BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
The winter of 2011-2012 is shaping up to be an "irruption" year for Snowy Owls. Influenced by the cyclical lemmings populations in their Arctic breeding grounds, Snowy Owls will periodically winter further south than normal in search of food. This winter, one was even seen in Hawaii!
Birding Site of the Week
Located just south of the Canadian border, this sheltered bay is framed by Blaine to the east and Semiahmoo Spit to the west, and is one of the premier winter birding sites in Washington. Expect to find three loon species, four or five grebe species, and a staggering number of waterfowl including scoters, goldeneyes, and Harlequin and Long-tailed Ducks.