The 349 Birds we’ve been able to photograph

Alcids [4 Species]

Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin
The Atlantic puffin is a species of seabird in the...

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Black Guillemont

Black Guillemont
Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch,...

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Pigeon Guillemot

Pigeon Guillemot
Pigeon Guillemots are stocky birds with rounded wings and bodies...

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Razorbill

Razorbill
The Razorbill is a colonial seabird that comes to land only...

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Bitterns, Heron and Allies [15 Species]

American Bittern

American Bittern
A solitary species, the American Bittern is more often heard...

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Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Adult Black-crowned Night-Herons have pale gray bellies and wings and...

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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
The Cattle Egret is a small heron, usually found near...

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Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis
This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered...

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Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
The familiar Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in...

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Great Egret

Great Egret
A large, long-necked and long-legged wading bird with pure white...

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Green Heron

Green Heron
A solitary and secretive bird, the Green Heron is stocky,...

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Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron
The little blue heron  is a small heron. It breeds...

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Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret
The Reddish Egret is considered one of the most active...

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Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill
This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by...

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Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret
The snowy egret is the American counterpart to the very...

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Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron
Adults have a blue-grey head, neck, back and upperwings, with...

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White Ibis

White Ibis
This particular ibis is a medium-sized bird with an overall...

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White-faced Ibis

White-faced Ibis
The white-faced ibis is a wading bird in the ibis family. This species breeds colonially in marshes, usually nesting...

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Yellow-crowned night heron

Yellow-crowned night heron
The body and back are a smooth grey-blue, with a...

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Blackbirds [13 Species]

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole
The Baltimore Oriole breeds across southern Canada and the United...

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Boat-tailed Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle
The boat-tailed grackle is a permanent resident on the coasts of the southeastern...

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Boat-tailed Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle
The Boat-tailed Grackle is a permanent resident on the coasts of...

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Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird
The Brown-headed Cowbird is well known--and widely disliked--for its practice...

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Bullock’s Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole
Bullock's Orioles are bright, flashy birds in all plumages. Mature...

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Common Grackle

Common Grackle
The breeding habitat is open and semi-open areas across North...

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Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark
A familiar bird, known by the black "V" on its...

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Eurasian Blackbird

Eurasian Blackbird
The common blackbird or Eurasian blackbird  breeds in Europe, Asia, and North...

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Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole
With its black head, throat, and back, and chestnut underparts,...

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Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbirds display marked sexual dimorphism. Males in breeding plumage...

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Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbirds are rare winter visitors to Washington. We are...

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Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlarks look distinctively different from other members of the...

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Chat, Tanagers, Cardinals and Allies [8 Species]

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak
The male blue grosbeak is almost entirely deep blue. The...

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Dickcissel

Dickcissel
Dickcissels have a large pale bill, a yellow line over...

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Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
The Indigo Bunting is a small seed-eating bird in the...

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Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
The northern cardinal is also known colloquially as the redbird,...

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
The adult male in breeding plumage has a black head,...

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Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager
Adult males are crimson-red with black wings and tail. The...

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Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager
These birds are often out of sight, foraging high in...

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Western Tanager

Western Tanager
Their bills are of medium thickness, thinner than those of...

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Chickadees, Titmice [6 Species]

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadees are familiar backyard birds. They have black caps,...

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Bushtit

Bushtit
The Bushtit is a tiny, gray bird with a long...

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Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadees are so similar to Black-capped Chickadees that they...

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Great Tit

Great Tit
The great tit has a wide distribution across much of...

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Oak Titmouse

Oak Titmouse
The oak titmouse is a small, brown-tinged gray bird with...

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Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse
These small birds are approximately 6 inches in length, with...

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Falcons [3 Species]

American Kestrel

American Kestrel
The American Kestrel is the smallest and most delicate-looking of our...

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Merlin

Merlin
Merlins are small, compact falcons. Three subspecies are found in...

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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon
The Peregrine Falcon is considered by many to be the...

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Finches [10 Species]

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch
This beautiful visitor to birdfeeders. The male in breeding plumage is...

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Common Chaffinch

Common Chaffinch
The Common Chaffinch, usually known simply as the chaffinch, is...

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Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll
The Common Redpoll is slightly larger than the American Goldfinch....

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Eurasian Siskin

Eurasian Siskin
The Eurasian Siskin very common throughout Europe and Asia. It...

