Trip Report
Hoquiam STP 2013-05-04
2013-05-04 10:35 for 35 minutes (birding) 31 sightings Hoquiam STP (WAGHHQSTP) Hoquiam, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.97321,-123.91653 Map Elevation: 10 feet
The Hoquiam Sewage Treatment Ponds consist of several diked ponds at the end of Paulson Road south of hwy 109 a mile or so west of Hoquiam. Adjacent habitats include barren ground, willow thickets and brackish marshes at the head of Bowerman Basin. Sunny, low 70's, light N breeze. ABC field trip stop.
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog.
Gadwall 6  
American Wigeon 10  
Mallard 4  
Northern Shoveler 40  
Green-winged Teal 10  
Greater Scaup 200   Lots of scaup, mostly Greater by head shape - steep in front, rounded towards back.
Lesser Scaup 20  
Bufflehead 5  
Great Blue Heron 1  
Osprey 3  
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
Whimbrel 4  
Least Sandpiper 33   Some may have been Western.
Mew Gull 30  
Ring-billed Gull 10  
Glaucous-winged Gull 20  
Caspian Tern 40  
American Crow 2  
Common Raven 1  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2  
Cliff Swallow 10  
European Starling 10  
Common Yellowthroat 1  
Wilson's Warbler 1  
Savannah Sparrow 2  
Song Sparrow 1  
Red-winged Blackbird 1  
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1   Adult male on walkway across middle pond
Brewer's Blackbird 1  
Brown-headed Cowbird 1  
American Goldfinch 1