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Bird Sightings Display (Read Only)
Jul 25, 2017 2 Years of BIRD SIGHTINGS
for Admiralty Audubon region

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Name: David Gluckman Date: 2017-07-08 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Crockett Lake Coupeville Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A Red Necked Stint has been seen at the east end Crocket Lake with Yellowlegs. If anyone sees it on this side of the water (check Kah Tai please contact me at 531-3325.Thanks.
Name: Casey Baugh Date: 2017-06-22 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Our back porch feeders. We live between Poulsbo & Kingston Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
This is the first year, in 35, that we have spotted a Western Tanager on our property this late in the year. And the first year ever it has been on our back porch.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-06-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Anderson Lake SP Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Seven birders enjoyed a great walk with lots of bird songs and sightings. Anderson Lake SP, Jefferson, Washington, US Jun 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) Comments: Admiralty Audubon field trip 38 species Wood Duck 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Turkey Vulture 4 Bald Eagle 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 1 Rufous Hummingbird 4 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-breasted Sapsucker 3 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Willow Flycatcher 5 Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3 Huttons Vireo 1 Warbling Vireo 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4 Tree Swallow 8 Violet-green Swallow 4 Barn Swallow 5 Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet 6 Swainsons Thrush 5 American Robin 12 European Starling 2 Cedar Waxwing 10 Orange-crowned Warbler 6 Common Yellowthroat 4 Black-throated Gray Warbler 2 Townsends Warbler 2 Wilsons Warbler 6 Dark-eyed Junco 2 White-crowned Sparrow 1 Savannah Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 3 Spotted Towhee 2 Black-headed Grosbeak 3 Red-winged Blackbird 6 American Goldfinch 4
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-06-05 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Nature Park north side of trail and west of the bridge Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A Bushtit nest is quite visible from the trail a little ways up. It is beautiful.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-05-31 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Hurricane Ridge Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
4 Townsends Warblers flitting in the trees at a lookout near the top of Hurricane Ridge Road
Name: Gary Perless Date: 2017-05-30 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Behind Crossroads Music store PT Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I saw a single Scrub Jay. I know this species well from growing up in Californiaam familiar
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-05-29 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: my backyard (near Cherry Street) in Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
one Townsends Solitaire on the ground beneath my sunflower seed feeder there were also some Pine Siskins there which is another first in my backyard
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-05-21 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Indian Island Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Pigeon Guillemots are nesting in the cliffs between the 4 mile marker and the isthmus.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-05-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Larry Scott Trail Cape George trailheadd Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Larry Scott Trail Cape George section, Jefferson, Washington, US May 20, 2017 9:12 AM - 12:12 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: Admiralty Audubon Field trip with 5 birders 37 species Canada Goose 5 Mallard 4 Northern Shoveler 1 Pied-billed Grebe 2 Turkey Vulture 4 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Rufous Hummingbird 2 Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 Northern Flicker 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3 Cassins Vireo 1 American Crow 2 Common Raven 2 Violet-green Swallow 10 Barn Swallow 10 Black-capped Chickadee 1 House Wren 2 Marsh Wren 2 Bewicks Wren 2 American Robin 4 Orange-crowned Warbler 3 Yellow Warbler 2 Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 Wilsons Warbler 3 Dark-eyed Junco 3 White-crowned Sparrow 8 Song Sparrow 3 Spotted Towhee 5 Black-headed Grosbeak 3 Red-winged Blackbird 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 Purple Finch 2 American Goldfinch 2
Name: Susan Henry Date: 2017-05-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Cowan Ranch, Hoko/Ozette Road, Clallam County Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
One Chipping Sparrow
Name: Susan Henry Date: 2017-05-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Neah Bay, Clallam County Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
A pair of Hudsonian Godwits
Name: Jerry Gilbert Date: 2017-05-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Silverdale ,on hwy3 just South of the CBD Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Was surprised to see 5 white pelicans flying in formation about 300 feet above the hwy!
Name: Sam Bain Date: 2017-05-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
10 western tanagers in a loose flock
Name: Diane Mulholland Date: 2017-05-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Two male Lazuli buntings perched on bushes next to willow trees on south side of the small pond about 8:30 am. I checked again this morning but could not find them.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2017-05-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Same wire 1 minute later Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Correction: a pair of Scrub Jay
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2017-05-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Lawrence and Gaines Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Scrub Jay on the wire across from Crossroads music at 4 p.m.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2017-05-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
7 Turkey Vultures kettling over the fort at 10:30 a.m.
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2017-05-07 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 14th Street above Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Black-headed Grosbeak pair at the suet and sunflower seed feeders
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2017-05-06 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 22nd St. west of Sheridan Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Two Western Tanagers.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2017-05-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A Nashville Warbler was feeding in a willow next to the south trail. It was near the west end of the trail. I believe it is a new species for the parks history list.
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2017-05-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: PT - 35th and Howard Area Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Two Evening Grosbeaks at R/J Gaspers
Name: john comstock Date: 2017-04-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: backyard Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
White-throated Sparrow--first yard record
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2017-04-26 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: PT backyard Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Hermit Thrush in the bushes.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-04-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Indian Island beach Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Oops, I meant Common Loon (not Pacific)!
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-04-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Indian Island beach at the 4 mile marker Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A lone Whimbrel, plus: Brant 150, Red-breased Merganser 15, Surf Scoter 40, Bufflehead 25, Harlequin Duck 2, Horned Grebe 2, Pacific Loon 2, Gulls, Savannah Sparrow 3, Golden-crowned Sparrow 2, White-crowned Sparrow 4
Name: Connie Bickerton Date: 2017-04-10 Seen by: 4 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden SP Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
About 5 Mountain Bluebirds at Fort Worden, in the dunes between the restroom and the beach. Images posted to ebird, pending confirmation.
Name: Renee Marth/Bill Voss Date: 2017-04-03 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near intersection of S Carnegie Ave and Cascade (north bank of Chimacum Creek) Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
FOS Violet-Green Swallows (4) flying through our yard and over our house. One perched on roof peak above swallow box. Just a couple of days later than in 2016.
Name: M&M Date: 2017-04-01 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Location: Around 11th & Hendricks Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
We heard the Ring-necked Pheasant somewhere in the field there again today.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-04-01 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Lawrence and Gaines PT Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Western Scrub Jay sitting on utility line 2:30 pm
Name: Donna Van Ackeren Date: 2017-03-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Waterfront trail in front of Bayview restaurant and the condos Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
One male Eurasian Wigeon with about 30 American Wigeons. 2 black oyster catchers on the shore and three female Harlequin ducks about 3pm.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-03-25 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Ft Flagler Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Eleven birders attended the field trip on a cloudy windless and pleasant morning of birding the sewage pond area and the spit area of the park. We spent about 3 hours enjoying good birding with good company. 36 species (+1 other taxa) Brant 100 Canada Goose 2 Gadwall 4 American Wigeon 25 Mallard 7 Northern Pintail 4 Green-winged Teal 1 Ring-necked Duck 1 Harlequin Duck 8 Surf Scoter 20 Bufflehead 12 Common Goldeneye 8 Red-breasted Merganser 3 Common Loon 3 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Horned Grebe 15 Red-necked Grebe 2 Pelagic Cormorant 25 Double-crested Cormorant 8 Great Blue Heron 1 Coopers Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Black-bellied Plover 50 Killdeer 1 Sanderling 15 Dunlin 15 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 12 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Northern Flicker 3 American Crow 5 American Robin 30 Dark-eyed Junco 12 Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 1 Red-winged Blackbird 2 House Finch 2 Pine Siskin 5
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-03-22 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: the wetland (not the big pond) near the 6.5 mile marker on the Larry Scott Trail Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
saw a Wood Duck pair swimming around in the large wetland that is adjacent to the main trail
Name: Renee Marth/Bill Voss Date: 2017-03-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near intersection of Cascade and S Carnegie Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
FOS Rufous Hummingbird at hummer feeder. In 2016 it was Feb 24th.
