• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

List of Less Common Migrants

Abundance status of these species is "Occasional" according to the 2002-2003 Vertebrate Inventory. For definitions of residency categories or abundance categories see definitions.

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


List of Species

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceae)
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria)
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Larus philedelphia)
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Black Tern (Sterna forsteri)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
Hammond’s Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii)
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Did You Know?

picture of tule lodge

The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.