Trip Reports 2016 January-March

Spencer Island – Tuesday January 5, 2016
The site of the day was watching an Eagle take a duck from the Peregrine Falcon.
42 Species (Approx. Qty.)
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL Cackling Goose(2), Canada Goose(40), Gadwall(6),  American Wigeon(16), Mallard(1500), Northern Shoveler(250), Northern Pintail(450), Green-winged Teal(25), Canvasback(4), Ring-necked Duck(150), Greater Scaup(500), Lesser Scaup(500), Bufflehead(50), Common Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(22), Common Merganser(6), Ruddy Duck(300)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(5)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(5), Northern Harrier(4), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Peregrine Falcon(3)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(3), American Coot(60)
GULLS: Mew(10), Ring-billed(11), Glaucous-winged(35)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(14)
CORVIDS: American Crow(15)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2),
WRENS: Marsh(3)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(8)
STARLING:  European Starling(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(8), Lincoln's Sparrow(1), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1)

 Deception Pass – Tuesday, January 12, 2016
At Marches Point we saw 200 Pelagic Cormorants all together.  We also enjoyed seeing Brant’s Cormorants at Rosario Beach in Deception Pass.  We saw lots of Canada Geese, Trumpeter Swans, Pintails and Mergansers during the day and one Marbled Murrelet. 
73 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Graham, Art, Carlos, Doug, Val, Michael, Kathleen, Jim, Frank, Joyce and Reg
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(100), Canada Goose(369), Trumpeter Swan(160), Gadwall(2),  American Wigeon(6), Mallard(7), Northern Shoveler(1),Northern Pintail(197), Green-winged Teal(1), Ring-necked Duck(110), Greater Scaup(2), Lesser Scaup(31), Harlequin Duck(4), Surf Scoter(5), Long-tailed Duck(1), Bufflehead(41), Common Goldeneye(4), Hooded Merganser(12), Common Merganser(89), Red-breasted Merganser(4) ,Ruddy Duck(33)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(3), Pacific Loon(2), Common Loon(2), Pied-billed Grebe(5), Horned Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(3), Western Grebe(3)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brandt’s Cormorant(2), Double-crested Cormorant(24), Pelagic Cormorant(225), Great Blue Heron(33)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(8), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(11)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(6), American Coot(32)
SHOREBIRDS: Black Oystercatcher(2)
GULLS: Mew(26), Ring-billed(30), Glaucous-winged(56)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(4), Pigeon Guillemot(3), Marbled Murrelet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(6), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1), Mourning Dove(6)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(12)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: American Crow(5), Common Raven(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(2), Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Pacific(1), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(5)
THRUSHES: American Robin(12), Varied Thrush(2)
STARLING:  European Starling(174)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(7), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(6)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(2), Brewer's Blackbird(50)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(2), Pine Siskin(20)

  
Clear Lake – Tuesday, January 19, 2016
We were not seeing many birds so we went west of the freeway and found a field next to the road loaded with snow Geese.  We were able to find our first Blue Goose of the year.  We also found over 75 Eagles in a two-mile stretch.
57 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Rex, Reg, Joyce, Sue, Sherrill, Frank, Art, Judy, Val, Jim, Ben, Gary, Barb and Mike
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(5K with a Blue Goose), Brant(1), Canada Goose(6), Trumpeter Swan(71), Eurasian Wigeon(2), American Wigeon(30), Mallard(70), Northern Shoveler(2), Northern Pintail(65), Green-winged Teal(50), Ring-necked Duck(28),  Lesser Scaup(1), Bufflehead(8), Common Merganser(1)
GALLINACEOUS: Ruffed Grouse(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(4)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(39), Great Blue Heron(7)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(87), Northern Harrier(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(5), Rough-legged Hawk(1), American Kestrel(2), Merlin(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(28)
GULLS: Mew(50), Ring-billed(6), Glaucous-winged(20)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(50), Eurasian Collared-Dove(20), Mourning Dove(10)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(4)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(4), Northern Flicker(5)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(68), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(7), Chestnut-backed(2), Bushtit(6)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(6)
STARLING:  European Starling(54)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(7), Fox Sparrow(4), Song Sparrow(18), Lincoln's Sparrow(4),White-crowned Sparrow(8),Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(40)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(151), Brewer's Blackbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Sparrow(1)

