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

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White-tailed Ptarmigan

Lagopus leucura

Ptarmigan acquire pure white feathers for camouflage during winter, including large white feathers on their feet - snowshoes! The snowshoes, which they have from September through April, increase the surface area of their feet, thus making it easier to walk on snow.

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San Juan Islands

Puget Trough

A diversity of habitats grace the San Juan Islands, from rocky coastline to oak and grasslands to 2,400-foot Mount Constitution. The Olympic rainshadow means an annual rainfall of about 25 inches. The islands host the highest concentration of nesting Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons in the state.

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