[Tweeters] Visiting Washington at end of September

Craig Fischer cfischeraz at cox.net
Wed Sep 10 20:23:35 PDT 2014

Hello, Tweeters,

I¹ll be visiting Washington at the end on September, sprinting up to
Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 25 along the I90/I94 corridor, then taking our
time through Puget Sound, Olympic Peninsula and down the coast the
following week to get home. I¹ll be checking the listservs frequently but
wanted to know about some of the Northwest¹s specialties.

First, is the ABA guide for Washington still fairly current (in particular
for Mountain Quail)? Are Sky Lark still on San Juan Island or are they

Next, are there any good places to see open water seabirds and alcids that
may be close to shore?
Black-footed Albatross
Northern Fulmar
Storm Petrels
Long-tailed Jaeger
Thick-billed Murre
Ancient Murrelet

Finally, where are the best shorebird spots along the coast? Are some of
the migrants moving south yet (We¹ve seen phalaropes and large kettles of
Swainson¹s Hawks in Arizona since July ­ very early for these species).

Any help will be appreciated. You can reply off the listserv if you wish.

Best regards,

Craig Fischer
Phoenix, Arizona

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