[Tweeters] Birds seen at Point Roberts, WA on February 16, 2008

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Fri Feb 29 08:57:20 PST 2008


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Date: February 16, 2008
Location: Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Washington

Wind direction: Variable
Prevailing wind speed: 1-5 km/h
Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 10%
Precipitation: none

The following birds were seen by Wayne Weber at Point Roberts,
Whatcom County, WA from about 12 noon to 3 PM on February 16, 2008.

The 2 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS off Lighthouse Marine Park were unusual for
the time of year.

In addition to the birds, 6 HARBOR PORPOISES and 1 HARBOR SEAL were
seen off Lighthouse Marine Park. I briefly met Anne Murray from Delta
at the park.

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Brant 8
Gadwall 2
American Wigeon 40
Mallard 30
Greater Scaup 2
Harlequin Duck 15
Surf Scoter 40
Long-tailed Duck 15
Bufflehead 15
Common Goldeneye 6
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Red-throated Loon 6
Common Loon 25
Horned Grebe 15
Red-necked Grebe 1
Western Grebe 8
Brandt's Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 30
Pelagic Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 12
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Virginia Rail 1
Killdeer 3
Common Snipe 22
Mew Gull 2
Glaucous-winged Gull 150
Common Murre 25
Pigeon Guillemot 2
Rhinoceros Auklet 2
Rock Dove 8
Northern Flicker 2
Northwestern Crow 15
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
Bewick's Wren 3
Winter Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 5
European Starling 3
Spotted Towhee 4
Fox Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 3
Pine Siskin 4
House Sparrow 5

Total number of species seen: 49






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