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Checklist S47771443

 
Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
5 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Olsen
Comments:
N/A
Species
52 species (+3 other taxa) total
89
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
3
Wood Duck

Visitor center pond

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown 2
9
Gadwall
14
Mallard
1
Hooded Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Common Merganser (North American)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5
Band-tailed Pigeon

Far side of delta flying north. Distinctive two-tone bill and tail pattern seen well.

24
Semipalmated Plover

18 adults and 6 immature seen at close range 1/2 mile from beginning of boardwalk. Counted twice by myself and fellow birder who is a shorebird expert.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6 18
ML110418141

© David Olsen

Average Quality
ML110418831

© David Olsen

Average Quality
1
Killdeer
2
Least Sandpiper
1
Semipalmated Sandpiper
ML110943201

© David Olsen

Average Quality
7
Western Sandpiper
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 5
ML110418661

© David Olsen

Average Quality
1
Bonaparte's Gull
ML110424611

© David Olsen

Average Quality
3
Mew Gull (American)
82
Ring-billed Gull
6
Glaucous-winged Gull
20
Larus sp.
3
Caspian Tern
24
Double-crested Cormorant
15
Great Blue Heron
1
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Cooper's Hawk

Flew over wetland boardwalk 1/2 mile from visitor center.

7
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
American Kestrel
1
Merlin

Low flyover on gravel path leading to boardwalk.

7
Western Wood-Pewee
4
Willow Flycatcher
6
American Crow
3
Purple Martin

Male flight call and all 3 seen together near end of boardwalk.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown
34
Barn Swallow (American)
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
ML110419451

© David Olsen

Average Quality
10
swallow sp.
8
Black-capped Chickadee
14
Bushtit (Pacific)
2
Brown Creeper
1
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
1
Swainson's Thrush

Behind portapotties adjacent to twin barns.

3
American Robin
41
European Starling
6
Cedar Waxwing
6
American Goldfinch
ML110420111

© David Olsen

Average Quality
1
Fox Sparrow

Smacking call drew our attention. Spotted in dense brush along riparian vegetation between visitor center and river overlook. Yellow lower mandible and darker mantle seen well.

2
Savannah Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
16
Red-winged Blackbird
6
Brown-headed Cowbird

All immature

3
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow Warbler
1
Western Tanager
10
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes