Trip Report
Lake Sammamish SP 2013-05-14
2013-05-14 13:50 for 45 minutes (birding) 28 sightings Lake Sammamish State Park (WAKCLKSAM) Issaquah, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.55776,-122.06120 Map Elevation: 120 feet
Partially wild park on the floodplain of Issaquah Creek where it empties into the south end of Lake Sammamish. Habitats include the lake, beaches, lawns and shade trees, stands of willow, marshy fields and cottonwood groves and a few conifers along the stream. Mostly clear, 60F, SW breeze. David and I parked in the north lot, walked over to the beach, then out to the mouth of Issaquah Creek then back along the creek to the car.
Sightings recorded in the field and submitted from BirdLog for Android v1.6.
Canada Goose 50   Mostly in pairs on the lawns
Wood Duck 1  
Gadwall 2  
Mallard 3  
Great Blue Heron 1  
Bald Eagle 1   Juvenile in big cottonwoods near the creek mouth
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
Killdeer 2  
Spotted Sandpiper 1  
Vaux's Swift 1  
American Crow 4  
Tree Swallow 4  
Violet-green Swallow 2  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1  
Barn Swallow 3  
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1  
American Robin 4  
Common Yellowthroat 2  
Wilson's Warbler 1  
Western Tanager 2  
Song Sparrow 3  
Black-headed Grosbeak 1  
Red-winged Blackbird 2  
Brewer's Blackbird 1  
Brown-headed Cowbird 4  
Bullock's Oriole 1   Scolding call in big cottonwoods
Pine Siskin 1  
American Goldfinch 1