[Tweeters] recent Columbia River and Methow sightings

Peter H Wimberger phwimberger at pugetsound.edu
Sat May 29 12:41:34 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,
A few somewhat unusual sightings from the Columbia River and Methow (as an aside, the recent discussion about eBird and Tweeters prompted me to send these here, in addition to posting them to eBird). Last night on my way to the Methow, I stopped at Starr Boat Launch (~5 mi S of Pateros on 97) as I am wont to do because it can be very good for birds, and is a convenient stretch/pit stop. Two late Red-necked Grebes were close to shore north of the launch near where Starr Road joins 97. And most surprising was a Pacific Loon with a Common Loon towards Wells Dam (there were still multiple COLO in the river). Two Red-necked Phalaropes and a late Long-Billed Dowitcher were at Little Twin Lake this morning. Seems like a good year for RNPH.
Good birding!
Peter Wimberger
Tacoma, WA

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