Name: Marie Grad Date: 2017-03-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Carlsborg area west of Sequim Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
Savannah Sparrow West of Carlsborg road. It was in some brambles along Matriotti Creek, near the Sequim Air Park, just off the ODT.
Name: Nancy Date: 2017-03-15 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Crocker Lake Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A pair of swans seen on the far side of Crocker lake. I see them almost daily from 101 highway. They are here this time of year each year.
Name: M&M Date: 2017-03-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Around 11th & Hendricks Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
We heard a Ring-necked Pheasant calling around 4:30 this afternoon.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2017-02-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Casey St. Park, Whidbey Island Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Field Trip Report. We had favorable weather with sun and light wind. We enjoyed seeing about forty four species including fifteen waterfowl species at Crockett Lake. Among these beautiful ducks was the famous Ruddy Duck. In the Straits some notable sightings were a Brandts Cormorant and four Western Grebe. The raptors seen included a Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Norther Harriers, and several teenage and adult Bald Eagles. Looking west from the ferry parking lot you can see an eagle nest in the tallest Douglas Fir on the horizon.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-02-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Hwy 19 one mile east of Chimacum corners Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
At 2:30 pm I saw an American Kestrel and a Red-tailed Hawk sitting on the utility wires along HWY 19. At home a Coopers Hawk sitting in the madrona tree.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2017-02-10 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Point Hudson by Customs Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Incredible aerial display of 62 black bellied plover showing there black axillaries or as I call them,wing pits, over the rolling waves with the setting light spotlighting them. Another 22 were close in resting on the beach as were six Dunlin running about. Around 5pm
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-02-06 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock back yard Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Just had a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Towsends Warbler and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet visiting my homemade suet feeder all at the same time. 4:30 pm
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2017-02-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Point Wilson, Fort Worden St. Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Bruce Marston found a Western Meadow Lark near the Pt. Wilson Lighthouse. The lark was sitting on the fence railing next to the light house building. It was heard chirping before it was sighted. It was viewed by two other birders. Time was about 9:30 AM.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-01-29 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
an Orange-crowned Warbler was at my backyard feeders this morning
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2017-01-28 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
While visiting a friend at Lifecare Center I saw a male Northern Harrier at the north end of the Lagoon
Name: Sandra Stowell Date: 2017-01-23 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Lynnesfield Pond Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Northern pintail drake in with the usual mallards.
Name: Richard Schneider Date: 2017-01-21 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Angeles, Civic Field, 307 S. Race St. Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
I found a snow goose feeding with a small flock of Canada geese about 4:30 pm Jan. 21. Canadas are often there at varying times of day. If the snow goose is around it will stand out like a sore thumb, even through the slat fence. This is the farthest west I have ever seen one.
Name: M&M Date: 2017-01-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Park alongside the mouth of Chimicum Creek Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
1 Eurasian Wigeon feeding on shore with lots of other wigeons.
Name: M&M Date: 2017-01-16 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Lower Oak Bay County Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Male & female Hooded Mergansers.
Name: Marian Bodart Date: 2017-01-15 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Sequim - Town Road, in the marshy area south of the old schoolhouse Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
mid-day sighting of a solitary Sandhill Crane foraging through the marsh.
Name: Sandra Stowell Date: 2017-01-14 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: F Street across from the golf course pond below Collinswood Farm "store" Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Virginia rail scratching in the duff & dead leaves very close to the sidewalk, mostly ignoring two of us stopping to look at it.
Name: Cate Hopkinson Date: 2017-01-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Upper Oak Bay County Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I spent about 45 minutes today watching a stunning male LAPLAND LONGSPUR at close range in upper Oak Bay Park. This bird showed all the characteristic field marks for the species, including the striking winter facial pattern, somewhat rust-tinged greater coverts, long primary tips, and strongly notched tail with white outer feathers. The black bib was flecked with white. I don’t know how many records there are for overwintering Lapland Longspurs in Jefferson County, but this late in the season, I imagine he might stay. If anyone is interested, he showed a strong preference for the lawn around the parking area, returning to it over and over again after being flushed by cars, walkers and dogs, so it’s possible he could be relocated tomorrow.
Name: Elaine Nye Date: 2017-01-10 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kai Tai Lagoon park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Barred Owl in evergreens at the N end. Cold & windy around lunchtime, Not much else about.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2017-01-07 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Flagler Beach, plus the Indian Island Isthmus Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Fort Flagler Campground Beach at low tide 175 Brants were feeding right next to the shore for quite a while, 35 Black Turnstones, 10 Sanderlings, 45 Dunlin, 40 Black-bellied Plovers, 6 Harlequin Ducks, 5 Horned Grebes, 8 Surf Scoters, 8 Common Golden Eyes, 7 Buffleheads, 4 Pelagic Cormorants, 2 Double-crested Cormorants, 1 Great Blue Heron,1 Song Sparrow, 3 Golden-crowned Sparrows. Indian Island Isthmus 50 Northern Pintails, 40 Green-winged Teals, 2 Killdeer, 10 Mallards, 1 Great Blue Heron, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 2 Killdeer.
Name: Jerry Gilbert Date: 2017-01-06 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Kai Tai nature park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
On my bird walk in the Kai Tai park, I was looking for the barred owl which we have been seeing here, but instead I found what I first thought was a great horned owl, so I walked home and got Ron Sikes and Robert Leporati to come back and look with me , we were joined by Tim W as well, and after a good long look, and then consulting our Sibleys we all agreed it was a long earred owl, if so , we believe it is a new species to add to the Kai Tai bird list.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-01-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
This afternoon Artemis and I saw a Bohemian Waxwing near the Jefferson Scott Street northeast corner of the walking trail that leads to the Food CoOp with a large flock of Cedar Waxwings and 200 or so American Robins forging the holly trees red berries. The reddish under tail covert was the key to finding the difference between the two species. Cedar Waxwing have yellowish under tail coverts. The frozen Lagoon allowed Norther Shovelers, Mallards, and American Coots to sit on top of the ice along the northwest shoreline together.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2017-01-03 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Corner of Clay and Scott St., Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Today my friend Jerry reported seeing the Bohemian Waxwings in the large trees near the north east corner of the holly farm above the CoOp. Last week Dan had located them in trees within the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park and just across from the CoOp parking. The Bohemians are mixed in with a flock of Cedar Waxwings. They are distinguished by their cinnamon colored under tail coverts, white splotches on their folded primaries, grayer cast, and larger size than the Cedar Waxwings.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2017-01-01 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Beach County Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Six birders attended the New Years day field trip under sunny cold skies. Not a great variety of seabird species seen. A fun time viewing the following birds. 31 species (+1 other taxa) Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 150 Mallard 4 Northern Pintail 1 Surf Scoter 4 Black Scoter 4 Bufflehead 15 Common Goldeneye 15 Hooded Merganser 3 Common Merganser 2 Common Loon 1 Horned Grebe 8 Red-necked Grebe 4 Western Grebe 8 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue Heron 5 Coopers Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Black-bellied Plover 2 Black Turnstone 8 Mew Gull 10 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 40 Annas Hummingbird 1 Belted Kingfisher 2 Northern Flicker 2 Black-capped Chickadee 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 American Robin 10 Dark-eyed Junco 4 Song Sparrow 1 House Finch 4 Purple Finch 4
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2016-12-28 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Mountain View Commons, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A Townsends Solitaire was in a cottonwood tree just across the alley from the south side of the Mountain View Commons. Also in the tree were American Robins. In another tree at the edge of a multi housing parking lot was a mature Coopers Hawk.
