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Heating Up!

Heating Up!

It’s been one great October thus far! The waterbird highlights are coming every day or two and the woods are producing some great birds! In terms of duck numbers we have had a couple big aythya, scoter, and Long-tailed Duck days. Today was rather spectacular with over 11000 Long-tailed Ducks migrating past the point. The highlights have stolen the show however; Harlequin Ducks, 2 Pacific Loons, 3 Purple Sandpipers, Long-tailed Jaeger, and Sabine’s Gull have all been great. As is usual, Chris Neri has had a couple amazing finds in the woods. A potential first state record, Pacific Wren, and a Green-tailed Towhee have been the most recent highlights. With the strong storms out of the Pacific Northwest, who knows what may turn up next.

Peregrine Falcon-a rather bold individual who was unafraid of humans

Peregrine Falcon-a rather bold individual who was unafraid of humans

1 of 3 Purple Sandpipers present at the point on 10/17

1 of 3 Purple Sandpipers present at the point on 10/17

-Eric

2016-10-18T23:12:41+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Migration Counts|1 Comment

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  1. Kms October 29, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    How about some more frequent blogs on the counts ?? Those who support WPBO w funds would like to hear more frequently of the counts and sightings.

    Thanks in advance

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