Trip Report
Steigerwald Lake 2013-05-28
2013-05-28 15:20 for 1 hrs 55 mins (birding) 42 sightings Steigerwald Lake NWR (WACCSTGLK) Washougal, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 45.56250,-122.31666 Map Elevation: 30 feet
Steigerwald Lake NWR includes marshes, shallow lakes, fields and cottonwood groves along with some brushy plantings around the parking area. Partly cloudy, 60F David and I walked the loop trail out along the Columbia River.
Found the Mute Swan - Washington species #300 for the year.
Mute Swan 1   At the far end of the lake. Wings raised over back.
Wood Duck 3  
Gadwall 12  
Mallard 15  
Cinnamon Teal 4  
Ring-necked Duck 1  
Pied-billed Grebe 3  
Double-crested Cormorant 1  
American Bittern 5   Two flew in near meadow/marsh, three in far marsh
Great Blue Heron 2  
Bald Eagle 1  
Northern Harrier 2   Male and female
Red-tailed Hawk 1  
American Kestrel 1  
Virginia Rail 1   Calling
Belted Kingfisher 1  
Northern Flicker 3  
Western Wood-Pewee 3  
Western Kingbird 2  
Western Scrub-Jay 2  
American Crow 2  
Tree Swallow 8  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1  
Black-capped Chickadee 2   Feeding young
Brown Creeper 1   On cottonwood trunks
House Wren 1  
Marsh Wren 3  
American Robin 3  
European Starling 20  
Cedar Waxwing 2  
Common Yellowthroat 9  
Yellow Warbler 6  
Spotted Towhee 2  
Chipping Sparrow 1  
Song Sparrow 11  
Black-headed Grosbeak 2  
Lazuli Bunting 8  
Red-winged Blackbird 8  
Bullock's Oriole 3  
House Finch 2  
Lesser Goldfinch 1   By calls/song, with American Goldfinches near parking area.
American Goldfinch 6  
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