Spring 2018

SPRING 2018 – INTERIM PACKET

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.

 

25 received seven yes votes and are thus passed w/o need for further discussion.

11 received seven yes votes, but other issues remained outstanding and final outcomes will be deferred for further discussion in the fall (see notes, below).

11 received four or more ‘no’ votes and are thus not accepted.

11 reports were deferred for more consideration at the fall meeting.

1 new species is added to the state list: Zone-tailed Hawk

This brings the official Washington State Checklist to 513 species, including 498 species fully accredited (supported by specimen, photograph, or recording) and 15 species which are sight-only records (supported only by written documentation).

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


 ACCEPTED RECORDS:

 

WWDO-2017-3, White-winged Dove – 12/15/17 – 3/5/18, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Ryan Merrill [w, p], Sarah Peden [w, p], Bill Tweit [w], Tom Mansfield [p], Grace & Ollie Oliver [p], David Poortinga [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

CUSA-2017-1, Curlew Sandpiper – 9/16/17, Point Roberts Lighthouse, Whatcom County, Mario Lam [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

LIGU-2017-2, Little Gull – 10/13/17, Point No Point, Kitsap County, Kelly Beach [w], Brad Waggoner [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

ARLO-2017-1, Arctic Loon – 12/17-18/2017, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Joshua Glant [w, p], Sarah Peden [w, p], Brad Waggoner [w], Blair Bernson [p],  (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

MOPE-2017-1, Mottled Petrel – 12/1/17, 46.07754,-125.14221, Pacific County, Lauren Harter [w], Ryan Shaw [w],  Dan Waggoner [w] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

MASH-2003-4, Manx Shearwater – 5/14/03, along Palix River, Bay Center, 46d37m54sN, 123d57m13sW, Pacific County, UWBM #80168 fide Dave Slager [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BRBO-2017-2, Brown Booby – 9/22-23/17, Kanaka Bay, San Juan Island, San Juan County, Melissa Pinnow [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BRBO-2017-3, Brown Booby – 10/2/17, off Point Defiance, Tacoma, Pierce, King County, Will Brooks [w, p], Bruce LaBar [w, p], Edward Pullen [w] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BRBO-2017-4, Brown Booby – 11/4/17, Cape Flattery, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Adrian Hinkle [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BRBO-2017-5, Brown Booby – 11/15/17, 3 Crabs, Sequim, Clallam County, Stephanie Lotze [w, p ] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BRBO-2018-1, Brown Booby – 2/3/18, Westport Jetty, Westport, Grays Harbor County, Bill Tweit [w], Jon Anderson [p], Mason Flint [p], Jordan Roderick [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

ZTHA-2017-1, Zone-tailed Hawk – 11/5-7/17, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Matt Dufort [w, v], Adrian Hinkle [w, p], Ryan Merrill [w], Blair Bernson [p], Carol Riddell [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0). State first record.

 

YBSA-2017-1, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 9/22-26/17, Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, King County, Adrian Lee [w, p], Blair Bernson [p], Jordan Roderick [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

HORE-2017-1, Hoary Redpoll – 10/29/17, Reardan Ponds, Reardan, Lincoln County, Jon Isacoff [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

HORE-2018-1, Hoary Redpoll – 2/19/18, Lamoine, Douglas County, Joe Veverka [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

OROR-2017-1, Orchard Oriole – 9/24/17, Tsoo-Yess Beach, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Alex Patia [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BAWW-2017-3, Black-and-White Warbler – 12/18/17, Dungeness River, Clallam County, Scott Gremel [w, p], Fanter Lane [w, p], fide Bob Boekelheide (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

NOPA-2017-1, Northern Parula – 9/12/17, Orondo School, Douglas County, Brad Waggoner [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

CSWA-2017-5, Chestnut-sided Warbler – 9/23/17, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Ryan Merrill [w, p, a] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BLPW-2017-3, Blackpoll Warbler – 9/23-24/17, Point Whitehorn Marine Park, Whatcom County, Brian Bell [w], Jim Danzenbaker [w], Carol Smith [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BLPW-2017-4, Blackpoll Warbler – 9/24/17, Beacon Hill, Seattle, King County, Adrian Lee [w], Ed Newbold [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BTBW-2017-2, Black-throated Blue Warbler – 6/29/17, Pumice Plain, Mt. St. Helens, Skamania County, Eric Wagner [w] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BLGR-2015-1, Blue Grosbeak – 8/24/15, Chinook Bend, Carnation, King County, William Fletcher [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

BLGR-2017-1, Blue Grosbeak – 10/23/17, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Bill Tweit [w], Brad Waggoner [w, p], Jon Isacoff [p], Dave Poortinga [p, v], Ryan Shaw [p], Dave Slager [a] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 

DICK-2017-1, Dickcissel – 11/11-12/2017, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Ryan Merrill [w, p], Tom Mansfield [p], Brad Waggoner [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

 


 

ACCEPTED RECORDS W/ CAVEATS: For the following records, identification was confirmed by the votes, but additional issues remain before settling. After resolving the outstanding issues in the fall, some of these reports might yet be merged together.

