[Tweeters] Edmonds Roundup - Nov-Dec 2017

Carol Riddell cariddellwa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 06:54:24 PST 2018

We finished 2017 with 187 species within Edmonds. November brought several notable sightings: a Great Egret (code 4) at the marsh and at the waterfront, a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (code 5) at the waterfront, and two Eurasian Wigeons (code 3) at the waterfront. December’s notable sightings included a continuing White-throated Sparrow (code 3) and several Common Redpolls (code 4) at the marsh. All in all, a good year for Edmonds sightings. We had 184 species in 2016 and 188 in 2015, so somewhere in the 180s seems to be where we end each year.

We have added three species to the Edmonds checklist: Swallow-tailed Gull, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. We had documents 273 species within the city. If you would like a copy of the revised 2018 checklist, in Adobe Acrobat format, please send your request to checklistedmonds at gmail.com <mailto:checklistedmonds at gmail.com>. We also maintain a list of birds seen throughout the year in the bird information display box on the outer wall of the Olympic Beach Visitor Station, at the base of the public pier.

If you see a good bird in Edmonds that you think we might not have on our year list, please let me know.

Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA

Abundance codes: (1) Common, (2) Uncommon, (3) Harder to find, usually seen annually, (4) Rare, 5+ records, (5) Fewer than 5 records

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