Name: Eileen Date: 2016-12-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: about 100 yds out from ferry dock in Port Angeles Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
1 male long-tailed duck, 2 pacific loon, 12 bufflehead at the dock: 1 male harlequin duck
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-12-03 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Chimacum Creek county park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Mid Afternoon during incoming calm tides I view the following. 32 species (+2 other taxa) Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 230 Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) 1 Mallard 31 Green-winged Teal 13 Greater Scaup 2 Surf Scoter 12 Black Scoter 4 Long-tailed Duck 2 Bufflehead 15 Common Goldeneye 35 Barrows Goldeneye 1 Hooded Merganser 2 Red-breasted Merganser 15 Pacific Loon 1 Common Loon 1 Horned Grebe 20 Red-necked Grebe 2 Western Grebe 13 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue Heron 4 Pigeon Guillemot 4 Rhinoceros Auklet 2 Mew Gull 8 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 20 Northern Flicker 1 American Crow 4 Common Raven 1 Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1 Bushtit 15 Pacific Wren 2 Bewicks Wren 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 15 Spotted Towhee 2
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2016-11-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
While Jerry Gilbert and I were watching the Trumpeter Swans and hundreds of ducks on the lagoon, Jerry spotted an Eared Grebe. This grebe is uncommon in our area and on the lagoon. It is seen here maybe once a year. We guessed there were 500 to 1000 ducks on the lagoon.
Name: Margaret Lee Date: 2016-11-20 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
10:30 AM. Six swans on the lagoon.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-11-18 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Ft Flagler RV campground spit Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
10 birders enjoyed a cool calm seas morning experiencing excellent views of the following 29 species. Brant 75 Harlequin Duck 20 Surf Scoter 40 White-winged Scoter 1 Long-tailed Duck 20 Bufflehead 25 Common Goldeneye 35 Red-breasted Merganser 40 Pacific Loon 2 Common Loon 15 Horned Grebe 25 Red-necked Grebe 4 Western Grebe 2 Pelagic Cormorant 20 Double-crested Cormorant 35 Great Blue Heron 25 flying from the hills to Indian Island Bald Eagle 1 Black-bellied Plover 45 Black Turnstone 15 Sanderling 15 Dunlin 200 Common Murre 2 Pigeon Guillemot 6 Mew Gull 4 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 20 American Crow 4 Dark-eyed Junco 10
Name: Mary Porter-Solberg Date: 2016-11-16 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: East of the Sequim Airport Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
Mary reporting for Bob and Ann from our swan study group. They found 24 adults, no juveniles, at the field east of the Sequim airport. No other swans at the other locations such as Nash/Ward area, the Schmuck Rd area or the Kitchen Dick ponds area.
Name: Marie Grad Date: 2016-11-16 Seen by: 3 birder(s)
Location: Washington Harbor Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
2 Great Egrets. Seen from the small parking lot at the end of Washington Harbor Rd. They were along the shore across from the parking lot.
Name: Mary Porter-Solberg Date: 2016-11-10 Seen by: 4 birder(s)
Location: Field east of Carlsborg (Sequim) & field off of Port Williams Road (Sequim) Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
Mary reporting for our swan study team of Kendra and Kathy. They found 18 swans, 3 were juveniles. 12 swans, all adults, were in the field east of the airport by Carlsborg. They saw 6 swans, 3 juveniles, in the middle of a large group of snow geese and cackling geese in the field just east of the lavender farm off the Port Williams road. They estimated over 100 snow geese and 300 cackling geese. Several of the swans were resting on their breasts so that it was difficult to be sure that was all but they were close enough to see the 6. It was quite a sight! The sound was awe-inspiring as well. The elk herd was moving on the other side of the road north of the road. We live in such a great place.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2016-11-10 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
This afternoon while working along the South Trail 4 Trumpeter Swans flew overhead and landed on the lagoon. They were calling as they came in and were a magnificent sight.
Name: Jerry Gilbert Date: 2016-11-07 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: CHEVY Chase pond near the golf course Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Saw 4 to 6 Canvasback ducks on the pond across from Chevy Chase golf course, both yesterday and again today.
Name: Michael Barry Date: 2016-11-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Dungeness Recreation Area Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
Found a first year American Tree Sparrow today at the Dungeness Recreation Area
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2016-10-31 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Junco with white patches Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Check out leucism on line. Very common in Juncos around here.
Name: Kristiana Nielsen Date: 2016-10-30 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: On our deck at Dungeness Meadows, Sequim Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
I continue to see a Dark-eyed Junco that has vivid patches of white scattered on its black hood and back. What would cause this?
Name: Admiralty Audubon South County birding Date: 2016-10-29 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: South Jefferson County Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
About a dozen damp birders led by Dan Waggoner braved a blustery day to visit several hot spots in South Jefferson County including Quilcene Bay, Dosewallips State Park, Big Quilcene River, Mount Walker and Discovery Bay. We observed a total of 38 species and one hybrid, including loons, grebes, mergansers, scoters, scaups, cormorants, a variety of other waterfowl species, kingfishers, gulls, crows, jays, kinglets, a Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagles.
Name: Vincent Lucas Date: 2016-10-29 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: My Yard in Port Angeles Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
I now have two White-throated Sparrows coming to my feeders in my yard on West 6th St. in Port Angeles. Unfortunately, one of the WTSPs has a bum leg but it still manages to scratch for goodies on the ground and in the platform feeder.
Name: Michael Barry Date: 2016-10-29 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Sequim Area Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
(Got fatal error will try reporting again) Saw same Swan on Schmuck and 80+ Snow Geese, 4 Meadowlark and 1 Northern Shrike there. Also saw 2 FOS for me Barrows Goldeneye at John Wayne (also seen by Gary Bullock OPAS trip). At KD Ponds was another single Trumpeter and 2 FOS for me Canvasbacks
Name: Gary Bullock and Marie Grad Date: 2016-10-29 Seen by: 4 birder(s)
Location: Schmuck Road Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
Adult Trumpeter Swan, single bird. Sighted in a field to the west of Schmuck road, in the area of the large flocks of mixed geese.
Name: Kristiana Nielsen Date: 2016-10-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Dungeness Meadows, Sequim, WA Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
I have photographed a Dark-eyed Junco that visits our feeder with the current flock of Juncos. This particular Junco has vivid patches of white scattered on its black hood and back. What would cause this?
Name: Don Willott Date: 2016-10-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: East end of Kai Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
An individual Marbled Godwit, in the early afternoon, of which I was able to bet numerous photos--including a Greater Yellowlegs in foreground for size comparison, preening with dark legs exposed, & preening with underwing feathers exposed.
Name: Lynn Schwarz Date: 2016-10-24 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Flagler Road Port Hadlock Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Barred Owl
Name: jtredrock Date: 2016-10-24 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: North Beach wooded area Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Sited a ring neck pheasant male around mid afternoon being chased by a dog.
Name: Michael Barry Date: 2016-10-24 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Schmuck Rd Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
8 Snow Geese - 3 adults and 5 juvenile with the big crowds of Cacklers
Name: Gary Bullock Date: 2016-10-22 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 3 Crabs, Dungeness Bay, Sequim Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
Two Eurasian wigeon and two "Storm" wigeon among the thousands of American Wigeon up close to the beach at high tide this afternoon. Also a Pied Billed Grebe at Helens Pond. 2:20 PM.
