North American Birds

VOLUME 70 NO3-NO4 2019

A Quarterly Journal of Ornithological Record Published by the American Birding Association. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent’s birdlife.

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V O L U M E 7 0 ( 2 0 1 9 ) • N U M B E R S 3 / 4 377 O R E G O N & WA S H I N G TO N gion's first summer record of Snow Bunting rounded out an interesting season. Abbreviations: Fields (Fields, Harney); Nisqually (Nisqually N.W.R., Thurston); O.S. (Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor); P.N.P. (Point No Point, Kitsap); P.T. (Puget Trough); Ridge - field (Ridgefield N.W.R., Clark Co.); W.W.R.D. (Walla Walla River Delta, Walla Walla); "east - side" and "westside" refer to areas east and west of the Cascade crest, respectively. WATERFOWL THROUGH SHOREBIRDS Single Greater White-fronted Geese, rare dur- ing summer in Washington, were at Leque I., Snohomish 5 Jun (S. Giles) and Capital L., Thurston 1 Jun–27 Jul (J. Anderson), while five in Oregon was a typical showing for the summer season. A Cackling Goose lingered at Port Angeles, Clallam 1 Jun (E. Grim); most of the near 25 summer Washington records of Cackling Geese, all since 2005, have been identified as B. hutchinsii minima, but this re - port did not specify subspecies. An additional seven Cackling Geese were scattered around w. Oregon. Two Trumpeter Swans were near Snohomish, Snohomish 4 Jun + (E. Sandberg) and another was at Randle, Lewis 25 Jun (BT, W. Johnson); aside from the resident Trum - peters at Turnbull N.W.R., stragglers are now detected annually during summer. Two Tun - dra Swans, near annual during summer, were at Dugualla Bay, Island 26 Jun (ph. BW) and another was at Chamberlain L., Klickitat 30 Jun (ph. S. Holman). A Tundra Swan was at Hatfield Lakes, Deschutes through 12 Jun (P. Sullivan); one per summer is about average for Oregon. A Long-tailed Duck, not annual during summer, was at Spencer Spit, San Juan 1 Jul (E. Setterberg). A Yellow-billed Cuckoo visited Fields 2 Jun (J. Harding). Seven of the 19 Oregon records since 1980 come from Fields late May-late- Jun. Two Anna's Hummingbirds at Spokane 18 Jun + (ph. C. Litwin) provided a very rare summer detection for Spokane and showed further evidence of this species continued range expansion in the Region. Six Broad- tailed Hummingbirds at Kiger Gorge, Harney 13 Jul (S. Burns) may represent a state high count. Two Sandhill Cranes visited Nisqually 1 Jun (R. Smith, M. Pearse) and one over- summered at Ridgefield 12 Jun + (ph. M. French); this species is rare during summer in w. Washington. An American Avocet inhabited Luhr Beach, Thurston 1-3 Jun (J. Lemons) and another visited Leque I., Snohomish 5 Jun (S. Giles); this species is not annual during summer in w. Washington and rare at any season. A Pacific Golden-Plover at Hatfield cies is barely annual in May on the Oregon coast. A Blackpoll Warbler visited Washtucna, Adams 18 May (B. Flores); most Washington records are from September and there are only a handful of spring records. A Hermit Warbler at Davenport, Lincoln 9 May (ph. JI) was fur - ther north and east of this species usual range. A Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Lyman, Skagit 21 May (GB) was the only report in Wash - ington this spring. The lone Oregon Rose- breasted Grosbeak was at Toledo, Lincoln 17 Apr (CP); about three would be average. An Indigo Bunting inhabited Mulkilteo, Snohom - ish 7 Mar-12 Apr and likely had over-wintered nearby; Washington has about 40 records with most occurring in Jun and Jul. Two In - digo Buntings were at Fields 20 May (CG), one was at Fishback Rd., Polk 28-30 May (C. Centanni), and one at Bandon Marsh, Coos 29 May onward (T. Rodenkirk); about two would be average for this period. Washing - ton's twelfth Dickcissel graced Wa'atch R. Val- ley, Clallam 26-28 May (ph. A. Akmajian, J. Scordino); records are scattered throughout the year. Remarkably, a