Trip Reports 2018 January - March

 Spencer Island – Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It was 25 degrees F. today but nice and clear.  The bird of the day was seeing the Common Redpoll.  We also found a Canvasback with all of the ducks.

48 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Wilma, Virginia, Joyce, Jo, Amy, Art, Carlos, Judy, Rex, Phil, Jim, Beverly, Ken, Reg, Sue, Frank, Rick, Terry, Janelle, Victor and Sherrill
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall,  Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead,  Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk  Peregrine Falcon
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot
GULLS: Bonaparte's, Mew, Ring-billed, Western, Herring, Glaucous-winged
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker
CORVIDS: American Crow
WRENS: Marsh
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned
THRUSHES: American Robin
STARLING:  European Starling
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(), Common Redpoll

Deception Pass – Tuesday, January 9, 2018
This day started with lots of rain but by the time we got to Deception pass the Rain stopped.  We did have a cold wind during the day however.  Our best birds of the day were seeing the Redhead Ducks on Cranberry Lake, and seeing a large flock of Red-Throated Loons fly into West/North beach area going both south and east toward the birders. 
66 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Virginia, Joyce, Margaret, Wilma, Art, Carlos, Jim, Jeff, Phil, Terri, Victor, Ken, Reg, Tex, Rick, Sue, Marty and Diana
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(50), Brant(12), Cackling Goose(1), Canada Goose(119), Trumpeter Swan(48), American Wigeon(15), Mallard(12), Green-winged Teal(10), Northern Pintail(30), Redhead(5), Ring-necked Duck(25), Greater Scaup(100), Lesser Scaup(100), Harlequin Duck(2), Surf Scoter(24), Long-tailed Duck(6), Bufflehead(36),  Common Goldeneye(12), Barrow's Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(26), Common Merganser(12), Red-breasted Merganser(19)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(503), Pacific Loon(1), Common Loon(3), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(1), Western Grebe(12)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brant’s Cormorant(1), Double-crested Cormorant(2), Pelagic Cormorant(50), Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(8), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(6), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(1), Black Oystercatcher(3)
GULLS: Mew(7), Ring-billed(4), Glaucous-winged(10)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(44)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Mourning Dove(12)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(3)
CORVIDS: American Crow(2), Common Raven(3)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(5)
WRENS: Marsh(4)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(15), Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(29)
STARLING:  European Starling(4)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(7), Dark-eyed Junco(52)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(13), Western Meadowlark(1)

 Fir Island and Samish Flats – Tuesday January 16, 2018
We did get to see the Common Redpolls today at Wiley Slough.  The best bird of the day was more difficult to identify, but it was a juvenile Gyrfalcon on Best Road. 
70 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Joyce, Virginia, Pam, Wilma, Art, Jim, Victor, Ken, Frank, John, Phil, Bev, Sue, Melinda, Sherrill, Jeff, Terrie, Janelle and Nancy
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(3-1/2 K + 5 Blues), Canada Goose(10), Trumpeter Swan(630), Tundra Swan(1), Gadwall(1),  Eurasian Wigeon(6), American Wigeon(1335), Mallard(247), Northern Shoveler(24), Green-winged Teal(8), Northern Pintail(712), Ring-necked Duck(6), Surf Scoter(6), Long-tailed Duck(6), Bufflehead(7),  Common Goldeneye(12), Hooded Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(4)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(7), Common Loon(1), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Western Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(14),
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(27), Northern Harrier(14), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(4), Rough-legged Hawk(4), American Kestrel(2), Merlin(1), Gyrfalcon(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(6), Dunlin(1500)
GULLS: Mew(120), Ring-billed(50), Glaucous-winged(6)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(5), Eurasian Collared-Dove(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(3)
FLYCATICHERS:  Black Phoebe(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(2), American Crow(1), Common Raven(1)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Bank Swallow(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(3)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(3), Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(9)
STARLING:  European Starling(35)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(8), White-crowned Sparrow(15), Golden-crowned Sparrow(6), Dark-eyed Junco(25 + slate-colored)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(13), Western Meadowlark(8), Brewer's Blackbird(30)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(6), Common Redpoll(5), Pine Siskin(25), House Sparrow(n/a)

