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

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Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

The song of the male Red-winged Blackbird is an omnipresent sound in any Washington marsh in spring. Males of this polygamous species display their colorful shoulder-patches, known as epaulets, as they sing to defend their territory, which can contain up to 15 females. Three-quarters of Red-winged Blackbirds' annual diet consists of seeds, but during the breeding season they consume larval dragonflies and caddisflies as they emerge from the water.

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Bowerman Basin

Pacific Northwest Coast

Take a trip to Bowerman Basin and marvel at the sheer magnitude of bird migration. Tens of thousands of shorebirds - from Black-bellied Plovers to Red Knots and Western Sandpipers - stop to refuel at the food-rich mudflats of Bowerman Basin on the way to their Arctic breeding grounds. Check the tide tables and arrive a couple hours before high tide to watch the flocks come in. A spotting scope will be helpful.

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