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

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Varied Thrush

Ixoreus naevius

Did you see a robin in your backyard that didn't quite look right? It could be a Varied Thrush, a relative to the American Robin that breeds in mature forests in the Cascades and Olympics and winters in the lowlands. Check out its unique song.

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Seattle - Discovery Park

Puget Trough

The 585 acres of varied habitat at Discovery Park offer great birding opportunities year-round. In winter, scan the blackberry brambles around the south parking lot for wintering Golden-crowned, White-crowned, Song, and Fox Sparrows. Feel like a long walk? Make your way down to the lighthouse to scan for wintering seabirds on Puget Sound.

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