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

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Barrow's Goldeneye

Bucephala islandica

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?

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Chehalis River Valley

Pacific Northwest Coast

The scattered wetlands of the Chehalis River Valley are great places to listen for various marsh species, including the Sora. Springtime brings an increase in shorebirds, along with migrant passerines. Flycatchers, vireos, and warblers are often seen in the riparian/wetland areas. Sandhill Cranes often pass through during the early spring.

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