BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
Want to catch a glimpse of the distinctive iridescent purple head contrasted by a white crescent shaped eye patch of the male Barrow's Goldeneye? Or the head pumping, wing flapping winter courting behavior as this handsome guy works to find a mate?
Birding Site of the Week
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.