BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State

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Calliope Hummingbird

Stellula calliope

Weighing less than a dime, the Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird in North America north of the Mexican border.The species breeds in brush-lands, dry open forests, meadows, and openings on the eastern slope of the Cascades. The Calliope Hummingbird winters in central Mexico, thus making it the smallest long-distance avian migrant in the world.

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Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Puget Trough

Scatter Creek is a clear, cobble-bottomed salmon-bearing stream. Check the grasslands (a globally rare glacial outwash prairie) for Savannah Sparrows, Western Meadowlarks, Violet-green and Tree Swallows, Northern Harriers, and American Kestrels. Head for the oak woodlands for a chance to see Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Black-throated Gray Warblers, Warbling Vireos, and Lazuli Buntings.

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