Trip Reports 2017 October - December

 Silvana Roads – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The first field of Snow Geese have arrived and seen at Port Susan.  We also found a Northern Shrike, Horned Lark and Pipit’s for the day.  We were allowed access to the sewer lagoon and pickup up many waterfowl species.  Much to our surprise a photo was taken and we actually saw a Palm Warbler instead of what we thought was a kinglet.
70 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Wilma, Rex, Merilee, Val, Mary, Rick, Ken, Sue, Sherrill, Marty, Shankar, Almet, Ray, Jim, Graham, Michael, Pam and John
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(500), Cackling Goose(3), Canada Goose(1), Gadwall(n/a),  American Wigeon(1),Mallard(n/a), Northern Shoveler(n/a), Green-winged Teal(6), Northern Pintail(1), Redhead(2), Ring-necked Duck(15), Lesser Scaup(4), Bufflehead(3),  Hooded Merganser(3), Common Merganser(10), Ruddy Duck(15)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(4), Western grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(2)
VULTURE: Turkey Vulture(1)
RAPTORS: Osprey(1), Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(5), Red-tailed Hawk(2), American Kestrel(4), Merlin(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(4), American Coot(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Dunlin(15), Wilson’s Snipe(1)
GULLS: Ring-billed(15), Glaucous-winged(12)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(200), Eurasian Collared-Dove(12), Mourning Dove(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(3)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(5)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(5),Western Scrub-Jay(3), American Crow(40), Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Horned Lark(1), Barn Swallow(10)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(6)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Pacific(1), Marsh(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(350)
PIPITS: American Pipit(16)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Orange-crowned(1), Yellow-rumped(25) ,Palm Warbler(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(10), Golden-crowned Sparrow(15), Dark-eyed Junco(6)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(52), Brewer's Blackbird(53), Brown-headed Cowbird(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(16), American Goldfinch(70)

Point-No-Point – October 10, 2017
The bird of the day was seeing the Parasitic Yeager.  We also found all three scoters.
There were lots of Bonaparte’s and Heermann’s Gulls.
61 Species I’d (Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Joyce, Graham, Ken, Sherrill, Sue, Rick, Phil D. Rex, Kathleen, Ray, Loren and John
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(30), Canada Goose(50), American Wigeon(75), Mallard(150), Northern Shoveler(10), Green-winged Teal(4), Northern Pintail(30), Ring-necked Duck(n/a), Black Scoter(6), Surf Scoter(150), White-winged Scoter(10), Common Merganser(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Pacific Loon(17), Common Loon(9), Horned Grebe(35), Red-necked Grebe(14)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brant’s Cormorant(5), Double-crested Cormorant(18), Pelagic Cormorant(6), Great Blue Heron(12)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(2), Red-tailed Hawk(n/a)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(200), Heermann's(120), Mew(2), Ring-billed(3), California(2), Glaucous-winged(10)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Parasitic Jeager(1)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(1), Pigeon Guillemot(5), Marbled Murrelet(3), Rhinoceros Auklet(3)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(50), Eurasian Collared-Dove(6), Mourning Dove(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(5)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(2)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(5)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(13),Western Scrub-Jay(3), American Crow(6), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1), Marsh(3)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(n/a), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(8)
STARLING: European starling(50)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(6)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(4A), Song Sparrow(3), White-crowned Sparrow(15), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(3) BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(15)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(2), House Sparrow(1)

Spencer Island – Tuesday, October 17, 2017
We birded for about 1 ½ hours and within that time it started raining very hard so we decided to make it a day.  We did get to see the Waterfowl and shorebirds in the ponds before we got rained out.
30 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Joyce, Graham, Rex, John and Art
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(24), Gadwall(1),  Mallard(50), Northern Shoveler(100), Green-winged Teal(30), Northern Pintail(6), Ring-necked Duck(75), Greater Scaup(18), Ruddy Duck(350)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(1), Northern Harrier(2), Peregrine Falcon(n/a)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(40)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Short-billed Dowitcher(5), Long-billed Dowitcher(15), GULLS: Bonaparte's(6), Mew(4), Glaucous-winged(25)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(12)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(2)
WRENS: Marsh(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Song Sparrow(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(6)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(15)

