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Checklist S16123881

 
Location
Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 03, 1976 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
8 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bill Tweit
Species
81 species (+2 other taxa) total
150

Small flocks of Canadas were flying south all through the day. Average flocks size was 20. They all seemed to be very large birds.

X
X
15
8
25
X
X
1
8
12
5
90

Several large flocks were off the jetty.

2
18
1
American/Pacific Golden-Plover (Lesser Golden-Plover)
4
6
7
4
15
10
1

One was feeding in the Salicornia at the edge of the mud on the game range. It seemed to be a rather dully colored individual, but the legs were bright yellow. It's call note was a little lower and more reedy than the others I have heard.

60
15
40

Almost all of the birds we saw on the game range were feeding in dry Salicornia/Distichlis/Jaumea vegetation, quite a ways back from the edge of the mudflats.

30
X
X

It seemed, judging by calls, that Long-bills predominated over Short-bills today. Both species seemed to be mingling together in the shorebird flocks on the game range.

1
2
10
X

Seven murres, all adult sized and in winter plumage were around the jetty.

1
9
80
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 72 8
30
10
6
X
X
X
2
9
1

In the marina, with Common Loons.

1

In an hour of watching from the jetty, we only saw one individual flying by.

X
X
2
1

At 0830, an immature pelican flew south past the end oftthe Ocean Shores jetty. It crossed the harbor entrance, circled the rips area at the end of the Westport jetty, then headed further south.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
11
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1

A 1YR bird was perched in a tree on the edge of the conifer strip on the east side of the peninsula.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
1

We were told about a Saw-whet roosting in a thicket near the corner of Duck Lake Ave and Pearsall. We found it rather easily, sitting on an open branch of the only conifer in a dense alder thicket. It was an adult, and was sitting about 2m off the ground. We did not look for droppings or other signs of occupancy as the bird was sleeping and we did not wish to disturb it.

1
2
20
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1

At 0900, we flushed out a dark immature from the edge of the dunes just north of the jetty. It flew a short ways up the beach and landed on a piece of driftwood.

1

At 1110, Jim and I watched an adult Peregrine chasing the shorebirds over the game range. Both it and the shorebirds, which were tightly bunched in scattered flocks, stayed over the water. The Peregrine made 5 unsuccessful dives at single birds before it caught a medium-sized sandpiper and flew off to the north with it. It was a very light bird, appearing almost pearly gray on the breast, with lots of white showing on the face. I think it was an anatum.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
X
American/Northwestern Crow
3
2
4
10
8
3
6
X
6
40
15
1
15
2
60
X
1
7
X
1

Jim Shifflet and I were calling in two chickadees in the Salix hookeriana thicket on the northwest edge of the game range at 1020 when a Palm Warbler appeared in a low bush. It was 1/2m off the ground and facing us. I saw a dull yellow breast with heavy brown streaking on it, a brown crown and back. When it turned, a light belly, bright yellow undertail coverts and rump, brown tail and brown wings with indistinct light wing bars, were easily seen. As it flew back into the bush, I saw a flash of white in the tail. It had a thin, black bill, dark iris and was a bit smaller than a Yellow-rumped Warbler. It was active, and did not remain in sight for longer than 30 seconds. We were 4 meters from it, with sun above and behind us, and the bird in direct sunlight.

12
 

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

Yes