Washington State have diverse natural habitats that offer resident and visiting birders opportunities to see more than 480 bird species. From the Sitka spruce forests and the Olympic Peninsula s rocky coast to the subalpine habitats of the Cascade Mountains and the farm fields and apple orchards in the northeast, this comprehensive guide profiles seventy bird-watching sites across the state. Maps and photographs accompany easy-to-read, lively descriptions of each site, and at-a-glance information puts everything you need to know about enjoying the experience right at your fingertips.Look inside to find: descriptions and maps of each site when to go, where to stay, and what to take details on seasonal migrations information on rarely seen birds, bird-watching events, and national and state birding organizations special sections on pelagic birding, birds in the city, and birding with childrenWhether you are a seasoned or novice bird-watcher, let Birding Washington leadyou to superb birding across the state.
As the first stop in the continental U.S. for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway, Washington offers a wide range of birding opportunities and species, from the typical fall migrations of ducks and geese to the convergence of millions of shore birds in Grays Harbor each spring.
Rob and Natalie McNair-Huff are longtime residents of Washington with a burgeoning interest in the natural history and wildlife resources offered across the state. They are members of the Tahoma Audubon Society, and they are also the authors of Insiders' Guide to the Olympic Peninsula.
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