[Tweeters] Saturday 9/7 WOS Migrant Mania Field Trip Report

Kevin Black Kevin.Black at wallawalla.edu
Tue Sep 10 17:50:43 PDT 2013

Saturday nine of us, including myself started out around 6:30AM at Washtucna. Six of us camped the night before. The night before, most heard a Barn Owl, and I heard a Great Horned Owl just before sunrise as I was making my coffee. After spending the morning birding in Washtucna, we went on to Lyon's Ferry and Palouse Falls. We arrived at Hatton STP around 3PM. Most of us got done birding at Scooteney around 5PM. Here are our highlights:


Cooper’s Hawk-1

PACIFIC WREN-one heard

Golden-Crowned Kinglet-10

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet -5

Red-Breasted Nuthatch-one heard

Wilson’s Warbler-10

Orange-Crowned Warbler-one

Yellow Warbler-5

Western Wood Pe-Wee-2

Hammond’s/Dusky Type Flycatcher-handful, also other flycatchers that were unidentified

One possible Gray Flycatcher (that I didn’t see)

Pacific-Sloped Flycatcher-one

Horned Lark-heard

Wild Turkeys-seemed there were at least 15 with young

Warbling Vireo-10

Cassin’s Vireo-1

Eastern Kingbird-heard

Washtucna STP

Vesper Sparrow

Spotted Sandpiper-1

Western Sandpiper-1

Black-Necked Stilts-6

HWY 261 Franklin County

Lark Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Lyon’s Ferry


Black-Crowned Night Heron-juvenile First time I have seen one here

Lazuli Bunting

Western Tanager

Wilson’s Warbler-5

Orange-Crowned Warbler-4

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Willow Flycatcher

Cassin’s Vireo-1

Palouse Falls


Dusky Flycatcher

Hatton STP

Lesser Yellowlegs-2

Western Sandpiper-10

Baird's Sandpiper-2

Least Sandpiper-5

Scooteney Resevoir


Lesser Yellowlegs-15

Greater Yellowlegs-4

Long-Billed Dowitcher-4

Western Sandpiper-15

Least Sandpiper-5

All had a good time and many of us had good discussions on shorebird and flycatcher identification. We had great weather and everyone seemed to enjoy each others' company.

Good Birding,

Kevin Black
kevin.black at wallawalla.edu<mailto:kevin.black at wallawalla.edu>
Richland, WA

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