 Guemes Island – Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The highlight of the day was sitting at Dick and Sally’s house eating lunch and watching all the birds come to their feeder.  We had a Downy Woodpecker, a Red-Breasted Nuthatch and a Varied Thrush in addition to many other birds. Not counted from our trip home on highway 20 and I-5 were
AMallards, Redtail Hawks, 2 flocks of Snow Geese, Swans and an American Kestrel. 
40 species I’d on Guemes Island/5 more species on Hwy.20/I-5
Joyce, Jo, Rick, Wilma, Art, Phil, Carlos, Ray, Barb, Loren, Jim
WATERFOWL:  Northern Pintail(1), Black Scoter(1), Surf Scoter(13), Bufflehead(16),  Common Goldeneye(14), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(13)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Common Loon(4), Horned Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brant’s Cormorant(1), Double-crested Cormorant(5), Pelagic Cormorant(6)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(3), Red-tailed Hawk(1), Peregrine Falcon(1)
GULLS: Mew(2), Glaucous-winged(1)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(17)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(4)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(2), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(8), Chestnut-backed(27)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted Nuthatch(1), Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Pacific(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(7), Varied Thrush(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Song Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(65)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(15), Brewer's Blackbird(5)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(2), Pine Siskin(120), House Sparrow(4)

Silvana – Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Seeing the 5 Snow buntings on Eide Road would be the bird of the day.  A close second was watching a Dark Phase Rough-legged Hawk kiting-also at Eide Road and also the Eurasian Green-winged Teal off of 7th Ave. NE and Pioneer Hwy E..  We did see a short-eared Owl, an American Bittern and one birder saw a Palm Warbler.  
56 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Ken, Rex, Reg, Wilma, Frank, Sue, Rick, Jeff, Jo, Art, Phil, Jim, Ray Loren and Joyce
WATERFOWL:  Snow Goose(3 K), Cackling Goose(12), Trumpeter Swan(234), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(115), Mallard(286), Northern Shoveler(12), Green-winged Teal(200 + 1 Eurasian), Northern Pintail(1), Ring-necked Duck(1), Lesser Scaup(1), Bufflehead(4),  Hooded Merganser(9), Common Merganser(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: American Bittern(1), Great Blue Heron(3)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(17), Northern Harrier(5), Cooper's Hawk(2), Red-tailed Hawk(9), Rough-legged Hawk(3), American Kestrel(1), Merlin(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(50), Killdeer(2), Dunlin(200)
GULLS: Mew(470), Ring-billed(10), Glaucous-winged(91)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(300)
OWLS: Short-eared Owl(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: American Crow(12), Common Raven(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(14),), Chestnut-backed(2)
WRENS: Bewick's(3), Pacific(1), Marsh(11)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(2)
STARLING:  European Starling(2,200)
PIPITS: American Pipit(2)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Snow Bunting(5), Palm Warbler(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Savannah Sparrow(1), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(13), Lincoln's Sparrow(2),White-crowned Sparrow(79), Golden-crowned Sparrow(10), Dark-eyed Junco(82)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(2), Western Meadowlark(15), Brewer's Blackbird(50)

