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

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Gray Partridge

Perdix perdix

Although you probably won't find them in a "pear tree," a couple of species of partridges inhabit Washington State. Gray Partridges prefer shrubby agricultural land, while the Chukar is found on steep, rocky slopes in shrub-steppe habitat. Native to Eurasia, both species were introduced to Washington State as game birds in the early 1900s, east of the Cascades.

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Chehalis River Valley

Pacific Northwest Coast

Look for Turkey Vultures in the Chehalis River Valley, an area dominated by agricultural land with numerous pockets of wetlands and riparian zones. Most birding can be done by car. Expect migrating songbirds and shorebirds, as well as returning wintering waterfowl.

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