Union Bay Natural Area Birding Expedition Was A Great Success!

Last Saturday morning (April 20th, 2013) the Young Naturalists’ Society of the Pacific Northwest had its first official expedition and it was a great success! A group of 17 YNSers met at the Center for Urban Horticulture and toured the Union Bay Natural Area from 8-10am.


Union Bay proved full of beautiful and charismatic taxa. Altogether we saw a total of 42 bird species (from 21 different families and 9 orders).  A record of what we saw can be found at the bottom of this page and has also been added to the new “LIFE LISTS” page on the YNS website! The highlights included watching dozens of swallows dive among horsetails and willow trees, seeing a Cinnamon Teal, and finding beaver and coyote sign!

All photos by Sarah Hammarlund.

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Union Bay Natural Area Bird List!

Species Location Date
1 Canada Goose Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
2 Gadwall Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
3 American Wigeon Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
4 Mallard Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
5 Cinnamon Teal Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
6 Northern Shoveler Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
7 Green-winged Teal Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
8 Bufflehead Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
9 Common Goldeneye Union Bay Natural Area 21-Apr-13
10 Hooded Merganser Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
11 Common Merganser Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
12 Pied-billed Grebe Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
13 Double-crested Cormorant Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
14 Great Blue Heron Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
15 Bald Eagle Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
16 American Coot Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
17 Glaucous-winged Gull Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
18 Anna’s Hummingbird Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
19 Northern Flicker Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
20 American Crow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
21 Northern Rough-winged Swallow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
22 Tree Swallow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
23 Violet-green Swallow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
24 Barn Swallow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
25 Black-capped Chickadee Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
26 Bushtit Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
27 Marsh Wren Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
28 American Robin Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
29 European Starling Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
30 Cedar Waxwing Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
31 Orange-crowned Warbler Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
32 Common Yellowthroat Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
33 Yellow-rumped Warbler Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
34 Spotted Towhee Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
35 Savannah Sparrow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
36 Song Sparrow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
37 White-crowned Sparrow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
38 Golden-crowned Sparrow Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
39 Red-winged Blackbird Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
40 House Finch Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
41 Pine Siskin Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
42 American Goldfinch Union Bay Natural Area 20-Apr-13
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