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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Nine birders and aspiring birders from the 2015 Introduction to the Natural World class visited Nisqually on June 7. We walked to the end of the boardwalk on the ebbing tide. The number of birds was relatively low, possibly because of the unseasonably warm weather.
Nonetheless, we saw a lot of interesting birds and wildlife. Here's our list:
Canada goose, wood duck (adult and young), gadwall, mallard, blue-winged teal, red-breasted merganser, great blue heron, bald eagle (juvenile), glaucous-winged gull, caspian tern, anna's hummingbird, belted kingfisher (heard from across McAllister Creek), pileated woodpecker, American crow, tree swallow, violet-green swallow, cliff swallow, barn swallow, black-capped chickadee, marsh wren, swain son's thrush, American robin, European starling, cedar waxwing, common yellowthroat, savannah sparrow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, American goldfinch. We also saw lots of bullfrogs and Pacific tree frog.

 

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