Guemes Island – Tuesday – January 26, 2016
42 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Jim B. Virginia, Barb, Ben V.D., Art, Carlos Val, Rick, Ben and John
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Mallard(25), Surf Scoter(22), Long-tailed Duck(5), Bufflehead(8), Common Goldeneye(2), Red-breasted Merganser(16)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(2), Common Loon(3), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(10), Red-necked Grebe(6)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Pelagic Cormorant(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(6), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Merlin(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black Oystercatcher(2)
GULLS: Mew(2), Glaucous-winged(6)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(10)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(25), Mourning Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(4)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(4)
CORVIDS: American Crow(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(18)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(3)
WRENS: Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(150)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(1), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(3), House Sparrow(6)

 Silvana – Tuesday,  February 2, 2016
The best birds that we saw at Port Susan where the flock of Least sandpipers camouflaged in the pasture of grass and mud and the Dunlin resting on logs in the bay.  Also  finding the Northern Shrike  and getting a great view of it was exciting.  Our best birds on Leque Island were the short-eared Owls flying right over and all around us.  Many photographers were also out that day as the lighting was perfect to get good photos. 
53 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Keith, Wilma, Virginia, Art, Carlos, Judy, Val, Kathleen, Rex, Ben, Barb, Pam, John, Graham, Sue, Rick, Reg, Barb, Jim, Janelle, Nancy and Julie
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(502), Canada Goose(6), Trumpeter Swan(178), American Wigeon(12), Mallard(60), Northern Shoveler(5),Northern Pintail(30), Green-winged Teal(20), Ring-necked Duck(20), Bufflehead(7), Common Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(3), Common Merganser(1), Ruddy Duck(3)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(7)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(38), Northern Harrier(2), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(11), American Kestrel(4)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(3), American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(35), Killdeer(2), Least Sandpiper(100), Dunlin(1,500)
GULLS: Mew(900), Glaucous-winged(3)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1)
OWLS: Short-eared Owl(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(6)
SHRIKES: Northern(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(8), American Crow(27), Common Raven(5)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Bushtit(20)
THRUSHES: American Robin(3), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(1,000)
PIPITS: American Pipit(10)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(2),Golden-crowned Sparrow(20), Dark-eyed Junco(6)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(1), Western Meadowlark(12)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(2), House Sparrow(1)

 Point Roberts and Boundary Bay – Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The sightings of the day were the unusually large numbers of some birds sighted.  They include the Bald Eagle(We put 207, but heard from another car in our group and they counted over 500 in one quarter mile stretch entering onto the freeway from Boundary Bay.  The other high counts were seeing 25 Long-tailed Ducks and 16 Black oystercatchers. 
55 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Graham, Kathleen, Reg, Mike, Art, Judy, Val, Carlos, Terri, John, Barb, Joyce, Rick, Rex, Sue, Jim, Barb, Janelle and Nancy
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(500), Canada Goose(28), Trumpeter Swan(50), American Wigeon(6), Mallard(14), Greater Scaup(52), Harlequin Duck(17), Surf Scoter(3,000), White-winged Scoter(55), Long-tailed Duck(25), Bufflehead(23), Common Goldeneye(15), Hooded Merganser(7), Common Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(20)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Pacific Loon(7), Common Loon(10), Horned Grebe(30), Red-necked Grebe(7), Western Grebe(5)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brant’s Cormorant(3), Double-crested Cormorant(24), Pelagic Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(6)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(207), Northern Harrier(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(11)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Black Oystercatcher(16), Black Turnstone(17)
GULLS: Mew(1), Glaucous-winged(25)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(6)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(65), Northwest Crow(46)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(2)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh Wren(1), Pacific Wren(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(19), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(102)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(1),Golden-crowned Sparrow(7)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(4)

