[Tweeters] Birding Whidbey Island and Port Townsend area 2/15/05

David Moore & Judy Lin moorelin at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 15 19:48:52 PST 2005


We're back from a full day of driving and a bit of birding on Whidbey island and Port Townsend. Some of the highlights were beautiful views of Harlequin Ducks, a nice flock of Varied Thrush, Black Brants, Marbled Murrelets, Winter Wren, Long-tailed Duck, a flock of about 400 Western Grebes, and a Yellow-billed Loon! Here is the list. * is a lifer (I won't forget this time!)

Coupeville, Whidbey Is.
Marbled Murrelet*
Pigeon Guillemot
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Common Goldeneye

Ft. Ebey St. Park, Whidbey Is.
Bald Eagle
American/(Northwestern*) Crows
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Harlequin Duck*(not new, but a GREAT bird!!)
G-C Kinglet
Eared Grebe
Winter Wren*
Song Sparrow

Deception Pass S.P., Whidbey Is.
Varied Thrush*
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Common Murre

Ferry to Port Townsend
Marbled Murrelet*
Pigeon Guillemot
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Loon

Oak Bay Park, Port Townsend
Brant (black)*
Pigeon Guillemot
Common Loon
Surf Scoter
Mew Gull
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Yellow-billed Loon* 
Bonaparte's Gull (~500 in 1 flock)

Overall a good day, but Better View Desired for the Yellow-billed Loon

Good Birding,


Alex Lin-Moore
Houston, TX
moorelin at mindspring.com

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