As of November, 2007
Compiled through the efforts of Stuart Johnston, Wilson Cady, Ken Knittle and Bob Hansen. Please submit any additional observation data to Bob Hansen .
Accidental bird sightings are those birds with less than 5 recorded sightings. A recorded sighting is considered to be single bird or group of birds, so that if a single bird is seen by multiple parties on the same day, or same period, it is considered one sighting.
Date Location Observer(s) Remarks Red-throated Loon 1)1/4/99 Bingen Marina Diane Gadway Confirmed later that day by Stuart Johnston 2)1/10/02 White Salmon Ken Knittle One found at mouth of river on Skamania side, then swam upstream to Klickitat side. Red-necked Grebe 1) 2/23/98 Stuart Johnston 2) 8/28/98 Stuart Johnston 3)12/16/02 above Miko and Zed Ruhlen Four seen, as part of Lyle Christmas Bird Count The Dalles Dam and Dan Sager previously seen this winter by Stuart Johnston 4) 9/14/06 Klickitat Stuart Johnston Fall NAMC count week scouting trip River Mouth Bob Hansen Clark's Grebe 1)5/13/00 Columbia R. Patrick Sullivan Benton-Klickitat County line along SR 14. On Spring NAMC 2)11/20/03 Bingen Stuart Johnston River front Bernie Krager Tom Herzig Bob McKenzie Green Heron 1)5/31/95 Conboy NWR Joe Engler One See WOS News, 40, p.8 2)11/26/96 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston 3)1/1/97 Bingen Marina Stuart Johnston Probably same bird seen on 11/26/96 4)5/13/00 Little Klick- Dan Lichtenwald On Spring NAMC. Cottonwood tree on north tat River, bank of Little Klickitat River, 100 m east of Pipe- east of Pipeline Road bridge, within the line Road city limits of Goldendale. bridge 5)Spring '01 Bingen Marina Stuart Johnston et al . Two were seen at Bingen Marina on Washington Ornithological Society annual conference field trip lead by Wilson Cady, 6/16/01. Three were seen regularly in July and August, 2001. 6)9.19.02 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston, One Diane Gadway, Dan Lichtenwald and others Great Egret 1) 1995 Trout Lake Cathy Flick One Orin Pearson 2)4/20/97 Dallesport Wilson Cady One in small pond, south of gas station across from Spearfish Lake entrance. 3)9/20/99 Goldendale Dan Lichtenwald One seen from kitchen widow, flying west to east over the Little Klickitat River riparian area. 4)5/5/99 Bingen Pond Wilson Cady One on the North American Migration Count 5)6/4/00 Alderdale Kathy Patterson Seen from Alderdale Sewage Treat Ponds Stuart Johnston flying southeast above Alder Creek. Bob Hansen 6)8/11/01 Bingen Pond Diane Gadway Five observed. Four observed later in week. White-faced Ibis 10/1/01 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston First winter, juvenile, assumed White-faced by range. Also observed October 2,3 and 4 by Stuart Johnston and October 18 by Diane Gadway, Bob McKenzie, and Stuart Johnston, and October 22 by Wilson Cady. California Condor 1)October near Lyle Lewis and Clark First sightings of vulture larger than eagle, 29, 1805 on Columbia Expedition becoming more prevalent near Beacon Rock. Specimens taken near Astoria with extensive descriptions and a sketch of the Head of a Vulture by Clark. Trumpeter Swan 1)11/30/06 Chamberlan Bob Hansen Two, with robust, all black bill. Bill similiar to Shoveler bill. No apparent curvature. Lake Eye-bill juncture wider ( almost extension of eye) rather than a point. Body very white. Snow Goose 1) Trout Lake Orin Pearson 2) Conboy NWR Harold Cole 3)10/28/00 Maryhill Robert Flores One 4) 9.21.02 Columbia Alan Richards One with flock of Canada Geese, NAMC River Ann Musche