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House Finch

House Finch
The House Finch is closely related to the Cassin's Finch...

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Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinches are small finches with bright yellow undersides. Males...

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Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskins are small, streaked, yellow-tinged finches. Their bills are...

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Purple Finch

Purple Finch
The Purple Finch is closely related to the Cassin's Finch...

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Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill
Red Crossbills are finches with highly specialized, crossed bills and...

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White-winged Crossbill

White-winged Crossbill
White-winged Crossbills are finches with highly specialized, crossed bills and...

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Flycatchers [17 Species]

Alder Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher
Alder Flycatchers are notoriously hard to identify, especially concerning the...

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Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher
This large, long-tailed flycatcher has a pale yellow belly, gray...

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Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe
The black phoebe has predominantly black plumage, with a white...

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Cassin’s Kingbird

Cassin’s Kingbird
Cassin's kingbird  is a large flycatcher native to western North...

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Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird
The Eastern Kingbird is gray-black above and white below. Its...

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Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
This species appears remarkably big-headed, especially if it puffs up...

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Eastern Wood-Pewee

Eastern Wood-Pewee
The eastern wood pewee is 5.5 inches in length and...

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Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Fork-tailed Flycatcher
The fork-tailed flycatcher is white below, gray above, and has...

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Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher
The Great Crested flycatcher habitat selection may vary slightly with...

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Least Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher
The Least Flycatcher is the smallest flycatcher found in North...

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Olive-Sided Flycatcher

Olive-Sided Flycatcher
The Olive-sided Flycatcher has dark sides bordering a white hourglass...

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Phainopepla

Phainopepla
The phainopepla is a striking bird, 6–8 inched long with a...

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Say’s Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe
Say's Phoebes are medium-sized, gray-brown flycatchers with salmon-pink bellies and...

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Adult birds have pale gray heads and upper parts, light...

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Vermillion Flycatcher

Vermillion Flycatcher
The vermilion flycatcher or common vermilion flycatcher is a small flycatcher....

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Willow’s Flycatcher

Willow’s Flycatcher
The Willow Flycatcher  is a small insect-eating, neotropical migrant bird flycatcher....

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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Adults have greenish upperparts and yellowish underparts (especially on the...

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Frigatebirds, Gannets, Cormorants, and Pelicans [9 Species]

American White Pelican

American White Pelican
The American White Pelican is a huge white bird with...

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Brandt’s Cormorant

Brandt’s Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorants are large and have long, slender necks. Adults...

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Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican
The Brown Pelican is a large bird with a 6½...

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Double-Crested Cormorant

Double-Crested Cormorant
Adult Double-crested Cormorants are black or dark brown and have...

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Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant
The great cormorant, known as the great black cormorant across...

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Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant
The Neotropic cormorant is a medium-sized cormorant found throughout the...

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Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet
The northern gannet is a large seabird. It is native to...

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Pelagic Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant
A comparatively small west coast cormorant, the Pelagic Cormorant is...

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Geese, Swans, and Ducks [39 Species]

American Black Duck

American Black Duck
The American Black Duck is a large duck that closely...

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American Wigeon

American Wigeon
A small duck with a short bill and round head,...

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Barrow’s Goldeneye

Barrow’s Goldeneye
Female Barrow's Goldeneyes have gray bodies, brown heads, and yellow...

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Black Scoter

Black Scoter
Black Scoters are large, mostly black or dark gray sea...

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Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
The black-bellied whistling duck, formerly also called black-bellied tree duck,...

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Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal are small dabblers with long bodies and bills....

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Brant

Brant
The Brant is similar in appearance to the Canada Goose,...

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Bufflehead

Bufflehead
North America's smallest diving duck, the Bufflehead, is easily distinguished from...

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Cackling Goose

Cackling Goose
Cackling Geese appear almost identical to Canada Geese: mottled gray-brown...

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Canada Goose

Canada Goose
A well-known bird, the Canada Goose has a mottled gray-brown...

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Canvasback

Canvasback
The Canvasback is a medium-sized duck with an elegant pattern...

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Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal
In many ways, the striking Cinnamon Teal is similar to...

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Common Eider

Common Eider
The largest duck in the northern hemisphere, the Common Eider...

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Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye
Often found in large rafts outside the breeding season. The...

