Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge birding New Years 2020

My family and I spent New Years near family in Washington State, USA.  I was able to bird the nearby Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge two times during our stay.  The first time I covered the tidal dike and tidal boardwalk areas.  The second time I covered the forest areas, parking lot, and a small part of the tidal dike.  In addition to the birds, I was also able to see a single Black-tailed Mule Deer and several Eastern Grey Squirrels.

Cackling Goose

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Canada Goose

Northern Shoveler

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Gadwall 21.JPG

American Wigeon

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Northern Pintail

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Green-winged Teal

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Ring-necked Duck

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Common Goldeneye

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Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

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Red-breasted Merganser

Anna’s Hummingbird

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American Coot


Least Sandpiper


Long-billed Dowitcher

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Greater Yellowlegs

Mew Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Western Gull

Herring Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Western x Glaucous Winged Gull hybrid

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Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

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Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Red-breasted Sapsucker

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Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Steller’s Jay

California Scrub-Jay

American/Northwestern Crow

Black-capped Chickadee


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Golden-crowned Kinglet

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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Brown Creeper

Pacific Wren

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Marsh Wren

Bewick’s Wren

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European Starling

American Robin

Purple Finch

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Fox Sparrow

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Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

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Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Western Meadowlark

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird






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