BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
The chickadee's call is the inspiration for its name, but listen for the Black-capped Chickadee's song in spring: "Fee-bee..." It's a common backyard bird year-round, and spring will find the Black-capped Chickadee looking for a small cavity in which it can nest. There are six species of chickadees that can be found throughout North America. Washington State has four of them.
Birding Site of the Week
Green Lake is great for waterfowl year-round, but look also for mergansers and American Wigeons (with one or two Eurasians mixed in). A visit from one of the nearby nesting Bald Eagles is quite likely. Check the lakeside reeds for Red-winged Blackbirds, Song Sparrows, and Bewick's and Marsh Wrens.