Skagit Birding - 01/12/2004

Ryan Merrill merrillr at
Mon Jan 12 17:48:02 PST 2004

Today I birded from Samish Island to Fir Island finding 73 species with the following highlights:

West 90:
Barn Owl (2)
Short-eared Owl (1)
Gyrfalcon (1)
Ring-necked Pheasant (1 male)

Samish Island:
Pelagic Cormorant (1)
Barrow's Goldeneye (1)
Varied Thrush (1)

Farm-to-Market & Sunset Rd intersection:
Peregrine Falcon (1)

D'arcy Road:
American Kestrel (1)

Barn Owl (2-3)
Hutton's Vireo (1)

Game Range:
Greater Yellowlegs (1)
Northern Shrike (1 adult singing)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Purple Finch (2)

Mann Road
Barn Owl (1)

There was also a Tundra Swan with a collar reading EA7 along Polson Road.

Good Birding,
Ryan Merrill
Kirkland, WA
merrillr AT

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