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Wood Duck

Wood Duck 

One of the resident Wood Ducks at Reifel Migratory Bird Refuge near Vancouver, BC. This male was photographed in January, 2002.

Wood Duck

Wood Duck (female) 

Another of the Wood Ducks at Reifel, this one photographed February of 2000.

American Wigeon

American Wigeon 

A male, Photographed at Reifel, BC, February, 2000.

Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon 

A few Eurasian Wigeon can occasionally be found mixed in with large flocks of more common American Wigeon. This male was photographed at Green Lake in Seattle in December of 1999. The bit of green around the eye may indicate a hybrid.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron 

A frequently-seen bird in the area, this heron was spotted at the arboretum in Seattle.

Great Egret

Great Egret 

This egret was photographed south of Moses Lake, Washington in June of 2002.

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane 

Although most cranes migrate through the Pacific Northwest, passing through central Washington, there are a few resident cranes in Oregon, and a few that may winter elsewhere, such as this one, photographed at Reifel.

American Bittern

American Bittern 

A hard bird to spot, this bittern was photographed at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge near Olympia, WA in May of 2001.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron 

This heron was photographed in the early morning, in a ditch along the road near Reifel.

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow 

Tree Swallows can be found in marshy areas on both sides of the Cascades. This one was photographed at Nisqually NWR in spring of 2001.

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird 

A loquacious bird of the marshes, this male was photographed at Reifel in February of 2000.

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Red-winged Blackbird (female) 

The female Red-winged Blackbird looks quite different than the male. This one was photographed at the Montlake Fill in Seattle, in May of 2003.

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser 

One of a pair photographed at Nisqually NWR during winter of 2001.

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal 

A beautiful little duck of the marshes, these two males were photographed at Nisqually NWR in December of 2000.

Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe 

An unusual Horned Grebe in breeding plumage, photographed at Nisqually NWR in May of 2002.

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup 

A male, also photographed at Reifel during February of 2000.

Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup 

A female, photographed at Reifel during December of 2003. Greater and Lesser scaup are similar in both sexes, a key difference being the pointed shape of the head in the Lesser Scaup, where the one on this one is more smooth.

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail 

Both Pintail and wigeon winter in the bays in huge numbers. This particular pintail was photographed at Reifel, February, 2000.

Mallard

Mallard 

A very common bird in parks and wetlands throughout the year, this male was photographed at the Washington Park arboretum in Seattle, WA.

Mallard

Mallard 

This female was spotted at Reifel.

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe 

A wintering Pied-billed Grebe at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle in December of 2002.

Gadwall

Gadwall 

This male was sighted at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle in December of 2002.

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal 

A male, sighted at Malheur NWR in May of 2002.

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal 

This teal was spotted near Moses Lake, Washington in June of 2002.

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler 

A male, also sighted at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.

American Coot

American Coot 

A common bird of local parks and ponds, this coot was sighted at Green Lake in Seattle.

Bufflehead

Bufflehead 

A common bird of lakes, or even roadside ponds, this bird was photographed at the Washington Park arboretum in Seattle, WA.

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye 

A wintering female goldeneye at Foster Island in Seattle, WA in December of 2002.

Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck 

An oddly-named species (the ring around the neck is barely visible), this pair was photographed at the Montlake Fill in Seattle, WA in May of 2003. These are a common winter visitor to the area.

Redhead

Redhead 

This male was sighted off the main service road through Malheur NWR, Oregon in May of 2002.

Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose 

This migrant goose was photographed at Nisqually NWR in May of 2002.

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow 

Another bird photographed at Reifel, BC in February of 2000.

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat 

This small warbler occupies forested areas at the edge of wetlands. This male was photographed at Nisqually NWR in May of 2002.

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren 

Another common bird of the marshes, more often heard than seen, this Marsh Wren was photographed at Grays Harbor NWR in April of 2002.

Willow Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher 

A Willow Flycatcher, best identified by its "fitz-bew" song. This one was photographed at Nisqually NWR in May of 2003.


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Red-throated Loon American Kestrel Black Oystercatcher Great Blue Heron White Stork Green Heron

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Kirkland, WA
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