Brianpen Birds


Trip Report at King County East Side,  Feb 15 2010  08:00

Site description:
East-side areas of King County - Bellevue, Redmond, Snoqualmie river valley, Lake Sammamish, Issaquah. Includes Redmond Watershed Preserve.

Trip description: President's Day Marathon 2010
From Bothel Landing we ran south 9 miles to Redmond Town Center then north 4 miles to Lake Washington on the Lake Sammamish and Burke Gilman trails.
I wrote down species during the run but counts are from memory after the race. Didn't pay much attention to birds in last 8 miles.

Altogether I saw or heard a total of 34 species during a 240 minute count period.
Canada Goose25Small groups
Gadwall2Pair with wigeon
American Wigeon20Flock in lawn near Redmond Town Center
Mallard25Small groups and pairs
Ring-necked Duck3males
Common Goldeneye2
Common Merganser3
Double-crested Cormorant2In river
Great Blue Heron2In trees
Bald Eagle1Adult in tree
Red-tailed Hawk1
Ring-billed Gull1At landing
Glaucous-winged Gull10
Rock Pigeon2
Belted Kingfisher1
Steller's Jay2
American Crow10
Black-capped Chickadee3
Bewick's Wren15Singing along trail
Pacific Wren5Calling, one singing
Ruby-crowned Kinglet2One singing
American Robin5
European Starling5
Spotted Towhee3
Fox Sparrow1Calling along trail
Song Sparrow15Singing/calling along trail
Golden-crowned Sparrow4
Dark-eyed Junco5
Red-winged Blackbird10Calling in marsh
House Finch6
Pine Siskin30Flock in alders
House Sparrow20