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Checklist S37978440

 
Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
5 hour(s)
Distance:
4.75 mile(s)
Observers:
K B
Comments:
bright and sunny; walked twin barns loop plus the entire boardwalk towards the Sound
Species
29 species (+9 other taxa) total
17
Mallard
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown 14
1
Hooded Merganser

single immature bird (probably a female)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
duck sp.
35
Ring-billed Gull
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 20 3 12
1
California Gull

third-year immature

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
Glaucous-winged Gull
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 2
200
Larus sp.
30
Caspian Tern
130
Double-crested Cormorant
57
Great Blue Heron
6
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3 3
1
Merlin
1
Western Wood-Pewee
2
Willow Flycatcher
2
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)
14
American/Northwestern Crow
30
Tree Swallow
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
32
Barn Swallow

2 occupied nests at visitor center, certainly more under the boardwalk given territorial behavior. possibly some have been parasitized by Brown-headed Cowbird given close association of some Cowbirds with adult Barn Swallows

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 30
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
9
Cliff Swallow

2 occupied nests in the first gazebo on the boardwalk with active adult movement in/out

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 9
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
14
swallow sp.
6
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Brown Creeper
1
Marsh Wren
1
wren sp.

seen at Riparian Forest overlook, definitely a wren by behavior but flew before we were able to get any fieldmarks. probably a Bewick's but could have been Pacific or Marsh.

6
Swainson's Thrush
9
American Robin
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 8
80
European Starling

only present in open estuary in the boardwalk area; one large murmuration and multiple individuals and small groups

7
American Goldfinch
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 7
Female
Sex Unknown
17
Song Sparrow
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown 15
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
1
Spotted Towhee
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
sparrow sp.
30
Red-winged Blackbird
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 5
Female 5
Sex Unknown 20
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
11
Brown-headed Cowbird

possibly parasitizing Barn Swallow

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 7
Sex Unknown 3
2
Brewer's Blackbird
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 2
Sex Unknown
7
Common Yellowthroat

on gravel road between Twin Barns loop and the boardwalk, all singing in the shrubs and reeds

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 7
Female
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
2
Wilson's Warbler
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)

male Wilson's or Yellow Warbler, flew too fast to see more details

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
15
passerine sp.
 

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