Central Washington ABC Trip 2018

Saturday the ABC group of 19 birders and 5 vehicles met at 7:30 at the Snoqualmie Pass rest stop and headed east. First stop was Confluence park in Wenatchee where the warmed rest room was used and we briefly scoped the river, yielding a few ducks and grebes, but really less than usual. From there Read More…

Vashon CBC

Today I joined Ken, Heather, Richard and Mary for the Kitsap area of the Vashon CBC. I skipped owling, and met the group at 8:00 AM at the Burley church. Overall a sunny, at times breezy day without unexpected birds, but a pretty good variety of the expected species and numbers. Waterfowl disappointed with no Read More…

Local Rarity Chases Today

Today Ken came over to chase the Glaucous Gull and Common Redpoll that had been seen near the Puyallup River recently. I made a really quick stop for the gull at the 11th Street Bridge without luck before meeting Ken and Bryan at the Gog. We chased two good sized flocks of PISI around for Read More…

Neah Bay Day 2

Today after a really nice continental breakfast at The Inn at Neah Bay, Ken and I headed out birding. First we did a quick drive through the Raven’s Corner area looking for TRKI on the wires, and a brief cruise of town seeing if anything jumped out. It didn’t. Next we returned for a few Read More…

Neah Bay Day 1

Ken and I met at his house today at 6 AM, and headed for Neah Bay while snow fell fairly heavily at his place. We drove through off and on snow until past Port Angeles, where there was about 2-4 inches of accumulated fresh snow. Once past there it quickly dropped off and there has Read More…

Catching Up

Life has been hectic since getting back from the coast ABC trip. See the post on the ABC site for a report on the rest of the trip. Highlights since returning have included seeing the Franklin’s gull at Dash Point (Pierce FOY) and best of all the Lesser Black-backed Gull at the 11th St. Bridge. Read More…

WOS Field Trip

Ken and I led a field trip today to the Skagit Flats, primarily on Fir Island as that’s where we saw most birds on Thursday. There were 8 of us in 3 cars as I needed to head home after we end the trip at 4 PM. We were fortunate to have Kim Thornburn from Read More…