BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
Snow Geese are descending by the tens of thousands to winter in the Skagit Valley. This entire population breeds on the tundra of Wrangel Island in eastern Siberia.
Birding Site of the Week
The Walla Walla River Delta is an oasis in a huge monoculture desert of dry-land wheat farms. Consequently, it is a great place to find wintering waterfowl in abundance, especially Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal, and American Wigeons. If the water levels are right, the expansive mudflats can attract numerous species of shorebirds. Keep an eye out for rarities!