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

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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

As our national symbol, the Bald Eagle is the most recognizable bird in North America. Although not actually "bald," this species doesn't attain its diagnostic white head until it reaches approximately five years of age. The population recovered from historic lows after the pesticide DDT was banned. Recently, their booming population has had negative impacts on other species, including Great Blue Herons and Common Murres.

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Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Puget Trough

Scatter Creek is a clear, cobble-bottomed salmon-bearing stream. Check the grasslands (a globally rare glacial outwash prairie) for Savannah Sparrows, Western Meadowlarks, Violet-green and Tree Swallows, Northern Harriers, and American Kestrels. Head for the oak woodlands for a chance to see Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Black-throated Gray Warblers, Warbling Vireos, and Lazuli Buntings.

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