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 digiscoped at quite a distance, which is why it is so out-of-focus. June 9, 2002.
Viewed: 2783 times.
Snowy Egret along Lower Crab Creek near Corfu, Grant County, WA. May 25, 2002.
Viewed: 2544 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: 2876 times.
Eurasian Wigeon at Randell Park, Yakima, WA. April 21, 2008. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2095 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: 2879 times.
Common Eider at Port Angeles, WA. This is a first record for Washington. August 8, 2004.
Viewed: 3173 times.
First-year King Eider west of Damon Spit at the south end of Ocean Shores, WA. July 4, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2034 times.
Female White-tailed Ptarmigan on the north side of Slate Peak near Hart's Pass, Okanagan County, WA. July 19, 2003.
Viewed: 2355 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: 1402 times.
Wilson's Plover at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla, WA. A first for Washington State. Sept. 1, 2012. Nikon Coolpix P510.
Viewed: 1611 times.
Bar-tailed Godwit at the Tokeland marina, Pacific County, WA. August 26, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2418 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: 2231 times.
Two of three Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at the McCain potato ponds near Othello, Grant County, WA. October 15, 2002.
Viewed: 2269 times.
Juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with a Pectoral Sandpiper in the background at Soap Lake, Grant Co., WA. October 16, 2004.
Viewed: 3129 times.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, one of seven, at the end of Damon Spit, Gray's Harbor County, WA. September 4, 2004.
Viewed: 2706 times.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Midway Beach, Pacific County, WA. August 25, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2311 times.
Stilt Sandpiper, with a Long-billed Dowitcher, at Lind Coulee near the Potholes Reservior, Grant County, WA. August 28, 2003.
Viewed: 3077 times.
Juvenile Stilt Sandpiper, with a Western Sandpiper in front, at the Grandview Sewage Treatment Plant, Grandview, WA. August 30, 2004.
Viewed: 2759 times.
Ruff in a wetland near Satsop,Grays Harbor County, WA. (Conditions were extreme - steady rain and wind.) January 1, 2003.)
Viewed: 2223 times.
Juvenile Ruff at Bottle Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA. Sept. 2, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 2560 times.
Swallow-tailed Gull at Carkeek Park in Seattle, WA. Aug. 31, 2017.
Viewed: 318 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: 3025 times.
Lesser Black-backed Gull on Blue Lake, Grant County, WA. Nov. 8, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2459 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: 3100 times.
Thick-billed Murre north of the Point No Point Lighthouse, Kitsap County, WA. Jan. 20, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2488 times.
Spotted Owl found northwest of Cliffdell, Yakima County, WA. June 14, 2004.
Viewed: 2930 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: 3086 times.
Northern Hawk Owl southeast of Bridgeport, WA. Jan. 24, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2119 times.
Norhtern Hawk Owl along Union Valley Road north of Chelan, WA. Jan. 29, 2012. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1305 times.
Costa's Hummingbird at Mike Wile's house near Redmond, WA. May 24, 2002.
Viewed: 2418 times.
Acorn Woodpecker at Fort Simcoe west of White Swan, Yakima County, WA. Yakima County's second record. June 18, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2454 times.
American Three-toed Woodpecker in a burn west of Naches, Yakima County, WA. May 30, 2005. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2675 times.
Juvenile plumaged Yellow-bellied Sapsucker found by Mike Denny at Hood Park south of Pasco, WA. February 29, 2004.
Viewed: 3012 times.
Eastern Wood-Pewee at the Trail's End Farm overlooking Lind Coulee, Adams County, WA. Aug. 28, 2013. Nikon Coolpix P510.
Viewed: 1270 times.
Black Phoebe at the Julia Butler Hanson NWR west of Cathlalmet, WA. December 31, 2002.
Viewed: 2134 times.
Black Phoebe along M St., Auburn, King County, WA. June 10, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 2514 times.
Tropical Kingbird at Tokeland, Pacific County, WA, November 9, 2003. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2447 times.
Tropical Kingbird at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. First record for King County. Nov. 11, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 2337 times.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen for several weeks on the east side of the Moses Lake, WA, airport. September 17, 2004.
Viewed: 2673 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: 2645 times.
Blue Jay found at Fort Simcoe, Yakima County, WA. January 22, 2005.
Viewed: 2741 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: 2130 times.
Northern Mockingbird found by Nancy LaFramboise at Horn Rapids Park north of Richland, WA. May 22, 2005. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 2495 times.
Northern Mockingbird on Snakelum Point Road east of Coupeville on Whidbey Island, WA. April 2, 2007. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2391 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: 2836 times.
Black-throated Blue Warbler at Andy and Ellen Stepniewski's house on Parker Heights, Wapato, WA. Oct. 17, 2005.
Viewed: 823 times.
Prothonotary Warbler at the McNary NWR headquarters, Walla Walla County, WA. Oct. 21, 2005.
Viewed: 887 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: 2590 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.
Viewed: 2264 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: 2225 times.
Green-tailed Towhee on Biscuit Ridge, Walla Walla County, WA. May 28, 2005. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2574 times.
Clay-colored Sparrow west of Tenico, Thurston County, WA. June 10, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2342 times.
Black-throated Sparrow near Huntzinger Road south of Vantage, WA. May 31, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 2315 times.
Red Fox Sparrow at the sparrow patch at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Jan. 24, 2010. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 1747 times.
Harris's Sparrow that spent several weeks at Bill and Nancy LaFramboise's house in Richland, WA. January 15, 2005.
Viewed: 2731 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: 2619 times.
Chestnut-collared Longspur at Hoquiam, WA. Oct. 25, 2009. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 1850 times.
Orchard Oriole along Paulson Road, Hoquiam, WA, framed nicely by the cyclone fence. Oct. 25, 2009. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 1836 times.
Hooded Oriole in the Magnolia district of Seattle, WA. July 8, 2006. Digiscoped.
Viewed: 2497 times.
Baltimore Oriole at Marymoor Park, Redmond, King County, WA. June 10, 2006. Panasonic DMC-FZ20.
Viewed: 2861 times.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Vicki Biltz's house in Bonney Lake, WA. April 3, 2010. Panasonic DMC-FZ28.
Viewed: 1990 times.
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