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Checklist S33319603

 
Location
Samish Island, Skagit County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
6 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
9.55 mile(s)
Observers:
James Pasola List , Ryan Merrill
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.113
Species
79 species (+9 other taxa) total
285
Snow Goose

overhead flying NNW toward Bellingham

730
Brant (Gray-bellied)
20
Trumpeter Swan
1
Tundra Swan

h east of Blue Heron

2
Northern Shoveler

edge of flats together in flooded field, both males

9
Eurasian Wigeon

several on pond, presumably many more in the large rafts of Padilla Bay but the south wind and sleet/snow made scoping them carefully tough

3305
American Wigeon
5044
Mallard
2077
Northern Pintail
61
Green-winged Teal (American)
326
Greater Scaup
2
Lesser Scaup

pond w GRSC

51
Surf Scoter
66
White-winged Scoter
27
Long-tailed Duck
85
Bufflehead
36
Common Goldeneye
1
Common x Barrow's Goldeneye (hybrid)

Swimming by itself without any other goldeneyes, face patch and scapular pattern intermediate between Common and Barrow's

© Ryan Merrill

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
6
Common Merganser

off pond

58
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Red-throated Loon
13
Common Loon
1
Pied-billed Grebe

Surprising, off Camp Kirby

13
Horned Grebe
5
Red-necked Grebe
3
Western Grebe
4
Brandt's Cormorant
3
Pelagic Cormorant
16
Double-crested Cormorant
18
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
2
Sharp-shinned Hawk

both east end

1
Cooper's Hawk

east end

30
Bald Eagle
5
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
4
Rough-legged Hawk

leaving roost in morning

1
Buteo sp.
9
Killdeer
400
Dunlin
8
Common Murre

off Camp Kirby

3
Pigeon Guillemot
2
Marbled Murrelet
20
Ancient Murrelet

10 DNR, 10 Camp Kirby

16
Mew Gull
1
Western Gull

Ad Blau's

1
Herring Gull (American)

Ad in flooded field on edge of flats

8
Glaucous-winged Gull
76
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
11
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull
18
Eurasian Collared-Dove
13
Anna's Hummingbird

Numbers continue to increase! First recorded on Samish Island during the CBC in 2009 with single birds reported then, 2010, 2011 & 2012. Totals then increased to 8 in 2013, 11 in 2014, and 9 in 2015.

2
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-breasted Sapsucker

Unusual on the island and the first time I've had more than one. Presumably pushed to lower elevations by the cold weather of the past month. Really dark upper back, whitish spotting on lower back for the bird on Mercer, second was on Marshall which had more prominent spotting on the back and was photographed.

© Ryan Merrill

Average Quality
1
Downy Woodpecker
8
Northern Flicker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
Northern Flicker (intergrade)
2
Peregrine Falcon
9
American Crow

single flock Blue Heron Rd

31
Common Raven

most were leaving the island presumably from a night roost in the morning heading for the flats

40
Black-capped Chickadee
45
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
8
Red-breasted Nuthatch
3
Brown Creeper
22
Pacific Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
45
Golden-crowned Kinglet
10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
19
American Robin
6
Varied Thrush
104
European Starling
19
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
98
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
2
White-crowned Sparrow

Brighter than most pugetensis but not sure they're gambels

2
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

adults

14
White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis)
93
Golden-crowned Sparrow
1
Harris's Sparrow

HY bird seen well with a GCSP!

© Ryan Merrill

Average Quality
61
Song Sparrow
3
Lincoln's Sparrow

pond

14
Spotted Towhee
27
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group)
14
Western Meadowlark

A flock just off island at end of count just after Jim left

2
Red-winged Blackbird
20
Brewer's Blackbird
49
House Finch
5
Pine Siskin
26
House Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes