[Tweeters] Fw: Wonderland Trail/Mt. Rainier birds 9/5-9/16
Ruth and/or Patrick Sullivan
godwit at worldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 19 07:38:25 PDT 2005
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From: "Noah Strycker" <birdboy at bkpix.com>
To: <godwit at worldnet.att.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 3:16 PM
Subject: Wonderland Trail/Mt. Rainier birds 9/5-9/16
Hi Ruth and Patrick,
Would you forward this message to Tweeters for me? I am not subsribed so
post it myself.
Hello Tweeters -
My family spent two weeks from September 5-16 backpacking the 94-mile
Trail that encircles Mount Rainier. Though I didn't pack binoculars (too
weight!), I kept track of birds seen, and ended up with 48 species on the
The full list is below with comments on more interesting sightings:
Wonderland Trail Bird List, Mount Rainier National Park, 9/5/05-9/16/05:
-**BLUE GROUSE - high count of 22 birds in 5 groups near Indian Bar on the
afternoon of 9/13, a few seen elsewhere including 1 with a small fledgling
Golden Lakes on 9/8.
-**WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN - group of 3 seen on a hike along the Upper
Trail above Paradise on 9/16, apparently molting into winter plumage.
-**GREAT HORNED OWL - heard at Golden Lakes on 9/8 and Mowich Lake on 9/11.
-**WESTERN SCREECH-OWL - 1 calling at Maple Creek early on 9/15.
-**THREE-TOED WOODPECKER - pair along trail south of South Puyallup on 9/6.
-**AMERICAN DIPPER - pair at Mowich Lake on 9/11, 1 at Nickel Creek on 9/14.
-"Sooty" Fox Sparrow
-**GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH - flock of 15 at Panhandle Gap on 9/13 and 1 on
Upper Skyline Trail above Paradise on 9/16.
*BLACK BEAR - 1 eating blueberries next to the trail south of North Puyallup
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