BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
Harlequin Ducks are usually found near turbulent water. They nest on the shore of mountain streams in the Cascades and Olympics, and winter along rocky saltwater coastline.
Birding Site of the Week
Port Susan Bay provides critical habitat for large numbers of shorebirds and flocks of wintering ducks. In winter, expect to find Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and large numbers of Snow Geese foraging along the shoreline and in the fields. Raptors, including Short-eared Owls and Rough-legged Hawks, are seen regularly. Hedgerows provide wintering habitat for sparrows. The Nature Conservancy provides public access, but visitors need to make prior arrangements.