birding at Gray's Harbor and Tokeland

Gary Wiles wilesharkey at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 12 14:40:20 PDT 2001


Tweeters,

Here’s a slightly belated trip report from Gray’s Harbor and Tokeland on
Monday, April 9 made by Celistino Aguon, Nathan Johnson, and myself. 
Highlights were as follows:

Ocean City State Park:
1 RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
1 TOWNSEND’S WARBLER
numerous ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS
1 PURPLE FINCH
2 probable singing SWAINSON’S THRUSHES

Ocean Shores North Jetty:
We met two women with an emaciated FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL that they had
just recovered from the beach to the north.  

Ocean Shores Spit East of Sewage Treatment Plant:
12 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES
2 flocks of DUNLIN with 750-1,000 birds total

Damon Point:
10 CASPIAN TERNS

Marshy field along Highway 105 1-2 miles east of Ocasta:
18 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
3 TURKEY VULTURES

Marsh along Highway 105 just west of the bridge between Bay City and
Laidlaw (see Delorme map, p 58):
7 BLACK-NECKED STILTS - seen well, about 100 yds north of highway

Toke Point, Tokeland:
350-400 MARBLED GODWITS - roosting on dock
2 WHIMBRELS
2-3 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS (calls heard)
3 WILLETS
15-20 COMMON LOONS in breeding plumage
30 BRANT
1 CASPIAN TERN


Gary Wiles
Tumwater, WA
wilesharkey at yahoo.com



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