Ross's Goose 1)3/26/98 Conboy NWR Stuart Johnston Seen earlier by Stacie Baker Cackling Goose 1)4/06/05 Conboy NWR Joe Engler One Black Brant 1)9/25/05 Klickitat River Stuart Johnston Adult seen with 17 Canada geese "grazing" on aquatic weed at water 4:45 pm Mouth surface. Also seen by Paul Moyer and Janet Essley the next morning at 09:00. American Black Duck 1)12/9/99 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston, Thought to be same bird seen Diane Gadway for past two (?) years at The Hook at Hood River, Tufted Duck (Thought to be the same bird, seen over 6 year period, 1995 to 2001) These images taken on February 18th, 2001, at the Point of Bingen Marina by Bob Hansen Side view with tuft and front view. 1)11/4/95- Columbia River Stuart Johnston 11/10/95 at Bingen 8:12 PM 10/2/20062)11/6/96- same location Stuart Johnston 11/8/96 Wilson Cady 3)1/31/98- same location Stuart Johnston 3/10/98 Wilson Cady 4) 11/7/98 same location Bob Hansen 11/15/98 Wilson Cady 5) 3/20/98 same location Wilson Cady 3/21/99 Locke Lake Harlequin Duck 1)5/9/98 White Salmon Franklin Petersen At Northwestern Lake park, Seen from River from Northwestern Lake Road bridge the following day by Bob Hansen 2)5/99 White Salmon Cathy Flick Same location as above, both sightings River in conjunction with Spring NAMC. 3)5/12/07 Klickitat River Richard Schnider Near old Champion Mill between Greyback Mt. and Leidl Campgrounds. Stunning, single male sunning himself on rock. In conjunction with Spring NAMC. Richard, a river guide reports seeing them on the river on an annual basis over the last 20 years. 4)7/21/07 White Salmon Richard Schnider Half way between B-Z Corner and Husum. Hen and four ducklings. River Long-tailed Duck 11/6/03 Bingen Stuart Johnston Female plummage (transitioning). River front Surf Scoter 1) 10.05.02 Lyle Point Stuart Johnston 6 flying east to west, staying close to Washington shore with female and/or juvenile plumage 2) 10.28.06 Bingen Stuart Johnston 1 immature or female with small flock of scaup in Columbia River marina out from fruit boxes White-winged Scoter 1)10/19/99 Maryhill Adam Carter, Single, female-plumaged State Park Stuart Johnston, Jim Minick and class 2)12/19/1999 Lyle Point Bob Hansen Two males and one female, part of Christine Vadaii Lyle Christmas Bird Count Red-shouldered Hawk 1)9/16/00 Bridge over Joe Engler Click here for description White Salmon River Part of Fall 2000 NAMC on BZ-Glenwood Road 2)9/12/01 Bird Creek Joe Engler Click here for description BZ-Glenwood Highway 3) 9/02 Conboy Lake Joe Engler 4) 9/03 Conboy Lake Joe Engler Mountain Quail 1)late 70's Lyle Bill Tweit early 80's Campground Northern Bobwhite 1)7/27/98 Loop Road, Paul Moyer Flew from property at 868 Loop White Salmon Road. 2)9/19/98 Fisher Hill Bob Hansen Two probable escapees from adjacent Road Carol Ledford hunting club. Part of 1998 Fall NAMC. 3)7/21/07 Trout Lake Jim White Heard calling for one half hour in morning. Black-bellied Plover 1) 8/1/99 Klickitat Stuart Johnston 1 adult plumage on east side mudflat River mouth 2) 3/8/02 Conboy Lake Stuart Johnston 1 nonbreeding bird 75 meters east of Laurel NWR Bob McKenzie Road 1.3 miles north of BZ-Glenwood Road intersection. Reobserved by Lauren Braden, Melissa Keigley, and Bob Hansen on 3/10/02. Photographs by Bob Hansen include side, oblique, back and front. Lesser Yellowlegs 1) 6/12/96 Bingen Pond Wilson Cady 2) 8/11/98 Tidyman Rd Stuart Johnston Also seen on 8/15/98, and seen by wetlands Wilson Cady on 8/16/98 3) 5/11/02 Conboy Lake Randy Robinson Spring 2002 NAMC, two