 Camano Island – Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The highlight of the day was our walk on Barnum Point as this was a new area for most of us.  The best bird of the day had to be the Townsend’s Solitaire on Maple Grove Road.  The other good birds to see wwere the Marbled Murrelets and the Common Murre at boat launch on Maple Grove. 
74 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Joyce, Phil B., Wilma, Amy, Jeff, Phil D., Rex, Jim, Janelle, Nancy, Frank, Melinda, Mary, Sue, Rick, Ken, Reg, Bev, Art, Jeff and Carlos
WATERFOWL:  Canada Goose(28), Trumpeter Swan(106), Tundra Swan(2), Gadwall(1),  American Wigeon(14), Mallard(37), Green-winged Teal(12), Northern Pintail(4), Ring-necked Duck(2), Lesser Scaup(121), Surf Scoter(25), White-winged Scoter(2), Bufflehead(151),  Common Goldeneye(74), Barrow's Goldeneye(10), Hooded Merganser(4), Common Merganser(76), Red-breasted Merganser(7)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Pacific Loon(7), Common Loon(1), Horned Grebe(1), Red-necked Grebe(14)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(11), Pelagic Cormorant(5), Great Blue Heron(7)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(7), Northern Harrier(2), Sharp-shinned Hawk(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(1), Rough-legged Hawk(1), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: Virginia Rail(1)
SHOREBIRDS: Wilson’s Snipe(1)
GULLS: Mew(3), Western(1), Glaucous-winged(1)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(2), Pigeon Guillemot(2), Marbled Murrelet(5)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Eurasian Collared-Dove(5), Mourning Dove(7)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(4)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(15)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(15), Chestnut-backed(54), Bushtit(20)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted Nuthatch(2), Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Bewick's(4), Pacific(1), Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(18), Ruby-crowned(3)
THRUSHES: Townsend's Solitaire(1), American Robin(4)
STARLING:  European Starling(193)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(5), Savannah Sparrow(1), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(6), White-crowned Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(45), Dark-eyed Junco(42)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(3), Western Meadowlark(1)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(4), Pine Siskin(1), House Sparrow(10)

Blaine, Birch Bay Semiahmoo – Tuesday February 13, 2018
We enjoyed following the Black Turnstones on the rock going to the Blaine docks. We got to see the Long-tailed ducks and had great views of the Black Scoters. We also saw a couple of large flocks of Pacific Loons. There was just enough wind that we did not find as many passerines as usual.
62 Species I’d(Approx. QTY.)
Wilma, Joyce, Phil, Judy, Ken, Rex, Jeff, Victoria, Barb, Ken W., Jeff, Eileen, Jo, Merilee, Reg, Sherrill, Bev, Melinda, Art, Carlos, Val, Jim, Ginger Janice and Jamie
WATERFOWL: Brant(500), Canada Goose(28), Trumpeter Swan(16), Gadwall(2), Eurasian Wigeon(3), American Wigeon(308), Mallard(700), Green-winged Teal(20), Northern Pintail(600), Ring-necked Duck(1), Greater Scaup(100), Lesser Scaup(102), Harlequin Duck(3), Black Scoter(10), Surf Scoter(75), White-winged Scoter(1500), Long-tailed Duck(12), Bufflehead(30), Common Goldeneye(20), Barrow's Goldeneye(6), Hooded Merganser(10), Common Merganser(11), Red-breasted Merganser(3), Ruddy Duck(25)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Pacific Loon(250), Common Loon(6), Pied-billed Grebe(2), Horned Grebe(15), Red-necked Grebe(2), Eared Grebe(2)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(3), Pelagic Cormorant(8), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(10), Red-tailed Hawk(3), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(53)
SHOREBIRDS: Black Oystercatcher(3), Greater Yellowlegs(1), Black Turnstone(22), Sanderling(12), Dunlin(2K)
GULLS: Mew(10), Ring-billed(12)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(13)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(3), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
CORVIDS: American Crow(20), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(1)
STARLING: European Starling(100)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(1), Song Sparrow(9), White-crowned Sparrow(1), Golden-crowned Sparrow(22), Dark-eyed Junco(9)

