BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
Formerly known as the Winter Wren on both coasts, the species was split by the American Ornithological Union into two - our own Pacific Wren and the Winter Wren of the eastern U.S. Listen for this tiny songster in mature forests. They can sing more than 36 notes per second!
Birding Site of the Week
Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge comprises nearly 2,000 acres of wet meadows, sagebrush uplands, and croplands in the Yakima Valley. The refuge is an important resting and feeding area for up to 30,000 migrating waterfowl, and large concentrations of shorebirds. In winter, look for Northern Harriers, Black-billed Magpies, Prairie Falcons, Merlins, Short-eared Owls, Northern Shrikes, Rough-legged Hawks, and the occasional American Tree Sparrow.