Although the King Tide made it challenging for shorebirds, we had a great count this month with a number of rarities present, for a total of 119 species seen. We had 2 new species, Greater Scaup in Area 2 and Golden-crowned Kinglet in Area 5, bringing our cumulative total to 257 species. In addition, Area 2 also had White-breasted Nuthatch, Greater White-fronted Goose, and Vermilion Flycatcher. A White-breasted Nuthatch was also seen in area 5, along with Grace’s Warbler, Mountain Chickadee, and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
This months featured image is of a Vermillion Flycatcher. Though these little birds are tougher to find in the park you will be delighted if you do. Photo taken by Ranger David Hekel.
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