BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
At 23 pounds, the Trumpeter Swan is one of our heaviest flying birds and the largest waterfowl species in North America. This species has experienced a comeback since the 1930s, when fewer than 100 existed south of the Canadian border. Every winter, Skagit County hosts thousands of Trumpeter Swans, which feed on the vegetative matter in cultivated fields.
Birding Site of the Week
Located near Seattle, the Snoqualmie River Valley offers farmland, deciduous forest, conifer forest, and freshwater wetland habitats. Look for migrating songbirds and returning wintering ducks, geese, and swans. End the day by watching thousands of Vaux's Swifts return to roost at Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe.