Spring 2013 – Interim Meeting

Explanation:

The WBRC normally meets annually in October, but often also circulates an ‘interim’ packet half way between meetings. This allows the committee to process a number of reports where it is relatively easy to reach consensus without discussion. Because the committee does not meet in person to discuss these reports, a greater level of voting consensus is required to ‘accept’ or ‘not accept’ a report. Many reports will be carried over until the October meeting for final deliberations. 69 received 7 yes votes, and are thus passed w/o need for further discussion. 13 received 4 or more ‘no’ votes, and are thus not accepted. 26 reports were deferred for more consideration at the next meeting.

Key:

Votes in parentheses (# accepted, # not accepted, # abstain)
[Notations: p=photo, v = video, a = audio, s = sketch]


ACCEPTED:

BESW-2012-1, “Bewick’s” Tundra Swan – Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, King County, 8-16 November, 2012, Ryan Merrill [p], Gregg Thompson [p], Jeff Mills [p], Doug Schurman [p], Blair Bernson [p], Qinglin Ma [p], Mick Thompson [p] (7-0-0)

BESW-2012-2, “Bewick’s” Tundra Swan – Ridgefield NWR, Clark County, 5 December, 2012, Amy Hill [p] (7-0-0)

TUDU-2012-3, Tufted Duck – Priest Rapids Dam, Yakima County, 24 November, 2012, Michael Hobbs (7-0-0)

TUDU-2012-5, Tufted Duck – Marine Park, Vancouver, Clark County, 11-12 December, 2012, Ryan Abe [p] (7-0-0)

TUDU-2013-1, Tufted Duck – Round Lake,Lacamas & Fallen Leaf Lake, Clark County, 9 January 2013 – 13 March, 2013, Hank Heiberg [p], Lyn Topinka [p], Jack Williamson [p], Grace & Ollie Oliver [p] (7-0-0)

COEI-2012-1, Common Eider – Westport, Grays Harbor County, 19-30 October, 2012, Bill Tweit, Denny Granstrand [p], Gregg Thompson [p], Knut Hansen [p], Lyn Topinka [p], Michael Charest [p], Mike & MerryLynn Denny [p], Michael Willison [p], Grace & Ollie Oliver [p], Randy Bjorkland [p], Rod Gilbert [p], Ruth Sullivan [p], Sherry Hagen [p], Tammy & Eric Bjorkman [p], Zach Hawn [p] (7-0-0)

STAL-2013-1, Short-tailed Albatross – Grays Canyon, Grays Harbor County, 8 March, 2013 Ryan Merrill [p], Candace Emmons [p] (7-0-0)

BRBO-2012-1, Brown Booby – West Point, Discovery Park, King County, 18 November, 2012, Grace & Ollie Oliver (7-0-0)

BWHA-2012-3, Broad-winged Hawk – Corkindale, Skagit County, 26 September, 2012 Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)

LSAP-2012-1, Lesser Sand-Plover – Oyhut Game Range, Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, 29-30 August, 2012, Fanter & Ken Lane [p], Michael Willison [p], Mark Ahlness [p] (7-0-0)

WIPL-2012-2, Wilson’s Plover – Grayland Beach SP, Pacific, Grays Harbor County, 2 October – 4 November 2012, Kathy & Arn Slettebak [p], Denny Granstrand [p], Doug Schurman [p], Gregg Thompson [p], Jordon Gunn [p], Mark Ahlness [p], Michael Charest [p], Mike Patterson [p], Randy Bjorkland [p], Rod Gilbert [p], Ryan Merrill [p], Ruth Sullivan [p], Shawneen Finnegan [p], Tom Mansfield [p] (7-0-0)

WRSA-2012-3, White-rumped Sandpiper – Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, 26 July, 2012, David A Marques [p, v] (7-0-0)

BHGU-2012-1, Black-headed Gull – Cypress Island, Skagit County, 27 October, 2012, Gary Bletsch (7-0-0)

BTGU-2012-1, Black-tailed Gull – NOAA Cruise, Pacific County, 5 March, 2012, Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)

ICGU-2012-2, Iceland Gull – Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, 3 December, 2012 Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)

ICGU-2013-2, Iceland Gull – Clarkston, Asotin County, 15 February -12 March, 2013, Terry Gray [p], Kirsten Dahl [p], Keith Carlson[p], Marv Breece [p] (7-0-0)

ICGU-2013-3, Iceland Gull – Clarkston, Asotin County, 22 February – 12 March, 2013, Mike Clarke [p], Marv Breece [p], Keith Carlson [p] (7-0-0)

