Tag Archives: rare birds

Puget Sound Rarity

This week’s photo, taken August 16, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a TUFTED PUFFIN. Puffins are not common in Washington state, and the best chance of seeing one is along the outer coast. So, finding one … Continue reading

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Forbidden Fruit

This week’s photo, taken February 13, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, an uncommon visitor to the west side of Washington state, and a rare species here during the winter months. I suspect that … Continue reading

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Year of the Bohemian

This week’s photo, taken January 20, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a BOHEMIAN WAXWING, a rare visitor to western Washington. The BOHEMIAN WAXWING, the slightly larger cousin of the more common Cedar Waxwing, hasn’t been seen … Continue reading

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Surprise Sighting

This week’s photo, taken November 16, 2016 from the Edmonds pier in Edmonds, WA, features a RED PHALAROPE, a very rare visitor to the inland waters of Puget Sound. They are more likely to be found on open ocean in … Continue reading

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Rare Bird on the Rocks

This week’s photo, taken December 28, 2015 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a SURFBIRD, a shorebird usually found in Washington state along the rocky shores of the outer coast. However, for the past few weeks, Surfbirds have been … Continue reading

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It’s a Booby!

This week’s photo, which I took 4 1/2 years ago on the island of Tobago in the Caribbean, features a BROWN BOOBY, a tropical species that made a surprise appearance in the Pacific Northwest 6 days ago. Last Friday, I’m … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

This week’s photo, taken July 29, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features an immature FRANKLIN’S GULL, a rare find in Washington. It’s very cool when you spot an unusual bird, but it’s even more thrilling when that … Continue reading

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