Open Salt Water

Rocky Shores

Sandy shores, mudflats, salt marshes

Freshwater lakes, rivers, marshes

Wet coniferous forests

Broadleaf forests

Shrubby thickets

Parks & Gardens


Open Salt Water

The open salt water with its rich supply of marine life provides food for loons, albatrosses, petrels, waterfowl, and alcids. This includes all the offshore waters of the coast, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as the large bays such as Grays Harbor and Willapa. Most of the pelagic salt water species are best seen during a pelagic boat trip. These have been marked with a P in the checklist in the appendix. For birders wishing to remain on land, the best chance to see pelagic species is from a rock jetty or promontory after a storm.

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