Washington's Rare and Hard-to-find Species
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Little Blue Heron near marsh along Ringer Road south of Ellensburg, WA. This photo was shot at quite a distance, which is why it is so out-of-focus. June 9, 2002.
Viewed: 2052 times.
Snowy Egret along Lower Crab Creek near Corfu, Grant County, WA. May 25, 2002.
Viewed: 1889 times.
Common (Eurasian Green-winged) Teal found on March 16, 2005, beside a small creek along Birchfield Road south of Hwy 24 east of Yakima, WA, the same location one was found in March 2003. March 19, 2005.
Viewed: 1928 times.
Eurasian Wigeon at Randell Park, Yakima, WA. April 21, 2008. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1217 times.
Tufted Duck, with Greater Scaup, in the Columbia River just north of Wanapum State Park. The black back of the Tufted Duck really stands out when seen in a flock of gray-backed male scaup. March 6, 2005.
Viewed: 1965 times.
Common Eider at Port Angeles, WA. This is a first record for Washington. August 8, 2004.
Viewed: 2107 times.
First-year King Eider west of Damon Spit at the south end of Ocean Shores, WA. July 4, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1135 times.
Female White-tailed Ptarmigan on the north side of Slate Peak near Hart's Pass, Okanagan County, WA. July 19, 2003.
Viewed: 1693 times.
Lesser Sand-Plover at the Oyehut Wildlife Area, Ocean Shores, WA. This is the third record of this rare species at this location. Sept. 2, 2013. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 331 times.
Wilson's Plover at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla, WA. A first for Washington State. Sept. 1, 2012. Nikon Coolpix P510.
Viewed: 559 times.
Bar-tailed Godwit at the Tokeland marina, Pacific County, WA. August 26, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1406 times.
Female Hudsonian Godwit in breeding plumage found by John Hebert and Richard Repp at the Grandview, Yakima County, WA, sewage treatment plant on May 15, 2003. This is the first sighting of Hudsonian Godwit in Yakima County. May 15, 2003.
Viewed: 1603 times.
Two of three Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at the McCain potato ponds near Othello, Grant County, WA. October 15, 2002.
Viewed: 1611 times.
Juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with a Pectoral Sandpiper in the background at Soap Lake, Grant Co., WA. October 16, 2004.
Viewed: 2093 times.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, one of seven, at the end of Damon Spit, Gray's Harbor County, WA. September 4, 2004.
Viewed: 1711 times.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Midway Beach, Pacific County, WA. August 25, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1320 times.
Stilt Sandpiper, with a Long-billed Dowitcher, at Lind Coulee near the Potholes Reservior, Grant County, WA. August 28, 2003.
Viewed: 2094 times.
Juvenile Stilt Sandpiper, with a Western Sandpiper in front, at the Grandview Sewage Treatment Plant, Grandview, WA. August 30, 2004.
Viewed: 1745 times.
Ruff in a wetland near Satsop,Grays Harbor County, WA. (Conditions were extreme - steady rain and wind.) January 1, 2003.)
Viewed: 1538 times.
Juvenile Ruff at Bottle Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA. Sept. 2, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1497 times.
Black-tailed Gull, a first Washington record, found at North Cove, Pacific County, WA, by Charlie Wright and Fred Boesche on August 3, 2004.. August 14, 2004.
Viewed: 1922 times.
Lesser Black-backed Gull on Blue Lake, Grant County, WA. Nov. 8, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1474 times.
Great Black-backed Gull found by Gene Hunn at the mouth of the Cedar River in Renton, WA. First Washington record. January 17, 2004.
Viewed: 2070 times.
Thick-billed Murre north of the Point No Point Lighthouse, Kitsap County, WA. Jan. 20, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1522 times.
Spotted Owl found northwest of Cliffdell, Yakima County, WA. June 14, 2004.
Viewed: 1948 times.
Great Gray Owl at Bennington Lake east of Walla Walla, WA. February 7, 2004. Other photos of this guy can be seen in the "Owls" folder.
Viewed: 2148 times.
Northern Hawk Owl southeast of Bridgeport, WA. Jan. 24, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1127 times.
NHOW 1-29-12 1a ChelanNorhtern Hawk Owl along Union Valley Road north of Chelan, WA. Jan. 29, 2012. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 348 times.
Costa's Hummingbird at Mike Wile's house near Redmond, WA. May 24, 2002.
Viewed: 1686 times.