SBGU-2012-1, Slaty-backed Gull – Gog-Le-Hi-Te, Tacoma, Pierce County, 8 October -23 December 2012, Michael Charest [p], Ollie Oliver[p], Hans deGrys [p], Michael Willison [p], Randy Bjorkland [p], Zach Hawn [p], Chazz Hesselein [p], Scott Ramos [p], Doug Schurman [p], Jon Isacoff [p] (7-0-0)

TBMU-2012-2, Thick-billed Murre – Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, Clallam County, 30 December 2012 – 2 March 2013, Bob Boekelheide, Doug Schurman [p], Marv Breece [p], Ryan Merrill [p], Chazz Hesselein [p] (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-07, Horned Puffin – South Coast- South Taurus, Grays Harbor County, 16 January 2007, COASST [p]: Dalene Edgar, Don Edgar (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-08, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd South, Pacific County, 24 January, 2007 COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-09, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Sooes South, Clallam County, 28 January, 2007 COASST [p]: Ingrid Strong, Eftin Strong (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-10, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Shi Shi Beach, Clallam County, 28 February, 2007 COASST [p]: Sue Nattinger, Coleman Byrnes (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-11, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Raft River, Grays Harbor County, 14 March, 2007, COASST [p]: Kenny McCoy (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-12, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Kalaloch North, Jefferson County, 14 March, 2007 COASST [p]: Guest, Burton Foote (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-13, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd South, Pacific County, 25 March, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-14, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd South, Pacific County, 25 March, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-15, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Westhaven, Grays Harbor County, 31 March, 2007, COASST [p]: Mark Russell, Mary Russell (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-16, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd North, Grays Harbor County, 14 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-17, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd North, Grays Harbor County, 14 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-18, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd North, Grays Harbor County, 14 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-19, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd North, Grays Harbor County, 14 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-20, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd North, Grays Harbor County, 14 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-21, Horned Puffin – South Coast- South Taurus, Grays Harbor County, 20 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Dalene Edgar, Don Edgar (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-22, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Wedding Rocks, Clallam County, 22 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Janet Bruening, Janet Oja (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-23, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd South, Pacific County, 23 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2007-24, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Cranberry Rd South, Pacific County, 23 April, 2007, COASST [p]: Sumer Starling, Latresha Starling (7-0-0)

HOPU-2011-03, Horned Puffin – South Coast- South Butter Clam, Grays Harbor County, 14 November, 2011, COASST [p]: Michael Patton, Barbara Patton (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-03, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Sooes North, Clallam County, 1 January, 2012, COASST [p]: Marianne Campbell, Kenneth I Campbell (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-04, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Ocean Park-North, Grays Harbor County, 20 January, 2012, COASST [p]: John Epler (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-05, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Roosevelt Beach, Grays Harbor County, 27 February, 2012, COASST [p]: James Roche (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-06, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Third Beach, Clallam County, 29 January, 2012, COASST [p]: Sue Keilman, Scott Horton (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-07, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Third Beach, Clallam County, 29 January, 2012, COASST [p]: Sue Keilman, Scott Horton (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-08, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Sooes South, Clallam County, 30 January, 2012, COASST [p]: Ingrid Strong, Eftin Strong (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-09, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Sooes South, Clallam County, 3 February, 2012, COASST [p]: Paul Parker, Sally Parker (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-11, Horned Puffin – South Coast- South Taurus, Grays Harbor County, 19 February, 2012, COASST [p]: Dalene S Edgar, Don H Edgar (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-12, Horned Puffin – South Coast- N. Head Lighthouse N, Pacific County, 23 February, 2012, COASST [p]: Thomas Herzig, Connie Herzig (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-13, Horned Puffin – South Coast- N. Head Lighthouse S, Pacific County, 24 February, 2012, COASST [p]: Connie Herzig, Thomas Herzig (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-14, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Twin Harbors State Park, Grays Harbor County, 26 February, 2012, COASST [p]: Sally Vogel , Ernie Brooks (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-15, Horned Puffin – North Coast- Shi Shi Beach, Clallam County, 29 February, 2012, COASST [p]: Sue Nattinger, Coleman Byrnes (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-16, Horned Puffin – South Coast- South Chance, Grays Harbor County, 3 March, 2012, COASST [p]: Nathan Lee, Clinton Stipek (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-17, Horned Puffin – South Coast- South Chance, Grays Harbor County, 3 March, 2012, COASST [p]: Nathan Lee, Clinton Stipek (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-19, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Grayland North, Grays Harbor County, 7 March, 2012, COASST [p]: Laurie Lindeman, Bev J Dage (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-20, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Grayland North, Grays Harbor County, 7 March, 2012, COASST [p]: Laurie Lindeman, Bev J Dage (7-0-0)

HOPU-2012-21, Horned Puffin – South Coast- Bonge South, Grays Harbor County, 11 March, 2012, COASST [p]: Amy Douglas, Jack L Douglas (7-0-0)

