BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
The colorful Lazuli Bunting can be found along dry hillsides or in streamside thickets on the eastern slope of the Cascades. Lazuli Buntings pick seeds and invertebrates from foliage on the ground, or catch aerial prey. When you find one, listen closely to its song: many males learn their songs by listening to nearby males, resulting in "song neighborhoods."
Birding Site of the Week
Potholes State Park is an island of trees surrounded by water and scrub habitat. Breeding passerines include Bullock's Orioles and Black-billed Magpies. Check the Western Grebes on the water, and you may spot a Clark's. Check the shoreline for wading birds, including Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night-Herons and a variety of shorebirds.