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Common Merganser

Common Merganser
The Common Merganser is a fish-eating duck that rides low...

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Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck
The common shelduck resembles a small short-necked goose in size...

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Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck
The Fulvous Whistling Duck or Fulvous Tree Duck is a...

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Gadwall

Gadwall
Gadwalls are medium-sized, streamlined ducks with mottled brown-and-black body plumage...

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Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup
The male Greater Scaup has white flanks, a black rump...

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Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose
The Greater White-fronted Goose is mottled brownish-gray overall with a...

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Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal
The smallest dabbling duck, the Green-winged Teal is smaller and...

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Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck
The distinctive Harlequin Duck is a small sea duck with...

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Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser
This duck is the smallest merganser commonly found in Washington....

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Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup
The Lesser Scaup is one of the most abundant diving...

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Long-tailed duck

Long-tailed duck
Formerly known in the United States as the Oldsquaw, the...

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Mallard

Mallard
Perhaps the most familiar duck in the Northwest, the Mallard...

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Mottled Duck

Mottled Duck
The mottled duck or mottled mallard is a medium-sized dabbling duck....

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Mute Swan

Mute Swan
The Mute Swan is a very large, completely white bird...

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Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail
Slim and long-necked, Northern Pintails have an elegant appearance on...

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Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler
The very large, spatulate bill is the most distinguishing feature...

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Pink-footed Goose

Pink-footed Goose
Despite the proximity to the large winter numbers in Great...

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Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser
The ragged-crested Red-breasted Merganser winters in Washington but breeds farther...

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Redhead

Redhead
Female and juvenile Redheads are brownish-gray overall, with gray legs,...

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Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck
A compact duck with a peaked head, the Ring-necked Duck...

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Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck
The Ruddy Duck is a representative of the stiff-tail ducks,...

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Snow Goose

Snow Goose
A large goose, the Snow Goose occurs in a white...

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Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter
Scoters are large, mostly black or dark gray sea ducks....

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Wood Duck

Wood Duck
Male Wood Ducks are flamboyant in breeding plumage, practically unmistakable...

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Gnatcatchers and Kinglets [3 Species]

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a very small songbird, about 4...

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Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglets are tiny, active, strikingly marked olive-green to gray...

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
A lingering Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglets are tiny, active, olive-green...

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Gulls and Terns [17 Species]

Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern
The Arctic Tern is slightly smaller than the Common Tern...

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Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer
Skimmers have a light graceful flight, with steady beats of...

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Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull
The black-headed gull  is a small gull that breeds in...

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California Gull

California Gull
A medium-sized gull, the California Gull has the typical 'gull-like'...

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Common Tern

Common Tern
The Common Tern is a streamlined bird with narrow, pointed...

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Forster’s tern

Forster’s tern
The Forster's Tern is similar looking to the Common Tern,...

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Franklin’s Gull

Franklin’s Gull
A small, hooded gull, the Franklin's Gull is uncommon in...

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Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull
An inhabitant of the far north, the Glaucous Gull is...

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Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull
Although variable in size, the Great Black-backed Gull is on...

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Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern
This species breeds in colonies on lakes, marshes and coasts....

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Herring Gull

Herring Gull
The Herring Gull is a large gull that can easily...

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Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull
The Laughing Gull attains full adult plumage in three years....

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Least Tern

Least Tern
This highly migratory New World tern frequents estuaries, coastal lagoons,...

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Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull
The Lesser Black-backed Gull is about the size of a...

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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
A medium-sized, white-headed gull, the Ring-billed Gull appears similar to...

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Royal Tern

Royal Tern
This is a large tern, second only to Caspian tern...

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Western Gull

Western Gull
The adult Western Gull has a deep gray back and...

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Hummingbirds [5 Species]

Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird
The male has a green back and forehead, with rust-colored...

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Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird
The Anna's Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird with a relatively...

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Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird
The black-chinned hummingbird is 3.25 inches long. Adults are metallic green...

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
The breeding habitat is throughout most of the Eastern United...

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Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbirds are small and compact. Except for their white...

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Jays and Crows [11 Species]

American Crow

American Crow
American Crows are shiny, black birds with strong, stout bills....

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Blue Jay

Blue Jay
The blue jay mainly feeds on nuts and seeds such...

