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Lake Youngs (Jun 08, 2007 - Jan 27, 2013)
Lake Youngs (WAKCLKYN) Renton, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.42088,-122.12318 Map 63 species 6 trips (3 non-trip sightings)
Lake Youngs is a forested Seattle city reservoir located SE of Seattle between Renton and Maple Valley. The lake and surrounding forest is enclosed by a continuous chain link fence within which no access is permitted. A 9.5 mile trail which can be accessed from a small park at 16801 SE Petrovitsky Road follows the fence around the lake (http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=7628). For most of its length the trail is sandwiched between the mature second-growth forest bordering the reservoir and residential streets serving neighborhoods around the lake, but for a total of maybe a couple of miles forest encloses the trail on both sides. Neighborhoods east of the lake are more wooded, enough that they probably serve as wildlife corridors up into the Cascade foothills for birds and mammals. Even west of the lake strips of forest along stream gullies and brushy pastures not yet converted to tract housing provide additional habitat for wildlife. The lake itself is diked with riprap or concrete and I suspect provides little shoreline habitat for water birds. The forest is mostly Douglas Fir, Red Alder and Big-leaf Maple with a rich-looking understory of sword fern, salal and salmonberry along with some Himalayan blackberry; I didn't notice any English Ivy.
Species Sightings Trips First Date Last Date Avg/Sighting Avg/Trip Max Ct
Cackling Goose 1   1 01/26/2013 01/26/2013 1.0 0.2 1
Canada Goose 1   1 01/26/2013 01/26/2013 8.0 1.3 8
Mallard 1   1 01/26/2013 01/26/2013 5.0 0.8 5
Red-tailed Hawk 3   3 01/26/2008 01/26/2013 1.3 0.7 2
Glaucous-winged Gull 2   2 01/26/2008 01/26/2013 101.0 33.7 200
Band-tailed Pigeon 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.0 0.7 1
Black Swift 1   0 06/09/2012 06/09/2012 3.0 0.0 3
Vaux's Swift 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.5 0.5 2
Anna's Hummingbird 1   1 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 2.0 0.3 2
Rufous Hummingbird 1   1 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 1.0 0.2 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker 3   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.7 0.7 3
Downy Woodpecker 1   1 01/26/2013 01/26/2013 1.0 0.2 1
Hairy Woodpecker 3   3 06/09/2012 01/26/2013 2.0 1.0 2
Northern Flicker 3   3 01/26/2008 06/09/2012 1.3 0.7 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2   2 06/09/2007 01/26/2008 1.5 0.5 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.5 1.0 2
Western Wood-Pewee 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 3.0 1.0 3
Willow Flycatcher 3   3 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.3 0.7 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 10.3 6.8 12
Hutton's Vireo 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.5 0.5 2
Warbling Vireo 3   3 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 1.3 0.7 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1   0 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 1.0 0.0 1
Steller's Jay 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.6 3.0 7
American Crow 3   3 06/09/2012 01/26/2013 2.7 1.3 6
Northwestern Crow 3   3 06/09/2007 01/26/2008 6.0 3.0 11
Common Raven 3   3 06/09/2012 01/26/2013 1.3 0.7 2
Violet-green Swallow 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.5 2.3 7
Barn Swallow 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 1.0 0.3 1
Black-capped Chickadee 6   6 06/09/2007 01/26/2013 3.3 3.3 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 6   6 06/09/2007 01/26/2013 9.2 9.2 15
Bushtit 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.0 2.5 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.3 2.2 4
Brown Creeper 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 2.5 1.7 4
Bewick's Wren 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.0 2.0 6
Pacific Wren 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 11.4 9.5 16
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.2 2.7 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1   1 01/26/2008 01/26/2008 2.0 0.3 2
Swainson's Thrush 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 14.8 9.8 18
American Robin 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 27.6 23.0 41
Varied Thrush 1   1 01/26/2008 01/26/2008 1.0 0.2 1
European Starling 3   3 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 2.0 1.0 3
Cedar Waxwing 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 5.3 3.5 7
MacGillivray's Warbler 1   1 06/09/2012 06/09/2012 1.0 0.2 1
Common Yellowthroat 1   1 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 1.0 0.2 1
Black-throated Gray Warbler 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.8 2.5 6
Townsend's Warbler 1   1 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 2.0 0.3 2
Wilson's Warbler 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 8.3 5.5 12
Western Tanager 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 3.8 2.5 6
Spotted Towhee 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 27.3 18.2 32
Savannah Sparrow 1   1 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 1.0 0.2 1
Song Sparrow 6   6 06/09/2007 01/26/2013 18.8 18.8 29
White-crowned Sparrow 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 1.5 0.5 2
Dark-eyed Junco 5   5 06/09/2007 01/26/2013 16.6 13.8 24
Black-headed Grosbeak 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 4.8 3.2 7
Red-winged Blackbird 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 5.4 4.5 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 2.8 1.8 4
Purple Finch 4   4 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 9.3 6.2 12
House Finch 5   5 06/09/2007 01/26/2013 3.0 2.5 9
Red Crossbill 4   4 06/09/2007 01/26/2013 5.8 3.8 15
Pine Siskin 5   5 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 5.6 4.7 20
American Goldfinch 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2012 2.0 0.7 3
Evening Grosbeak 2   2 06/09/2012 06/09/2012 9.5 3.2 12
House Sparrow 2   2 06/09/2007 06/09/2007 2.5 0.8 3
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