Name: Richard Schwarz Date: 2016-10-21 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Back yard Laurel Street Port Hadlock Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Ring necked pheasant
Name: Bruce Paige Date: 2016-10-17 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: John Wayne Marina Account, Region & State: OlympicPen, west WA (USA)
At 9:-5 this morning, a Parasitic Jaeger flew past the marina rip rap from E to W and interacted with gulls near Travis Spit before fading from view. Possibly it was carried into the Strait by recent winds.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-10-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Point Wilson Lighthouses Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A Sharp-shinned Hawk working the grassy areas. 2:30pm
Name: jerry gilbert Date: 2016-10-07 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 19th st and San Juan ave. port townsend,wa Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A western scrub jay by the corner of 19th st and san juan ave. In Port Townsend,Wa
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-10-04 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Rte 20 at 4 Corners Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
1 Turkey Vulture rocking in the wind above the road.
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2016-10-03 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Scrub Jays are being seen in Seattle area now and we have had a few near Kah Tai over the years. They are never very common.
Name: Kathy Knoblock Date: 2016-09-30 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 1609 Washington Street, Port Townsend; my birdbath and holly tree Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I believe I just watched a scrub jay bathing in my birdbath. I am an experienced birder. I watched the entire time; then consulted my western Washington field guide. I also heard it call numerous times, and I compared what I heard to Audubon recordings. I have never seen a bird like this in my yard before and I have lived here thirteen years. The bird splashed enthusiastically for five to eight minutes, calling many times. Then it flew up into my holly tree. I would love to get confirmation from others out there in the area!
Name: Daniel Waggoner Date: 2016-09-15 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I led a short field trip with approximately 20 people around Kah Tai. We had 6 species of waterfowl that were on the lagoon including Mallards, Northern Pintails, Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers, American Wigeons and Ruddy Ducks. Also had side by side comparisons of Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs. There were about a dozen Yellow-rumped Warblers that were flitting about the poplars. They are probably just arrived in the last day or two. The species count for our walk was 25.
Name: barn Date: 2016-09-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Paddled out past Point Wilson and beyond North Beach. Many gulls primarily Western and Heermans. Pigeon Guillemot Marble Murrelet Rhinoceros Auklets Common Murre Pacific Loon Blue Heron Double Crested Cormorant Harlequinn Duck Surf Scoter and some type of collared plover. Seals and one very large Sea Lion up close.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2016-08-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
It was lovely sunny calm morning for we eleven birders. We noted some upland birds in the sky and in the woodland but spent most of our time viewing birds around and on the lagoon. Some new arrivals and migrants were American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Killdeer, Lesser and Greater Yellow-legs. The Purple Martins were flying over head and Cedar Waxwings were fly catching around the tops of the shore side Lombardy Poplars. Twenty nine species were hear or observed.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-08-08 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Lincoln and Jackson Streets, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
An osprey flew over coming from the direction of Whidbey Island at 4pm.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-08-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I counted 15 Common Nighthawks flying over my residence from 2:20 pm to 2:50 pm. Perhaps the hot sunshine plus possible large bug mass overhead has attracted the nighthawks and large flock of swallows to feast.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-08-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: PT to Coupeville Ferry as approaching Coupeville Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Peregrine falcon. All the gulls scattered from the point!
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-07-30 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Ft Flagler campground spit Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A beautiful morning walk with 15 birders including one young teenager from Virginia with a passion for birds. 16 species: Harlequin Duck 40 Double-crested Cormorant 10 Pelagic Cormorant 20 Great Blue Heron 3 Bald Eagle 2 Killdeer 2 Pigeon Guillemot 4 Rhinoceros Auklet 2 Heermanns Gull 1 California Gull 15 Glaucous-winged Gull 3 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 5 Caspian Tern 80 American Crow 15 Barn Swallow 2 American Robin 5 Savannah Sparrow 8
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2016-07-14 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Sims and 10th, toward the bay Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
In response to the query by P Lee about crane sightings - we do not recall the exact date, but on or near last weekend (July 9-10), Rick briefly observed a large grayish bird flying with its neck stretched out like a crane rather than in the tucked heron position. We were at Sims and 10th near the Master Gardeners garden, looking toward the boatyard. The bird flew behind the trees before I could see it.
Name: P. Lee Date: 2016-07-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Monday morning I saw what sounded and looked like a Sandhill Crane flying over the city. Big grayish beige bird with long thin neck extended straight forward as it flew. Did anybody else see it?
Name: Bev McNeil (posted by DB Jahnke) Date: 2016-07-08 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Anderson Lake Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
It was a very nice group of six and very good birding at Lake Anderson where we met at 9 AM. Three highlights were 1) Just as we were leaving the parking area someone spotted a male Western Tanager and we all got to view it and heard them calling throughout the walk. 2) We spotted a female American Goldfinch in the middle of a tree not far from a grassy trail as she was flying back and forth to her nest. 3) Nearby was a Willow Flycatcher that one of the group identified and we learned the typical call. (That was a new one for me.) Birds spotted and I hope I did not forget any - Cedar Waxwings, Pacific Wrens, Wilsons Warblers, Swainsons Thrush, Western Tanager, Song Sparrow, Common Yellow-throat, Willow Flycatcher, Turkey Vulture, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Goldfinches, Purple Finch. Birds heard but not seen - Stellers Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown Creeper, Pacific Slope Flycatcher. It was a very nice group and one member was a fairly new birder which made it even more fun to share in the fun.
Name: field trip led by Dan Waggoner Date: 2016-06-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Dan had 12 people show for the field trip and the group had a great time. They saw 33 species and spent a good deal of time identifying birds by their call or song. Dan tried to post the full list here on Sightings but it kept deleting (remember, no semicolons or apostrophes!).
Name: Renee Marth/Bill Voss Date: 2016-05-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near intersection of Cascade and S Carnegie Ave Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Red Crossbill (2, female and possible juvenile) at tube seed feeder
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2016-05-25 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend, near east entrance to Kah Tai Nature Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
one Western Scrub-Jay
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-05-21 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Anderson Lake Sp Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Admiralty Audubon Society Field trip attended by 12 bird watchers enjoying the natural habitat providing quality nesting and forging for many species of birds and other animals. 34 species of birds plus a river otter and pacific tree frogs. Canada Goose 2 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Osprey 2 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1 Mourning Dove 1 Rufous Hummingbird 3 Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher 2 Willow Flycatcher 1 Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3 Stellers Jay 1 American Crow 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Tree Swallow 8 Violet-green Swallow 6 Barn Swallow 2 Cliff Swallow 6 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Pacific Wren 2 Swainsons Thrush 3 American Robin 5 Cedar Waxwing 4 Common Yellowthroat 3 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Savannah Sparrow 3 Song Sparrow 2 Spotted Towhee 2 Western Tanager 2 Black-headed Grosbeak 4 Red-winged Blackbird 2 House Finch 3 Purple Finch 6 American Goldfinch 2
Name: Jeff McLean Date: 2016-05-15 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Seven Turkey Vultures over Point Hudson Marina.
Name: Jeff McLean Date: 2016-05-15 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty , west WA ()
Seven Turkey Vultures over Point Hudson Marina.
Name: Bill Mann Date: 2016-05-14 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 31st Street PT Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Cowbird. Yuck.
Name: P. Lee and "Barn" Date: 2016-05-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
While sea kayaking between Fort Worden and McCurdy Point, we saw the usual suspects plus a huge number of Rhinoceros Auklets, some Surf Scoters, one Common Loon, one Pelagic Cormorant, two Marbled Murrelets, and at least eight Whimbrels that flew right over my head. In addition, a California Sea Lion tailed us for a long time! Not bluffing or acting aggressive; he just seemed to be curious.
