Birder's Guide

MAR 2016

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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63 March 2016 | Birder's Guide to Travel Access: A fve-minute walk from a number of downtown Seattle hotels. Many bus routes run along the water- front or nearby. Parking can be diffcult. Alki and West Seattle Waterfront The waterfront drive, Harbor Ave SW, which becomes Alki Ave SW, is a nice stretch to bird between October and April, when wintering waterbirds are at their peak. Brant are fairly common along the sandy beaches, and deep wa- ter is easier to scope, with opportunities for Marbled Murrelet, Harlequin Ducks, and other ducks, grebes, and loons that winter. Any bit of rocky shoreline is also an excellent place to look for Surfbirds and Black Turnstones (both October– April), this being essentially the only Top to bottom: n Barrow's Goldeneye. Photo © Andrew A. Reding n "Sooty" Fox Sparrow. Photo © Charlie Wright n Lincoln Park. Photo © Kevin Kerrick

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