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: 1934 times.
Snowy Egret along Lower Crab Creek near Corfu, Grant County, WA. May 25, 2002.
Viewed: 1793 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: 1793 times.
Eurasian Wigeon at Randell Park, Yakima, WA. April 21, 2008. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1084 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: 1831 times.
Common Eider at Port Angeles, WA. This is a first record for Washington. August 8, 2004.
Viewed: 1977 times.
First-year King Eider west of Damon Spit at the south end of Ocean Shores, WA. July 4, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 992 times.
Female White-tailed Ptarmigan on the north side of Slate Peak near Hart's Pass, Okanagan County, WA. July 19, 2003.
Viewed: 1596 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: 192 times.
Wilson's Plover at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla, WA. A first for Washington State. Sept. 1, 2012. Nikon Coolpix P510.
Viewed: 420 times.
Bar-tailed Godwit at the Tokeland marina, Pacific County, WA. August 26, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1263 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: 1515 times.
Two of three Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at the McCain potato ponds near Othello, Grant County, WA. October 15, 2002.
Viewed: 1503 times.
Juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with a Pectoral Sandpiper in the background at Soap Lake, Grant Co., WA. October 16, 2004.
Viewed: 1950 times.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, one of seven, at the end of Damon Spit, Gray's Harbor County, WA. September 4, 2004.
Viewed: 1579 times.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Midway Beach, Pacific County, WA. August 25, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1182 times.
Stilt Sandpiper, with a Long-billed Dowitcher, at Lind Coulee near the Potholes Reservior, Grant County, WA. August 28, 2003.
Viewed: 1958 times.
Juvenile Stilt Sandpiper, with a Western Sandpiper in front, at the Grandview Sewage Treatment Plant, Grandview, WA. August 30, 2004.
Viewed: 1607 times.
Ruff in a wetland near Satsop,Grays Harbor County, WA. (Conditions were extreme - steady rain and wind.) January 1, 2003.)
Viewed: 1446 times.
Juvenile Ruff at Bottle Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA. Sept. 2, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1364 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: 1769 times.
Lesser Black-backed Gull on Blue Lake, Grant County, WA. Nov. 8, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1335 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: 1926 times.
Thick-billed Murre north of the Point No Point Lighthouse, Kitsap County, WA. Jan. 20, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1395 times.
Spotted Owl found northwest of Cliffdell, Yakima County, WA. June 14, 2004.
Viewed: 1808 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: 2008 times.
Northern Hawk Owl southeast of Bridgeport, WA. Jan. 24, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 993 times.
NHOW 1-29-12 1a ChelanNorhtern Hawk Owl along Union Valley Road north of Chelan, WA. Jan. 29, 2012. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 217 times.
Costa's Hummingbird at Mike Wile's house near Redmond, WA. May 24, 2002.
Viewed: 1598 times.
Acorn Woodpecker at Fort Simcoe west of White Swan, Yakima County, WA. Yakima County's second record. June 18, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1329 times.
American Three-toed Woodpecker in a burn west of Naches, Yakima County, WA. May 30, 2005. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1596 times.
Juvenile plumaged Yellow-bellied Sapsucker found by Mike Denny at Hood Park south of Pasco, WA. February 29, 2004.
Viewed: 1861 times.
Eastern Wood-Pewee at the Trail's End Farm overlooking Lind Coulee, Adams County, WA. Aug. 28, 2013. Nikon Coolpix P510.
Viewed: 132 times.
Black Phoebe at the Julia Butler Hanson NWR west of Cathlalmet, WA. December 31, 2002.
Viewed: 1365 times.
Black Phoebe along M St., Auburn, King County, WA. June 10, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1329 times.
Tropical Kingbird at Tokeland, Pacific County, WA, November 9, 2003. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1361 times.
Tropical Kingbird at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. First record for King County. Nov. 11, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1336 times.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen for several weeks on the east side of the Moses Lake, WA, airport. September 17, 2004.
Viewed: 1620 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: 1431 times.
Blue Jay found at Fort Simcoe, Yakima County, WA. January 22, 2005.
Viewed: 1623 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: 1440 times.
Northern Mockingbird found by Nancy LaFramboise at Horn Rapids Park north of Richland, WA. May 22, 2005. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1495 times.
Northern Mockingbird on Snakelum Point Road east of Coupeville on Whidbey Island, WA. April 2, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1294 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: 1717 times.
Album: Black-throated Blue Warbler near Wapato, Yakima County, WA, October 16-17, 2005.

Changed: Feb 20, 2011.
Contains: 7 items.
Viewed: 1967 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: 1541 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: 1258 times.
Album: Prothonotary Warbler at McNary NWR, WA.

Changed: Feb 20, 2011.
Contains: 7 items.
Viewed: 2058 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: 1477 times.
Green-tailed Towhee on Biscuit Ridge, Walla Walla County, WA. May 28, 2005. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1516 times.
Clay-colored Sparrow west of Tenico, Thurston County, WA. June 10, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1272 times.
Black-throated Sparrow near Huntzinger Road south of Vantage, WA. May 31, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1287 times.
Red Fox Sparrow at the sparrow patch at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Jan. 24, 2010. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 660 times.
Harris's Sparrow that spent several weeks at Bill and Nancy LaFramboise's house in Richland, WA. January 15, 2005.
Viewed: 1606 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: 1498 times.
Chestnut-collared Longspur at Hoquiam, WA. Oct. 25, 2009. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 790 times.
Orchard Oriole along Paulson Road, Hoquiam, WA, framed nicely by the cyclone fence. Oct. 25, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 839 times.
Hooded Oriole in the Magnolia district of Seattle, WA. July 8, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1341 times.
Baltimore Oriole at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County, WA. June 10, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 1778 times.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Vicki Biltz's house in Bonney Lake, WA. April 3, 2010. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 821 times.
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