[Tweeters] Skagit Shorebirding 8.16.21

Marv Breece marvbreece at q.com
Tue Aug 17 13:55:29 PDT 2021

Yesterday (8.16.21) was an outstanding day for shorebirding in Skagit County.

I visited 3 Skagit locations as follows:
CD - Channel Drive
GR- Skagit Game Range aka Wylie Slough on Fir Island
HR - Hayton Reserve on Fir Island

Please excuse the older taxonomic order.

American Golden-Plover - adult molting into basic plumage at HR
Black-bellied Plover - 40 or so at HR
Semipalmated Plover - many adults & juvs at HR
Killdeer - all 3 locations; leucistic Killdeer at HR; different bird than the one I saw there last September
Wilson's Snipe - 1 at GR
Short-billed Dowitcher - juveniles at GR & molting adults at HR
Long-billed Dowitcher - adults at GR & HR
Greater Yellowlegs - did not see at GR!; seen at CD & HR
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 juv at GR; more at HR
Solitary Sandpiper - 1 at GR
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 at CD
Black Turnstone - super spot of 1 by Gary Bletsch at HR
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1 juv & likely more at GR
Western Sandpiper - some at GR & massive quantities at HR
Least Sandpiper - GR & HR
Baird's Sandpiper - a few seen & heard at HR
Pectoral Sandpiper - a few seen & heard at HR
Stilt Sandpiper - 2 juvs at GR

Franklin's Gull - 1 juv at HR
Peregrine Falcon - 2 juvs hunting shorebirds at HR


Marv Breece
Tukwila, WA
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