Category Archives: Nesting

A Day on the Slough

 The Sammamish Slough connects Lake Sammamish with Lake Washington. It borders Marymoor Park in Redmond, a park well-known for good birding and also for its expansive off-leash dog exercise area. Last Friday, I spent 5 hours kayaking up and down a 1-mile stretch, watching both the many birds and the dogs whose owners had brought […]

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Cavity-Nesting Birds

Birds choose to lay their eggs in a phenomenal variety of places—from bare rocks and ground to twig platforms to hanging baskets sewn together with spider silk. In forested areas, another option is the cavity nest. Around 85 North American bird species raise their young in tree cavities. In some cases, the bird itself makes […]

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