WHAS - Bird Lists and Wildlife Sightings

2021 Cowlitz County Bird List - January Update

Cedar Waxwing - Image courtesy of Russ Koppendrayer
Cedar Waxwing - Image courtesy of Russ Koppendrayer

By Russ Koppendrayer

We got off to a typical fine start to our year list as far as the number of species seen.

A bit unusual was the number of species that over winter in small numbers that we usually miss until they begin to return from their winter haunts. Cedar Waxwing would be one of these species that in many years we don't find any until June, but this January we had three reports. The flock found feeding on berries at Lake Sacajawea astoundingly contained an estimated 150 individuals.

All the Code 4 (over 4 records, but less than annual) seen fall into the category of species found nearly every year. 

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