Name: W.A. Mann Date: 2016-05-03 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 31 st St. Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Goldfinches and female grosbeak.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2016-05-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Discovery Bay Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Quick stop at Disco Bay: Six Whimbrels out on the mud flats along with the same number of Great Blue Herons. Also, two dozen Caspian Terns, 3 Marsh Wrens, an American Goldfinch, several Song Sparrows.
Name: P. Lee and "Barn" Date: 2016-05-01 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Bay, about 1/4 mile out, between Tides Inn and the courthouse view Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
At 11:20 am we again saw Longtail Ducks, 5 of them. At 12:45 pm there were 6 of them. Very vocal both times. Seems late for them to be here. Also still seeing a few Surf Scoters around.
Name: P. Lee and "Barn" Date: 2016-04-28 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Just SE of the ferry terminal in PT Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
8 Longtail Ducks a-calling. Seen from our kayaks.
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2016-04-23 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Point Hudson Spit Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
9 Boneparts Gulls in full summer (black headed) plumage one the end of the spit.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2016-04-23 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Home landscape, Port Townsend, WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
About 4 PM a Lincoln Sparrow was seen in the bird bath.
Name: Diane Mulholland Date: 2016-04-21 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Lower Oak Bay County Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Chipping sparrow feeding on the ground with White crowned and Golden crowned sparrows.
Name: Renee Marth/Bill Voss Date: 2016-04-20 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Near corner of Cascade and S Carnegie Ave Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
FOY Western Tanager (F-pale) at water feature in backyard
Name: barn Date: 2016-04-19 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Marine Science Center Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Purple Martins are back - Two females in boxes and one male on top of a box.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-04-19 Seen by: 3 birder(s)
Location: Directly above Port Townsend High School and Morgan Hill Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A kettle of 9 or 10 Redtail Hawks along with one Bald Eagle at 2:00pm. Appeared to me to be moving north and west as a migration for the Redtails. Not sure about the eagle. I had a similar experience with 7 to 9 Turkey Vultures over Deception Pass on Whidbey Island midweek last week.
Name: Bill Voss/Renee Marth Date: 2016-04-18 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near corner of Cascade and S Carnegie Ave Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
FOY American Goldfinch at water feature in backyard @ 1:25 PM
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-04-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Ft Flagler Marrowstone Island WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Great morning of birding with blue skies and calm seas. Fort Flagler SP, Jefferson, Washington, US Apr 16, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: Admiralty Audubon Society Field Trip 12 birders 49 species (+1 other taxa) Brant 120 Canada Goose 15 Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 4 Mallard 4 Northern Pintail 2 Green-winged Teal 12 Harlequin Duck 20 Surf Scoter 18 Bufflehead 15 Common Goldeneye 4 Red-breasted Merganser 25 Common Loon 4 Horned Grebe 18 Red-necked Grebe 3 Eared Grebe 1 Double-crested Cormorant 6 Pelagic Cormorant 12 Great Blue Heron 1 Bald Eagle 5 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Black Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 2 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Pigeon Guillemot 8 Rhinoceros Auklet 2 Bonapartes Gull 1 Mew Gull 16 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 8 Caspian Tern 55 Eurasian Collared-Dove 4 Rufous Hummingbird 3 Belted Kingfisher 1 American Crow 6 Common Raven 2 Violet-green Swallow 16 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Pacific Wren 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 American Robin 12 European Starling 5 Orange-crowned Warbler 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Dark-eyed Junco 5 White-crowned Sparrow 5 Savannah Sparrow 6 Song Sparrow 4 Red-winged Blackbird 3 House Finch 3 Purple Finch 3
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-04-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock WA backyard Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
House Wren arrived this morning about 10:30 am while out working in the yard. Tree and Violet Green checking out nest boxes this past week. House and Purple Finches daily feeding on black-oil seeds.
Name: P. Lee Date: 2016-04-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near U and Chestnut or Maple Streets Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Heard a barred owl repeatedly calling in early evening toward the end of last week.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2016-04-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Nature Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Eared Grebe (1), Pied-billed Grebe (1), dozens of Yellow-rumped Warblers (mostly Audubon, a few Myrtle), many Northern Shovelers, Scaups (8), Buffleheads, Common Goldeneyes, Ruddy Ducks, a few American Wigeons, Mallards, Coots, Bald Eagle (1), Northern Flicker (1), Robins, Belted Kingfisher (1), Bushtits, Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Red-winged Blackbirds, Marsh Wren (3), Crows, Gulls
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2016-04-10 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
It is reported that a human paddled around Kah Tai Lagoon today on a standing paddleboard, disturbing the wildlife. The human then stripped off all his clothes in the middle of the lagoon, disturbing the humans who observed it. If you see humans in the water at Kah Tai, naked or not, such use is not permitted by the Shoreline Master Program. Please report it immediately to the police and/or the City.
Name: Dan Waggoner Date: 2016-04-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: South County Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Ten people visited several beautiful South County hotspots and counted 50 species observed or heard including Brant, Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common and Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Pigeon Guillemot, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Glaucous-winged x Western Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Pileated and Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Tree, Barn and Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewicks and Pacific Wren, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Europen Starling, Yellow-rumped. Orange-crowned and Black-throated Gray Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-crowned, Savannah and Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird and Purple Finch.
Name: Monica Fletcher Date: 2016-04-03 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kuhn & 19th, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Spotted a western scrub jay, squawking, and chasing a crow from Kah Tai side of 19th back to the western leg of Kuhn, it came back to perch on top of pine tree on west side of 19th at Kuhn, Good look with binocs. About 1:30 PM. Then later around 7 PM saw an eared grebe in Kah Tai Lagoon, right by the bridge. A rich world is our local world.
Name: Clara Mason Date: 2016-03-31 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: My home, near Safeway Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
The nesting box used by VG Swallows had to come down for siding work on our house. It had many small and straight twigs inside, 2 to 3 inches long. We took those out and put wood shavings inside before re-mounting the box in its prior location. VG Swallows have been flying around, looking for that box. They found it, removed the shavings (house cleaning), and dropped them on the ground right below the house. FYI, if you are thinking of putting up a box for the swallows.
Name: Penny Ridderbusch Date: 2016-03-31 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend - Corner of Monroe and Reed Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Barred owl? 8:20 p.m. Owl was in one of our maple tree. Flew down to the yard, back up into the tree, back to the yard, back to the tree. Brown. No horns. Approx 17" high.
Name: Monica Fletcher Date: 2016-03-30 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Point Wilson Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Saw two female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD flycatching between sgraggly tall pines near road at Day use overlook parking entrance AND the driftwood line of the Eastern Beach. In the swale of upland grass they were perching on oregon grape and swooping down into grass for flies. Also in aforesaid scraggly pines right near road.
Name: Sam Bain Date: 2016-03-30 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai main path east of bridge Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Townsends Solitaire. Perched for a long viewing. Unmistakeable. Around 10 in the a.m.
Name: Renee Marth/Bill Voss Date: 2016-03-29 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Corner of S Carnegie Ave and Cascade, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
FOY Violet-green Swallows (4) swooping through the yard and checking out the nesting box on the south gable of our house (7:30 AM). One day earlier than last year.