 

PUGA-2017-1, Purple Gallinule – 12/14/17, Hobuck Beach, Neah Bay, Clallam County, fide Charlie Wright, Janet Lamonth [p], Nancy Messmer [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this appears to represent a wild or captive origin report and thus a state first record.

 

SBGU-2017-5, Slaty-backed Gull – 11/25/17 –  2/11/18, Columbia Park Marina, Kennewick, Nelson Island, Richland, Benton County, James Cleaver [w, p, v], Eric Heisey [w, p], Jane Abel [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this appears to represent the same individual as accepted in SBGU-2016-1.

 

SNEG-2017-1, Snowy Egret – 9/8/2017 – 3/4/18, end of Lower River Road pool, Vancouver, Clark County, 2 birds, through Dec, then one.Jim Danzenbaker [w, p],  Georgia Gerrior [w, p], Randy Hill [w, p], Matt Bartels [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this appears to represent the same individual as accepted in SNEG-2017-2.

 

SNEG-2017-2, Snowy Egret – 10/7-8/17, Ridgefield NWR, Clark County, Randy Hill [w] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this appears to represent the same individual as accepted in SNEG-2017-1.

 

BGGN-2017-3, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (No subspecies established)- 9/29-30/2017, Neah Bay, Jetty base, Clallam County, Linda Mack [p], Brad Waggoner [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss how many individuals make up the various fall Blue-gray Gnatcatcher sightings in Clallam County at the Fall 2018 meeting.

 

BGGN-2017-4, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 10/8/17, Central Ferry SP, Whitman County, RJ Baltierra [p, a] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this species can be identified to subspecies at the Fall 2018 meeting.

 

BGGN-2017-5, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 10/24-26/2017, Neah Bay, Hobuck Beach, Clallam County, Michael Barry [w], Alex Patia [w, p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss how many individuals make up the various fall Blue-gray Gnatcatcher sightings in Clallam County at the Fall 2018 meeting. In addition, for this report the committee will continue to discuss whether a subspecies identity can be determined.

 

BGGN-2017-6, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 10/27- 11/14/2017, Crow Butte SP, Benton County, Christopher Lindsey [w, p], Laurie Ness [w] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this species can be identified to subspecies at the Fall 2018 meeting.

 

BGGN-2017-7, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 11/7/17, Neah Bay, Makah Passage, Clallam County, David Poortinga [p, a] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss how many individuals make up the various fall Blue-gray Gnatcatcher sightings in Clallam County at the Fall 2018 meeting. In addition, for this report the committee will continue to discuss whether a subspecies identity can be determined.

 

EUSK-2017-4, Eurasian Skylark – 11/6-10/17, Hobuck Beach, Neah Bay, Clallam County, Jordan Gunn [p], Tom Mansfield [p], Ryan Merrill [p], Brad Waggoner [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this species can be identified to subspecies at the Fall 2018 meeting.

 

WHWA-2018-1, White Wagtail – 1/24-28/18, Neal Rd/SE 19th Way, Fall City, King County, Blair Bernson [p], Joshua Glant [p], Jordan Gunn [p], Tom Mansfield [p], Grace & Ollie Oliver [p] (YES = 7, NO = 0, ABSTAIN = 0).

NOTES: The committee will discuss whether this species can be identified to subspecies at the Fall 2018 meeting.


 

REPORTS NOT ACCEPTED:

BESW-2018-1, Bewick’s Tundra Swan – 1/15/18, N of 20 east of Bayview-Edison Rd., Skagit County (YES = 0; NO = 6; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).

 

COHU-2017-1, Costa’s Hummingbird – 12/13-15/17, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Island County (YES = 0; NO = 6; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).

 

ALHU-2017-1, Allen’s Hummingbird – 8/19/17, Trout Lake, Klickitat County (YES = 0; NO = 6; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).

 

CUSA-2010-1, Curlew Sandpiper – 8/13/10, Shell Creek Spit, Edmonds, Snohomish County (YES = 1; NO = 4; ABSTAIN = 2; OTHER = 0).

 

CUSA-2017-2, Curlew Sandpiper – 9/28/17, Cattle Point, San Juan Island, San Juan County (YES = 0; NO = 6; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).

 

CUSA-2017-3, Curlew Sandpiper – 10/27/17, Bottle Beach, Grays Harbor County (YES = 0; NO = 7; ABSTAIN = 0; OTHER = 0).

 

SBGU-2017-4, Slaty-backed Gull – 12/2-3/2017, Redondo Fishing Pier, Redondo, King County (YES = 0; NO = 7; ABSTAIN = 0; OTHER = 0).

 

EUSK-2017-3, Eurasian Skylark – 10/2/17, Grandma’s Cove, American Camp, San Juan Island, San Juan County (YES = 1; NO = 5; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).

 

TEWA-2017-1, Tennessee Warbler – 5/6-7/17, Bridgeport, Douglas County (YES = 2; NO = 4; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).

 

TEWA-2017-3, Tennessee Warbler – 10/4/17, Neah Bay, Clallam County (YES = 1; NO = 4; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 1).

 

YTWA-2017-1, Yellow-throated Warbler – 10/21 & 28/2017, Ritzville, Adams County (YES = 2; NO = 4; ABSTAIN = 1; OTHER = 0).