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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Cle Elum - Northern Pacific (Railroad) Ponds

East Cascades

An early morning visit to this wetland can yield a healthy list of species: Virginia Rails and five species of swallows in the cattail marsh; Barrow's Goldeneyes and Wood Ducks in the open water; and Cassin's Finches, White-breasted Nuthatches, and Red Crossbills in the adjacent ponderosa pine forest.

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