Carnation – Tuesday, February 19, 2018
51 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Jim, Joyce, Graham, Rex, Jeff, Eileen, Jeff, Art, Melinda, Willie, Sue, Bev, Sherrill, Frank and Ken
WATERFOWL: Cackling Goose(89), Canada Goose(8), Trumpeter Swan(160), Wood Duck(1), Gadwall(12), American Wigeon(4), Mallard(100), Northern Shoveler(20), Green-winged Teal(6), Ring-necked Duck(8), Bufflehead(2), Hooded Merganser(6), Common Merganser(2)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(4)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), American Bittern(1), Great Blue Heron(6)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(10), Northern Harrier(2), Red-tailed Hawk(8), American Kestrel(2)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(17),
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(4), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(1), Hairy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(3), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(515), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(15), Bushtit(14)
WRENS: Bewick's(1), Pacific(2), Marsh(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(10), Ruby-crowned(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(22)
STARLING: European Starling(200)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(5), Song Sparrow(12), Golden-crowned Sparrow(25), Dark-eyed Junco(50)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(1500), Western Meadowlark(1), Brewer's Blackbird(1)

 Port Townsend – Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The best part of the day was seeing 80 species.  The shorebirds at Marrowstone were a treat. Brant’s cormorants were at the ferry dock at Kingston. We enjoyed spotting some California Quail in a yard as we parked to wait for birders to catch up with the lead car.
Virginia, Joyce Kathleen, Wilma, Phil, Art, Carlos, Reg, Jo, Rex, Frank, Jim, Graham, Sherrill, Sue, Ken, Melinda, Rick and Bev
WATERFOWL: Brant(306), Canada Goose(7), Trumpeter Swan(n/a), Gadwall(6), American Wigeon(50), Mallard(22), Northern Shoveler(1), Green-winged Teal(50), Northern Pintail(120), Harlequin Duck(18), Surf Scoter(12), White-winged Scoter(4), Long-tailed Duck(6), Bufflehead(34), Common Goldeneye(45), Barrow's Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(10), Common Merganser(31), Red-breasted Merganser(6), Ruddy Duck(25)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: California Quail(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(2), Pacific Loon(1), Common Loon(7), Pied-billed Grebe(6), Horned Grebe(37), Red-necked Grebe(22)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Brant’s Cormorand(1), Double-crested Cormorant(2), Pelagic Cormorant(11), Great Blue Heron(2)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(14), Northern Harrier(1), Red-tailed Hawk(3), Merlin(1),
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(24)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(150), Killdeer(3), Black Oystercatcher(3), Greater Yellowlegs(2), Black Turnstone(24), Surfbird(1), Sanderling(50), Dunlin(200)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(1), Mew(15), Ring-billed(1), Glaucous-winged(6)
ALCIDS: Common Murre(1), Pigeon Guillemot(19), Marbled Murrelet(2), Rhinoceros Auklet(1)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(15), Eurasian Collared-Dove(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(1), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(26), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(2), Bushtit(10)
WRENS: Pacific(2)
KINGLETS: Ruby-crowned(1)
THRUSHES: American Robin(45), Varied Thrush(6)
STARLING: European Starling(2)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(1), Song Sparrow(5), White-crowned Sparrow(6), Golden-crowned Sparrow(1), Dark-eyed Junco(4)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(5)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(1), House Finch(6), Pine Siskin(12), House Sparrow(1)
Snohomish – Tuesday, March 6, 2018
You felt like spring was in the air as we heard many of the smaller birds singing and saw several Yellow-rumped Warblers at the Snohomish sewer lagoons walk. The Ruddy Ducks were getting their blue becks and the Golden-eyes were nodding heads at each other. The birds of the day were seeing our first tree swallows of the year.
55 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Jim, Virginia, Wilma, Jeff R., Jeff, Eileen, Rex, Phil, Sue, Sherrill, Reg, Bev, Art, Judy, Val, Jo and Barb.
WATERFOWL: Cackling Goose(32), Canada Goose(24), Trumpeter Swan(100), Wood Duck(1), Gadwall(17), American Wigeon(185), Mallard(147), Northern Shoveler(5), Green-winged Teal(7), Northern Pintail(6), Ring-necked Duck(44), Greater Scaup(2), Lesser Scaup(300), Bufflehead(14), Common Goldeneye(4), Hooded Merganser(6), Common Merganser(4), Ruddy Duck(43)
LOONS, GREBES: Pied-billed Grebe(7)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(10), Great Blue Heron(15)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(10), Northern Harrier(3), Red-tailed Hawk(11 + 1 Harlen’s), American Kestrel(1)
RAILS, CRANES: American Coot(162)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(6)
GULLS: Mew(3)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Eurasian Collared-Dove(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(3)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(6), Pileated Woodpecker(1)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(3), American Crow(12)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(6)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(8), Bushtit(40)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted Nuthatch(2), Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(5), Marsh(5)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(9), Ruby-crowned(10)
THRUSHES: American Robin(11)
STARLING: European Starling(6)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(4), Townsend's(1)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(10), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(9)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(11)

