Olympic Peninsula Birding

September 2010

Mount Ranier from the air

Western Wood-Pewee at Nisqually NWR

Western Sandpiper at Bottle Beach SP

Wandering Tattler in Westport

Photos from our pelagic trip with Westport Seabirds:


Common Murre

Sooty Shearwaters

Red-necked Phalaropes

Pink-footed Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwaters


Juv. Arctic Tern

Rhinoceros Auklet

Ocean sunfish

Juv. South Polar Skua

Black-footed Albatrosses dining on Humbolt Squid

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

Sabine's Gulls

Tufted Puffin

Black-footed Albatross

Northern Fulmars

Pomerine Jaegers

More Coastal Birds near Gray's Harbor

Pretty clean Western Gull (The Olympic Peninsula is the epicenter of
hybridization of Western and Glaucous-winged Gulls so nearly all
large gulls are hybrids between these species.)

Bar-tailed and Marbled godwits at Tokeland

Bar-tailed Godwits and Short-billed Dowitcher at Tokeland

Common Murre and Marbled Murrelet off Ocean Shores

One more for the "great signs" category

Peregrine Falcon near Gray's Harbor NWR

Spotted Towhee

Banana Slug at Bottle Beach SP

Heading north along the Hood Canal

Hood Canal

Browsing Elk

American Dipper in the Dosewallips River

Marionberry Cobbler at the Halfway House in Brinnon!

Two Barbaras on Mount Walker

Gray Jay

Pacific Loon aglow at the John Wayne Marina

Olympic National Park

Stellar's Jay in Olympic National Park

Olympic Mountains

Sooty Grouse on Hurricane Ridge

Sooty Grouse habitat

Varied Thrush

Pine Siskins

Imm. Northern Goshawk

Plenty of snow on the Olympics

_______ Fritillary

Red-breasted Nuthatch

View from Blue Mountian showing Port Angeles, the Strait of Juan
de Fuca, and British Columbia

Lupine in flower


Black-tailed (Mule) Deer

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Townsend's Warbler

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Dungeness birding

Spotted Towhee

Anna's Hummingbird

Sooty Fox Sparrow

Male Northern Harrier


Golden-crowned Kinglet

Along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and back to Seattle

Pretty clean Glaucous-winged Gull

California Gull

River Otter Family

Red-throated Loon

View from the ferry back to Seattle

Return to Birding in Massachusetts