HOPU-2013-01, Horned Puffin – Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, Clallam County, 3 March, 2013, Faye Hands, Diane Yorgason-Quinn[p] (7-0-0)

YBSA-2012-1, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Omak Creek BBS #17, Okanogan County, 3 June, 2012, Charlie Wright, Ryan Shaw (7-0-0)

EAPH-2012-4, Eastern Phoebe – Montlake Fill, Seattle, King County, 8-10 December, 2012, Connie Sidles, Evan Houston [p, v], Jordan Gunn [p], Randy Bjorkland [p], Ryan Merrill [p], Doug Schurman [p], Grace & Ollie Oliver [p] (7-0-0)

NOWH-2012-1, Northern Wheatear – Westport Jetty, Grays Harbor County, 26 October – 5 November, 2012, Jeff Bryant, Bill Tweit, Gregg Thompson [p], Grace & Ollie Oliver [p], Joseph Higbee [p], Knut Hansen [p], Jen Sanford [p], Lyn Topinka [p], Rod Gilbert [p], Zach Hawn [p], Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)

TEWA-2012-3, Tennessee Warbler – Davenport, Lincoln County, 21 September, 2012, Jon Isacoff (7-0-0)

TEWA-2012-4, Tennessee Warbler – Marblemount, Skagit County, 11 September, 2012, Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)

TEWA-2012-5, Tennessee Warbler – Neah Bay, Clallam County, 12 November, 2012, Ryan Merrill [p], Brad Waggoner (7-0-0)

MAWA-2012-1, Magnolia Warbler – Harrington Cemetery, Harrington, Lincoln County, 7 September, 2012, Jon Isacoff [p] (7-0-0)

CSWA-2012-3, Chestnut-sided Warbler – Johnson Park, Richland, Benton County, 3 September, 2012, Ivar Husa (7-0-0)

RFSP-2013-1, “Red” Fox Sparrow – Lovgren Area, Kitsap County, 11 January, 2013, Brad Waggoner [p] (7-0-0)

SUTA-2012-1, Summer Tanager – Seattle, King County, 7 – 13 December, 2012, Randy Robinson [p], Evan Houston [p], Jordan Gunn [p], Randy Bjorkland [p], Ryan Merrill [p], Tom Mansfield [p], Doug Schurman [p], Houston Flores [v] (7-0-0)

SUTA-2012-2, Summer Tanager – Ilwaco, Pacific County, 1-5 December, 2012, Ryan Merrill [p], Ryan Shaw [p], Doug Swanson [p], fide Suzy Whittey (7-0-0)

OROR-2012-1, Orchard Oriole – Neah Bay, Clallam County, 21 October – 14 November, 2012, Brad Waggoner [p], Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)

BRAM-2012-2, Brambling – Birch Bay Village, Whatcom County, 24-26 December, 2012, fide Joe Meche, Robert & Virginia Small [p], Tom Mansfield [p], Ryan Merrill [p] (7-0-0)


NOT ACCEPTED:

ARLO-2013-1, Arctic Loon – Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, Clallam County, 27 January 2013 (2-5-0)

ARLO-2013-2, Arctic Loon – Neah Bay, Clallam County 6 March, 2013 (1-6-0)

GCGR-2013-1, Great-crested Grebe – Lake Chelan, Chelan County, 28 January, 2013 (0-7-0)

CUSA-2012-2, Curlew Sandpiper – Deer Lagoon, Island County, 27 September, 2012 (1-6-0)

ICGU-2013-4, Iceland Gull – LaPush, Clallam County, 28 January, 2013 (2-4-1)

COHU-2012-1, Costa’s Hummingbird – Camas, Clark County, 31 December, 2012 (1-5-1)

GCTH-2012-1, Gray-cheeked Thrush – Fishook Park, Walla Walla County, 23 September, 2012 (1-5-1)

BAWW-2013-1, Black-and-White Warbler – North Fork Eagle,, Whatcom County, 4 March, 213 (0-7-0)

BBWA-2012-1, Bay-breasted Warbler – Ellenger Homestead, Washtucna, Adams County, 15 September, 2012 (1-5-1)

BRAM-2012-3, Brambling – Bow Rest Area (exit 238, northbound, off I-5), Skagit County, early Sep 2012, (1-6-0)

HORE-2012-10, Hoary Redpoll – Mead, Spokane County, 28 November, 2012 (3-4-0)

HORE-2012-12, Hoary Redpoll – Squalicum beach trailhead, Whatcom County, 22 December, 2012 (0-7-0)

HORE-2013-01, Hoary Redpoll – Bellevue, King County, 12-13 February, 2013, (0-5-2)