at pond near intersection of NWR Grubb (Hansen) and Lake Roads. Observed earlier in week by Stuart Johnston. Semipalmated Plover 1) 12/2/95 Stuart Johnston 2) 5/9/98 Glenwood Pond Stuart Johnston Part of a Spring NAMC confirmed the following week by Franklin Petersen, Bob Hansen, and members Salem Audubon Society birdathon group 3) 7/12/98 Tidyman Stuart Johnston wetlands 4)5/11/02 Conboy Lake Randy Robinson Spring 2002 NAMC, three at Hansen/Lake Road NWR Pond 5)8/06/03 Klickitat River Stuart Johnston Single, hatch-year bird mouth Bob Hansen Sanderling 1)5/8/99 Bingen Pond Wilson Cady One 2) 7/30/99 Klickitat Stuart Johnston One River mouth 3) 9/25/99 Stuart Johnston One Upland Sandpiper 1) 5/12/01 near Pipeline Dan Lichtenwald Part of Spring NAMC, near Little Klickitat River Road Bridge in Goldendale, WA, approximately 150 m west of the Pipeline Road bridge. Detailed description Semipalmated Sandpiper 1) Fall Tidyman Stuart Johnston Audubon field trip wetlands 2) 9/16/00 Alderdale Stuart Johnston Fall Migration Count waste water ponds 3) 8/06/03 Klickitat R. Stuart Johnston Single, hatch year bird, with two Least and 4 Western mouth Bob Hansen Sandpipers Baird's Sandpiper 1)8/11/98 Tidyman Stuart Johnston One wetlands 2)8/15/98 Tidyman Stuart Johnston Two, one also seen on 8/16/98 by wetlands Wilson Cady 3)8/31/99 Tidyman Stuart Johnston ? wetlands 4) 99 mouth of Bob Hansen, One Klickitat River, Anne Musche west side Alan Richards Pectorial Sandpiper 1)9/11/98 Tidyman Diane Gadway Observed 9/15/98 by Stuart Johnston wetlands Short-billed Dowitcher 1)7/13/97 Tidyman Wilson Cady wetlands 2)8/31/98 Stuart Johnston 3)5/9/99 Tidyman Bob Hansen, The day after the Spring 1999 NAMC wetlands Alan Richards Randy Robinson 4)5/11/02 Conboy Lake Randy Robinson Spring 2002 NAMC, five at Hansen/Lake Road NWR Pond Red-necked Phalarope 1)5/26/98 Stuart Johnston One pair Parasitic Jaeger 1)8.02.04 Klickitat Stuart Johnston One intermediate morph adult loafing on e. side of river River mouth mouth on sand island Heermann's Gull 1)10/15/95 Roosevelt Linda Gilbert One first year bird, see NAS Field Notes, Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring, '96 2)11/14/06 Klickitat Stuart Johnston One adult in nonbreeding plummage seen with a mixed group of 51 other River mouth Bob Hansen gulls on sand bar, from 1:10 until 2:30 pm lift off and flight down Columbia River. Bob Hansen photo Thayer's Gull 1) 5/13/00 Klickat River Bob Hansen Part of Spring NAMC. mouth sandbar Kathy Patterson Barbara Robinson 2) 11/29/00 John Day Dam Wilson Cady 3) 11/18/01 Klickitat Wilson Cady River mouth 4) 10/04/05 Klickitat Stuart Johnston One hatch year bird, believed to have also been seen on October 21 and 28 River mouth Glaucous Gull 1) 12/28/00 Bingen Marina Stuart Johnston Observed on Thursday Bingen Pond bird walk. Dianne Gadway Feed bagels from Loafers while Bob McKenzie photographed by Dan Lichtenwald Dan Lichtenwald 2)11/18/01 Columbia River Wilson Cady Milepost 145 on SR 14 3)11/26/03 White Salmon Stuart Johnston Hatch year plumage. First observed River mouth at Hood River mouth, then flew to Washington side of Columbia River, last seen flying northwest. Sabine's Gull 1)9.00 Klickitat Stuart Johnston 1 seen, later observed by Bob Hansen and Ann Truax River mouth on Fall NAMC 2) 9.16.00 Patrick Sullivan 2 seen on Fall NAMC Ruth Sullivan 3) 9.20.03 Klickitat Jan Bragg Two juvenile plummage birds seen on Fall NAMC River mouth Bob Hansen Black-legged Kittiwake 1) 11/26/95 Columbia Bob O'Brien Near the John Day Dam, on the rare River bird alert . Also seen by Wilson Cady on same day. Common Tern 1) 9/14/99 Stuart Johnston Two 2) 5/13/00 Stuart Johnston 3) 9/25/03 Klickitat Bob Hansen, Stuart Johnston, A single bird River mouth Tom Herzig, Diane Gadway Ancient Murrelet 1) 8.20.02 Columbia River Stuart Johnston Juvenile plumage east of Lyle Point Bob Hansen Eurasian Collared-Dove 1)3.08.06 Goldendale Dan Lichtenwald One seen foraging/exploring the center of a Goldendale lane. at 10:30 Later flew to tree and did not return. 