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Checklist S44216554

 
Location
Samish Flats--West 90, Skagit County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:55 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
4 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Vernon
Comments:
Birding with Sandy Sieber, we walked around the the West 90 and the dike. The tide was way out so there were many Great Blue Herons, Gulls and Bald Eagles. Some flocks of Shorebirds flew by. By about 2:30 the huge flocks of Snow Geese we had been watching earlier, just to the east, flew over to where we were! They actually blocked our way on one of the muddy paths.
Species
31 species (+2 other taxa) total
X
Snow Goose

There were a large number I think over 2000 and seemed to be in two big flocks

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

65
Cackling Goose

In flight heading north

12
Northern Shoveler
8
Gadwall
65
Mallard
24
Northern Pintail
45
Green-winged Teal
3
Greater Scaup
12
Bufflehead
9
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Horned Grebe
35
Great Blue Heron

Most of these were out on the low tide

3
Northern Harrier
7
Bald Eagle
2
Red-tailed Hawk
5
alcid sp.

Distant

120
Mew Gull
40
Glaucous-winged Gull
X
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

Large number

1
American Kestrel
1
Northern Shrike

© Mark Vernon

Shrike perched on pole in front of Snow Geese

© Mark Vernon

Photo taken by Sandy Sieber through her spotting scope

4
American Crow
2
Common Raven
2
Tree Swallow
12
Violet-green Swallow
8
American Robin
30
European Starling
38
Savannah Sparrow
12
Song Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
1
Western Meadowlark
20
Red-winged Blackbird
12
Brewer's Blackbird

© Mark Vernon

© Mark Vernon

 

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Yes