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Freshwater lakes, rivers, and marshes

Photo by George E Brooks

Freshwater lakes, rivers, and marshes are common along the North and South Coasts and provide nesting and foraging opportunities for grebes, waterfowl, rails, and shorebirds. Examples of this habitat include Lake Quinault, Ocean Shores lakes and canals, Friends Landing, and Vance Creek Park.

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