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

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Barrow's Goldeneye

Bucephala islandica

Want to catch a glimpse of the distinctive iridescent purple head contrasted by a white crescent shaped eye patch of the male Barrow's Goldeneye? Or the head pumping, wing flapping winter courting behavior as this handsome guy works to find a mate?

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Seattle - Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill)

Puget Trough

The Union Bay Natural Area, or "Montlake Fill," is one of the premier birding sites in Seattle. The "fill" is a former landfill located on the banks of Lake Washington adjacent to Husky Stadium. The microhabitats of the site attract a large variety of birds year-round, and you may be able to find American Bitterns, Common Yellowthroats, Peregrine Falcons, Green Herons, Marsh Wrens, and Rufous and Anna's Hummingbirds.

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