  
Fir Island – Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We did enjoy seeing the Great Horned Owl on a nest at Wiley Slough.  We saw a lot of swans and finally found our Tundra Swans on the Rawlins Road.  The best sighting of the day was seeing the American Bittern at the North Fork Wildlife area on Rawlins Road. The weather was really nice and all the birds from the large swans to the smaller song birds were in abundance for the day.
66 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Graham, Art, Doug, Judy, Sharon, Jim, Barb, Amy, Keith, Rich, Frank, Joyce and Rex
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(2,000), Canada Goose(6), Trumpeter Swan(288), Tundra Swan(6), Gadwall(4),  Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(435), Mallard(539), Northern Shoveler(2),Northern Pintail(102), Green-winged Teal(12), Ring-necked Duck(6), Bufflehead(4), Common Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: American Bittern(1), Great Blue Heron(8)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(8), Northern Harrier(5), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(4), Rough-legged Hawk(1), American Kestrel(3), Merlin(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(40), Killdeer(6), Greater Yellowlegs(7), Dunlin(30)
GULLS: Mew(300), Ring-billed(5), Glaucous-winged(10)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(450), Eurasian Collared-Dove(14), Mourning Dove(20)
OWLS: Great Horned Owl(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(3)
SHRIKES: Northern(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(5), American Crow(21), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(7), Chestnut-backed(1)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(3), Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(9), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(10)
PIPITS: American Pipit(6)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(6), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(5), Lincoln's Sparrow(1),White-crowned Sparrow(12),Golden-crowned Sparrow(34), Dark-eyed Junco(26)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(12), Western Meadowlark(5), Brewer's Blackbird(95)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(8), House Sparrow(6)

  
Port Townsend – Tuesday, February 23, 2016
One of our best birds of the day was just as we loaded the ferry.  A Brandt’s Cormorant in breeding plumage was sitting on the piling.  Another great sighting was seeing over 200 Rhinoceros Auklet and some were a close view.  We also enjoyed all of the plovers and Dunlin in the Field at Fort Flagler.
65 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Keith, Rick, Frank, Blair, Reg, Pam, John, Graham, Warren, Terri, Pat, David, Merilee, Joe, Judy, Jeff, Val, Janelle, Sue, Joyce, Kathleen, Barb and David
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(30), Canada Goose(19), Trumpeter Swan(20), Gadwall(14), American Wigeon(38), Mallard(2), Northern Shoveler(3),Northern Pintail(68), Green-winged Teal(50), Greater Scaup(12), Harlequin Duck(19), Surf Scoter(50), White-winged Scoter(2), Long-tailed Duck(5), Bufflehead(18), Common Goldeneye(8), Barrow's Goldeneye(10),  Hooded Merganser(2), Common Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(3) ,Ruddy Duck(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(2), Pacific Loon(3), Common Loon(7), Horned Grebe(17), Red-necked Grebe(3), Western Grebe(3)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brandt’s Cormorant(6), Double-crested Cormorant(3), Pelagic Cormorant(35), Great Blue Heron(16)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(12), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(150), Black Oystercatcher(2), Greater Yellowlegs(2), Black Turnstone(18), Sanderling(25), Dunlin(24)
GULLS: Mew(120), Ring-billed(3), Glaucous-winged(10)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(15), Pigeon Guillemot(32), Marbled Murrelet(6), Ancient Murrelet(3), Rhinoceros Auklet(208)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(25), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: American Crow(53), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(2)
WRENS: Pacific(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(20)
STARLING:  European Starling(120)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(6), Fox Sparrow(8), Song Sparrow(14), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(23)

