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

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Pacific Loon

Gavia pacifica

Three species of loons commonly occur in Washington State: Common, Red-throated, and Pacific. Pacific Loons breed on fresh water in the high Arctic and winter on the Pacific Coast, south to Baja. In spring, a continuous stream of Pacific Loons can be seen flying north just off the Washington coast.

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Puget Trough

This jewel of the Puget Sound basin is a combination of estuaries, tideflats, freshwater marshes, woodlands, and grasslands. The Nisqually Delta is a major resting and feeding area for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Over 180 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge, including high numbers of Canada and Cackling Geese and many species of ducks in winter.

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