Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, Washington, USA

While visiting family in western Washington, USA for 4 days I was able to visit this wonderful national wildlife refuge twice.  The first time I covered the boardwalk area out on the tidal mudflats at high tide and the trails to and from there.  The second time I focused on the boardwalk trails in the forest areas only.  Lots of birds and some beautiful weather as well.  This is the report for the first day.

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston, Washington, US
Dec 30, 2018 9:53 AM – 1:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
52 species
Snow Goose  2
Cackling Goose  180
Canada Goose  122
Northern Shoveler  35
Gadwall  15
Eurasian Wigeon  1
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American Wigeon  530
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Mallard  77
Northern Pintail  55
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Green-winged Teal  35
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Ring-necked Duck  6
Bufflehead  34
Common Goldeneye  15
Hooded Merganser  3
Red-breasted Merganser  4
Horned Grebe  1
American Coot  8
Dunlin  16
Least Sandpiper  5
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  11
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Ring-billed Gull  50
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Herring Gull  30
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Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  12
Northern Harrier  3
Bald Eagle  18
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
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American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  4
Bushtit  18
Brown Creeper  5
Marsh Wren  4
Bewick’s Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  3
European Starling  2
American Goldfinch  2
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Golden-crowned Sparrow  22
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Song Sparrow  10
Spotted Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  1
Red-winged Blackbird  12

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