Trip Report
Rosario 2012-04-06
2012-04-06 17:30 for 2 hours (hiking) 23 sightings Bowman Bay (WASCBOWB) Deception Pass, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 48.41655,-122.65722 Map Elevation: 20 feet
Saltwater bay, rocky headlands, gravelly/pebbly beaches and mature mixed coniferous forest, mostly Douglas Fir, just NW of Deception Pass in Deception Pass State Park a few miles south of Anacortes. pc (ALST, ALU), 60F, calm Parked at Bowman Beach, walked out to pier then north on the trail to Rosario Beach and out onto the headland just W of Rosario Beach.
Species recorded from memory just after our hike. Counts are estimates from a few days later.
Snow Goose 1   In the bay, then along Bowman Beach as we were leaving
Canada Goose 1   Off Bowman Beach
Surf Scoter 6   Small group in the bay
Bufflehead 3   Off Bowman Beach
Common Merganser 10   Flock off point W of Rosario Beach, only one summer-plumaged male.
Red-breasted Merganser 6   A couple of adult males, others either female or still in eclipse plumage, off Bowman Beach
Common Loon 2   Off Bowman Beach, at least one in summer plumage
Horned Grebe 3   Two in summer plumage, another mostly still in winter plumage
Brandt's Cormorant 8   On offshore rock
Double-crested Cormorant 2   With other cormorants on offshore rocks
Bald Eagle 1   Possibly two. Calls heard, then adult photographed just W of Rosario Beach
Black Oystercatcher 2   On rock just W of Rosario Beach. Cries reminiscent of a child screaming.
Glaucous-winged Gull 1   Flying by
Mourning Dove 1   Calling in alder behind Rosario beach
Belted Kingfisher 1   Along the water W of Rosario Beach
American Crow 5   Rosario Beach and parking/camping area at Bowman Beach. At least one individual seemed quite large. Not distinguished from Northwestern Crow.
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1   Calling near Rosario Beach
Pacific Wren 1   Singing in woods
American Robin 2   Foraging in lawn behind Rosario Beach
Spotted Towhee 2   Thickets behind Rosario beach
Song Sparrow 4   in thickets near beaches
White-crowned Sparrow 3   Thickets near Rosario Beach
House Finch 1   Singing behind Rosario Beach
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Surf Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Horned Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher