Birds of Pacific Northwest: Oddities



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Photos of birds that are accidental to the area, or probable escapies
(Click on any photo for a larger image.)

White Stork

White Stork 

This young White Stork was photographed at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA in March of 1999. The consensus appeared to be that this bird escaped from captivity.

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit 

One of several Bar-tailed Godwits that made an appearance in Tokeland, WA in October of 2005. This one is among Marbled Godwits and Willets.

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit 

A closer view of the same godwit.

Xantus Hummingbird

Xantus Hummingbird 

Xantus Hummingbirds are native to southern Baja California, so it was surprising to find one at Gibsons, British Columbia in late 1997. This young male stayed near a feeder through much the winter. This photo was taken near the feeder on November 28, 1997.

Temminck's Stint

Temminck's Stint 

This Temminck's Stint was the first record for the lower 48 states, and was sighted in Ocean Shores, WA in November of 2005.

Temminck's Stint

Temminck's Stint 

Another shot of the same stint.

Ruff

RUFF 

This juvenile Ruff was sighted in Ocean Shores, WA in November of 2005.

Bristle-thighed Curlew

Bristle-thighed Curlew 

Usually wintering in southeast Asia, this was one of several Bristle-thighed Curlews that wound up on the West Coast in spring of 1998. This one was photographed at Astoria, Oregon on May 17.


Townsend's Warbler Black-headed Grosbeak California Quail Snow Goose Cedar Waxwing Clark's Nutcracker
Red-throated Loon American Kestrel Black Oystercatcher Great Blue Heron White Stork Green Heron

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Christine Vadai
Kirkland, WA
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