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Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
50
Duration:
8 hour(s), 56 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Carol Erland List , Carol Langford List , Carol Smith List , Dave Grenier List , David Richardson List , Donna LaCasse List , Doug Martin List , Ellen Kohjima List , Jon. Anderson List , Kathy Sommer List , Ken Brown List , Mark Wangerin List , Mary Lee Collins List , Mary Pearse List , Nathanael Swecker List , Ralph Gross List , Richard Smethurst List , Shep Thorp , Whittier Johnson List , William Langford List
Comments:
Wednesday walk. Cloudy am, sunny pm. Temperature in the 50's - 60's degrees Fahrenheit. High 13'1' Tide at 7:55am,
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8. Low 3'2" Tide at 1:56pm.
Species
80 species (+13 other taxa) total
16
Greater White-fronted Goose

Flew into flooded fields and fields along Access Road.

Greater White-fronted Geese. Nisqually NWR.

500
Cackling Goose (minima)
6
Cackling Goose (Taverner's)
50
Canada Goose
3
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
5
Northern Shoveler
40
American Wigeon
100
Mallard
250
Northern Pintail
500
Green-winged Teal
1
Ring-necked Duck

Visitor Center Pond Overlook.

1
Common Merganser
500
duck sp.
1
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
6
Band-tailed Pigeon
1
Anna's Hummingbird
1
hummingbird sp.
2
Virginia Rail
1
Sora
40
Black-bellied Plover

Three flocks observed in different locations on the Refuge. Medium sized plover like shore bird with black axillaries. One flock of 10, two additional flocks observed flying of approximately 22 and 20-30.

1
American/Pacific Golden-Plover (Lesser Golden-Plover)

Spotted by Doug Martin with group of 10 Black-bellied Plovers around 7am during incoming tide along the Nisqually Estuary Trail or new dike. Large Plover but smaller then surrounding BBPL with white axillaries when flock took off and flew.

6
Semipalmated Plover

Seen on the mud flats/restored marsh plain along the outside of the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail north of the McAllister Creek Viewing Platform and south of the closure gate just south of the Puget Sound Viewing Platform.

© Jon. Anderson

17
Killdeer
1
curlew sp.

Spotted by Mark Wangerin and another birder on marsh plain east of Puget Sound Viewing Platform between the mud box and the Madrone Slough with binoculars. Mark reported a Long-billed Curlew, which it may have been, but because he could not say for sure, and juvenile Curlew's look similar to Whimbrel, I decided to report curlew sp. Whimbrel has been more recently been reported and is more expected then the LBCU. Either Whimbrel or Long-billed Curlew seen with bins. Large shorebird with long decurved bill.

2
Dunlin

Seen foraging with BBPL and LBDO

2
Least Sandpiper
8
Pectoral Sandpiper

Seen at flooded field along entrance road across from Orchard. Observed foraging and flying at 300 feet with bins and spotting scope. Medium sized shorebird with brown streaked top, buffy braces, short pink based bill, yellow/green legs, and finely streaked and well demarcated throat and breast. White belly. One juvenile had a very rufous cap.

3
Western Sandpiper

Foraging with Semipalmated Plovers.

50
peep sp.

Distant flock seen over Nisqually Reach.

15
Long-billed Dowitcher

Observed flying and foraging with Black-bellied Plovers.

2
Wilson's Snipe

Flooded field adjacent to Entrance Road across from Ochard.

1
Greater Yellowlegs

Fly over.

3
Mew Gull
150
Ring-billed Gull
10
Glaucous-winged Gull
200
Larus sp.
8
Brandt's Cormorant

Channel marker at the mouth of Nisqually where the California Sea Lion sun baths on the ladder.

50
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern

Visitor Center at 1pm.

90
Great Blue Heron
1
Green Heron

Reported by Mark Wangerin adjacent to the beaver dam in the slough along the east side of the Twin Barns Loop Trail.

1
Osprey

Spotted by Ken Brown 8am over McAllister Creek.

4
Northern Harrier
9
Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle. Nisqually NWR.

3
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Belted Kingfisher
5
Red-breasted Sapsucker
8
Downy Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker

Heard along the west bank of the McAllister Creek from the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail.

6
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
American Kestrel

Surge plain.

© Richard Smethurst

1
Merlin

Hunting swallows along the Twin Barns Loop Trail.

1
Peregrine Falcon
1
Peregrine Falcon (Peale's)
4
Steller's Jay
60
American/Northwestern Crow
3
Common Raven

Nisqually Reach.

4
Tree/Violet-green Swallow
50
Barn Swallow
25
Black-capped Chickadee
5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
8
Brown Creeper
5
Pacific Wren
4
Marsh Wren
3
Bewick's Wren
25
Golden-crowned Kinglet
10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
75
American Robin
200
European Starling
6
Cedar Waxwing

Spotted by Bruce Jacobs along the west side of the parking lot at 7:30am.

11
House Finch
3
Purple Finch

Feeding in Oregon Ash along the west side to the Twin Barns Loop Trail adjacent to the Visitor Center Pond.

10
American Goldfinch
7
Fox Sparrow
3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
2
White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis)
20
Golden-crowned Sparrow
2
White-throated Sparrow

Observed in the area of the Twin Barns cut-off and the Twin Barns picnic table area.

White-throated Sparrow. Nisqually NWR. Twin Barns cut-off.

20
Savannah Sparrow
25
Song Sparrow
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
5
Spotted Towhee
2
Western Meadowlark

Spotted by Nathaneal Swecker in the grassy area just north of the Nisqually Estuary Trail and south of the surge plain and east of Leschi Slough.

© Richard Smethurst

Age:
Adult
50
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Orange-crowned Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
1
Yellow Warbler
7
Yellow-rumped Warbler
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
2
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Additional species seen by Mark Wangerin:
2
Gadwall
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Additional species seen by Dave Grenier:
1
Pacific Golden-Plover
1
Whimbrel
 

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

Yes