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Singer extraordinaire: Swainson’s thrush
Dr. Madeline A. Kalbach
Birdwatching Singer extraordinaire: Swainson’s thrush

Nesting on the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and elsewhere on the Peninsula has begun in earnest. We know because the dawn chorus is in full swing. The symphonic sounds of the forest, grasslands, marshes bay, and our ocean beaches fill the air. One...

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Expect exciting birds when birding in April and May
Birdwatching: Expect exciting birds when birding in April and May

At the end of April six enthusiastic birders went birding at Tarlatt Slough in the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. The weather cooperated so the birding was excellent.

One of the highlights was seeing the marsh wren in action. It built a nest...

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