2)8.21.06 Goldendale Dan Lichtenwald 13 observed at grain storage facility grounds at 5:10 pm Bob Hansen 3)9.13.06 Goldendale Dan Lichtenwald at 5:00 pm Bob Hansen and Stuart Johnston 13 at same location as above 4)9.16.06 Goldendale Nancy and Greg Wallwork Fall 2006 NAMC Snowy Owl 1)1934-44 Trout Lake Orin Pearson's parents Northern Hawk Owl Bill and Nancy Seen O.5 miles west of Box Springs Road, mid- LaFramboise partially burned ponderosa pine adjacent to the to 1)2/2/01 near Bickleton Richland, WA Goldendale-Bickleton Highway. The bird was very email@example.com alert. It continuously scanned the area from its perches. It flew 3 times from tree top to tree top during the ~45 mins it was observed. It was not shy. It allowed close approach for photos without getting alarmed. See attached images by Bill LaFramboise. Side, Flight, Back White-throated Swift 1)4/9/99 near mouth of Stuart Johnston Four Hartley Canyon 2)5/14/00 east of Horse- Stuart Johnston theif Butte 3)6/16/01 cliffs east of Horse-thief Butte Four seen as part of WOS Annual Conference Field Trip 4)5/10/02 cliffs south Jan Bragg Heard in April by Stuart Johnston. Seen later by Bob Hansen of McConiga Tracee Geermaert 5)5/7/03 cliffs east of Horse-thief Butte Four seen by Bob Hansen and Stuart Johnston Least Flycatcher 1)6/19/96 Trout Lake Wilson Cady One along the creek trail at Elk Meadows 2)7/10/99 Conboy Lake NWR Stuart Johnston One singing in the cottonwoods at the information kiosk parking lot along the w. side of BZ Corner-Glenwood Rd. in Conboy Lake NWR...shortly after the several Audubon members departed from the Jebe Swale field trip I led, a little further s. along Fisher Hill Rd. 3)6/20/03 Grayback Mtn Stuart Johnston One seen and heard for prolonged period in open pine/oak woodland. Bob Hansen open pine/oak woodland Dan Lichtenwald 4)6/12/05 Conboy Lake NWR Kevin Glueckert One singing in the aspen grove and horse paddock closeby the Willard Spring Trailhead. The Least was found singing in the same grove again a week later on 19 June by Kevin. 5)6/07/07 Conboy Lake NWR Joe Engler Heard and observed in the aspen stand just north of the entrance to the parking lot loop, at headquarters. It was first heard at 7:30 and stillcalling at 1100. Hutton's Vireo 1)9/19/98 Conboy NWR Molly Hukari Part of Fall NAMC 2)5/12/00 Trout Lake Patrick Sullivan Creek 3)5/19/00 Trout Lake Orin Pearson Where Lake Road enters forest and abuts Tom Herzig southeast portion of Trout Lake. Heard only. Bob Hansen 4) 5/9/03 Trout Lake Stuart Johnston Two seen on north side of marsh, 100 meters from State Bob Hansen Forest. Later observed by Cathy Flick and others. Deborah Shepard 5)9.14.06 Stuart Johnston Blue Jay 1)10/26/00 White Salmon Catherine J. Flick First seen at corner of NW Lincoln and Garfield Avenues. Photos of left side and front and back taken 11/21/00 by Stewart Fletcher at bird bath in backyard at 230 NW Garfield Ave. Observed 11/12/00 by Stuart Johnston and Bob Hansen at 352 NW Lincoln Avenue feeder. Last observed April, 2001. Pinyon Jay 1) 4/22/67 Goldendale R. Thompson