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 / 4 379 O R E G O N & WA S H I N G TO N in May-Jun. A Black-and-white Warbler vis- ited Kennewick, Benton 10-11 Jun (ph. T. Greager); Washington averages about one per year, with most records occurring May-Jun. A goodly 15 American Redstarts were at their isolated, well-established colony at County Line Ponds, Whatcom 15 Jun (RM). Rare stray migrant American Redstarts were at Seattle 12 Jun (A. Warner) and Alton Baker Park, Lane on 3 Jun (E. Hynes). A Northern Parula at Kamiak Butte, Whitman 7-8 Jun (RKo) was Washington's eighteenth; records for territo - rial birds found Jun-Jul slightly outnumber Aug-Sep southbound migrants. A North - ern Parula was also at Sunset Beach, Clatsop 3 Jun (D. Osis); Oregon averages about one per summer. A Magnolia Warbler at Tatoosh I., Clallam 5 Jun († T. Wooton) was Washing - ton's twenty-sixth; most records are from ear- ly Sep-early Oct. A Chestnut-sided Warbler graced Lyons Ferry S.P., Franklin 5 Jun († B. Flores); there are now 31 records for Wash - ington (most in June). A Black-throated Blue Warbler, Washington's fifteenth, inhabited Biscuit Ridge, Walla Walla 5-12 Jun (v.t. ST, B. Webster); most previous records occurred Oct-Nov. A wayward Hermit Warbler at Cape Flattery, Clallam 4 Jun (E. Houston) was north and west of this species usual range. Five Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in w. Wash - ington 1 Jun-21 Jul matched a record sum- mer tally in 2012, while five in Oregon for the season was just slightly above average. An Indigo Bunting X Lazuli Bunting was at Sedro Woolley, Skagit 14 Jul (B. Bridge); there are less than 5 records of this hybrid combina - tion in Washington. An Indigo Bunting inhab- ited Randle, Lewis 25 Jun-4 Jul (ph. BT, W. Johnson); Washington has about 40 records with most occurring in Jun and Jul. The In - digo Bunting at Bandon Marsh N.W.R., Coos continued through 3 Jun (T. Rodenkirk), plus one was at Mt. Ashland, Jackson on 27 Jun (J. Tufts). There are now 60+ Oregon records, mostly May–Aug. Initialed observers (subregional editors in boldface): Gary Bletsch, Jim Danzenbaker, Mike Denny, MerryLynn Denny, Randy Hill, Jon Isacoff, Bruce Labar, Fanter Lane, Scott Mills, Shep Thorp, Bill Tweit, Charlie Wright . n –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Adrian Hinkle, 2616 SE 58th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206 • adrian.hinkle@gmail.com Christopher Hinkle, 2616 SE 58th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206 • christopher.hinkle2@gmail.com Ryan J. Merrill, 13039 6th Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98177 • rjm284@gmail.com Brad Waggoner, 7865 Fletcher Bay Road N.E., Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110 • wagtail24@gmail.com zen); though more frequent during winter, this irruptive species can show up in any season. The Region's first summer Snow Bunting was south of the Umpqua River Mouth,Douglas 16 Jun (ph. A. Kotiach). Given only six previous summer records for w. Washington, single Lark Sparrows near Ne - whalem, Whatcom 15 Jun (RM), Dodge Valley, Skagit 25 Jun (fide K. Wiggers), and Seattle 19 Jul (D. Alonso) were noteworthy; this species is rare for w. Washington with most records occurring Apr-May and Sep-Oct. Barely annu - al along the Oregon coast, a Lark Sparrow was at Cape Meares State Park, Tillamook 4 Jun (J. Allen). A Black-throated Sparrow, very rare on the westside, visited Diablo, Whatcom 16 Jun (FL). Less than annual away from se. Or - egon, a Black-throated Sparrow was at Smith Rock, Deschutes 25 Jun (T. Kutzen). A White- throated Sparrow at Freeland, Island 22 Jul (C. Johnson) provided the ninth summer record for Washington. A Golden-crowned Spar - row visited Possession Point, Island 22 Jul (C. Johnson); this species is now detected almost annually in early Jun, but July records are few. Yellow-breasted Chats have gained a foot - hold as a local breeder in Clark over the past nine years, but remain rare elsewhere in w. Washington. A goodly 9 chats at 5 locations were detected away from Clark this summer with the most northerly one near L. Whatcom, Whatcom 23 Jun + (FL). A Bullock's Oriole at Tatoosh I., Clallam 8 Jun (T. Wooton) provid - ed a rare coastal record for summer. Oregon's twenty-fourth Baltimore Oriole was at Mc - Coy Creek Ranch, Harney 8 Jun (E. Gropp, A. Sammis). A male Great-tailed Grackle visited Fern Ridge Reservoir, Lane 22-24 Jun (D. Ar - endt); westside records away from the Rogue Valley occur about once annually. An Ovenbird was at Moses Meadows, Okanogan 5 Jun († CW, L. Wright); Washing - ton now has just over 30 records with most Eastern Kingbird at Tualatin River N.W.R., Washington 10-12 Jun (S. Nord) was on par for this scarce w. Oregon visitor. Washington's fourteenth Scissor-tailed Flycatcher visited Marymoor Park, King 23 Jul (K. Johnson- Waggoner); most Regional records have been May-early Jul. A Loggerhead Shrike was on Sauvie Island, Multnomah on 10 Jun (Z. Schlanger); records outside Mar-May occur once or twice a year in w. Oregon. A Red-eyed Vireo, barely an - nual in se. Oregon, was at Malheur N.W.R. HQ, Harney 17 Jun (J. Laney, T. Meinzen). A tally of 400 Purple Martins at Silver L., Cowlitz 18 Jul (C. Flick, S. Johnston) provided a re - cord high count for Washington. Forty Bank Swallows at an apparent new colony at Ska - mokawa, Wahkiakum 11 Jul (RKo) provided further evidence of this species continued es - tablishment on the westside. Rock Wrens are fairly rare but expected just west of the Cas - cade crest and a few were noted this summer. However, a Rock Wren at Deer Park, Clallam 22 Jun (M. Holmgren) was in the Olympic Mts. where there are only a handful of records during breeding season. A Gray Catbird, rare in w. Washington, graced Elwha R. Mouth, Clallam 12 Jul (S. Barnes, L. Mack). Gray Cat - bird has only been recorded a few times in sw. Oregon so one at Willow Lake, Jackson 21- 24 Jun (R. Namitz) was surprising. A Brown Thrasher at Lyman 9 Jul (GB) was a first for Skagit and Washington's twentieth; records are evenly distributed between westside and eastside with most May-Jun. An above aver - age 5 Northern Mockingbirds (3 westside and 2 eastside) were detected in Washington this summer. Oregon's eighth Phainopepla was a female at Klamath River Canyon, Klamath 29 Jun (R. Namitz), the second June sighting for this location. A White-winged Crossbill was at Park Meadow Trailhead, Deschutes 5 Jun (T. Kut - While regular in westernmost Alaska, Siberian Whimbrels are exceeding rare elsewhere in North America. Through 1999 there was only one Washington, one Oregon, and three California records. This individual was photographed on the final day of its stay at New River, Curry, Oregon 24-27 July. Photo by © Owen Schmidt

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