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    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

List of the More Common Migrants

Abundance status of these species is either "Uncommon" or "Rare" according to the 2002-2003 Vertebrate Inventory.

Hit the name to see photos, hear song recordings, and get information about that species.

"Uncommon" species are likely to be seen monthly in appropriate season and habitat and may even be locally common.

"Rare" species are usually seen only a few times each year.

For definitions of all the residency categories or abundance categories see definitions.

 

List of Species

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) - Uncommon
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) - Uncommon
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) - Uncommon
Great Egret (Ardea alba) - Uncommon
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cattle Egret (Bulbulcus ibis)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) - Uncommon
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) - Uncommon – This species is a state endangered species but rarely occurs in the mission during migration (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2003).
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) - Uncommon
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)
Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia)
Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope)
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorous rufus)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
Cassin’s Vireo (Vireo cassinii)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus navius)
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) - Uncommon
Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
Macgillivray’s Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei)
Wilson’s Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) - Uncommon
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) - Uncommon
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

Did You Know?

Marcus Whitman statue near Whitman College

A statue is near the campus of Whitman College of Marcus Whitman. The inscription at the base says, 'MY PLANS REQUIRE TIME AND DISTANCE'.