The second state record. Purple Martin 1) 1999 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston 2) May, 2000 Mouth of White Salmon Patrick Sullivan Spring, NAMC 3) Summer, 2001 Bingen Pond, Stuart Johnston, Three pair, including successful breeding pair Diane Gadway and many others 4)Summer, 2002 Columbia River Various Various locations at Bingen Pond 5)Summer, 2003 Columbia River at Bingen Pond Bob McKenzie and others on pylons Gray Catbird 1)6/16/96 Trout Lake Wilson Cady Two at the start of the creek trail at Elk Meadows 2)8/28/98 Stuart Johnston 3) 6/01 Trout Lake Wilson Cady 3 pair at 3 distinct locations C.J. Flick Kevin Gleukert 4) 6/16/02 Trout Lake Stuart Johnston single bird hear and seen on north side Bob Hansen Trout Lake marsh 5) 6/03 Trout Lake Stuart Johnston One heard and seen. Bob Hansen Northern Mockingbird 1) Oakridge Rd Bonnie White Observed one summer between 1995 and 1999 at Oak Dennis White Ridge Organic Orchards 2)6/4/00 Stegeman Road Stuart Johnston Witnessed later in the day by Kathy Patterson, Bob Hansen and Stuart Johnston. 1.1 miles west of Stegeman Road intersection, in dry riparian area. 3)6/2/01 Sandridge Road Wilson Cady Also seen 6/11/01 Bohemian Waxwing 1)1934-44 Trout Lake Orin Pearson's parents 2)12/6/94 Goldendale Stuart Johnston Heard where 10 starlings were feeding on crab apples 3)12/96 Goldendale Randall McKinney Flock of 50, in late Dec. 1996 or first days of 1997 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1)9/19/98 Alder Creek Stuart Johnston One male, north east of Bickleton riparian area, east side of road Palm Warbler 1) 10/21/06 S. Prairie Rd Stuart Johnston One found at 14:20 foraging on the ground and in little oaks High Prairie area off Centerville Hwy at the roadside and on a low log fence on e. side of the road 0.75 mi. southeast from Centerville Hwy (and 0.25 mi. s. of the jct S. Prairie Rd. and High Meadow Dr.). a few tan buildings (house/s, a shed?) with red metal and tile roofs just n. of the spot where the Palm Warbler was found. It was associating with a small flock of W. Bluebirds and an Audubon's Warbler; wags it's tail continually. American Redstart 1) June, 2000 Trout Lake Stuart Johnston One female 2) 6/16/02 Trout Lake Stuart Johnston north side of Trout Lake marsh, Bob Hansen 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 first spring male 3)6/03 Trout Lake Paul Moyer At least 3 pair seen during June, 2003 on various and others occassions. Ovenbird 1) 6/16/02 Trout Lake Stuart Johnston 1/4 mile north of Highway 23 intersection Bob Hansen with Mt Adams Rec. Highway. Bird sang a series of "teacher" nine times over 1 hour period. Stuart had a 1 minute sighting of the bird after crawling on hands and knees through thick forest vegetation. Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1)6/16/85-Trout Lake T. Schooley One HY male, photo/video tape, 6/20/85 Washington Birds, Vol. 5, Dec. 1996 American Tree Sparrow 1)11/3/95 Crofton Prairie Stuart Johnston One just west of Mill Creek (east of Harris Road, south of highway 142) 2)12/1/96 Hoctor Road Stuart Johnston One at 1.9 miles east of junction with Fenton Lane 3)1/3/98 No. 12 Road Bonnie and Observed 2/14/98 by Stuart Johnston Dennis White in willows at Swale Creek tributary crossing with No. 12 Road. White observation part of ColumbiaHills-Klickitat Valley Christmas Bird Count 4)1/10/04 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston 5)3/07 Goldendale Dan Lichtenwald Seen over a period of time in March, 2007, near back bird feeder. Clay-colored Sparrow 1)9/11/99 