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California Scrub-jay

California Scrub-jay
The California Scrub jay is a species of scrub jay...

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Common Raven

Common Raven
Common Ravens are large, black birds, with strong, heavy bills....

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Eurasian Magpie

Eurasian Magpie
The Eurasian magpie is one of the most intelligent birds,...

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Fish Crow

Fish Crow
The fish crow is superficially similar to the American crow,...

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Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow
The Hooded Crow,  a Eurasian bird, is widely distributed . ....

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Island Scrub-Jay

Island Scrub-Jay
The Island Scrub Jay or Island Jay or Santa Cruz jay...

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Jackdaw

Jackdaw
The Jackdaw  also known as the Eurasian jackdaw, European jackdaw, or...

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Stellar’s Jay

Stellar’s Jay
The Steller's jay is a jay native to western North America,...

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Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay
Western Scrub-Jays are medium-sized, slender birds with long tails. The...

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Kingfishers [1 Species]

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
The Belted Kingfisher is a medium-sized, stocky bird with a...

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Larks [1 Species]

Horned Lark

Horned Lark
The Horned Lark is a small songbird with a dark...

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Longspurs and Snow Buntings [1 Species]

Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting
In breeding plumage, male Snow Buntings are unmistakable, with white...

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Loons and Grebes [9 Species]

Clark’s Grebe

Clark’s Grebe
Clark's Grebes are large and slender with long necks and...

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Common Loon

Common Loon
Common Loons are large water birds with thick necks and...

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Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe
The smallest grebe in Washington, the Eared Grebe is similar...

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Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe
The Horned Grebe is a small grebe with a straight...

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Pacific Loon

Pacific Loon
Pacific Loon has a smoothly rounded head and neck and...

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Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe
A small grebe with a thick, relatively short bill, the...

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Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe
A mid-sized grebe with a long, heavy bill and thick...

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Red-throated Loon

Red-throated Loon
The Red-throated Loon is the smallest and most slender of...

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Western Grebe

Western Grebe
Western Grebes are large and slender with long necks and...

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Mimics, Starlings, and Pipits [8 Species]

American Pipit

American Pipit
American Pipits are small, brownish, streaked birds that are sparrow-like...

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Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
The Brown Thrasher is an omnivore, with its diet ranging...

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California Thrasher

California Thrasher
The California thrasher is a large thrasher found primarily in...

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European Starlings

European Starlings
The European Starling is a medium-sized, black songbird with short,...

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Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbirds are medium-sized, slate-gray birds with black caps and...

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Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail
The species looks somewhat similar to the yellow wagtail but...

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Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbirds are primarily gray with long legs, long tails,...

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White Wagtail

White Wagtail
The white wagtail is an insectivorous bird of open country,...

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Nuthatches, and Creepers [3 Species]

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper
The Brown Creeper is a small bird with a mottled...

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch
The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a compact bird with rufous undersides...

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White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
The largest of the three species of nuthatch in Washington,...

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Old World Sparrows [1 Species]

House Sparrow

House Sparrow
The familiar House Sparrow is a chunky sparrow with a...

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Owls, Nightjars, and Swifts [3 Species]

Barred Owl

Barred Owl
Barred Owls are medium-large owls with brown eyes and no...

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Chimney Swift

Chimney Swift
A widespread breeding visitor to much of the eastern half...

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Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl
Not surprisingly, Great Gray Owls are large and gray. The...

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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owls are large, powerful owls with prominent ear-tufts,...

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Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owls are large owls with yellow eyes and no...

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Parrots and Parakeets [3 Species]

Lilac-crowned Parrot

Lilac-crowned Parrot
The lilac-crowned parrot is a parrot native to the Pacific slopes...

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Nanday Parakeet

Nanday Parakeet
The nanday parakeet, also known as the black-hooded parakeet, is a medium-small, mostly...

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Red-crowned Parrot

Red-crowned Parrot
Their natural range is across the lowlands of northeastern Mexico....

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Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys [2 Species]

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse
The Ruffed Grouse is a medium-sized bird measuring approximately 17'...

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Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey
Adult wild turkeys have long reddish-yellow to grayish-green legs. The...

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Pigeons, Doves, and Cuckoos [8 Species]

Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo
Closely related to the Yellow-billed Cuckoo but slighter in build,...

