Sunny Walter's
Washington State Nature Resources Guide

Wading and Shorebirds, Songbirds, and Waterfowl Links


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Herons and Cranes
Great Blue Herons

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  • International Crane Foundation
  • P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
    Crane  or  608-356-9462
Bluebirds, Hummingbirds, and Songbirds
  • Bluebird Information and Awareness
  • (Nest boxes, feeding, stories, songs, photos)
  • Birdwatchers
  • Bluebirds
    (Nesting schedule, building bluebird boxes, competitors)
  • Cascadia Bluebird & Purple Martin Soc.
  • c/o Dr. Michael Pietro
    3015 Squalicum Pkwy # 250
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project
  • (Oregon festival, project areas, 
    birdboxes and monitoring, nesting 
    habits, nesting and banding data, 
  • Southern Interior Bluebird Trail Society
  • Box 494, Oliver, BC Canada VOH 1TO
    (5000 boxes in the scenic Okanagan Valley, British Columbia - near Grand Forks, Osoyoos, Oliver, Princeton, Merrit, Logan Lake, Clinton, Williams Lake, Penticton, Naramata, Summerland, Kamloops and Quesnel)
  • Humabout Hummingbird Photography
  • (photos, poems, art, articles) 


  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Songbirds of Eastern WA
    • (including Selected Bird Songs)


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Ducks, Geese, and Swans
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 38120
    Duck  or 800-45-DUCKS or 901-758-3825
    • Western Regional Office
    • 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
  • Office of Migratory Bird Management 


  • The Trumpeter Swan Society
    • Trumpeter Swan Soc., MBO 272
    • 914 164th St. S.W., B-12 
      Mill Creek, WA 98012
  • Washington Swan Coalition
  • Working Group
    14112 1st Avenue W.
    Everett, WA 98208
    Swan-WA  or  425-787-0258
American White Pelicans Brown Pelicans
  • Pacific Biodiversity Institute:
  • Endangered Species Info Network
  • USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (ID and maps)
Pelicans in General
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center: 
  • Chuck Louch
Washington Nature Weekends  by Sunny Walter and Janet O'Mara 
was published in August, 2001.
The following chapters discuss where and when to view seasonal swan, heron, crane, shorebird, songbird, seabird, and pelican events:
     5   Swans and Snow Geese Visit the 
         Skagit Valley

     10 Great Blue Heron Mating in 
            Clark County
     12  Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello
     17 Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival
     18  International Migratory Bird Day

     31  Offshore Birdwatching at Westport

     36  Wading and Shorebird Migration 
            through the Columbia Basin
     46  Late Fall Birding at Point Roberts

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Links checked and updated on: May 4, 2006
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