BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
Marbled Murrelets are reliant on old-growth forests, where females will lay a single egg on the mossy limb of a tree hundreds of feet off the ground. Adults take turns foraging for fish and krill in the closest body of salt water, up to 50 miles away. The nest site of this species - not discovered in North America until 1974 - was one of the last great ornithological mysteries.
Birding Site of the Week
The 585 acres of varied habitat at Discovery Park offer great birding opportunities year-round. March provides an opportunity to view our winter visitors before they begin to head back to their breeding grounds. Look for Golden-crowned, White-crowned, Song, and Fox Sparrows in the blackberry brambles. Ducks, cormorants, gulls, loons, grebes, and alcids are viewable from the West Point lighthouse.