Trip Report
23820 High Bridge Rd 2013-05-08
2013-05-08 17:10 for 50 minutes (birding) 36 sightings Lower Snoqualmie Valley (WASNMLSV) Monroe, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.77995,-121.99882 Map Elevation: 150 feet
The first few miles of the Snoqualmie River valley south of its junction with the Skykomish River a few miles southwest of Monroe. Area is mostly agricultural - pastures, fields, cropland and small woodlots with scattered ponds and sloughs. High Bridge Road follows the west edge of the valley and Hwy 203, the Monroe-Duvall Road, the east edge. The area includes multiple eBird sites, including the Monroe Prison Farm Pond. Mostly sunny, 63F, calm With Susan, parked at pullout along High Bridge Road (23820 High Bridge Rd, Monroe, WA) and scoped pond and marsh below the road from outside the guardrail (road is busy in the afternoon).
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted with BirdLog.
Canada Goose 14  
Wood Duck 2   Pair
Gadwall 10  
American Wigeon 12  
Mallard 25  
Blue-winged Teal 2  
Cinnamon Teal 6  
Northern Shoveler 4  
Green-winged Teal 20  
Ring-necked Duck 4  
Lesser Scaup 2  
Bufflehead 6  
Hooded Merganser 4   Female w/ nearly full-grown young
Great Blue Heron 2  
Northern Harrier 1  
American Coot 5  
Killdeer 8  
Greater Yellowlegs 6  
Least Sandpiper 2  
Long-billed Dowitcher 12   Swimming along shore - ID by habitat, long bills, dark coloration
Wilson's Snipe 3   Foraging and resting on sunlit grassy bank along the water
Rufous Hummingbird 1  
Downy Woodpecker 1  
American Crow 1  
Violet-green Swallow 2  
Barn Swallow 1  
Black-capped Chickadee 2  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1  
Marsh Wren 1  
American Robin 5  
MacGillivray's Warbler 2   Calling in blackberry thickets, adult male seen
Common Yellowthroat 3  
Savannah Sparrow 1  
Song Sparrow 2  
Red-winged Blackbird 5  
American Goldfinch 3