BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
A scan of the Puget Sound shoreline in winter will often yield a flock of Surf Scoters. This duck winters primarily on salt water, where it uses its broad bill to feed on crustaceans and mollusks. Surf Scoters breed on freshwater ponds in the boreal forest, where their diet switches more to aquatic insect larvae.
Birding Site of the Week
The 585 acres of varied habitat at Discovery Park offer great birding opportunities year-round. In winter, scan the blackberry brambles around the south parking lot for wintering Golden-crowned, White-crowned, Song, and Fox Sparrows. Feel like a long walk? Make your way down to the lighthouse to scan for wintering seabirds on Puget Sound.