Point Roberts – Tuesday, March 13, 2018
We started the day at the lighthouse Marine Park and spent most of the morning spotting waterfowl. We especially enjoyed the Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks and Black Scoters. We had several flocks of Scaup flying past, but never landing. We ended the day at boundary Bay enjoying the shorebirds and two Long-Eared Owls.
69 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Helen, Nancy, Janelle, Jo, John, Rex, Phil, Sue, Ken, Rick, Bev, Judy, Carlos, Art, Jim, Wilma, Virginia and Joyce
WATERFOWL: Brant(150), Canada Goose(10), Gadwall(3), American Wigeon(103), Mallard(45), Northern Shoveler(2), Green-winged Teal(65), Northern Pintail(8), Greater Scaup(308), Harlequin Duck(75), Black Scoter(4), Surf Scoter(100), White-winged Scoter10(), Long-tailed Duck(50), Bufflehead(2), Common Goldeneye(12), Barrow's Goldeneye(1), Hooded Merganser(2), Red-breasted Merganser(5)
LOONS, GREBES: Common Loon(30), Horned Grebe(6), Red-necked Grebe(4)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(n/a), Pelagic Cormorant(n/a), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(106), Northern Harrier(1), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(5)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(51), Killdeer(3), Greater Yellowlegs(1), Black Turnstone(12), Sanderling(120), Dunlin(23K), Wilson’s Snipe(6)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(1), Mew(165), California(12), Glaucous-winged(12)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(8), Marbled Murrelet(2), Rhinoceros Auklet(2)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(8), Eurasian Collared-Dove(4)
OWLS: Long-earred Owl(2)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Northern Flicker(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1), American Crow(31), Common Raven(1)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(3), Chestnut-backed(4),
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted Nuthatch(1), Brown Creeper(2)
WRENS: Pacific(2)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(3)
THRUSHES: American Robin(16), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING: European Starling(6)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(2), Song Sparrow(4), White-crowned Sparrow(8), Golden-crowned Sparrow(4), Dark-eyed Junco(4),
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(12)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: House Finch(5), House Sparrow(6)

 Fir Island & Samish Flats -Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It was a windy cold day for birdwatching. We saw most of our birds On Fir Island. The sighting of the day would be seeing the Clark’s Grebe. We enjoyed the Snow Geese and Swans knowing that they will soon be migrating North. We identified the Tundra Swans flying overhead with their unique call.
Janice, Ginger, Sue, Jim, Randy, Rex, Phil, Nancy, Junelle, Eileen, Jeff, Rick, Sue, Bev, Melinda, Terri, Rick, Ken, Frank, Joyce, Wilma, Virginia and Jim
80 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
WATERFOWL: Snow Goose(10K), Brant(2K), Canada Goose(6) Trumpeter Swan(150), Tundra Swan(15),Wood Duck(4), Gadwall(6), Eurasian Wigeon(1), American Wigeon(1,000), Mallard(500), Northern Shoveler(6), Green-winged Teal(150), Northern Pintail(10), Ring-necked Duck(n/a), Greater Scaup(n/a), Black Scoter(25), Surf Scoter(n/a), Long-tailed Duck(8), Bufflehead(30), Common Goldeneye(1), Barrow's Goldeneye(2), Hooded Merganser(1), Common Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(31)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Common Loon(6), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(5), Red-necked Grebe(2), Clarks Grebe(1)
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(1), Great Blue Heron(29),
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(22), Northern Harrier(2), Cooper's Hawk(1), Red-tailed Hawk(6), Rough-legged Hawk(1), American Kestrel(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Black-bellied Plover(1), Killdeer(6), Greater Yellowlegs(4), Least Sandpiper(6), Dunlin(600)
GULLS: Mew(1), Ring-billed(1). Glaucous-wings(3)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(4), Eurasian Collared-Dove(2), Mourning Dove(4)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(4), Rufous(1)
WOODPECKERS: Downy Woodpecker(2), Northern Flicker(6)
CORVIDS: American Crow(12), Common Raven(3)
LARKS, SWALLOWS: Tree Swallow(25), Violet-green Swallow(25)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(4), Bushtit(10)
WRENS: Bewick's(2), Pacific(1), Marsh(1)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(3), Ruby-crowned(2)
THRUSHES: American Robin(15), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING: European Starling(40)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(3), Fox Sparrow(2), Song Sparrow(10), White-crowned Sparrow(3), Golden-crowned Sparrow(5), Dark-eyed Junco(10)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(15), Brewer's Blackbird(35)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(2), House Finch(4), Pine Siskin(8), House Sparrow(8)

