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Birds of Grays Harbor County

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Grays Harbor County, Washington



Date___________________________________Time____________________________________
Locality_______________________________________________________________________
Observers______________________________________________________________________
Weather_________________________________________________No.Species_____________
Seasons

Spring - March,April,May
Summer - June,July
Fall - August,September,October,November
Winter - December,January,February

Frequency

C - Common - likely to be found on any trip to suitable habitat
U - Uncommon - likely to be found on 25% to 75% of trips to suitable habitat
R - Rare - likely to be found on less than 25% of trips to suitable habitat
X - Accidental - fewer than 15 records
I - Irregular - occurs on irregular basis in suitable habitat
L - Local - occurs locally
P - Pelagic - pelagic species (rarely seen from shore)


LOONS                                  S     S     F     W

___ Red-throated Loon                  C     U     C     C
___ Pacific Loon                       C     R     C     C
___ Common Loon                        C     U     C     C
___ Yellow-billed Loon                 X     -     X     R

GREBES S S F W ___ Pied-billed Grebe C C C C ___ Horned Grebe C R C C ___ Red-necked Grebe U X U U ___ Eared Grebe R - R R ___ Western Grebe C R C C ___ Clark's Grebe X - X X
ALBATROSS' S S F W ___ Laysan Albatross (P) R X R U ___ Black-footed Albatross (P) C C C U ............................................................................... SHEARWATERS S S F W ___ Northern Fulmar (P) C U C C ___ Murphy's Petrel (P) X - - - ___ Pink-footed Shearwater (P) C C C X ___ Flesh-footed Shearwater (P) U U U - ___ Buller's Shearwater (P) - R C - ___ Sooty Shearwater C C C R ___ Short-tailed Shearwater (P) U - U U ___ Manx Shearwater (P) X X X - ............................................................................... PETRELS S S F W ___ Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (P) C C C R ___ Leach's Storm-Petrel (P) U U R -
PELICANS S S F W ___ Brown Pelican R C C R
CORMORANTS S S F W ___ Brandt's Cormorant C C C U ___ Double-crested Cormorant C C C C ___ Pelagic Cormorant C C C C
BITTERNS & HERONS S S F W ___ American Bittern U R U R ___ Great Blue Heron C C C C ___ Great Egret X R X R ___ Snowy Egret X X X - ___ Cattle Egret (I) - - R X ___ Green Heron U U U X ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron - - X X
VULTURES S S F W ___ Turkey Vulture C C C -
WATERFOWL S S F W ___ Greater White-fronted Goose U X U R ___ Emperor Goose X - X X ___ Snow Goose R - R X ___ Canada Goose C C C C ___ Brant C R U U ___ Trumpeter Swan C X C C ___ Tundra Swan (L) U - U R ___ Wood Duck U U U R ___ Gadwall C U C C ___ Eurasian Wigeon U - U U ___ American Wigeon C R C C ___ Mallard C C C C ___ Blue-winged Teal (L) U C C X ___ Cinnamon Teal U U U X ___ Northern Shoveler C C C C ___ Northern Pintail C R C C ___ Green-winged Teal C R C C ___ Canvasback (L) C X C C ___ Redhead R - R R ___ Ring-necked Duck C X C C ___ Greater Scaup C R C C ___ Lesser Scaup C R C C ___ Harlequin Duck (L) R R R R ___ Surf Scoter C U C C ___ White-winged Scoter C U C C ___ Black Scoter (L) C U C C ___ Long-tailed Duck (L) R X R R ___ Bufflehead C R C C ___ Common Goldeneye C - C C ___ Barrow's Goldeneye (L) R - R R ___ Hooded Merganser U U C U ___ Common Merganser C C C C ___ Red-breasted Merganser C R C C ___ Ruddy Duck C R C U
HAWKS S S F W ___ Osprey C C C X ___ White-tailed Kite X - X X ___ Bald Eagle C C C C ___ Northern Harrier C U C C ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk U - C U ___ Cooper's Hawk U R C U ___ Northern Goshawk R R R R ___ Red-tailed Hawk C C C C ___ Rough-legged Hawk U - U U ___ Golden Eagle (L) X X X X ............................................................................... FALCONS S S F W ___ American Kestrel R R R R ___ Merlin U - C C ___ Gyrfalcon X - R R ___ Peregrine Falcon U R U U
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS S S F W ___ Ring-necked Pheasant C C C C ___ Ruffed Grouse U U U U ___ Blue Grouse U U U U ___ Wild Turkey (L, Introduced) R R R R ___ Mountain Quail (L) R R R R
RAILS, & COOTS S S F W ___ Virginia Rail C C C U ___ Sora R R R X ___ American Coot C U C C ............................................................................... CRANES S S F W ___ Sandhill Crane R - R X
