Birds of the Month

March 2024

Herring Gull

Marine Park, Everett, WA

2 March 2024

Short-billed Gull

Marine Park, Everett, WA

2 March 2024

Glaucous-winged Gull

Marine Park, Everett, WA

2 March 2024

Common Merganser

ƛ̕ax̌ʷadis (Tl' awh-ah-dees) [formerly Squire's Landing] Park, Kenmore, WA

1 March 2024

February 2024

Downy Woodpecker

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, WA

29 February 2024

American Robin

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, WA

29 February 2024

Northern Waterthrush

Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA

16 February 2024


Uncommon in Washington state.

January 2024

Lesser Goldfinch

Montlake Playfield Park, Seattle, WA

26 January 2024


Uncommon in Washington state.

Cackling Goose

Green Lake, Seattle, WA

19 January 2024

Bonaparte's Gull

Edmonds Public Fishing Pier, Edmonds, WA

10 January 2024

Double-crested Cormorant

Edmonds Public Fishing Pier, Edmonds, WA

10 January 2024

December 2023

American Kestrel

Samish Flats--East 90, Skagit County, WA

20 December 2023

Short-eared Owl

Samish Flats--East 90, Skagit County, WA

20 December 2023

Red-tailed Hawk

Samish Flats, Skagit County, WA

20 December 2023

November 2023

Tropical Kingbird

Langus Riverfront Trail, Everett, WA

28 November 2023


Typically found in Middle and South America.  Breeds in the southern most parts of Arizona and Texas.  Rarely sighted elsewhere in the United States.

Black-and-white Warbler

Green Lake, Seattle, WA

24 November 2023


Uncommon in the Western United States.

Common Murre

Edmonds Public Fishing Pier, Edmonds, WA

16 November 2023

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Brackett's Landing, Edmonds, WA

14 November 2023


Typically found in alpine areas.  Sometimes descends to lower elevations to feed in and around winter.

October 2023

Long-billed Curlew

Marine Park, Everrett, WA

26 October 2023


Uncommon in Western Washington.

September 2023

Bewick's Wren

Union Bay Natural Area, Seattle, WA

21 September 2023

Wild Turkey

Orchard along Mission Creek Road, Near Cashmere, WA

20 September 2023

American Dipper

Teanaway, WA

20 September 2023

Sora

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, WA

7 September 2023


One of Washington state's secretive bird species.

August 2023

Black Turnstone

Cormorant Cove, Seattle, WA

12 August 2023

Barn Swallow

Marina by Log Boom Park, Kenmore, WA

11 August 2023

July 2023

American Redstart

Big Four Mountain Trailhead, Snohomish County, WA

26 July 2023

Varied Tit

Meiji Shrine Forest, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

17 July 2023

Little Egret

Kasai Marine Park, Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan

17 July 2023

Ornate Sunbird*

* When this photo was taken this bird was called an Olive-backed Sunbird.  In October 2023 taxonomy changes resulted in the renaming of this bird.  This bird is now called an Ornate Sunbird.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

13 July 2023


Scaly-breasted Munia

Takhian Pom, Thung Hua Chang District, Lamphun, Thailand

2 July 2023

June 2023

Eurasian Hoopoe / Common Hoopoe*

*In the eBird taxonomy this bird is called a Eurasian Hoopoe.  In the iNaturalist taxonomy this bird is called a Common Hoopoe.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

30 June 2023

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Chiang Mai, Thailand

30 June 2023

Marsh Wren

ƛ̕ax̌ʷadis (Tl' awh-ah-dees) [formerly Squire's Landing] Park, Kenmore, WA

1 June 2023

May 2023

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Willow Creek Hatchery, Edmonds, WA

