Chelan, WA

Date of Green Big Day
05/04/2011

County, State
Chelan, WA

Species Total
62

Biking, hiking, or other?
Hiking, biking, rowing

Number of Team Participants
2

Best Bird of the Day?
Red-breasted Sapsucker

Location: Chelan - Vaga Dell Ranch
Observation date: 5/4/11
Notes: Green Big Day - 32 degrees, sunny, with sunrise at 6:15 AM. Revisited
site from 4:30-5:30 with no new additions. Birding done on foot.
Number of species: 50 this site, added species from 2 additional sites
  • Canada Goose – Neighbor’s flooded pasture
  • Wood Duck – Neighbor’s Pond
  • Mallard – Neighbor’s flooded pasture
  • Green-winged Teal – Neighbor’s flooded pasture
  • Osprey – In wetland, adding sticks to nest
  • Killdeer
  • Wilson’s Snipe – Wetland
  • Great Horned Owl – Heard on Pole Ridge behind house
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Red-naped Sapsucker – Cottonwood grove on large, old trees
  • Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid) – Cottonwoods
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker – Cottonwood grove on large, old trees
  • Downy Woodpecker – In willows
  • Hairy Woodpecker – In evergreen forest along highway
  • White-headed Woodpecker – In front of house on Douglas Fir
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Say’s Phoebe – Overlooking flooded meadow
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Clark’s Nutcracker
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper
  • Pacific Wren – By our creek, a morning daily resident
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – In wetlands
  • Townsend’s Solitaire – In front of house for the past week, eating American Cranberries from last year
  • American Robin
  • Varied Thrush
  • European Starling
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – Numerous, everywhere
  • Common Yellowthroat – In wetlands
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Western Meadowlark – Grosse pasture
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Purple Finch – On feeder
  • Cassin’s Finch – On feeder
  • Red Crossbill
  • Evening Grosbeak
Location: Bike to Fish Lake Bog
Observation date: 5/4/11
Notes: Green Big Day - calm, sunny, lacking in ducks!
Number of species: 30 for this site
  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • NEW – Ring-necked Duck
  • NEW – Bufflehead
  • NEW – Great Blue Heron
  • NEW – Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • NEW – Bald Eagle
  • NEW – American Coot
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • NEW – hummingbird sp.
  • Northern Flicker
  • Steller’s Jay
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • NEW – Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • American Robin
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • NEW – Savannah Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • NEW – Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
Location: Bike to Lake Wenatchee State Park
Observation date: 5/4/11
Notes: Green Big Day - final stop.
Number of species: 16
  • Canada Goose
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Steller’s Jay
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • NEW – American Dipper – Nason Creek bridge
  • American Robin
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Purple Finch
  • Cassin’s Finch – Huge, loud flock in northern park woods.

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