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:


shearwaters


Common Murre


Sooty Shearwaters


Red-necked Phalaropes


Pink-footed Shearwater


Pink-footed Shearwaters


Humpback


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


Thistle


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


Bushtit


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