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Common Ground-dove

Common Ground-dove
The Common Ground Dove is a small bird that inhabits...

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Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove
The Eurasian collared dove, most often simply called the collared...

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Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove
The Mourning Dove is the most slender of Washington's pigeons...

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Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon
Rock Pigeons, more commonly known simply as just "pigeons," are...

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White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove
A bird of the American Southwest and the British Isles....

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Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon
In the colder northern and eastern parts of Europe and...

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoos are slender, long-tailed birds with white underparts and...

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Rails, Gallinules, Coots, and Cranes [7 Species]

American Coot

American Coot
The American Coot is a medium-sized bird with a white...

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Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail
The clapper rail is found along the Atlantic coasts of...

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Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule
The Gallinule has dark plumage apart from the white undertail,...

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King Rail

King Rail
Distinct features are a long bill with a slight downward...

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Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule
The habitat that this species is found in, is freshwater...

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Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Cranes are big birds, with long legs and necks,...

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Sora

Sora
The Sora has a stubby yellow bill, a black facial...

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Shearwaters, Storm-Petrels and Tropicbirds [6 Species]

Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater
The great shearwater feeds on fish and squid, which it...

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Leach’s Storm-Petrel

Leach’s Storm-Petrel
The Leach's Storm-Petrels, found in ocean waters of the Northern...

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Manx Shearwater

Manx Shearwater
The Manx shearwater is 12-15 inches long with a 35 inch...

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Northern Fulmar

Northern Fulmar
The Northern Fulmar is similar in appearance to a gull...

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Sooty Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater
The Sooty Shearwater has a dark body with silvery underwings....

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Wilson’s Storm-Petrel

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Wilson's storm petrel, is a small seabird, one of the most...

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Shorebirds [31 Species]

American Avocet

American Avocet
The American Avocet is a large shorebird with a bold...

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American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher
The American oystercatcher has distinctive black and white plumage and...

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American Woodcock

American Woodcock
Woodcocks spend most of their time on the ground in...

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Baird’s Sandpiper

Baird’s Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpipers are brown shorebirds with black legs and very...

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Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover
The Black-bellied Plover is Washington's largest plover. The breeding adult...

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Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt
With its black and white plumage, long, thin red legs,...

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper
This upland shorebird has an unstreaked buff-colored breast, yellow legs,...

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Dunlin

Dunlin
This small shorebird is distinctive in breeding plumage, with a...

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Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher
They are obvious and noisy plover-like birds, with black and...

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Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs
The Greater Yellowlegs is a mottled gray wading bird with...

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Killdeer

Killdeer
The Killdeer is the largest of the ringed plovers, and...

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Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper
The delicate Least Sandpiper is the world's smallest shorebird. In...

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Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs
A mottled gray shorebird with bright yellow legs, the Lesser...

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Long Billed Curlew

Long Billed Curlew
The long-billed curlew  is a large North American shorebird.  This species...

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Marbled Godwit

Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwits are large shorebirds with slightly upturned bills. They...

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Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper
Described as a larger version of a Least Sandpiper, the...

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Piping Plover

Piping Plover
The Piping Plover is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests...

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Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper
Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark...

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Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone
The Ruddy Turnstone is a compact shorebird with distinctive plumages...

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Sanderling

Sanderling
The Sanderling is a small, light-colored sandpiper with a straight,...

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Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover
The Semipalmated Plover is a small plover with a short...

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Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper
The Semipalmated Sandpiper is a small shorebird in the group...

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Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher
The Short-billed Dowitcher is very similar in appearance to the...

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Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper
The Solitary Sandpiper is shaped like the Greater and Lesser...

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Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpipers are distinctive shorebirds with bold, dark spots on...

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Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper
The Upland Sandpiper is a black, brown, and white mottled...

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Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper and Dunlin The Western Sandpiper is a member...

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Whimbrel

Whimbrel
Whimbrels are large shorebirds with long, decurved bills. They are...

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White-rumped Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper
The White-rumped Sandpiper is a small shorebird that breeds in the...

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Willet

Willet
The Willet  is a relatively large and robust sandpiper. Its...

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Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson’s Phalarope
The Wilson's phalarope is a small wader. This bird, the...

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Wilson’s Snipe

Wilson’s Snipe
Wilson's Snipe is a rather chunky shorebird, with a short...

