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

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Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

The Western Grebe is a gregarious species, forming large wintering flocks mostly in salt water and then breeding colonially in fresh water. Both the male and female help build a floating nest on the edge of a marsh, where they are vulnerable to fluctuating water levels and disturbance from watercraft. Their breeding display is considered by many to be the most impressive of any North American bird species!

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Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Puget Trough

Scatter Creek is a clear, cobble-bottomed salmon-bearing stream. Check the grasslands (a globally rare glacial outwash prairie) for Savannah Sparrows, Western Meadowlarks, Violet-green and Tree Swallows, Northern Harriers, and American Kestrels. Head for the oak woodlands for a chance to see Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Black-throated Gray Warblers, Warbling Vireos, and Lazuli Buntings.

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