 Blackie’s Spit &White Rock – Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017
At the dike at the airport we saw waxwings, White and Gold Crowned Sparrows, a Shrike, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.  There were 1000’s of waterfowl, but they were too far out to Id.  At Blackie Spit we had our 2 godwits and one curlew and were surprised to find a Caspian Tern this late in the season.
67 Species were I’d (Appox Qty.)
Joyce, Virginia, Michael, Amy, Jim, Graham, Janelle, Judy, Phil, Val, Rex, Victor, Sherrill, Frank, Marty and Sue
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(59), Cackling Goose(14), Gadwall(2),  Eurasian Wigeon(10), American Wigeon(300), Mallard(400), Green-winged Teal(50), Northern Pintail(12), Surf Scoter(25), White-winged Scoter(1), Red-breasted Merganser(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(15), Horned Grebe(15), Red-necked Grebe(2), Western Grebe(16)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(4), Great Blue Heron(12)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(14), Northern Harrier(2), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Peregrine Falcon(2)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(30), Greater Yellowlegs(20), Lesser Yellowlegs(8), Long-billed Curlew(1), Marbled Godwit(2), Dunlin(1000), Long-billed Dowitcher(12),
GULLS: Mew(1), Ring-billed(15), California(1), Glaucous-winged(100)
TERNS, JEAGERS: Caspian Tern(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Eurasian Collared-Dove(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(4)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(4), American Crow(22)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted Nuthatch(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1),  Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(12)
STARLING:  European Starling(300)
WAXWINGS: Cedar(30)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Savannah Sparrow(2), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(15), Golden-crowned Sparrow(15), Dark-eyed Junco(14)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(15), Western Meadowlark(5)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(6), House Finch(6), Pine Siskin(15), American Goldfinch(4), House Sparrow(1)

  
Fir Island – Tuesday, October 31, 2017
This was a good birding day.  We watched 2 Shrikes flying and squacking around with the Black Phoebe.  Hope they were not after the Phoebe.  Also saw a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and a Bittern. 
68 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Virginia, Joyce, Janelle, Phil, Jeff, Art, Val, Merilee, Pam, John, Michael, Ginger, Sue, Rick, Blair, Reg, Jim, Rex and Graham
CHECKLIST:s
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(1500), Cackling Goose(30), Canada Goose(6), Trumpeter Swan(24), American Wigeon(252), Mallard(58), Northern Shoveler(16), Green-winged Teal(1), Northern Pintail(18), Ring-necked Duck(7), Bufflehead(2),  Hooded Merganser(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(5)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: American Bittern(1), Great Blue Heron(5)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(6), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Rough-legged Hawk(1), American Kestrel(8), Merlin(2), Peregrine Falcon(2)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(10), Killdeer(6), Sharp-tailed Sandpiper(1), Greater Yellowlegs(42), Dunlin(1023), Long-billed Dowitcher(8)
GULLS: Mew(50), Ring-billed(120)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(24), Eurasian Collared-Dove(12), Mourning Dove(2)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(3)
FLYCATICHERS:  Black Phoebe(1)
SHRIKES: Northern Shrike(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(4), American Crow(100), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(17)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(3)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(1,000)
PIPITS: American Pipit(35)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(3)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(6), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(7), Lincoln's Sparrow(1),White-crowned Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(10), Dark-eyed Junco(105)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(15), Western Meadowlark(22), Brewer's Blackbird(35)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(3), Pine Siskin(75), American Goldfinch(1), House Sparrow(1)