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Shrikes and Vireos [5 Species]

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo
The Blue-headed Vireo has similar plumage year round and does...

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Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike
This medium-sized, gray songbird is the smaller and darker of...

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Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike
This medium-sized, gray songbird is the larger and paler of...

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Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo
The Red-eyed Vireo is a small bird, olive-green above and...

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Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo
The Warbling Vireo is a small bird, greenish-gray above, whitish...

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Skuas and Jaegers [5 Species]

Great Skua

Great Skua
This bird breeds in Ireland and then spends the rest...

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Parasitic Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger
The Parasitic Jaeger (known in most of the world as...

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Pomarine Jaeger

Pomarine Jaeger
The Pomarine Jaeger is the largest of the jaegers. Adults...

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Sparrows [19 Species]

American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow
The American Tree Sparrow is a small sparrow with a...

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California Towhee

California Towhee
The California towhee's coloring is dull brown overall with light...

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Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow
The Chipping Sparrow is a small sparrow with a slightly...

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Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco
Adults generally have gray heads, necks, and breasts, gray or...

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Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee
The song is a short drink your teeeeea lasting around...

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Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow
The field sparrow is distributed across eastern Canada and the...

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Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow
The Fox Sparrow is a large, chunky sparrow that is...

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Golden-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow
The Golden-crowned Sparrow has bright breeding plumage with a bright...

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow
The Grasshopper Sparrow is an inconspicuous grassland sparrow with a...

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Lark Sparrow

Lark Sparrow
The Lark Sparrow is a distinctive bird with a number...

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Lincoln’s Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow
The Lincoln's Sparrow is a small, streaky sparrow, similar in...

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Nelson’s Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow
Nelson's sparrow is a small American sparrow. This bird was...

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Saltmarsh Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sparrow
Distinguishing this species from closely related sparrows such as the...

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Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow
The Savannah Sparrow, is a common streak-breasted sparrow of the...

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Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrows are large, dark, heavily streaked, chunky birds. The...

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Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee
The Spotted Towhee is a distinctive bird that is often...

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Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow
The Swamp Sparrow with its reddish cap might be confused...

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Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow
The Vesper Sparrow is a chunky bird with a finely...

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White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
The White-crowned Sparrow is a distinctive bird with bold black...

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White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
he White-throated Sparrow has two color morphs that are equally...

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Storks [1 Species]

Wood Stork

Wood Stork
The wood stork is a large American wading bird in...

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Swallows [6 Species]

Bank Swallow

Bank Swallow
Called the Sand Martin in some parts of the world,...

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Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow
Known in Eurasia simply as 'the swallow,' the Barn Swallow...

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Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow
The Cliff Swallow is somewhat similar in appearance to the...

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
The name, 'Rough-winged,' refers to the tiny serrations on the...

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Purple Martin

Purple Martin
The Purple Martin is the largest swallow in North America...

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Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow
Tree Swallows are elegant birds with white undersides, iridescent blue-green...

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Thrushes [11 Species]

American Robin

American Robin
The American Robin is a large, sturdy songbird with long...

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Bicknell’s Thrush

Bicknell’s Thrush
Bicknell's Thrush breeding habitat is the coniferous forests in southeastern...

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Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern bluebirds are very social birds. At times, they gather...

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European Robin

European Robin
The European robin, known simply as the robin or robin...

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Fieldfare

Fieldfare
The fieldfare is a member of the thrush family It breeds...

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Gray-cheeked Thrush

Gray-cheeked Thrush
The grey-cheeked thrush is a long-distance migrant species with a...

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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush
There are three species of spot-breasted thrushes found in Washington....

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Swainson’s Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush
There are three species of spot-breasted thrushes found in Washington....

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Veery

Veery
There are three species of spot-breasted thrushes found in Washington....

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Western Bluebird

Western Bluebird
The deep blue on the head, wings, and tail of...

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Wood Thrush

Wood Thrush
The wood thrush is a medium-sized thrush, with brown upper...

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Vultures and Hawks [12 Species]

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle
The mature Bald Eagle, our national emblem, is an easily...

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Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk
Adults' bodies are a dark brown with a white belly...

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Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper's Hawk The Cooper's Hawk is the most widespread of...

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Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara
The Crested Caracara looks like a hawk with its sharp...

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Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite
Mississippi kites breed across the central and southern United States....

