Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Summer Trip to Washington Part 2 - West Side

Continuation... big highlight here, in addition to the ever-entertaining coastal birding, were the Hermit Warblers, which were state lifers for both my dad and me. Capitol Forest was hoppin' in late June, gotta get back there someday.

And by the end of this part of the trip, I had cracked the top 5 in the nation as of July 1:

Tufted Puffins

MacGillivray's Warbler

Gray Jay

Hermit Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Band-tailed Pigeon

Pacific Loons

Steller's Jay

Western Sandpiper

Black Oystercatchers

Harlequin Ducks

Mew Gull

Heerman's Gulls

River Otters

Pigeon Guillemots

Pileated Woodpecker