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2016-03-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
one Double-crested Cormorant and a few Ruddy Ducks near the south shore
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2016-03-19 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend house Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
The male R. Hummer has returned to the same tree perch he has occupied for the last 5 years.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-03-19 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Larry Scott Trail Cape George section Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A beautiful Spring like morning with blossoming white and red flowering currants, Trilliums, Indian Plum, Choke Cherry, Salmon Berries and many other springtime plants inviting to birds. Fifteen birders joined the 3 mile walk. The following birds were seen. Lots of good birding conversations with new and regular friends. Larry Scott Trail Cape George section, Jefferson, Washington, US Mar 19, 2016 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 29 species Canada Goose 6 Gadwall 1 American Wigeon 6 Mallard 5 Bufflehead 4 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Coopers Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 6 Annas Hummingbird 1 Rufous Hummingbird 1 Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 Northern Flicker 5 American Crow 12 Common Raven 2 Black-capped Chickadee 3 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Pacific Wren 2 Marsh Wren 2 Bewick Wren 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 American Robin 6 Dark-eyed Junco 6 White-crowned Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 3 Spotted Towhee 2 Red-winged Blackbird 4 House Finch 3
Name: P. Lee Date: 2016-03-18 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Bay Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Four marbled murrelets, two common loons, at least six pigeon guillemots, five hooded mergansers, two harlequin ducks, many surf scoters, a rhinoceros auklet in breeding plumage, a few black turnstones, two goldeneyes. Plus the usual gulls, cormorants, crows, and many sandpiperish birds whom I cannot ID.
Name: barn Date: 2016-03-17 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Flagler Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Yellow Rumped Warbler First of the season
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-03-17 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Padden Lagoon, Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Unusual behavior: of a female Bufflehead stalking, then attacking from the rear, a female Goldeneye swimming with another female Goldeneye. The Bufflehead did it twice!? No males of either species nearby. Territorial? Big size difference. The Goldeneye just continued on.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-03-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Merlin perched in fir tree watching for the juncos, finches, and other sparrows to return to feeder area in back yard.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-03-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
First of year male Rufous Hummingbird at my feeder later afternoon today. Also, Band-tailed Pigeons coming to yard this past week.
Name: Sam Bain Date: 2016-03-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Between the coop and Mt. View Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Western Scrub-jay.
Name: Charles Dowd Date: 2016-02-25 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: John Wayne Marina Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Long tailed ducks male and female
Name: Bill Voss Date: 2016-02-24 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Intersection of S Carnegie Ave and Cascade Ave (north of mouth of Chimacum Creek Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
FOY Rufous Hummingbird at feeder/1:30 PM
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2016-02-22 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: PT backyard Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
First of the year flock (12 to 15) of Bushtits descended on our suet feeder at one time in the back yard.
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2016-02-21 Seen by: 3 birder(s)
Location: Ft. Flagler Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A thousand or so in a mixed flock of Dunlin (mostly), Sanderlings, Black bellied Plovers and Black Turnstones on the grass behind the restrooms on the PT side.
Name: Deborah Dowd Date: 2016-02-20 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: meadow and shoreline around restrooms and food cafe at Fort Flager beach campground Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
dozens of black-bellied plover, sanderlings, and dunlin. Can anyone confirm that the plover identification is correct?
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2016-02-19 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
On the lagoon and little pond: Five hundred plus Northern Shovelers one hundred plus Lesser Scaulp About 60 mixed species -Ruddy Ducks, American Wigeon, Mallard, Gadwall, Bufflehead, and one female Common Merganser
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-02-14 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Chinese Garden Trail Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
AAS field trip with 20 birders. 31 species. 20 Canada Goose, 1 Gadwall, 20 American Wigeon,20 Mallard, 4 Harlequin Duck, 15 Surf Scoter,4 White-winged Scoter, 8 Bufflehead, 2 Common Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 50 Ruddy Duck, 1 Common Loon, 10 Horned Grebe, 2 Double-crested Cormorant, 8 Pelagic Cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron, 4 Bald Eagles, 2 Black Oystercatcher, 30 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull(hybrid), 1 Anna Hummingbird, 2 Hairy Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Huttons Vireo, 5 American Crow, 1 Common Raven, 2 Black-capped Chickadee, 2 Brown Creeper, 2 Pacific Wren, 2 Marsh Wren, 2 American Robin, 2 Red-winged Blackbird, 5 Red Crossbill. A pleasant morning walk meeting new birding folks.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2016-01-19 Seen by: 4 birder(s)
Location: Kay Tai in the alder on the NE side of the bridge tween lagoon & pond Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Ron and Rosemary Sikes want to thank Joe from Port Ludlow who showed them the 6 or 7 common redpolls. Ron called me and I zipped over. Soon after David Gluckman appeared and started shooting. I think he must have gotten a few good pics from the over 600 he took! I called Craig Kurath and he got to view this "life" bird too!
Name: P. Lee Date: 2016-01-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Boat Haven Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
On Friday the 15th, 11 black turnstones in the water. On Saturday the 16th, several dozen of them swimming, flying, and picking along the rocks.
Name: ken wilson Date: 2016-01-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Two Eurasian Wigeons at Kah Tai Lagoon.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2016-01-01 Seen by: 3 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Port Hadlock Chimacum Creek Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Fifteen birders attended the Irondale Bay field Trip. It was a cool calm 30 degrees with the receding tide at 8 foot. About 40 American Wigeon, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 15 Horned Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe,1 Pied-bill Grebe, 6 Hooded Merganser, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Merganser, 2 Belted Kingfisher, 1 Bald Eagle, 20 Surf Scoter, 20 Common Goldeneye, 3 Double-rested Cormorant, 2 Pelagic Cormorant, 1 White-winged Scoter, 1 Common Murre, 2 Marbled Murrelet, 1 Common Loon, 5 Northern Pintail, 8 Gadwall, 50 Mallards, 6 Killdeer, 2 Dunlin, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 2 Bonapartes Gull, 25 Mew Gull, 20 Western/Glaucous-winged Gull, 1 Song Sparrow, and 20 Crow. A great morning walk with many new faces joining many regular birders to start the 2016 New Year. It was a great Day to see 30 bird species, 2 Harbor Porpoise, and 2 River Otters.
Name: barn Date: 2015-12-27 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near Discovery and San Juan Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
2 Red-breasted Sapsuckers chasing each other and drilling in poplar trees
Name: Jim Todd Date: 2015-12-25 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Pileated Woodpecker has been seen two days in a row at about 1:15 pm, up the paved road past the iron gate, follow main road through switchback where you have not yet reached any structures; on left will be clearing with bunkers (Brannon, sign says 14), another hundred feet on your left by the road are two snags about ten feet apart and about ten feet tall or so. Here is where the woodpecker is working.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2015-12-19 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Port Hadlock Chimacum CBC area Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
While doing the Christmas Bird Count in the Port Hadlock-Irondale-Chimacum area our team found a Northern Shrike sitting on the utility wire over the road on Egg and I road west of Center road. We got good views. We also had two American Kestrel near Shorts farmland and 53 Trumpeter Swan. A male Northern Harrier along Center Rd near Red Dog Farm. These were not our usual CBC birds. Also, at Irondale Chimacum Creek Park were 2 Barrows Goldeneye, 7 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Marbled Murrelet and 2 Common Murre. An enjoyable day of birding.
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2015-12-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Tarboo Creek Preserve Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
While waiting for a Northern Shrike to return to the Tarboo Creek Preserve for its picture (having been seen an hour earlier), a flock (7-8) of Western Bluebirds passed through feeding in the grass. Strange time of year for them to still be around.
Name: Alex Bradley Date: 2015-12-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Across from Brinnon Senior Center Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Mid-afternoon, more than 50 Bald Eagles feasting on salmon carcasses, or resting from doing so, in the estuary between 101 and the Canal. Also 1 Merlin doing its own thing.
Name: ken wilson Date: 2015-12-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Uptown Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
This morning, one orange-crowned warbler, and one white-throated sparrow at my backyard feeders. Had a single orange-crowned at my feeders last winter -- same bird?
