Date: 3/3/18 1:25 pm From: Ryan Justice <blackburnian151...> Subject: [Tweeters] Help with WA Trip June 2018
Hey Washington birder, I'm from NC and will be taking a birding trip to Washington in mid-June of this year and would love some help and advice on my target list. I have birded in Montana before so I have a lot of the really easy western species, but outside from that trip, I've only birded the eastern seaboard.
We will fly into Portland and bird around there (I figure y'all would have some knowledge about the area as its not far at all from the border), and then head to the southeastern part of the state, then up the Cascades to the Seattle area, and then back down the coast to Portland.
It would be a TON of help if a few experienced birders could email me off list and help with the following targets (some of them I know are easy, but am going to post the entire list anyway)
Thanks in advance
1. Mountain Quail- seems tough 2. Sooty Grouse 3. Brandt's Cormorant 4. Pelagic Cormorant 5. Ferruginous Hawk- probably have to find a nest? 6. Sooty Shearwater- any reliable location from shore? We're considering probably doing a Westport pelagic but if for some reason that doesn't materialize we'd need to look for these from shore 7. Black Oystercatcher 8. Wandering Tattler- seems unreliable in season 9. Heermann's Gull 10. Mew Gull 11. Western Gull 12. Glaucous-winged Gull 13. Common Murre 14. Piegon Guillemot 15. Marbled Murrelet 16. Anciet Murrelet 17. Cassin's Auklet 18. Rhinoceros Auklet 19. Tufted Puffin 20. Band-tailed Pigeon 21. Barn Owl 22. Western Screech-Owl 23. Northern-Pygmy Owl 24. Great Gray Owl- I know that info on this bird is a touchy subject as ebird has removed all data, but I know the bird can be seen in the SE of the state. If anyone would like to share I will be careful with the info 25. Common Poorwill 26. Black-chinned Hummingbird 27. Anna's Hummingbird 28. Acorn Woodpecker 29. Red-breasted Sapsucker 30. White-headed Woodpecker 31. Black-headed Woodpecker 32. Pacific-slope Flycatcher 33. Cordilleran Flycatcher 34. Black Phoebe 35. Hutton's Vireo 36. Steller's Jay 37. California Scrub-Jay 38. Northwestern Crow 39. Chestnut-backed Chickadee 40. Bushtit 41. Canyon Wren 42. Bewick's Wren 43. Wrentit 44. Black-throated Gray Warbler 45. Hermit Warbler 46. Sagebrush Sparrow 47. Tricolored Blackbird 48. Gray-crowned Rosy Finch 49. Lesser Goldfinch 50. Evening Grosbeak