Dickcissel at West - fir, Lane 29 Mar–3 Apr (M. L. Sayre) reap- peared at Camp Sherman, Jefferson, 12-14 Apr (M. Landis, T. Landis), recognizable by a distinctive bill deformity. Although concen - trated in fall, Oregon's 19 records involve ev- ery month of the year. Initialed observers: Gary Bletsch, Bob Boekelheide, Shawneen Finnegan, Chuck Gates, Michael Hobbs, Dave Irons, Jon Isacoff, Randy Hill, Randy Knapp, Russ Koppendray - er (RKo), Bruce LaBar, Paul Lehman, Scott Mills, Russ Namitz, Mike Patterson, Chuck Philo, Em Scattaregia,Andy Stepniewski, Shep Thorp, Bill Tweit, Dan Waggoner, Charlie Wright, Matt Yawney. n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SUMMER 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A fter two consecutive summers of hot and dry, this summer turned out to be rather cool and wet. June saw fewer eastern vagrants than usual in Oregon, though the continued closure of Malheur N.W.R. Headquarters may have contributed to that. On the other hand Washington did quite well, with half a dozen vagrant warblers found. Offshore coverage was limited to four day trips out of Westport. Two Elegant Terns, a Red-headed Woodpecker, and Phainopepla were headline rarities on the eastside, while at the coast a Siberian Whimbrel and the Re - ical. A Black-throated Sparrow near Prescott, Walla Walla 15-16 May (A. Nightingale) was the only Washington report this spring. Two singing Grasshopper Sparrows on breeding grounds at Finley NWR, Benton 19 Mar+ (D. Robinson) were exceptionally early; breeders typically arrive in mid-April. Now annual in Washington, a single Red Fox Sparrows (sub - species group iliaca) continued from winter at Corkindale, Skagit thru 14 Mar (RM). A Har - ris's Sparrow at Fields 28 May (M. Scheuering) was a late migrant. Yellow-breasted Chats continue to make a comeback in w. Washington and have essen - tially re-established along the Columbia River in Clark; one at Olympia 29 May + (C. Strode) and one at Rockport, Skagit 28 May (GB) were the only northerly reports this spring. Single Hooded Orioles were at Cape Meares, Til - lamook 21 May (M. Tweelinckx) and Sisters, Deschutes 30 May (fide CG); Oregon has 40+ records. A Bullock's Oriole at Waatch R. Val - ley14 Apr (A. Akmajian) was not only rare for a coastal location but was record early for Washington. Other very early Bullock's included singles at Marymoor Park, King 21 Apr (MH) and Vancouver, Clark 22 Apr (B. Flores). Two Rusty Blackbirds at Dodd Road Ponds, Walla Walla 8-13 Mar (MH) provided a rare spring record for Washington; most Rusties are found mid Oct-late Jan. A Com - mon Grackle was at Ellensburg, Kittitas 29 Mar (ph. D. Essman); Washington now has a just over 20 records. The only Black-and-white Warbler was at Frenchglen, Harney 28 May (AH, CH, ES); three or four would be typical. Warblers in general arrived a week or so early to Wash - ington, including a Nashville Warbler at En- tiat R., Chelan 6 Apr (T. Brennan), a Yellow Warbler at Mill Canyon, Lincoln 19 Apr (JI), a Black-throated Gray Warbler at Mt. Pleas - ant, Skamania 4 Apr (W. Cady), and a Wil- son's Warbler at Vashon I., King 13 Apr (E. Parker, H. Parker). A MacGillivray's Warbler near Burley, Kitsap 27 Mar (H. Voboril) was record early for Washington; this species nor - mally arrives in mid-April. The Hooded War- bler, Washington's seventh, continued from fall and survived the entire winter at Neah Bay, Clallam thru 8 Mar (D. Van Horn). Two Magnolia Warblers, one at Fields 29-30 May (T. Bray) and one at Hart Mountain, Lake 30 May (L. Siemens) was about average. Rare northbound Palm Warblers included one at Hobuck Beach, Clallam 1 May (RM, BW) and one at P.N.P. 4 May (G. Oliver, O. Oliver). A Palm Warbler at Delta Ponds, Lane 11 Mar (D. Sutherland) was unusual for its inland loca - tion, while one at Bastendorf Beach, Coos 19 May (M. Seedborg) was notable as the spe -

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