 Camano Island – Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The best bird of the day was seeing the dark morph Rough-legged Hawk.  We also enjoyed lots of Barrow’s Goldeneye.
59 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Rex, Graham, Wilma, Jim and Judy
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(30), Canada Goose(32), Trumpeter Swan(78), American Wigeon(58), Mallard(50), Northern Pintail(6), Green-winged Teal(263), Ring-necked Duck(10), Greater Scaup(53), Harlequin Duck(3), Surf Scoter(258), White-winged Scoter(8), Bufflehead(12), Common Goldeneye(3), Barrow's Goldeneye(141),  Common Merganser(16), Red-breasted Merganser(7)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: Wild Turkey(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(1), Horned Grebe(8), Red-necked Grebe(3)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(325), Pelagic Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(16)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Rough-legged Hawk(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Greater Yellowlegs(1), Dunlin(800)
GULLS: Mew(500), Glaucous-winged(100)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(2), Marbled Murrelet(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(2), Eurasian Collared-Dove(46), Mourning Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(3)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1), Chestnut-backed(20)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(11)
STARLING:  European Starling(150)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(12), Dark-eyed Junco(8)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(27), Western Meadowlark(23), Brewer's Blackbird(3)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(7), House Sparrow(5)

 South Whidbey Island – Tuesday March 8, 2015
The best part of this trip was the morning birdwatching as we were finding a lot of birds everywhere that we stopped.  There were lots of ducks on Ewing road, a variety of small birds at Lone lake and at the environmental learning center at Maxwelton, and Plovers and Dunlin at Sunlight Beach.  The wind picked up so afternoon birding at Crocket Lake was not as good as usual.  We did get the greatest view of a Northern Shrike sitting on a post right off the road at Crocket Lake.  During the day we found our first swallows and Rufous hummingbirds of this year.
76 species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Wilma, Virginia, Graham, Barb, Art, Rex, Judy, Frank, Sherrill, Sue, Ann and Ben
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(310), Canada Goose(26), Wood Duck(2), Gadwall(21),  American Wigeon(162), Mallard(82), Cinnamon Teal(4), Northern Shoveler(15),Northern Pintail(31), Green-winged Teal(66), Ring-necked Duck(6), Greater Scaup(16), Surf Scoter(50), White-winged Scoter(6), Bufflehead(27), Common Goldeneye(4), Barrow's Goldeneye(36),  Hooded Merganser(9), Red-breasted Merganser(14) ,Ruddy Duck(20)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(5), Common Loon(3), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(17), Red-necked Grebe(3), Western Grebe(5)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brant’s Cormorant(2), Double-crested Cormorant(14), Pelagic Cormorant(39), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(14), Merlin(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(12)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(35), Killdeer(2), Dunlin(2,000)
GULLS: Mew(150), Ring-billed(76), Glaucous-winged(50)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(15), Rhinoceros Auklet(7)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(115), Mourning Dove(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1), Rufous(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(15)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(60), Common Raven(4)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(12), Violet-green Swallow(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(4), Chestnut-backed(3)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(6)
WRENS: Bewick's(6), Pacific(8), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(1), Ruby-crowned(15)
THRUSHES: American Robin(16), Varied Thrush(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(235)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(11), Song Sparrow(4), White-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(56)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(14), Brewer's Blackbird(10)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(1), Pine Siskin(11), American Goldfinch(2), House Sparrow(3)

 Blaine, Birch Bay & Semiahmoo – Tuesday, March 15, 2015
We did find an Eared Grebe at Birch Bay State Park.  We saw three Loon species-Common, Red-throated and Pacific.  The shorebirds on the dock at Semiahmoo were enjoyed by all.  Our bird count was high for the day because we saw almost all ducks on our list. 
79 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Virginia, Graham, Jim, Art, Carlos, Blair, Sandy, Sharon, Janelle, Nancy, Joyce, Rex, Reg, Dick and Wilma
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(300), Cackling Goose(200), Canada Goose(25), Gadwall(1),  Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(60), Mallard(22), Northern Shoveler(1),Northern Pintail(83), Green-winged Teal(12), Ring-necked Duck(20), Greater Scaup(275), Lesser Scaup(1), Harlequin Duck(6), Surf Scoter(400), White-winged Scoter(400), Black Scoter(3), Long-tailed Duck(21), Bufflehead(17), Common Goldeneye(12), Barrow's Goldeneye(12),  Hooded Merganser(5), Common Merganser(14), Red-breasted Merganser(3) ,Ruddy Duck(20)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(18), Pacific Loon(45), Common Loon(14), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(20), Red-necked Grebe(3), Eared Grebe(1), Western Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(33), Pelagic Cormorant(4), Great Blue Heron(36)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(7), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(4), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Black Oystercatcher(1), Greater Yellowlegs(2), Black Turnstone(21), Sanderling(12), Dunlin(120)
GULLS: Mew(300), Ring-billed(12), Herring(1), Glaucous-winged(30)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(12), Eurasian Collared-Dove(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(2)
CORVIDS: American Crow(15)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(50), Violet-green Swallow(10)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(6)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(31), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(2),Golden-crowned Sparrow(25), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(1), Brewer's Blackbird(3)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(8), House Sparrow(6)

