Friday, February 1, 2019

Birds as of February 28

Feb 12  146 Iceland (Thayer's Gull) from Jan 19
Feb 6  145 Lincoln's Sparrow

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Birds as of January 31, 2019

Jan 31  144 Fox Sparrow
Jan 30  143 Greater White-fronted Goose
Jan 25  142 Pileated Woodpecker
Jan 24  141 Gray Partridge
Jan 23  140 Western Gull,  139 Glaucous Gull
Jan 17  138 Brown Creeper
Jan 14  137 Loggerhead Shrike
Jan 13  136 Cassin's Finch,  135 Northern Pygmy-Owl
Jan 12  134 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch,  133 Canyon Wren
Jan 11  132 Golden-crowned Sparrow
Jan 10  131 Purple Finch
Jan 9  130 Snowy Owl,  129 Red-breasted Merganser,  128 Pine Siskin
Jan 7  127 Western Bluebird
Jan 6  126 Wilson's Snipe,  125 Orange-crowned Warbler
Jan 5  124 Northern Saw-whet Owl,  123 Savannah Sparrow,  122 Peregrine Falcon
Jan 4  121 Eurasian Wigeon,  120 Long-eared Owl
Jan 3  119 Prairie Falcon,  118 American Tree Sparrow,  117 Steller's Jay,  116 Golden Eagle
Jan 2  115 RUSTY BLACKBIRD - found by Russ Morgan - we missed it in the county last year!

JANUARY 1 - TIME TO START YOUR YEARLIST
114 House Sparrow,  113 American Goldfinch,  112 Lesser Goldfinch,  111 Red Crossbill,  110 House Finch,  109 Brown-headed Cowbird,  108 Brewer's Blackbird,  107 Yellow-headed Blackbird,  106 Western Meadowlark,  105 Tricolored Blackbird,  104 Red-winged Blackbird,  103 Spotted Towhee,  102 Swamp Sparrow,  101 Song Sparrow,  100 White-throated Sparrow,  99 Harris's Sparrow,  98 White-crowned Sparrow,  97 Dark-eyed Junco,  96 Yellow-rumped Warbler,  95 Cedar Waxwing,  94 European Starling,  93 Varied Thrush,  92 American Robin,  91 Hermit Thrush,  90 Townsend's Solitaire,  89 Ruby-crowned Kinglet,  88 Golden-crowned Kinglet,  87 American Dipper,  86 Bewick's Wren,  85 Marsh Wren,  84 Pacific Wren,  83 Rock Wren,  82 Red-breasted Nuthatch,  81 Chestnut-backed Chickadee,  02 Mountain Chickadee,  79 Black-capped Chickadee,  78 Horned Lark,  77 Common Raven,  76 American Crow,  75 Black-billed Magpie,  74 Northern Shrike,  73 Say's Phoebe,  72 Merlin,  71 American Kestrel,  70 Northern Flicker,  69 Hairy Woodpecker,  68 Downy Woodpecker,  67 RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER - first winter record in county,  66 Belted Kingfisher,  65 Anna's Hummingbird,  64 Short-eared Owl,  63 Western Screech-Owl,  62 Barn Owl,  61 Mourning Dove,  60 Eurasian Collared-Dove,  59 Rock Pigeon,  58 Glaucous-winged Gull,  57 Herring Gull,  56 California Gull,  55 Ring-billed Gull,  54 Mew Gull,  53 Long-billed Dowitcher,  52 Least Sandpiper,  51 Dunlin,  50 Lesser Yellowlegs,  49 Killdeer,  48 American Coot,  47 Virginia Rail,  46 Ferruginous Hawk,  45 Rough-legged Hawk,  44 Red-tailed Hawk,  43 Bald Eagle,  42 Northern Goshawk,  41 Cooper's Hawk,  40 Sharp-shinned Hawk,  39 Northern Harrier,  38 Black-crowned Night-Heron,  37 Great Egret,  36 Great Blue Heron,  35 American White Pelican,  34 Double-crested Cormorant,  33 Western Grebe,  32 Red-necked Grebe,  31 Horned Grebe,  30 Pied-billed Grebe,  29 Common Loon,  28 Wild Turkey,  27 Ruffed Grouse,  26 Ring-necked Pheasant,  25 California Quail,  24 Ruddy Duck,  23 Common Merganser,  22 Hooded Merganser,  21 Barrow's Goldeneye,  20 Common Goldeneye,  19 Bufflehead, 18 Lesser Scaup,  17 Greater Scaup,  16 Ring-necked Duck,  15 Redhead,  14 Canvasback,  13 Green-winged Teal,  12 Northern Pintail,  11 Northern Shoveler,  10 Mallard,  9 American Wigeon,  8 Gadwall, 7 Wood Duck,  6 Tundra Swan,  5 Trumpeter Swan,  4 Canada Goose,  3 Cackling Goose,  2 Snow Goose, 1 Great Horned Owl (first bird of 2019 - heard at 4:20 am) JANUARY 1 BIG DAY 
         THANK YOU ALL FOR CONTRIBUTING TO OUR YEARLIST

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Birds as of December 31

Nov 22  264 GYRFALCON - below Ice Harbor Dam
Nov 1  263 CATTLE EGRET - over 10 years since this species was last seen in the county. Used to be a regular fall vagrant. This breaks our record for number of species seen in one year.
Oct 23  262 PALM WARBLER - FIRST RECORD FOR WALLA WALLA COUNTY. Found on our regular Tuesday Bennington Lake walk. 10 folks got to see this amazing bird. #262 ties our record for the number of species found in the county for one year. This bird puts the total number of species seen in the county all-time to 352 - WOW. What will our next new bird be?

Oct 12  261 Surf Scoter
Oct 10  260 Ross's Goose

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Birds as of September 30

Sept 19  259 Black-throated Gray Warbler,  258 Marbled Godwit
Sept 13 257 Red-breasted Sapsucker
Sept 8  256 Common Tern,  255 Sanderling
Sept 1  254 Black-bellied Plover

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Birds as of August 31

Aug 29  253 Western Gull
Aug 26  252 Sabine's Gull
Aug 25  251  NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (3rd record for county),  250 BLACK PHOEBE (FIRST COUNTY RECORD!)
Aug 23  249 LARK BUNTING (2nd county record)
Aug 21  248 American Redstart
Aug 14  247 Least Flycatcher

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Birds as of July 31

July 12  246 Williamson's Sapsucker
July 10  245 Burrowing Owl
July 9  244 Short-billed Dowitcher,  243 Semipalmated Plover
July 7  242 Pectoral Sandpiper
July 4  241 Semipalmated Sandpiper,  240 Western Sandpiper,  239 Red-necked Phalarope,  238 Gray Jay

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Birds as of June 30

June 24  237 ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (2nd record for WWCo.)
June 21  236 Lesser Yellowlegs
June 7  235 Red-eyed Vireo