Point no Point – March 27, 2018
Birds of the day included the Eared Grebes and hearing and seeing the Hutton’s Vireos. 
73 Species I’d(Approx. Qty.)
Wilma, Virginia, Jim, Graham, Phil, Judy, Sue Art, Jeff, Frank, Rex, Reg, Kathleen, Jo, Bev, Melinda and Rick
WATERFOWL: Brant(35), Canada Goose(2), American Wigeon(4), Mallard(15), Lesser Scaup(2), Black Scoter(7), Surf Scoter(23), White-winged Scoter(3), Bufflehead(7), Common Goldeneye(6), Hooded Merganser(1), Red-breasted Merganser(15)
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS: Ring-necked Pheasant(1)
LOONS, GREBES: Red-throated Loon(1), Pacific Loon(4), Common Loon(15), Pied-billed Grebe(1), Horned Grebe(9), Red-necked Grebe(16), Eared Grebe(4), Western
PELICANTS, HERONS, IBIS: Double-crested Cormorant(8), Pelagic Cormorant(7), Great Blue Heron(4)
RAPTORS: Bald Eagle(6), Red-tailed Hawk(2), Peregrine Falcon(2)
SHOREBIRDS: Killdeer(3)
GULLS: Bonaparte's(2), Mew(2), Western(1), California(1), Glaucous-winged(n/a)
ALCIDS: Pigeon Guillemot(2), Rhinoceros Auklet(6)
DOVES, PIGEONS: Rock Pigeon(48), Eurasian Collared-Dove(8)
HUMMINGBIRDS: Anna's(3), Rufous(1)
KINGFISHER: Belted Kingfisher(1)
WOODPECKERS: Red-breasted Sapsucker(3), Downy Woodpecker(1), Northern Flicker(8),
VIREOS: Hutton's(2)
CORVIDS: Steller's Jay(1),California Scrub-Jay(1), American Crow(16), Common Raven(2)
CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT: Black-capped(6), Chestnut-backed(1), Bushtit(5)
NUTHATCHES, CREEPER: Red-breasted Nuthatch(1), Brown Creeper(1)
WRENS: Bewick's(3), Pacific(14), Marsh(5)
KINGLETS: Golden-crowned(2), Ruby-crowned(4)
THRUSHES: American Robin(29), Varied Thrush(1)
STARLING: European Starling(6)
LONGSPURS, WARBLERS: Yellow-rumped(5)
SPARROW, TANAGERS: Spotted Towhee(4), Fox Sparrow(3), Song Sparrow(15), White-crowned Sparrow(5), Golden-crowned Sparrow(2), Dark-eyed Junco(3)
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES: Red-winged Blackbird(5)
FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH: Purple Finch(2), House Finch(4), Pine Siskin(3), House Sparrow(1)