junco(20)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(30)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(150), Evening Grosbeak(1), House Sparrow(24)

Birch Bay and Semiahmoo – Tuesday, November 17, 2015
We expected to have a short day of bird watching due to a predicted windy and rainy day, but the rain lessened during the day and the wind was warm.  It was a challenge to see some birds in the waves and we were happy to see the Black Scoters. 
51 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Kathleen, Art Judy, Ceil, Jim, John, Terri, Rick and Sue
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(30), Canada Goose(35), Trumpeter Swan(6), Gadwall(4),  Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(30), Mallard(219), Northern Shoveler(10), Northern Pintail(2), Ring-necked Duck(75), Greater Scaup(10), Lesser Scaup(5), Harlequin Duck(13), Surf Scoter(6), White-winged Scoter(152), Black Scoter(8), Bufflehead(10), Common Goldeneye(6), Barrow's Goldeneye(15),  Hooded Merganser(9), Red-breasted Merganser(6), Ruddy Duck(100)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(2), Common Loon(10), Pied-billed Grebe(24), Horned Grebe(15), Western Grebe(4)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(4), Pelagic Cormorant(3), Great Blue Heron(22)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Red-tailed Hawk(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(2,000)
GULLS: Ring-billed(2), Glaucous-winged(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(20)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(8)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: American Crow(5)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6)
WRENS: Pacific(3)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(3)
STARLING:  European Starling(150)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Song Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(1), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(10)

 Mountlake Fill – Tuesday, November 30, 2015
Our best bird sighting of the day was watching the Hooded Mergansers swallowing fish while feeding in the pond.  They definitely had a mouthful to swallow.  We saw many Wood Ducks with some of the being very good views. 
50  Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Graham Art, Barb, John, Rick, Sherrill, Sue and Rex
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Cackling Goose(2), Canada Goose(50), Wood Duck(30), Gadwall(50),  Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(500), Mallard(150), Northern Shoveler(12), Green-winged Teal(24), Canvasback(6), Ring-necked Duck(24), Lesser Scaup(3), Bufflehead(30), Hooded Merganser(10), Common Merganser(6), Ruddy Duck(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(25), Horned Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(1), Western Grebe(6)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(30), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(5), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(2)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(5,000)
GULLS: Mew(2), Ring-billed(12), Glaucous-winged(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(12), Eurasian Collared-Dove(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(50)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(10), Bushtit(35)
WRENS: Bewick's(6)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(3), Ruby-crowned(4)
THRUSHES: American Robin(18)
STARLING:  European Starling(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(25), Lincoln's Sparrow(3),White-crowned Sparrow(1),Golden-crowned Sparrow(25), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(14)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: American Goldfinch(1)

Snoqualmie River Valley – December 1, 2015
54 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Jim, Virginia, Graham, Art, John, Joyce, Sherrill and Rick
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Greater White-fronted Goose(5), Cackling Goose(1000), Canada Goose(66), Trumpeter Swan(64), Wood Duck(1), Gadwall(3),  American Wigeon(150), Mallard(120), Northern Shoveler(21), Northern Pintail(9), Green-winged Teal(10), Ring-necked Duck(18), Bufflehead(9), Hooded Merganser(4), Common Merganser(1)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: Ring-necked Pheasant(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(6)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(7), Northern Harrier(4), Cooper's Hawk(2, Red-tailed Hawk(16), American Kestrel(3), Peregrine Falcon(2)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(325)
GULLS: Mew(10), Ring-billed(1), California(2), Glaucous-winged(6)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Eurasian Collared-Dove(4)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(8)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(150), Common Raven(8)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(36), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(440)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(6),Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(27)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(8)

Lummi Flats – December 8, 2015
52 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Jim, Virginia, Graham, Art, Carlos, Judy, Kathleen, Rex, Sherrill, Rick, Joyce, Kathleen, John and Ceil
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(100), Canada Goose(75), Trumpeter Swan(58), Eurasian Wigeon(6), American Wigeon(500), Mallard(1000), Northern Shoveler(12),Northern Pintail(500), Greater Scaup(300), Lesser Scaup(7), Surf Scoter(109), White-winged Scoter(70), Black Scoter(4), Long-tailed Duck(2), Bufflehead(2), Common Goldeneye(2), Barrow's Goldeneye(2),  Hooded Merganser(2), Common Merganser(7), Red-breasted Merganser(1)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: Ring-necked Pheasant(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(1), Common Loon(1), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(23), Red-necked Grebe(3), Western Grebe(12)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(4), Pelagic Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(5), Northern Harrier(6), Red-tailed Hawk(3+ 1 Harlan’s), Rough-legged Hawk(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(8), Black Turnstone(5), Sanderling(1), Western Sandpiper(32), Least Sandpiper(1), Dunlin(30)
GULLS: Ring-billed(10), Glaucous-winged(35)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: American Crow(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(12)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Brewer's Blackbird(30)

 Samish Flats – December 15, 2015
Two early sightings include seeing the 150 Tundra Swans all together in a field and the sighting of a Hermit Thrush.  Now everybody saw the Hermit Thrush but those that did had a great view.  We also found the Ancient Murrelets.  It was a distant view, but they were identified. 
60 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Joyce, Reg, Jeff, Wilma, Graham, Dick, Art, Carlos, Judy, Val, Jim, Rex, Kathleen, Ben, Rick, Sherrill, Gary, Sue, Janelle, Ginger and David
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(5,215), Brant(24), Cackling Goose(10), Canada Goose(1), Trumpeter Swan(56), Tundra Swan(150), , American Wigeon(200), Mallard(250), Northern Pintail(30), Green-winged Teal(6), Lesser Scaup(2), Surf Scoter(10), White-winged Scoter(1), Long-tailed Duck(10), Bufflehead(30), Common Goldeneye(4), Barrow's Goldeneye(1),  Red-breasted Merganser(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Common Loon(1), Horned Grebe(3), Red-necked Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(14)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(33), Northern Harrier(10), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Rough-legged Hawk(3), American Kestrel(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(6), Dunlin(200)
GULLS: Ring-billed(200), Glaucous-winged(10)
ALCIDS: Ancient Murrelet(12)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(20), Mourning Dove(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(2), Common Raven(10)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(4), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: Hermit Thrush(1), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(1007)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(4),Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(3), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Western Meadowlark(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(1)