Name: Diane Mulholland Date: 2015-12-12 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Lower Oak Bay County Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Over a period of an hour, I watched at least 60 Ancient murrelets fly in and out of Oak Bay diving and feeding. They flew in and out in small groups of three and larger groups of 20. Good lighting and no wind allowed for great views and identification at medium scope range. These were the first Ancient murrelets I have seen in Oak Bay in 14 years.
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2015-12-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: 14th Street above Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A flock of at least a dozen Evening Grosbeaks visited the black oil sunflower seed feeder around 10 am today. Welcome!
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2015-12-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Milo-Curry Trailhead of Larry Scott Trail Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Milo Curry Trailhead Larry Scott Trail December 12, 2015. AAS field trip of 5 birders walked along the trail listening to the Golden-crowned Sparrow sing, Pacific Wren calling, and Song sparrows ticking calls enjoying a view of each. At the farmland pond we scoped 2 Canvasbacks, Cackling and Canada Geese, Ring-necked Duck, Rudy Duck, American Wigeon, Mallards, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, American Coot, Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, Marsh Wren and heard one Barred Owl.
Name: P. Lee Date: 2015-12-09 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden, on Artillery Hill Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
The Golden-Crowned Kinglets are back on the ground, hopping close to human feet.
Name: Len Mandelbaum Date: 2015-12-06 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Cappys Trail woods near development W of Blue Heron playfield Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Spotted owl. Thought it must be a barred owl but when it turned around and faced us--no bars, only spots.
Name: Paula Vanderheul, Bill Vogt Date: 2015-12-06 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Chimacum Creek Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
This afternoon Two Male Barrow Goldeneyes with 10 male Common Goldeneyes and two female goldeneyes were near the mouth of the Chimacum Creek. Others sighted were Bufflehead 50, 1 White-winged Scoter, 15 Surf Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Hooded Merganser, one adult Bald Eagle, one Great Blue Heron, two Common Raven, Rock Pigeons, Horned Grebe, Mew Gull, and Olympia cross bred gulls.
Name: Carolyn Werley Date: 2015-11-25 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: The ponds off of Center Road near Shortt Family Farm Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
We saw, and heard, at somewhat of a distance, a good-sized group of trumpeter swans. They were resting on a field, probably a couple hundred yards from one of the larger ponds.
Name: Katharine Donnelly Date: 2015-11-22 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kala Point, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Common Redpolls (finch). This bird flew into our sliding glass door and fell stunned to the ground. I was struck by the small red marking on its crown and at first feared it was a dab of blood. I photographed it and watched it hoping it was still alive. Thankfully it flew off after about 10 minutes. Later I saw a photo of this bird in the January 27 edition of the Leader. I recognized the photo immediately and found the one I took. The Leader caption indicated the first sighting of this rare bird was 1/21/16 in Kah Tai but my photo was taken 11/22/15.
Name: Andrew Palmer Date: 2015-11-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kai Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Mostly Amer Wigeons, a scattering of buffleheads, mallards, one ruddy duck and one eared grebe. Also two western grebes off Point Hudson.
Name: Carolyn Werley Date: 2015-11-20 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: My front yard, Port Townsend in the woods Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I think I saw a Western Meadowlark. Is that possible?
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2015-11-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Edmonds-Kingston Ferry Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Spotted several knots of Brantley out in the middle of the Sound on consecutive days. About 60 total.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2015-11-14 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Ft Flagler Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Ft Flagler spit field trip had a few surprises with a SHORT-EARED OWL flying along the beach spit near our group of 15 birthday party attendees. Kay Goodhue was honored by this special rare bird. A Northern Harrier,Common Golden-eyed, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagles, Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, and Black Turnstones were some other good birds of the morning. The rain shower stopped about the time we reached the spit.
Name: Paula Vanderheul, Bill Vogt Date: 2015-11-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Milo Curry Trail Head of Larry Scott Trail PT. Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Mid afternoon we walked to the farmland pond about 1 mile from parking lot. 5 Trumpeter Swan, Wilson Snipe, 4 Canvasback, 200 N. Shoveler, Killdeer, 60 Am Wigeon, 80 Mallard, 8 N. Pintail, 4 Greater Scaup, 35 Green-winged Teal, 15 Am Coot, 8 Bufflehead, 35 Ringed-neck Duck, 18 Gadwall, 1 Rudy Duck,19 Great Blue Heron, Cackling Goose, Hairy Woodpecker, N. Flicker, 8 Crow, 2 Raven, Brown Creeper, Marsh Wren, Pacific Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, 3 Song sparrow, and Spotted Towhee.
Name: P. Lee Date: 2015-11-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Just outside of Fort Worden Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Six swans flying west high above, over Walnut, Chestnut, U streets. Time was 4:15 pm.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2015-11-05 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: S. Discovery Rd. pond (6.5 mm on Larry Scott Trail) Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Six Trumpeter Swans, plus Green Winged Teals, American Wigeons, Scaups (not sure which kind), Buffleheads, Northern Shovelers, Coots, Gadwalls, Mallards, Great Blue Herons (2), and a Barred Owl.
Name: Sandra Stowell Date: 2015-11-02 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: On fence posts at 1201 Olympic Ave Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Owl perched on 4x4 fence post < 100yd from trail brown markings & visible ear tufts! about 12-15" ears to tail tip based on 4" grid of fence wire. Alert & watching, at 2:45pm, flew further away to another fence post after several minutes. No binoculars, no ID. Not a barn owl & seemed small for barred, plus those ears!
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2015-10-24 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Pond near mile south end of the Larry Scott Trail Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Joining the several species of ducks, dowitchers, Pied-billed Grebe, Killdeer, Great Blue Herons, American Coots, were 9 Greater White-fronted Geese.
Name: Monica Fletcher Date: 2015-10-22 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near Hastings and Cook Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
The varied thrush are singing, two feeding on ground in my yard this morning, and one slate-colored junco amongst seven oregon juncos at feeders.
Name: Paula Vanderheul, Bill Vogt Date: 2015-10-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Larry Scott Trail Milo Curry trailhead Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
We walked 3/4 of a mile from the trailhead then took a side path to the reach the pond off Cape George Road that had lots of Fall migrants. 75 American Widgeon, 50 Ring-necked Duck, 1 male Bufflehead, 8 Pied-billed Grebe, 5 Northern Pintail, 5 Ruddy Duck, 10 Green-winged teal, 6 Mallards, 30 Northern Shoveler, 1 Canvasback, 17 Cackling Geese, 25 Canada Goose, 2 Great Blue Heron, 8 American Coot, 3 Killdeer, 4 Dowitcher, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, Common Raven, Stellars Jay, and Pacific Wren.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2015-10-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
During lunch a Merlin flew into my yard and perched on top of woodened fence. Dark brown back, tail light-dark brown stripes, whitish breast with brown blotches, yellow eye with dark iris, a bit of rufous along flank of breast. It flew to conifer where a Stellar Jay and gray squirrel were eating seeds. Then back onto fence watching for other birds to come. I watched it for 10 minutes.
Name: Paula Vanderheul, Bill Vogt Date: 2015-10-12 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Irondale Chimacum Creek Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
This afternoon with calm seas and no wind were Hundreds of Surf Scoter, 12 American Widgeon, 1 female Bufflehead, 5 Common Merganser, 2 Green-winged teal, 15 Mallards, 3 Common Loons, 5 Horned Grebe, 1 Western Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Bonapartes Gull, 3 Ringed-billed Gull, 5 Mew Gull, some crossed Glaucous-winged-western gulls, N. Flicker, Fox Sparrow, and crows. One Harbor Porpoise.