Acorn Woodpecker at Fort Simcoe west of White Swan, Yakima County, WA. Yakima County's second record. June 18, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1464 times.
American Three-toed Woodpecker in a burn west of Naches, Yakima County, WA. May 30, 2005. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1737 times.
Juvenile plumaged Yellow-bellied Sapsucker found by Mike Denny at Hood Park south of Pasco, WA. February 29, 2004.
Viewed: 1999 times.
Eastern Wood-Pewee at the Trail's End Farm overlooking Lind Coulee, Adams County, WA. Aug. 28, 2013. Nikon Coolpix P510.
Viewed: 265 times.
Black Phoebe at the Julia Butler Hanson NWR west of Cathlalmet, WA. December 31, 2002.
Viewed: 1456 times.
Black Phoebe along M St., Auburn, King County, WA. June 10, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1472 times.
Tropical Kingbird at Tokeland, Pacific County, WA, November 9, 2003. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1490 times.
Tropical Kingbird at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. First record for King County. Nov. 11, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1468 times.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen for several weeks on the east side of the Moses Lake, WA, airport. September 17, 2004.
Viewed: 1754 times.
Variegated Flycatcher at Windust Park, Franklin County, WA. The other three North American sightings were: Biddleford Pool, York Co, ME, 5-11 Nov. 1977; Reelfoot Lake, Obion Co., TN, 13-15 May 1984; and Toronto Islands, Toronto, ON Canada, 7 Oct. to 6 Nov. 1993. Sept. 7, 2008. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1581 times.
Blue Jay found at Fort Simcoe, Yakima County, WA. January 22, 2005.
Viewed: 1773 times.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher found in Hardy Canyon in the Wenas, Yakima County, WA, in June 2003 for the second year in a row. June 8, 2003.
Viewed: 1528 times.
Northern Mockingbird found by Nancy LaFramboise at Horn Rapids Park north of Richland, WA. May 22, 2005. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1622 times.
Northern Mockingbird on Snakelum Point Road east of Coupeville on Whidbey Island, WA. April 2, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1423 times.
Redwing (Turdus iliacus) found in Olympia, WA, by Gene Revelas on December 20, 2004. The first record of this Eurasian thrush for Washington and the Western United States. December 22, 2004.
Viewed: 1848 times.
Album: Black-throated Blue Warbler near Wapato, Yakima County, WA, October 16-17, 2005.

Changed: Feb 19, 2011.
Contains: 7 items.
Viewed: 2090 times.
Cape May Warbler in a yard in Spokane Valley, WA. Had been visiting the feeders since the first of January. February 17, 2005.
Viewed: 1672 times.
Bay-breasted Warbler east of Toledo along Forest Road 1901, Lewis County, WA. First record for Washington. It stayed in this spot for at least seven weeks. June 10, 2006. digiscoped.
Viewed: 1408 times.
Album: Prothonotary Warbler at McNary NWR, WA.

Changed: Feb 19, 2011.
Contains: 7 items.
Viewed: 2180 times.
Common Grackle on Birchfield Road south of Highway 24 east of Yakima, WA. Found on March 9, 2002, and stayed for three months. Also returned for a week in March 2003. March 10, 2002.
Viewed: 1568 times.
Green-tailed Towhee on Biscuit Ridge, Walla Walla County, WA. May 28, 2005. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1646 times.
Clay-colored Sparrow west of Tenico, Thurston County, WA. June 10, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1397 times.
Black-throated Sparrow near Huntzinger Road south of Vantage, WA. May 31, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1407 times.
Red Fox Sparrow at the sparrow patch at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Jan. 24, 2010. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 791 times.
Harris's Sparrow that spent several weeks at Bill and Nancy LaFramboise's house in Richland, WA. January 15, 2005.
Viewed: 1731 times.
White-throated Sparrow at "Sparrow Patch South" along the south end of the Yakima Greenway Pathway, Union Gap, WA. Oct. 31, 2005. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1626 times.
Chestnut-collared Longspur at Hoquiam, WA. Oct. 25, 2009. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 916 times.
Orchard Oriole along Paulson Road, Hoquiam, WA, framed nicely by the cyclone fence. Oct. 25, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 971 times.
Hooded Oriole in the Magnolia district of Seattle, WA. July 8, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1470 times.
Baltimore Oriole at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County, WA. June 10, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1924 times.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Vicki Biltz's house in Bonney Lake, WA. April 3, 2010. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 987 times.
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