Date: 9/28/17 8:05 am
From: <festuca...>
Subject: [Tweeters] eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Sep 27, 2017
Hi all - Following up on Phil Kelley's post, here's the final eBird report from the weekly Wednesday bird walk at Nisqually Refuge. We had a high slack tide as we walked out the estuary boardwalk, but didn't pick up too many new species.

All-in-all, it was a beautiful early Autumn day; a time well-spent with birds and birders.

Jon. Anderson

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Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:40:03 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Sep 27, 2017

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
Sep 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling - 4.0 mile(s)
Wednesday walk on a beautiful clear & sunny early Autumn day. There was a little smoke over the refuge first thing in the morning, but it dissipated. Mostly calm with a light 3-5 knot northerly breeze, 50-80 °F. There was a 11.54-foot high tide at 12:18 p.m. Mammals seen included a Coyote, River Otter, an Eastern Grey Squirrel carrying a mouthful of Bigleaf maple seeds, Townsend's Chipmunk, and Harbor Seals.
73 species (+14 other taxa)

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 80
Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) 160
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) (Branta canadensis moffitti/maxima) 70
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 1
Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 2
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 175
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas) 275
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 115
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 15
dabbling duck sp. (Anas sp.) 225 Flushed from near mouth of river; too far to identify
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 2
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 32
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 125
cormorant sp. (Phalacrocoracidae sp.) 50
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) 1 In cattail marsh
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 30
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 4
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) (Buteo jamaicensis calurus/alascensis) 2
Sora (Porzana carolina) 1 Cattail marsh near base of estuary boardwalk
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 17 * Flagged as high count. Counted in one flock north of the dike in the surge plain
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 12
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 3
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 6
peep sp. (Calidris sp. (peep sp.)) 45
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 3
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 3
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1 West bank of McAllister Creek
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 7
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 145
California Gull (Larus californicus) 6
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 8
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus occidentalis/glaucescens) 10
gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 150
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 6 Flying up McAllister Creek
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
hummingbird sp. (Trochilidae sp.) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 3
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific) (Picoides pubescens gairdnerii/turati) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Pacific) (Picoides villosus [harrisi Group]) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group]) 5
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1 Female in usual snag north of the dike
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
diurnal raptor sp. (Accipitriformes/Falconiformes sp.) 1 Accipiter? Went into woods north of Visitors' Center pond
Steller's Jay (Coastal) (Cyanocitta stelleri [stelleri Group]) 3
American/Northwestern Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos/caurinus) 6
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) 2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 105
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 18
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) 6
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 3
Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) 4
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 36
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) 1 Vocalized along slough on service road west of orchard
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 120
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 6
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 5
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 24
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) 2
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 6 In mixed flocks
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group]) 5
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 3 Immatures
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 20
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 16 Most along dike and estuary boardwalk
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 35
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 3
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) (Pipilo maculatus [oregonus Group]) 4
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 2 Near Dike at Leschi slough
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 36
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 22

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