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Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk
The largest of the three North American accipiters and a...

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Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier
Formerly known as the Marsh Hawk, the Northern Harrier is...

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Osprey

Osprey
The Osprey is a unique bird that is unmistakable when...

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk
The Red-shouldered Hawk is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range...

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Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawks, especially in the West, have highly variable plumage,...

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk
The Sharp-shinned Hawk is the smallest of the three North...

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Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
The most widely distributed vulture in the New World, the...

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Wood Warblers [30 Species]

American Redstart

American Redstart
The American Redstart is a unique warbler. The male is...

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Bay-Breasted Warbler

Bay-Breasted Warbler
The Bay-breasted Warbler nests in boreal forests, usually with a...

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Black-and-White Warbler

Black-and-White Warbler
Streaked all over black-and-white, this rare visitor to Washington is...

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Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler Nesting in deciduous forest from western Ontario...

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Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler
The black-throated green warbler is 4.7 inches long and weighs 0.32 oz...

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Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler
The adult male Blackburnian Warbler in breeding plumage is instantly...

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Blackpoll Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler
Solid black cap, white cheek, and black-streaked back and underparts...

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Blue-winged Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler
Distinctive in all plumages, the Blue-winged Warbler is mostly bright...

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Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler
The Canada warbler is a small boreal songbird of the...

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Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler
The adult male in breeding plumage is brightly and distinctively...

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Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler
Breeding adults have a yellowish crown, black eye line and...

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Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat
The Common Yellowthroat male has a distinctive black mask with...

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Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler
In all plumages the back is olive, the underparts are...

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Kentucky Warbler

Kentucky Warbler
A resident of damp, shady deciduous forests, the Kentucky Warbler...

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Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush
The Louisiana waterthrush is a New World warbler, that breeds in...

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Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler
The Magnolia Warbler breeds in moist coniferous and mixed forest...

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Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler
The Nashville Warbler is closely related to the Orange-crowned Warbler....

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Northern Parula

Northern Parula
A short-tailed “eastern” warbler, the Northern Parula is predominantly bluish-gray...

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Northern Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush
The Northern Waterthrush is a large warbler with a long,...

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Orange-crowned Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler
The Orange-crowned Warbler is a very small warblers with slender...

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Ovenbird

Ovenbird
A warbler with olive upperparts and whitish underparts that looks...

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Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler
Palm Warblers are mostly brownish birds, with distinctive, yellow undertail...

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Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler
Pine Warblers have white bellies, two white wing bars, dark...

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Prairie Warbler

Prairie Warbler
Adults have a brownish-green back with chestnut streaks, bright yellow...

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Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee Warbler
The breeding range of the Tennessee Warbler extends from coast...

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Townsend’s Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler
Townsend's Warblers are distinctive warblers with conspicuous patterns of high...

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Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler
Wilson's Warblers are small, bright yellow birds marked with black....

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Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warblers are bright yellow birds. Their upperparts have a...

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
There are two subspecies of Yellow-rumped Warbler: The Audubon and...

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Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler
Long-billed and slender-appearing, the Yellow-throated Warbler commonly forages by moving...

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Waxwings [1 Species]

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings are sleek, masked birds with unusual red, waxy...

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Woodpeckers [9 Species]

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker
The Acorn Woodpecker has a black back and chest, white...

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Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest of Washington's woodpeckers. Its...

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Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker
The plumage of Hairy Woodpeckers is a mix of black...

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Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker
Northern Flickers are unusual among North American woodpeckers in that...

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Nuttall’s woodpecker

Nuttall’s woodpecker
Nuttall's woodpecker is a species of woodpecker named after naturalist...

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Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers in North America (with...

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker
The Red-bellied Woodpecker  is a medium-sized woodpecker. It breeds mainly...

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White-headed Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker
The White-headed Woodpecker is the only North American woodpecker with...

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
The yellow-bellied sapsucker has a bright red forehead (male) and...

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Wren [4 Species]

Bewick’s Wren

Bewick’s Wren
Bewick's Wrens are slender with long-tails, gray bellies, and brown...

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Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren
Carolina wrens sing year round and at any point during...

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House Wren

House Wren
The House Wren is a small, brown bird with few...

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Wren

Wren
This small, stump-tailed wren is almost as familiar in Europe...

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