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

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Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Turkey Vultures are scavengers, using their highly sensitive olfactory system to find carrion, even under a thick forest canopy. This species is widespread, found throughout North America and south to Tierra del Fuego. Look for dihedral ("V") wing pattern in flight, and pale gray primaries and secondaries. Turkey Vultures migrate south to Central and South America.

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Point No Point

Puget Trough

Don't let its anti-climactic name fool you. Point No Point is an excellent place to visit, especially in winter. Show up about an hour before high tide and be treated to fly-by waterfowl, alcids, loons, grebes, and gulls. The bushes and trees can host a variety of wintering or migrating songbirds.

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