Birds on the Run 2015

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Year Three of listing birds I see while running. My rules are simple: Keep a running list of birds I’ve seen or heard during a run. I must be certain of the ID before it goes on the list. Goals for 2015: either (a) PR at 114 species, or (b) top last year with 97 species, and (c) nab a few lifers in the process. A snowy owl would be most welcome. Allons-y!

  1. House sparrow (1/1, 7th Street alley)
  2. Glaucous-winged gull (1/1, Safeway lot)
  3. American/Northwestern crow (1/1, PA harbor near log yard)
  4. Western x Glaucous-winged gull (1/1, PA harbor near log yard)
  5. American wigeon (1/1, PA harbor near log yard)
  6. Surf scoter (1/1, PA harbor near ferry)
  7. Long-tailed duck (1/1, PA harbor west of ferry)
  8. Common goldeneye (1/1, PA harbor ferry dock)
  9. Mallard (1/1, PA harbor in Feiro inlet)
  10. Bufflehead (1/1, PA pier)
  11. Red-necked grebe (1/1, PA pier)
  12. Horned grebe (1/1, PA pier)
  13. Western grebe (1/1, PA pier)
  14. Red-breasted merganser (1/1, PA pier)
  15. Lesser scaup (1/1, PA pier)
  16. Greater scaup (1/1, PA pier)
  17. Common loon (1/1, PA pier)
  18. Pacific loon (1/1, PA pier)
  19. Pelagic cormorant (1/1, PA pier)
  20. Rock pigeon (1/1, PA pier)
  21. Golden-crowned kinglet (1/1, PA waterfront pond by Red Lion)
  22. Song sparrow (1/1, PA ODT/Waterfront Trail (WFT))
  23. White-winged scoter (1/1, PA harbor off Francis Street)
  24. Harlequin duck (1/1, PA harbor off Francis Street)
  25. Bald eagle (1/1, PA harbor off Francis Street, with fish in talons)
  26. Spotted towhee (1/1, Francis Street Park)
  27. European starling (1/1, Francis & 2nd Street)
  28. American robin (1/1, Francis & 4th Street)
  29. Yellow-rumped warbler (1/4, Marine Drive)
  30. Canada goose (1/4, Marine Drive)
  31. Great blue heron (1/4, Ediz Hook log boom)
  32. Sanderling (1/4, Ediz Hook)
  33. Black turnstone (1/4, Ediz Hook)
  34. Ruddy turnstone (1/4, Ediz Hook)
  35. SNOW BUNTING (1/4, Ediz Hook)
  36. Anna’s hummingbird (1/4, Francis Street Park)
  37. Red-wing blackbird (1/6, PA waterfront, pond by Red Lion)
  38. Black-capped chickadee (1/6, PA waterfront)
  39. Bushtit (1/6, PA waterfront)
  40. House finch (1/6, Francis Street Park)
  41. Bewick’s wren (1/6, Francis Street Park)
  42. Pine siskin (1/6, Francis Street Park)
  43. Mew gull (1/6, Hollywood Beach)
  44. Fox sparrow (1/6, PA waterfront)
  45. Cooper’s hawk (1/7, Francis Street, on utility wire)
  46. Steller’s jay (1/7, PA waterfront)
  47. Raven (1/7, PA waterfront, at turn toward Morse Creek)
  48. Pacific wren (1/7, PA waterfront)
  49. Hermit thrush (1/7, PA waterfront)
  50. Varied thrush (1/10, Olympic Adventure Trail (OAT), near MP3)
  51. Evening grosbeak (1/13, 6th & Francis St, BIG flock)
  52. Black oystercatcher (1/14, Ediz Hook)
  53. Brant (1/14, Ediz Hook)
  54. Common murre (1/14, Ediz Hook)
  55. Belted kingfisher (1/16, Port Angeles Pier)
  56. Common merganser (1/16, PA waterfront/Francis Street Park; 2 males)
  57. Pileated woodpecker (1/28, OAT)
  58. Red-tailed hawk (1/28, OAT/Living Room)
  59. Northern harrier (2/15, Fort Ebey bluffs/Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Race; photo)
  60. Ring-neck duck (Umstead NC)
  61. Eastern bluebird (3/7, Umstead NC)
  62. Northern flicker/yellow shafted (3/7, Umstead NC)
  63. Carolina chickadee (3/7, Umstead NC)
  64. Carolina wren (3/7, Umstead NC)
  65. Blue jay (3/7, Umstead NC)
  66. Northern cardinal (3/7, Umstead NC)
  67. Northern mockingbird (3/7, Umstead NC)
  68. Tufted titmouse (3/7, Umstead NC)
  69. Sooty grouse (4/11, OAT Run Half Marathon)
  70. Red-breasted nuthatch (4/11, OAT Run Half Marathon)
  71. Hairy woodpecker (4/26, ODT Lake Crescent West)
  72. Cassin’s vireo (4/26, ODT Lake Crescent West)
  73. Orange-crowned warbler (4/26, ODT Lake Crescent West)
  74. Violet-green swallow (5/17, Rhody Run, Port Townsend)
  75. Barn swallow (5/17, Rhody Run, Port Townsend)
  76. Olive-sided flycatcher (5/17, Rhody Run, Port Townsend)

Birds on the Run 2014

Birds on the Run 2013