[Tweeters] Clallam County Big Day 02/21/2013

vickibiltz vickibiltz at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 13:04:43 PST 2013


Can you give us a route, or do we need to pay first? Great job!!!
Vicki Biltz,
Bonney Lake, WA
On Feb 22, 2013, at 8:20 AM, Vincent Lucas wrote:


> Part-time Gardiner resident, David Gatchet, and I did a Clallam County Big Day yesterday. We managed to find a total of 102 species. Not too shabby. Highlights included 26 species of ducks, a Turkey Vulture near Port Angeles on US 101, the overwintering Black-crowned Night-Heron, early Bullock's Oriole, Ancient Murrelet, Northern Shrike, Evening Grosbeak, American Dipper, Varied Thrush, Brown Creeper, Purple Finch and many more great birds. Biggest misses: Stellar's Jay(!). We also dipped on the Thick-billed Murre at Ediz Hook as well as 2(!) different White-throated Sparrows coming to two different feeder locations, by mere minutes. The Pileated Woodpeckers, our normal Wednesday Dungeness River Audubon Center bird walk group located yesterday, were also a no show. We did not hear about the refound Burrowing Owl at Gibson Spit until too late in the day. We made a conscious decision not to try for it, as it would have taken too much time out of our Big Day. Another great Day of birding on the Olympic Peninsula.

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