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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:44 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
40
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Anonymous eBirder List , Barbara Thorp List , Barbara Thorp List , Carol Erland List , Doug Martin List , Ellen Kohjima List , Ken Brown List , Mary Pearse List , Nathanael Swecker List , Ralph Gross List , Richard Smethurst List , Richard Smethurst List , Richard Smethurst List , Russ Smith List , Shep Thorp , Whittier Johnson List , William Langford List
Comments:
Wednesday walk. High 10'11' Tide at 9:11am. Sunny.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 Mammals seen American Beaver, Columbia Black Tailed Deer, Long-tailed Weasel, Harbor Seal, California Sea Lion.
Species
74 species (+4 other taxa) total
116
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
3
Wood Duck
3
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
270
Mallard
4
Hooded Merganser
25
Common Merganser
25
Red-breasted Merganser

Previously reported. Large group of distant mergansers at mouth of Nisqually seen from Puget Sound Viewing Platform. Attendees had kayaked out days before to see large group of RBME in area. Too distant to distinguish.

1
Pied-billed Grebe
4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Anna's Hummingbird
3
Virginia Rail
3
Sora
1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
3
Semipalmated Plover
10
Killdeer
3
Long-billed Curlew

Previously reported and photographed rarity. Autumnal migration rest stop for three birds seen over two weeks so far. Large golden buff sandpiper with long decurved bill. Cinnamon wings with black flight feathers, vocalized when flushed by Peregrine Falcon.

1
Baird's Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper. Nisqually NWR.
Baird's Sandpiper. Nisqually NWR.
Baird's Sandpiper. Nisqually NWR.

225
Least Sandpiper
3
Semipalmated Sandpiper
2000
Western Sandpiper

Thousands of light colored peeps over mud flats over the entire Refuge.

1
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Common Murre
1
Rhinoceros Auklet
1
Mew Gull
160
Ring-billed Gull
2
California Gull
25
Glaucous-winged Gull
1
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
100
Larus sp.
50
Caspian Tern
3
Brandt's Cormorant
5
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern
64
Great Blue Heron
1
Green Heron

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© Richard Smethurst

Age:
Juvenile

© Richard Smethurst

Age:
Juvenile
3
Osprey
1
Cooper's Hawk
8
Bald Eagle
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1
Red-tailed Hawk
5
Belted Kingfisher
5
Downy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
4
Western Wood-Pewee
2
Willow Flycatcher
3
Warbling Vireo
1
Steller's Jay
1
California Scrub-Jay
4
American/Northwestern Crow
2
Common Raven
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
8
Purple Martin
4
Violet-green Swallow
75
Barn Swallow
11
Black-capped Chickadee
20
Bushtit
7
Brown Creeper
1
Marsh Wren
5
Bewick's Wren
2
Swainson's Thrush
1
American Robin
150
European Starling
45
Cedar Waxwing
10
American Goldfinch
1
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Heard not seen. Along the west side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail distinctive 'oh dear me.'

6
Savannah Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow

Heard not seen. At the first observational platform on the west side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail. Buzzy 'zest' call note.

2
Spotted Towhee
3
Red-winged Blackbird
50
Brown-headed Cowbird
12
Common Yellowthroat
4
Yellow Warbler
2
Black-throated Gray Warbler
3
Western Tanager
 

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