Whidbey Audubon Society

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Unusual Bird Sightings and Special Points of Interest

Join us TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 for a joint field trip with the Pacific Rim Institute (PRI) to the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Center in Langley, BC. There are only five spots left. Please reserve your space by contacting Trip Leader Ann Casey at 360-331-4679 or (email), no later than 10 p.m. TONIGHT January 16 This all-day trip will be a wonderful adventure and an opportunity to tour this nonprofit center founded in 2007 to "Keep the Northern Spotted Owl from being extirpated from Canada by captive breeding and release." We will be traveling by van from PRI with an additional meeting location as we head north. The cost is $25/per person to cover tour fees at the Center and gas for the vans. Cash only please. Meet at PRI at 180 Parker Road, south of Coupeville, for a 7:15 a.m. departure; or meet in Oak Harbor at Windjammer Park on SW Beeksma Drive at 7:45 am. Bring a current passport that does not expire for at least six months. We'll stop for lunch in Fort Langley, BC where there's a fast-food outlet. Bring water (some water and plastic cups are available in the van); binoculars, spotting scopes and a camera, if possible; and snacks for ride home. We will not stop for food on the return trip. Prepare to be outdoors for at least three hours; wear appropriate shoes and clothing for winter weather conditions.

Reporter's name: Steve Ellis

Sighting Description: At least 2, possibly 3, Yellow-rumped Warblers were foraging under the eaves this afternoon during the sunniest part of the day. They appeared to be gleaning insects or spiders.

Location: Coupeville High School (south side)

Date and time: 1/10/2016 1:15 pm.

Above comment submitted Jan 10, 2017

Reporter's name: Gideon Seraphine

Sighting Description: I saw two Varied Thrush foraging together along the short trail at The Highlands community adjacent to Al Anderson Ave.- they've been scarce this season, so was pleased to come upon them.

Location: Al Anderson Ave., near Fairgrounds Rd. in Langley.

Date and time: 1/8/17, about 2:30 PM

Above comment submitted Jan 9, 2017

Reporter's name: Darwin Wile

Sighting Description: an adult male American x Eurasian, breeding plumage, intergrade green-winged teal; among a large number of gw teal

Location: Deer Lagoon near north bluff

Date and time: 1/8/17, 11:00am

Above comment submitted Jan 8, 2017

Reporter's name: Dave Parent

Sighting Description: Male intergrade Red-shafted x Yellow-shafted Flicker (red malar patch, yellow underwings) visiting our suet feeder.

Location: Saratoga Road

Date and time: 1/6/17 11am

Above comment submitted Jan 6, 2017

Reporter's name: Steve Ellis

Sighting Description: I saw a Mountain Chickadee with a mixed flock of Chestnut-backed Chickadees and kinglets. The white stripe over the eye was clearly visible and it called a few times with different notes than Black-cappeds use.

This is only the 3rd or 4th I've ever seen on the island.

Location: Cornet Bay, just beyond the gate on the road leading to Hoypus Point

Date and time: 12/31/2016 8:30am

Above comment submitted Dec 31, 2016

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