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White-winged Scoter

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoters winter in Puget Sound, preferring to forage for mollusks and crustaceans in deeper water than the two other species of scoters. Nearly 90% of White-winged Scoters breed in the Canadian boreal forest, where they build nests in heavy brush on land next to water.

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Rockport State Park

North Cascades

Located on the upper stretches of the Skagit River, Rockport State Park is an interesting place to visit in winter. While songbirds may be sparse -- you might find Mountain Chickadees, Red Crossbills, and Steller's Jays -- you will not soon forget the sight of perhaps a hundred Bald Eagles feeding on chum salmon on the river.

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