Sunday 28 June 2015

Washington - Trip List

I did pretty well I felt, seeing over 150 species in a week. About half of them were completely new, and some I had not seen for years. It was particularly pleasing to get the big targets like Varied Thrush, but a shame to miss one of the western Sapsuckers and not get better views of Tufted Puffin. Never mind, you can't see them all! I'm going to use the american names, ie Loon rather than Diver.

158 species
Pacific Loon - single record from Port Townsend Ferry
Common Loon - at sea on Whale cruise
Horned Grebe - on the sea at Diamond Point
Red-necked Grebe - on the sea at La Push
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe - on inland waters
Clark's Grebe - single bird with Western at Blue Heron Park, Moses Lake
American White Pelican - 2 soaring over Ellensburg
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron - Quincy Lakes
Canada Goose
Wood Duck - Quincy Lakes and Reifel Reserve
Northern Pintail - Fort Casey
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal - Dungeness river mouth
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter - La Push
White-winger Scoter - Fort Casey
Common Merganser - Quincy Lake
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck - Diamond Point Pond
Hooded Merganser - Fort Casey
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier - Fort Casey, farmland along the I-90 east of the Columbia River
Red-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk - Umptanum Road and Bettas Prairie
Golden Eagle - 2 midway up Swakane Canyon
Bald Eagle
American Kestrel
Chukar - Swakane Canyon
Sooty Grouse - Hurricane Ridge
California Quail - common lower down Swakane Canyon
Virginia Rail - Warden Lake
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Sandhill Crane - 7 at Reifel Reserve, BC
Black Oystercatcher - Deception Pass and Ediz Hook spit
Black-necked Stilt - Potholes area
Spotted Sandpiper - Peshastin Creek
Sanderling - western Pacific coasts
Western Sandpiper - Dungeness
Ring-billed Gull - inland in Pothole country
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull - omnipresent
Western/Olympic Gull
Heerman's Gull - a few at Port Townsend marina
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet - at sea on Whale cruise
Rhinocerous Auklet
Tufted Puffin - La Push offshore stacks
Rock Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl - near Reifel, BC
Belted Kingfisher
White-throated Swift - base of Swakane Canyon
Vaux's Swift - Lake Sammanish State Park
Calliope Hummingbird - meadows and aspen in Swakane and similar habitats
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker - female Swakane Canyon
Williamson's Sapsucker - a pair at Camas Creek
Red-breasted Sapsucker - Sammanish and other lower areas
Olive-sided Flycatcher - higher elevations of Hurricane Ridge
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher - Hurricane Ridge
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Say's Phoebe - Umptanum Road and Swakane Canyon
Western Kingbird - Swakane and Potholes Reservoir
Eastern Kingbird - Quincy Lakes
Hutton's Vireo - Lighthouse Park, Vancouver, BC
Cassin's Vireo - Swakane Canyon
Warbling Vireo - good views at Cle Elum
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Northwestern Crow - La Push
Common Raven
Horned Lark - 1 at Warden Lake
Tree Swallow
Violet-Green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Purple Martin - small colony at Dungeness river mouth in offshore nestboxes
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee - Swakane Canyon
Chestnut Chickadee - good views at John Wayne Marina, Sequim
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Canyon Wren - heard only Swakane Canyon
American Dipper - Peshashtin Creek
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird - Bettas Prairie and Umptanum Road
Western Bluebird - Bettas Prairie and Umptanum Road
Varied Thrush - Hurricane Ridge, Denny Creek trail
American Robin
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush - Denny Creek trail
Gray Catbird
Sage Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler - Roslyn
Nashville Warbler - Swakane Canyon
Yellow Warbler
Townsend's Warbler - Lighthouse Park, Vancouver, BC
Yellow-rumped Warbler - fantastic males at the summit of Hurricane Ridge
MacGillivray's Warbler - Swakane Canyon
Common Yellowthroat - Crocker Lake
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat - lower end of Swakane
Western Tanager - Crescent Lake and Lighthouse Park, Vancouver BC
Lazuli Bunting
Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow (Sooty & Slate-coloured)
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
White-crowned Sparrow
Bullock's Oriole - Swakane Canyon
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Quincy Lakes and Pothole area
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird - La Push
Red Crossbill
Evening Grosbeak - Camas Creek and Roslyn
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin's Finch
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

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