Samish Flats – Tuesday, November 7. 2017
67 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Joyce, Virginia, Merilee, Phil D., Pam, John, Ginger, Beverly, Sue, Sherrill, Rick, Ray, Loren, Reg, Jim, Rex, John, Janelle, Nancy, Art, Jeff, Val and Terri
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(77), Cackling Goose(3), Trumpeter Swan(35), Tundra Swan(3), American Wigeon(4), Mallard(90), Northern Pintail(23), Redhead(2), Lesser Scaup(160), White-winged Scoter(3), Long-tailed Duck(1), Bufflehead(290),  Common Goldeneye(4), Red-breasted Merganser(n/a)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(6), Pacific Loon(4), Common Loon(2), Horned Grebe(n/a), Red-necked Grebe(n/a), Western grebe(n/a)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(n/a), Pelagic Cormorant(n/a), Great Blue Heron(20)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(10), Northern Harrier(7), Sharp-shinned Hawk(n/a), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Rough-legged Hawk(14), American Kestrel(2), Merlin(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(3), Killdeer(12), Dunlin(500)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(n/a), Mew(1), Ring-billed(50), Glaucous-winged(8)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(n/a)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Eurasian Collared-Dove(12)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(n/a)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(4)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(3), Common Raven(4)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(10), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(1500)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(n/a), White-crowned Sparrow(2), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(15), Western Meadowlark(n/a)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(2), Pine Siskin(50), House Sparrow(1)

 Reifel, Boundary Bay & Sandy Point – Tuesday, November 14, 2017
56 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Rex. Blair, Jim, Graham, Victor
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(50), Canada Goose(1), Trumpeter Swan(25), Wood Duck(1), Gadwall(20),  American Wigeon(300), Mallard(1500), Northern Shoveler(10), Green-winged Teal(3), Northern Pintail(40), Ring-necked Duck(4), White-winged Scoter(2), Bufflehead(4),  Common Goldeneye(4), Hooded Merganser(5), Common Merganser(8)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(1), Pied-billed Grebe(2), Horned Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(2), Western grebe(5)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(2), Great Blue Heron(8), Black-crowned Night-Heron(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(6), Northern Harrier(2), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(4), Rough-legged Hawk(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1), American Coot(15), Sandhill Crane(4)
SHOREBIRDS: Greater Yellowlegs(1), Dunlin(12), Long-billed Dowitcher(25),
GULLS: Ring-billed(100), Glaucous-winged(300)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(50), Eurasian Collared-Dove(4)
OWLS: Snowy Owl(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(5), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(20)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(50)
THRUSHES: American Robin(20)
STARLING:  European Starling(200)
PIPITS: American Pipit(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(8), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(5), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(8)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(6), Western Meadowlark(1),
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Sparrow(25)

 Blaine, Birch Bay & Semiahmoo – Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The bird of the day had to be taking a side trip to LaConner and seeing the Male Painted Bunting. 
63 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Joyce, Jim, Art, Graham, Victoria, Jeff, Ken
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(1), Brant(200), Canada Goose(150), Trumpeter Swan(50), American Wigeon(1), Mallard(47), Northern Pintail(135), Ring-necked Duck(30), Greater Scaup(20), Lesser Scaup(100), Harlequin Duck(10), Black Scoter(2), Surf Scoter(132), White-winged Scoter(500), Long-tailed Duck(6), Bufflehead(40),  Common Goldeneye(22), Barrow's Goldeneye(20), Common Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(3), Ruddy Duck(6)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(2), Common Loon(30), Pied-billed Grebe(2), Horned Grebe(20), Red-necked Grebe(1), Western grebe(15)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(40), Pelagic Cormorant(30), Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(4), Northern Harrier(1), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(6)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(2), Black Turnstone(32), Sanderling(7)
GULLS: Mew(2), Glaucous-winged(15)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(30), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
OWLS: Snowy Owl(1)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: American Crow(62), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(6)
STARLING:  European Starling(200)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(7), White-crowned Sparrow15), Golden-crowned Sparrow(3), Dark-eyed Junco(15), Painted Bunting(1)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Brewer's Blackbird(47)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(2), House Finch(4), House Sparrow(2)

