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Birds

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Birds find shelter year-round at Dungeness.  Whether it's brant staying for the winter, least sandpipers migrating through in the fall, or chestnut-backed chickadees nesting in the summer, many species can be found here.

  • Waterfowl

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    Dungeness is best known for its population of brant, but it also supports a wide range of other ducks and geese.

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  • Shorebirds

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    Shorebirds such as dunlins and sanderlings can be found roosting and foraging for food in the Refuge's nearshore habitats.

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  • Seabirds

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    A variety of seabirds from scoters to cormorants can be spotted swimming off the shores of the Spit.

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  • Birds of Prey

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    Bald eagles and snowy owls perch stoically in the driftwood, scanning for prey.

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Page Photo Credits — Pigeon guillemot / USFWS Peter Davis, American wigeon / ©Dow Lambert, Least sandpiper / ©Dow Lambert, Pigeon guillemot / USFWS Peter Davis, Snowy owl / ©Dow Lambert
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2014
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