Name: barn Date: 2015-10-11 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: by the Co-Op Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Scrub Jay. Not a common visitor
Name: barn Date: 2015-10-11 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden area Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
A merlin was busy chasing any bird it saw - large and small. Everything but gulls. The local crow population was particularly upset with the merlin. Many dogfights and chases between the crows and merlin. The merlin also got a northern flicker.
Name: Andrew Palmer Date: 2015-10-09 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: backyard feeder near Cape George Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I had a male red breasted sapsucker at my suet this afternoon, what great fall colors.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2015-10-08 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Flagler picnic and campground beach area Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Spotted a Red Knot (still in breeding plumage!) in amongst a bunch of Black-bellied Plovers, and some Black Turnstones, Dunlins and Sanderlings. Also seen: Common Loons, Pelagic and Double-crested Cormorants, Harlequin Ducks, a Great Blue Heron, a Bald Eagle, numerous Horned Grebes, a few White-crowned Sparrows, a Song Sparrow, two Savannah Sparrows and some House Finches, and many gulls.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2015-10-06 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Eurasian Widgeon with American Widgeons, Gadwall, American Coots, Mallards, Rudy Duck, Pied-Billed Grebe, heard a Virginia Rail, Yellow-rumped Warbler-myrtle, and Black-capped Chickadee.
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2015-10-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: mouth of Dosewallips River Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
One Greater White-fronted Goose in amongst Canada Geese, Red-breasted Mergansers, gulls and ducks
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2015-09-30 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Green-winged Teals today, and two days ago a group of 3 Long-billed Dowitchers and 1 Short-billed Dowitcher
Name: Artemis Celt Date: 2015-09-26 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Discovery Bay, west shore Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Great Egret, seen across the bay from the east entrance, mid-afternoon
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2015-09-21 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Sightings page Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Correction of typo: Please do NOT use semi-colons and apostrophes in Sightings. They confuse SQL.
Name: Debbie Jahnke Date: 2015-09-21 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Sightings page Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
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Name: Paula Vanderheul - Admiralty Audubon Date: 2015-09-19 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Flagler Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Field trip attended by 22 birders - 33 species + one other taxa. Ft Flagler campground road spit Harlequin Duck 8, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Common Loon 8, Horned Grebe 2, Red-necked Grebe 1, Double-crested Cormorant 2, Pelagic Cormorant 30, Black-bellied Plover, 75, Whimbrel 2, Marbled Godwit 2, Sanderling 15, Pigeon Guillemot 4, Rhinoceros Auklet 1, Heermanns Gull 7, Mew Gull 2, Ring-billed Gull 2, California Gull 2, Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 30, Caspian Tern 15, White-crowned Sparrow 4, Golden-crowned Sparrow 1, Savannah Sparrow 3, Song Sparrow 2. On the drive along Indian Island road and Flagler road thru Nordland the following bird species seen Great Blue Heron 1, Northern Pintail 3, American Crow 30, Common Raven 2, Eurasian Collared Dove 3, Starling 30, Greater Yellowlegs 3, Green winged Teal 2, Bufflehead female 1, Belted Kingfisher 1, Mallard 30.
Name: Diane Mulholland Date: 2015-09-15 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Preening whimbrel seen on the mud flats at the south east corner of the lagoon.
Name: P. Lee and T. Barnhart Date: 2015-09-12 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca between Fort Worden and Cape George Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Seen from kayak on Sept. 12: Lots of Pacific loons Common loons Great blue herons Heermans gulls Double-crested cormorants Lots of surf scoters Marbled murrelets 1 common murre 1 pigeon guillemot 1 bufflehead Rhinoceros auklets Horned grebes 1 sea lion Harbor seals River otters
Name: Merce & Michael Date: 2015-09-08 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Between North Beach & Lighthouse Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
1 Semipalmated Plover, FOS Harlequin Ducks, and 1 Solitary Sandpiper.
Name: P. Lee Date: 2015-09-06 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Black scoter, marbled murrelet Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Exactly one black scoter seen on water outside of PT Boat Haven, between 1:30 and 2:00 pm, from kayak. Also at least one marbled murrelet...might have been one more near it. Plus one of what looked like an American coot.
Name: Paula Vanderheul Date: 2015-09-04 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Hadlock WA Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
First Fox Sparrow migrant arrived this morning in my back yard.
Name: Monica Fletcher Date: 2015-09-02 Seen by: 3 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
I think I saw a Wilson phalarope on Tuesday afternoon. Circle paddling about 30 feet off shore, saw through a birder scope. Went home, noted in book that WiPh has no black on face. This had no black on face. I hope it is still there for a confirmation
Name: barn Date: 2015-08-23 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Port Townsend Bay Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Several Common Murres and what appeared to be juvenile Pigeon Guillemots.
Name: Diane Mulholland and Cate Hopkinson Date: 2015-08-20 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Lower Oak Bay County Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Bairds sandpiper seen at about 1pm feeding in the wetlands mud near the north end of the gravel road along with Leasts and several Western sandpipers.
Name: Diana Cummins Date: 2015-08-19 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Near Anderson Lake and Discovery Bay Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
New yard bird bathing in the fountain: Black-throated gray warbler along with regulars.
Name: StephenCunliffe Date: 2015-08-19 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Fort Worden pier Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Three red-necked Grebe
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2015-08-17 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
About 3 PM this afternoon there was a Pectoral Sandpiper in the southeast corner of the lagoon. It was feeding near some Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs resting on the mudflat.
Name: Bruce Marston Date: 2015-08-16 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Crockett Lake, Whidbey Island Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Great Egret from left side of restaurant, out on point near many hundreds of gulls. Unaided eye but iBird confirmed a sighting there yesterday. I have seen one here several times in years past and many years ago sitting on the tall willow by Kah Tai.
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2015-08-13 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Point Wilson, Fort Worden State Park Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Resting on the beach was a lone Brant with a flock of Glaucous and California Gulls . This was just northwest of the rock seawall protecting the lighthouse. It is unusual to see Brant in August.
Name: Bill Voss/Renee Marth Date: 2015-08-10 Seen by: 1 birder(s)
Location: Mouth of Chimacum Creek and over north bank Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Common Nighthawk (2) between 6:00-6:30 AM/new yard bird!
Name: Ron Sikes Date: 2015-08-08 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Port Townsend Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Todays field trip had good conditions calm and cool with overcast. We were 21 persons. There were 35 species noted. The migrant shorebirds seen were the Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitchers, and Least Sandpipers. There were 7 species of waterfowl and several Pied-billed grebes including some still bearing juvenile plumage. We saw a couple large groups of Gadwall ducklings with their moms. Also about 40 juvenile Hooded mergansers were on the lagoon. The most unusual duck was a bright blue-billed male Ruddy duck with a black head and body. The Audubon Encyclopedia mentions a study by Gross (1965) where only 29 species of North American birds have observed melanism as compared to 304 species exhibiting albinism. Two new arrival migrants were a pair of Buffleheads and a lone Ring-necked Duck. A Virginia Rail made a brief flight in front of our group as it headed from one clump of bull rushes to another. Some songbird migrants was a group of 5 juvenile Common Yellowthroat warblers seen in the bulrushes near our viewpoint. Near the end of our outing a chirping Purple Martin drew our attention to a Pregrine Falcon the martin was pursuing over our head. They disappeared down the lagoon to the west.
Name: David Gluckman Date: 2015-08-01 Seen by: 2 birder(s)
Location: Kah Tai Lagoon Account, Region & State: admiralty, west WA (USA)
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs by the bridge.

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