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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:33 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
34
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Laurel Parshall List , Lin Livingston List , Matt Kizer List , Ralph Gross List , Roger Hunt List , Russ Smith List , Sam Tooley List , Shep Thorp
Comments:
Sunny. Temperature in the 70's degrees Fahrenheit. Survey day withUSGS. Three teams, south dike, north dike, old dike footprint-boat. High 10'3' Tide at 10:59am. 34 birders.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.4.7
Species
74 species (+5 other taxa) total
100
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
10
Wood Duck
10
Gadwall
100
Mallard
1
Green-winged Teal (American)
2
Hooded Merganser
200
Common Merganser
1
Pied-billed Grebe
6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
30
Band-tailed Pigeon
2
Rufous Hummingbird
6
Semipalmated Plover

Identified by sight and call notes by Charlie Wright on Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail around the McAllister Creek Observation Platform.

100
Least Sandpiper
10
Long-billed Dowitcher
6
Pigeon Guillemot
4
Marbled Murrelet

Two dove like murrelet paired and dive feeding seen in deep water from boat beyond pilings. Dark and light brown marbled plumage. Second pair had white tips to secondaries consistent with immature birds.

15
Bonaparte's Gull
100
Ring-billed Gull
10
California Gull
50
Glaucous-winged Gull
1
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
100
gull sp.
40
Caspian Tern
20
Double-crested Cormorant
2
American White Pelican

Adults observed at mouth of Leschi Slough, observed by many, distinctive.

100
Great Blue Heron
1
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
6
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
1
Great Horned Owl
6
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
4
Western Wood-Pewee
8
Willow Flycatcher
1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
1
Black Phoebe

Heard and seen at southwest observation platform on Twin Barns Loop Trail. Distinctive towhee sized bird with upright flycatcher posture. Black head, back, breast, and topside of tail. Vocalization identified by Charlie Wright.

2
Warbling Vireo
4
Steller's Jay
20
American/Northwestern Crow
6
Common Raven
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
15
Purple Martin
50
Tree Swallow
10
Violet-green Swallow
100
Barn Swallow
50
Cliff Swallow
15
Black-capped Chickadee
5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
2
Brown Creeper
1
Pacific Wren
6
Marsh Wren
3
Bewick's Wren
8
Swainson's Thrush
40
American Robin
300
European Starling
20
Cedar Waxwing
4
House Finch
2
Purple Finch
20
Red Crossbill
5
Red Crossbill (Western Hemlock or type 3)
5
Red Crossbill (Douglas-fir or type 4)
40
American Goldfinch
1
White-crowned Sparrow
10
Savannah Sparrow
25
Song Sparrow
5
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group)
100
Red-winged Blackbird
5
Brown-headed Cowbird
10
Common Yellowthroat
10
Yellow Warbler
1
Wilson's Warbler
1
Western Tanager
2
Lazuli Bunting
Additional species seen by Laurel Parshall:
4
Killdeer
1
American Bittern
 

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