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

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Branta bernicla

Brant breed on the Arctic tundra, farther north than any other goose. More than 90% of the population winters in Baja California, having completed one of the longest migrations of any North American goose.

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Bottle Beach State Park

Pacific Northwest Coast

The extensive mudflats of Bottle Beach State Park provide ample habitat for fall shorebirds, including Black-bellied Plovers, Whimbrels, Marbled Godwits, and both species of dowitchers. The best viewing time is one hour before or after high tide, when shorebirds are concentrated closest to shore. Be sure to check out the brambles near the boardwalk for migrating or wintering passerines.

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