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Checklist S19252351

 
Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:05 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
4.6 mile(s)
Observers:
Jon. Anderson
Comments:
IMG_5436 Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Walked from HQ, past the Twin Barns, out to the end of the McAllister Creek board walk and back along the River dyke trail. 78-83 °F, sunny, northerly wind at 10-15 knots
Species
48 species (+7 other taxa) total
160
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
1
Graylag Goose (Domestic type) x Canada Goose (hybrid)

Looked mostly like a Canada goose, but had orange legs & bill, dirty white face, mottled cheek patch

© Jon. Anderson

Average Quality

Looked mostly like a Canada goose, but had orange legs & bill, dirty white face, mottled cheek patch

Age:
Adult
6
Wood Duck
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 4 1
5
Cinnamon Teal

I got the scope on all 5 and saw the broad, semi-spatulate bill

325
Mallard
6
Hooded Merganser
2
Pied-billed Grebe
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
16
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Mourning Dove
5
American Coot (Red-shielded)
6
Killdeer
3
Western Sandpiper
60
peep sp.

'Way out over mudflats to north of refuge

5
Short-billed Dowitcher

vocalizing - "tu tu" calls

15
Long-billed Dowitcher
8
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
1
Wilson's Snipe
1
Greater Yellowlegs
55
Ring-billed Gull

© Jon. Anderson

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
2
California Gull

Both Were Immatures

© Jon. Anderson

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
3
Glaucous-winged Gull
X
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
18
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull
325
gull sp.

Mixed Glaucous-winged/Western and Ring-billed; too far to ID

1
Caspian Tern
37
Great Blue Heron

© Jon. Anderson

Average Quality

Leucistic bird with white primaries and coverts

Age:
Adult

© Jon. Anderson

Average Quality

Leucistic bird with white primaries and coverts

Age:
Adult

© Jon. Anderson

Average Quality

Leucistic bird with white primaries and coverts

Age:
Adult
2
Bald Eagle

Sexed by bill dimensions; perched together on McAllister Creek at low tide

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Pileated Woodpecker

Calling from west of McAllister Creek

2
Western Wood-Pewee
2
Willow Flycatcher
2
Empidonax sp.
8
American Crow
1
Tree Swallow
2
Violet-green Swallow
8
Barn Swallow
8
Cliff Swallow
7
Black-capped Chickadee
6
Brown Creeper
1
Marsh Wren
3
Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed)
4
American Robin
85
European Starling
3
Cedar Waxwing
5
American Goldfinch
3
Savannah Sparrow
3
Song Sparrow
3
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group)
2
Red-winged Blackbird
13
Brown-headed Cowbird

All juveniles

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 13
10
Common Yellowthroat

Including 4 young just out of the nest, barely able to fly

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
2
Yellow Warbler
1
Wilson's Warbler
1
Western Tanager

male

 

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

Yes