PLOVERS S S F W ___ Black-bellied Plover C U C C ___ Pacific Golden-Plover R R U X ___ American Golden-Plover X R U - ___ Snowy Plover (L) R R R - ___ Semipalmated Plover C C C U ___ Killdeer C C C C ............................................................................... OYSTERCATCHERS S S F W ___ Black Oystercatcher (L) U U U U ............................................................................... AVOCETS S S F W ___ American Avocet X - X - ............................................................................... SHOREBIRDS S S F W ___ Greater Yellowlegs C U C U ___ Lesser Yellowlegs R R U X ___ Solitary Sandpiper - - X - ___ Willet R X R - ___ Wandering Tattler C U C X ___ Spotted Sandpiper (L) U U U U ___ Whimbrel C C C R ___ Long-billed Curlew R R U R ___ Bar-tailed Godwit X - X - ___ Marbled Godwit U R U R ___ Ruddy Turnstone C R C R ___ Black Turnstone C U C C ___ Surfbird C U C C ___ Red Knot C R U R ___ Sanderling C C C C ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper X X R - ___ Western Sandpiper C C C U ___ Least Sandpiper C C C U ___ Baird's Sandpiper R R U - ___ Pectoral Sandpiper R X C - ___ Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (L) - - R - ___ Rock Sandpiper (L) U - U U ___ Dunlin C R C C ___ Stilt Sandpiper - X X - ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper (L) - X R - ___ Ruff - - R - ___ Short-billed Dowitcher C C C - ___ Long-billed Dowitcher C R C U ___ Common Snipe C U C C ___ Wilson's Phalarope X - X - ___ Red-necked Phalarope C U C - ___ Red Phalarope (P) U R U R ............................................................................... JAEGERS, GULLS, & TERNS S S F W ___ South Polar Skua - R U - ___ Pomarine Jaeger (P) C U C R ___ Parasitic Jaeger C R C - ___ Long-tailed Jaeger (P) X U U - ___ South Polar Skua (P) - R U - ___ Franklin's Gull X - R - ___ Bonaparte's Gull U R U R ___ Heermann's Gull R C C R ___ Mew Gull C R C C ___ Ring-billed Gull C C C C ___ California Gull R C C R ___ Herring Gull U - U U ___ Thayer's Gull U - U U ___ Western Gull C C C C ___ Glaucous-winged Gull C C C C ___ Glaucous Gull R - - R ___ Sabine's Gull (P) C U C - ___ Black-legged Kittiwake (L) U U U U ___ Caspian Tern C C C X ___ Elegant Tern (I) - - R - ___ Common Tern U R C - ___ Arctic Tern (P) U R C - ___ Black Tern - - X - ............................................................................... ALCIDS S S F W ___ Common Murre C C C C ___ Thick-billed Murre (P) - - X X ___ Pigeon Guillemot C C C R ___ Marbled Murrelet U U U U ___ Xantus' Murrelet (P) X X R - ___ Ancient Murrelet (P) R X X R ___ Cassin's Auklet (P) U U U C ___ Parakeet Auklet (P) X - - X ___ Rhinoceros Auklet C C C U ___ Horned Puffin (P) X X - X ___ Tufted Puffin (L) U U U R
DOVES S S F W ___ Rock Dove C C C C ___ Band-tailed Pigeon C C C R ___ Mourning Dove U U U U
OWLS S S F W ___ Barn Owl C C C C ............................................................................... OWLS S S F W ___ Western Screech-Owl C C C C ___ Great Horned Owl C C C C ___ Snowy Owl R - R R ___ Northern Pygmy-Owl (L) U U U U ___ Spotted Owl (L) R R R R ___ Barred Owl (L) R R R R ___ Long-eared Owl - - - X ___ Short-eared Owl R X R R ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl R R R R
GOATSUCKERS S S F W ___ Common Nighthawk - U R -
SWIFTS S S F W ___ Black Swift - - R - ___ Vaux's Swift C C C - ............................................................................... HUMMINGBIRDS S S F W ___ Anna's Hummingbird X - - R ___ Rufous Hummingbird C C C -
KINGFISHERS S S F W ___ Belted Kingfisher C C C C
WOODPECKERS S S F W ___ Red-breasted Sapsucker U U U U ___ Downy Woodpecker C C C C ___ Hairy Woodpecker C C C C ___ Northern Woodpecker C C C C ___ Pileated Woodpecker U U U U
FLYCATCHERS S S F W ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher C C C - ___ Western Wood-Pewee C C C - ___ Willow Flycatcher X C C - ___ Hammond's Flycatcher C C C - ___ Pacific-slope Flycatcher C C C - ___ Tropical Kingbird - - X - ___ Western Kingbird R X X - ___ Eastern Kingbird - X X - ............................................................................... SHRIKE S S F W ___ Northern Shrike U - U U ............................................................................... VIREO S S F W ___ Cassin's Vireo U U U - ___ Hutton's Vireo C C C C ___ Warbling Vireo C C C - ___ Red-eyed Vireo - R - - ............................................................................... JAYS & CROWS S S F