 Snoqualmie River – Tuesday, April 22, 2016
Birds of the day include seeing the Greater White-fronted Geese and the 5 Sapsuckers, 180 Cackling Geese and the Wilson’s Snipe.
60 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Art, Virginia, Terry, Mary, Jim, Rex, Sue, Frank, Sherrill, Reg, Pam, John and Graham
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Greater White-fronted Goose(20), Cackling Goose(180), Canada Goose(8), Trumpeter Swan(8), Wood Duck(3), Gadwall(2),  American Wigeon(62), Mallard(22), Northern Shoveler(35), Green-winged Teal(19), Ring-necked Duck(26), Bufflehead(24), Common Goldeneye(3), Hooded Merganser(5), Common Merganser(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(3)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(15), Red-tailed Hawk(3), American Kestrel(3)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Greater Yellowlegs(5), Wilson’s Snipe(1)
GULLS: Mew(15), Glaucous-winged(10)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(20), Eurasian Collared-Dove(18)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(2), Rufous(2),
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(5), Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(50), Common Raven(12)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(6), Violet-green Swallow(3)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(33)
MIMIDS: Gray Catbird(),
STARLING:  European Starling(6)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(2), White-crowned Sparrow(3),Golden-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(100), Western Meadowlark(1), Brewer's Blackbird(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(1), American Goldfinch(1), House Sparrow(3)

 Point-No-Point – Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The sighting of the day was seeing the Brandt’s Cormorants in breeding plumage at the ferry Dock.  It was easy to identify these birds as we saw both the pale throat patch and the bright blue above it.  We also enjoyed watching the Ring-billed Gulls dancing in circles in the sand with their feet to bring food up to the surface.  Many of us had never seen this behavior.
79 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Joyce, Jim, Ann, Art, Jim B., Sherrill, Sue, Allen, Michael, David, Ben, Kathleen, Pam, Graham, Marty, Ann, Rick, Janelle, Nancy, Jeff, Rex, Reg and John
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(30), Canada Goose(4), Eurasian Wigeon(2), American Wigeon(12), Mallard(4), Greater Scaup(1), Surf Scoter(4), White-winged Scoter(5), Black Scoter(6), Long-tailed Duck(2), Bufflehead(16), Barrow's Goldeneye(1),  Red-breasted Merganser(2) ,Ruddy Duck(1)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: Ring-necked Pheasant(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(2), Pacific Loon(3), Common Loon(3), Horned Grebe(20), Red-necked Grebe(12), Western Grebe(4)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brandt’s Cormorant(4), Double-crested Cormorant(4), Pelagic Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(2)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(15), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(35), Killdeer(1), Dunlin(75)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(3), Mew(8), Ring-billed(20), Glaucous-winged(4)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(1), Pigeon Guillemot(3), Marbled Murrelet(25), Rhinoceros Auklet(4)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(1), Eurasian Collared-Dove(6)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(3), Rufous(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), Western Scrub-Jay(3), American Crow(13), Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(2), Violet-green Swallow(6), Northern Rough-winged Swallow(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2), Bushtit(8)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(7)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(45)
STARLING:  European Starling(12)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(10), Savannah Sparrow(1), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(18),Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(2)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(10), Brewer's Blackbird(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(2), Pine Siskin(3), House Sparrow(4)