13 May 2023

Chipping Sparrow

Meridian Playground, Seattle, WA

12 May 2023

Sanderling

Point Brown Jetty, Ocean Shores, WA

6 May 2023

Semipalmated Plover

Point Brown Jetty, Ocean Shores, WA

6 May 2023

April 2023

Harlequin Duck

Brackett's Landing, Edmonds, WA

4 April 2023

March 2023

Hermit Thrush

Edmonds Marsh, Edmonds, WA

17 March 2023

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Kenmore Park & Ride, Kenmore, WA

15 March 2023

Western

Screech-Owl

Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

14 March 2023

February 2023

Red-breasted Merganser

Edmonds Public Fishing Pier, Edmonds, WA

16 February 2023

January 2023

Bohemian Waxwing

Warren G. Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA

19 January 2023

Snow Goose

Green Lake, Seattle, WA

16 January 2023

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Edmonds Waterfront, Edmonds, WA

11 January 2023

December 2022

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Green Lake, Seattle, WA

16 December 2022

Eurasian Wigeon

Green Lake, Seattle, WA

16 December 2022

Virginia Rail

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, WA

7 December 2022


One of Washington state's secretive bird species.

November 2022

Horned Lark

Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

17 November 2022


Uncommon in Western Washington

October 2022

Snow Bunting

Green Lake, Seattle, WA

23 October 2022


Rarely seen in Western Washington

Acorn Woodpecker

Jennings Park, Marysville, WA

16 October 2022


Rarely seen in Western Washington

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Near Marsh Island (by the University of Washington), Seattle, WA

8 October 2022


Rarely seen in Washington

September 2022

Greater Yellowlegs

Skagit Wildlife Area - Fir Island Farm Reserve, Skagit County, WA

23 September 2022

August 2022

Clark's Nutcracker

Mt. Rainier National Park - Sunrise, Pierce County, WA

22 August 2022

Pigeon Guillemot

Edmonds Waterfront - Public Fishing Pier, Edmonds, WA

16 August 2022

July 2022

Northern Bobwhite

Snoqualmie Wildlife Area - Stillwater Unit, King County, WA

24 July 2022


Uncommon in Western US.  Likely an escaped, exotic bird.

June 2022

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

West Ashley Bikeway, West Ashley, SC

28 June 2022

Western Kingbird

Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

16 June 2022


Uncommon in Western Washington.

May 2022

American Avocet

Skagit Wildlife Area - Leque Island Unit, Skagit County, WA

28 May 2022


Uncommon in Puget Sound region

Western Tanager

Log Boom Park, Kenmore, WA

12 May 2022

April 2022

Rhinoceros Auklet

Edmonds Waterfront, Edmonds, WA

9 April 2022

Barrow's Goldeneye

Edmonds Waterfront, Edmonds, WA

9 April 2022

March 2022

Say's Phoebe

Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

27 March 2022


Uncommon in Western Washington.

Brant

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline, WA

26 March 2022

Bushtit

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline, WA

26 March 2022

Anna's Hummingbird

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline, WA

26 March 2022

Red-flanked Bluetail

Sheridan Heights Neighborhood, Lake Forest Park, WA

22 March 2022


Rarely seen in North America.

Northern Shrike

Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

12 March 2022

Glaucous Gull

Marina by Log Boom Park, Kenmore, WA

12 March 2022


Uncommon in Washington.

Mandarin Duck

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, WA

6 March 2022


Not native to North America.  Likely an escaped, exotic bird.

February 2022

Great Blue Heron

Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, WA

24 February 2022

Black Oystercatcher

March's Point, Anacortes, WA

24 February 2022

Cooper's Hawk

Van Asselt Neighborhood, Seattle, WA

23 February 2022

Black-billed Magpie

Van Asselt Neighborhood, Seattle, WA

23 February 2022


Uncommon in Western Washington.

January 2022

Green Heron

Marina by Log Boom Park, Kenmore, WA

27 January 2022

Bald Eagle

Skagit Wildlife Area - Wylie Slough, Skagit County, WA

22 January 2022

Wood Duck

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, WA

17 January 2022

Surf Scoter

Edmonds Waterfront, Edmonds, WA

16 January 2022