Clear Lake and Samish Flats – Tuesday, November 28, 2017
This was a very rainy day with flooding in some areas that restricted our bird watching. 
53 Species I’d 53(Approx. Qty.)
Phil, Virginia, Joyce, Wilma, Art, Melinda, Phil D., Ray, Rex, Loren, Reg, Rick, sue, Frank, Jim and Graham
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(n/a), Canada Goose(n/a), Trumpeter Swan(100), American Wigeon(100), Mallard(50), Northern Shoveler(1), Green-winged Teal(2), Northern Pintail(85), Lesser Scaup(n/a), Surf Scoter(6), White-winged Scoter(2), Bufflehead(3),  Common Goldeneye(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(12), Great Blue Heron(2),
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(21), Northern Harrier(3), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(4), Rough-legged Hawk(2), American Kestrel(2), Merlin(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(4), Dunlin(2 K)
GULLS; Ring-billed Gull(150), Glaucous-winged Gull(6)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(6), Mourning Dove(4)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(1), Downy Woodpecker(2), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(2)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(8), Common Raven(10)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(1)
WRENS: Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(1)
STARLING:  European Starling(500)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(10)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(100), Western Meadowlark(10), Brewer's Blackbird(200)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Pine Siskin(350)

 Snohomish Area – Tuesday, December 5, 2017
54 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Wilma, Virginia, Joyce, Phil, Ray, Rex, Loren, Rick, Sue, Bev, Reg, Ken, Sherrill, Art, Judy and Val
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(3 K), Canada Goose(8), Trumpeter Swan(17), Gadwall(21),  American Wigeon(60), Mallard(300), Northern Shoveler(150), Green-winged Teal(4), Ring-necked Duck(112), Greater Scaup(2), Lesser Scaup(200), Bufflehead(50),  Common Goldeneye(8), Hooded Merganser(13), Ruddy Duck(13)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(6), Great Blue Heron(8)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Northern Harrier(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Peregrine Falcon(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(50)
GULLS: Mew(1), Ring-billed(6), Thayer's(1),  Glaucous-winged(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(120)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(5), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(21)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(306), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2), Chestnut-backed(2)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific Wren(1), Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(6), Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(8)
STARLING:  European Starling(n/a)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Townsend's(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(9), White-crowned Sparrow(12), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(12)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(2)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(3), Pine Siskin(100)

Lummi Flats – Tuesday, December 12, 2017
We finally lucked out on the weather and had a nice sunny day at Lummi.  We always enjoy seeing the Rough-legged Hawks in this area.  We got to see the Snowy Owl and shorebirds at Sandy Point.  The best bird of the day was at lunch at the Indian headquarters.  We watched a Hermit thrush on the lawn for most of the lunch time.
64 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Joyce, Virginia, Wilma, Barb, Art, Jeff, Merilee, Rick, Melinda, Willy, Sue, Ken, Rex, Reg and Bev
CHECKLIST:
WATERFOWL:  Brant(200), Canada Goose(80), Trumpeter Swan(40), Gadwall(1),  Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(150), Mallard(50), Green-winged Teal(37), Northern Pintail(1 K), Redhead(2), Lesser Scaup(150), Harlequin Duck(8), Surf Scoter(50), White-winged Scoter(10), Bufflehead(36),  Common Goldeneye(35), Barrow's Goldeneye(2), Hooded Merganser(25), Common Merfanse(6), Red-breasted Merganser(4)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(5), Horned Grebe(7), Red-necked Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(14), Great Blue Heron(1)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(4), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(5), Rough-legged Hawk(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Black Oystercatcher(3), Black Turnstone(4), Sanderling(10), Dunlin(1 K)
GULLS: Glaucous-winged(6)
OWLS: Snowy Owl(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(3)
SHRIKES: Northern(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(10), Common Raven(8)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(1)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(2), Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: Hermit Thrush(1), American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(130)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(13), Lincoln's Sparrow(1),White-crowned Sparrow(3), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(7)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(30), Western Meadowlark(6),
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(3), House Finch(3)