Winter Bobcat, Watching


For birds in winter, the land around the city of Bellingham, Washington, is a good place to be. Sheltered from storms of the outer Pacific coast, tucked where the lower Fraser and Nooksack River floodplains collide, greater Bellingham normally harbors a mild, ice-free trifecta of salmon-bearing waters, open fields, and fertile shorelines. This makes for some of the greatest eagle density (and overall raptor diversity) on the continent; loads of swans, snow geese, and other waterfowl; and scads of sea and shorebirds. And we have a number of delightful wintering passerines (perching birds)—juncos, chickadees, kinglets, varied thrushes, sparrows—who find our…


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