community-birdstreesPhoto by Sue Misao

 

The Methow Naturalist held its 18th annual Migratory Bird Count last Sunday (May 19). Twelve people combed the valley, identifying birds by sight and by sound. The spotters saw or heard 103 species, with more than 800 total birds encountered.

Pied Billed Grebe 3

Double-crested Cormorant 15

Canada Goose 10

Mallard 25

Gadwall 4

American Widgeon 3

Blue-winged Teal 5

Cinnamon Teal 5

Green-winged Teal 2

Wood Duck 1

Redhead 2

Ring-necked Duck 9

Barrow’s Goldeneye 6

Harlequin Duck 2

Hooded Merganser 6

Common Merganser 9

Ruddy Duck 8

Turkey Vulture 4

Cooper’s Hawk 2

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1

Northern Harrier 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Golden Eagle 2

Bald Eagle 2

Osprey 4

American Kestrel 3

Dusky (Blue) Grouse 3

Ruffed Grouse 2

California Quail 5

Great Blue Heron 3

Virginia Rail 1

American Coot 16

Killdeer 3

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Ring-billed Gull 2

Rock Dove 2

Mourning Dove 15

Eurasian Spotted Dove 10

Long-eared Owl 3

Common Poorwill 1

Calliope Hummingbird 5

Black-chinned Hummingbird 2

Belted Kingfisher 2

Northern Flicker 6

Red-naped Sapsucker 4

Downy Woodpecker 1

Black-backed Woodpecker 1

Western Kingbird 10

Say’s Phoebe 4

Willow Flycatcher 1

Hammond’s Flycatcher 3

Dusky Flycatcher 1

Western Wood Pewee 7

Barn Swallow 6

Cliff Swallow 60

Tree Swallow 14

Violet-green Swallow 13

Bank Swallow 45

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5

Black-billed Magpie 14

Clark’s Nutcracker 2

American Crow 17

Common Raven 11

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Mountain Chickadee 4

Red-breasted Nuthatch 5

House Wren 12

American Robin 25

Townsend’s Solitaire 1

Western Bluebird 14

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

European Starling 30

Cassins (Solitary) Vireo 4

Warbling Vireo 3

Orange-crowned Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 2

Yellow Warbler 15

Yellow-rumped Warbler 9

Townsend’s Warbler 6

Yellow-breasted Chat 2

MacGillivray’s Warbler 1

Wilson’s Warbler 6

Western Meadowlark 18

Yellow-headed Blackbird 5

Red-winged Blackbird 95

Brewer’s Blackbird 25

Brown-headed Cowbird 14

Bullock’s Oriole 7

Western Tanager 6

Black-headed Grosbeak 5

Evening Grosbeak 10

Lazuli Bunting 5

Cassin’s Finch 1

Pine Siskin 6

American Goldfinch 6

Spotted (Rufous-s) Towhee 10

Lark Sparrow 1

Savannah Sparrow 1

Vesper Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 8

Chipping Sparrow 16

Song Sparrow 7

 

 

Total birds 834

Total species 103