Stuart Johnston Swamp Sparrow 1)10/7/94 Glenwood Hwy Stuart Johnston One at Outlet Creek beaver ponds, north side of highway, 5 miles east Glenwood 2)1/24/96 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston One 3) 11/29/00 Bingen Pond Wilson Cady 4) 1/1/02 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston One seen in northeast corner of pond area Jill Barker Part of Hood River Christmas Bird Count, Previously seen in December. White-throated Sparrow 1)9/24/95 Stuart Johnston 2)1/30/96 Stuart Johnston 3)11/24/98 Goldendale Dan Lichtenwald One, on patio, under feeders next to Dan Lichtenwald home in Goldendale, along with 30-40 House Finches, 20-25 Pine Siskins, etc 4)3/21/99 Maryhill Wilson Cady Observed by many participants on State Park Washington Ethnological Society field trip lead by Wilson Cady. 5)5/14/99- White Salmon Paul Moyer Seen ground feeding on five occassions 4/11/99 residential during this period at 477 NE Academy area Street Harris Sparrow 1)10/24/95 Co. Road Stuart Johnston Balch Creek crossing 1230 2)12/15/96 Hoctor Rd Stuart Johnston <1/4 mile east of junction with Fenton Lane 3)6/2/99 Stuart Johnston 4)12/31/00 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston Two observed together as part of Hood River Bob Hansen CBC. Seen on north side of pond area Genevieve Scholl adjacent to gravel road. Note black spot on cheek of bird photographed by Bob Hansen. 5)2/1/01 Bingen Pond Wilson Cady Lapland Longspur 1)1934-44 Trout Lake Orin Pearson's Trout Lake and vicinity listing parents 2)9/23/98 High Prairie Stuart Johnson Farm field along Schilling Road 3)9.28.02 Roosevelt Bill Tweit Snow Bunting 1)11/14/95 Stacker Stuart Johnston Two flying west to east over Stacker Butte David P. Anderson Butte, calling Bobolink 1)6/19/07 Old Hwy 8 Nancy Wallwork Male, an all black body with white scapulars and white rump patches. The light buffy colored between SR 14 and Dot Road patch on the back of the head and nape area was very visible as the bird flew across the road in front of our vehicle and slightly away from us before diving into the grasses along the road just on the other side of a fence. Tricolored Blackbird 1) 5/12/01 Sand Ridge Stuart Johnston One with several Brewers Blackbirds, in southwest and Hale Roads portion of intersection, about 20' from road, adjacent wheat field. Besides white wing bar, red was purer red than found in Red-winged Blackbird. Rusty Blackbird 1)9/25/98 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston One Gray-crowned Rosy Finch 1) 6 December 1990 SR14 Mike & MerryLynn Denny 150+ along rock faces. This flock of Rosy Finches at M.P.120 circled around our heads twice no more than 8'-10' above us as we pished. These birds were in one flock and very cohesive. 2) 10/21/06 Hoctor Road Dan Lichtenwald Four on downgrade of Hoctor Rd., about half way between upper Hoctor turn to the south and junction of Old Hwy 8/Goodnoe Sta/Chamberlain Goodnoe Rds Common Redpoll 1) Trout Lake Orin Pearson 2)11/20/99 The Dalles Wilson Cady One in a flock of several hundred Mt. Road American Goldfinches near the second to last old homestead going up The Dalles Mountain Road 3)11/22/01 Bingen Pond Stuart Johnston Two eating tansy seed with flock of American Goldfinch Nine observed 11/23/01 by Roger and Diane Gadway Four observed 11/24/01 by Bob Hansen and Stuart Johnston at Bingen Pond. Images by Bob Hansen left side and front left 4)12/16/01 Silva Cutoff Dan Lichtenwald 15 on west side of intersection, and Appleton Road as part of Lyle Christmas Bird Count intersection