W ___ Gray Jay (L) C C C C ___ Steller's Jay C C C C ___ Western Scrub Jay U U U U ___ Crow Species C C C C ___ Commom Raven C C C C ............................................................................... LARKS S S F W ___ Horned Lark (L) U U U R ............................................................................... SWALLOWS S S F W ___ Purple Martin (L) R R - - ___ Tree Swallow C C C - ___ Violet-green Swallow C C C - ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow U U U - ___ Bank Swallow X X R - ___ Cliff Swallow C C C - ___ Barn Swallow C C C - ............................................................................... CHICKADEES S S F W ___ Black-capped Chickadee C C C C ___ Chesnut-backed Chickadee C C C C ............................................................................... BUSHTITS S S F W ___ Bushtit C C C C ............................................................................... NUTHATCHES S S F W ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch (I) U U U U ............................................................................... CREEPERS S S F W ___ Brown Creeper U U U U ............................................................................... WRENS S S F W ___ Bewick's Wren C C C C ___ House Wren (L) U U U - ___ Winter Wren C C C C ___ Marsh Wren C C C C ............................................................................... DIPPERS S S F W ___ American Dipper (L) U U U U ............................................................................... KINGLETS S S F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet C C C C ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet C - C C ............................................................................... THRUSHES S S F W ___ Western Bluebird - R - X ___ Mountain Bluebird X - X X ___ Townsend's Solitaire R R R X ___ Swainson's Thrush C C C - ___ Hermit Thrush U U U U ___ American Robin C C C C ___ Varied Thrush C C C C ............................................................................... MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS S S F W ___ Northern Mockingbird - - - X ............................................................................... STARLINGS S S F W ___ European Starling C C C C ............................................................................... PIPITS S S F W ___ American Pipit C - C R ............................................................................... WAXWINGS S S F W ___ Cedar Waxwing C C C R ............................................................................... WARBLERS S S F W ___ Orange-crowned Warbler C C C R ___ Nashville Warbler - - R X ___ Yellow Warbler C C C X ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) C - C C (Audubon) C C C U ___ Black-throated Gray Warbler C C C X ___ Townsend's Warbler C C C U ___ Hermit Warbler (L) U U - - ___ Palm Warbler (L) - - R R ___ MacGillivray's Warbler C C U - ___ Common Yellowthroat C C C R ___ Wilson's Warbler C C C - ............................................................................... TANAGERS S S F W ___ Western Tanager C C C - ............................................................................... TOWHEES AND SPARROWS S S F W ___ Spotted Towhee C C C C ___ Chipping Sparrow (L) U C X - ___ Vesper Sparrow R R X - ___ Savannah Sparrow C C C R ___ Fox Sparrow C R C C ___ Song Sparrow C C C C ___ Lincoln's Sparrow U - U R ___ Swamp Sparrow - - - X ___ White-throated Sparrow X - X R ___ White-crowned Sparrow C C C U ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow C - C C ___ Dark-eyed Junco C C C C ___ Lapland Longspur U - U R ___ Snow Bunting R - R R ___ Black-headed Grosbeak C C C - ___ Red-winged Blackbird C C C C ___ Western Meadowlark U U U U ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird X - X - ___ Brewer's Blackbird C C C C ___ Brown-headed Cowbird C C C R ___ Northern Oriole (L) U U - - ............................................................................... FINCHES S S F W ___ Pine Grosbeak (L) R R R R ___ Purple Finch C C C C ___ House Finch C C C C ___ Red Crossbill (I) U U U U ___ Pine Siskin (I) C C C C ___ American Goldfinch C C C U ___ Evening Grosbeak C - U U ............................................................................... OLD WORLD SPARROWS S S F W ___ House Sparrow C C C C
The following birds are extirpated in the county:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Burrowing Owl

