Late Spring, 2006
Status of WA Birds
Copyright © Daniel Poleschook
Here are some ideas about how to use the checklist.
Be sure to check out the bird resources
pages, which are described
in the first bullet:
- Want to know more about a bird than the brief identification
info in your field guide? Click on a bird's name in the checklist to load
a page of available resources: online, in selected books, and as taxidermy
birds at the River Center. Online links load pages covering family or species
details from Seattle Audubon's BirdWeb, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
site, and the online version of the Birds of North America (the latter
being a "for fee" service).
- Are you new to the area, or inexperienced, and wondering which birds
are common at a specific time of year? Try the four seasonal sub-lists.
- Tired of combing through the hard-copy checklist for birds you can't
locate easily? Try the alphabetic sub-lists -- such as Q for Quail, K for
Killdeer, or D for Duck -- or use your browser's "Find" function to search
the full checklist for a partial bird family or species name.
- Planning a weekend camping trip or a family outing to the mountains
or the beach? You can sort the checklist by habitat. Load a "mountains" or
"seaside" sub-list to help you pinpoint birds you may want to look for in
that habitat at the time of year you are travelling.