A day trip up the south WA coast (08/22/09)

These guys hang out in Ocean Shores, WA, and they have no shame.


One of my absolute favorite shorebirds is the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. This bird was at Oyehut (Game Range) during high tide.





Other birds at the Game Range included Whimbrel, Long- and Short-billed Dowitcher, all 3 scoters, Red-throated Loon, Baird’s Sandpiper and 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS (found by Gene Hunn). I missed the female King Eider.


Here a Western Sandpiper from up close.

Other noteworthy trip sightings include Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwater and a Pomarine Jaeger from the North Head Lighthouse at Ft. Canby, 6 Wandering Tattlers at the North Jetty of the Columbia River and 100s of Black-bellied Plovers and Short-billed Dowitchers plus 8 Red Knot in varying plumages at Bill’s Spit in Ocean Shores.

It was a good day.


Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

1 thought on “A day trip up the south WA coast (08/22/09)”

  1. next time you go there, can you grab me some of those green stuff bird is eating? It can be turned into a delicious salad!!!

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