The following species have been recorded less than 5 times:

Shy Albatross (P)	      Iceland Gull		   Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Short-tailed Albatross (P)    Red-legged Kittiwake         Sage Thrasher
Mottled Petrel (P)	      Ivory Gull                   Yellow Wagtail
Providence Petrel (P)         Least Tern                   Black-backed Wagtail
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (P)     Long-billed Murrelet         Bohemian Waxwing
American White Pelican        White-winged Dove		   Northern Parula
Magnificent Frigatebird       Yellow-billed Cuckoo         Tennessee Warbler
White-faced Ibis              Burrowing Owl          	   Blackburnian Warbler
Fulvous Whistling-Duck        Great Gray Owl               Blackpoll Warbler
Ross' Goose                   Common Poorwill              American Redstart
Garganey                      Calliope Hummingbird         Clay-colored Sparrow
Tufted Duck                   Lewis' Woodpecker            Lark Sparrow
King Eider                    Red-naped Sapsucker          Black-throated Sparrow
Swainson's Hawk               Black Phoebe                 Lark Bunting
Prairie Falcon                Say's Phoebe                 Harris's Sparrow
Eurasian Dotterel             Ash-throated Flycatcher      Chestnut-collared Longspur
Black-necked Stilt            Scissor-tailed Flycatcher    McKay's Bunting
Upland Sandpiper              Blue Jay                     Lazuli Bunting
Bristle-thighed Curlew	      Clark's Nutcracker           Dickcissel
Hudsonian Godwit              Black-billed Magpie          Bobolink
Curlew Sandpiper              Mountain Chickadee           Rusty Blackbird
Laughing Gull                 White-breasted Nuthatch      Brambling
Little Gull		      Pygmy Nuthatch		   Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Black-headed Gull 	      Rock Wren			   White-winged Crossbill

This checklist was compiled through the efforts of Florence and Ralph Carlson, Mike Carmody, Glen and Wanda Hoge, Gene Hunn, Dave McNett, Bob Morse, Dennis Paulson, Scott Richardson, Jeff Skriletz, Bill Tweit, and Terry Wahl. (Version 02MAR00)

For additional information contact:

This resource is based on the following source:
Carlson, Florence and Ralph, Mike Carmody, Glen and Wanda Hoge, Gene Hunn,
     Dave McNett, Bob Morse, Dennis Paulson, Scott Richardson, Jeff Skriletz,
     Bill Tweit, and Terry Wahl.  No date.  Birds of Grays Harbor County.
     Grays Harbor Audubon Society.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Carlson, Florence and Ralph, Mike Carmody, Glen and Wanda Hoge, Gene Hunn,
     Dave McNett, Bob Morse, Dennis Paulson, Scott Richardson, Jeff Skriletz,
     Bill Tweit, and Terry Wahl.  No date.  Birds of Grays Harbor County.
     Grays Harbor Audubon Society.  Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND:
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govgrays.htm
     (Version 14AUG98).

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