BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State

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Pacific Loon

Gavia pacifica

Three species of loons commonly occur in Washington State: Common, Red-throated, and Pacific. Pacific Loons breed on fresh water in the high Arctic and winter on the Pacific Coast, south to Baja. In spring, a continuous stream of Pacific Loons can be seen flying north just off the Washington coast.

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Samish Flats

Puget Trough

Located 1.5 hours north of Seattle, the Samish Flats is a premier location for winter birding in Western Washington. The generally flat agricultural fields provide excellent visibility of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds and the birds of prey that feed on them, including Bald Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks, and up to five species of falcons. Hunting season usually runs late October through late January; please exact dates online.

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