From mudflats and deltas to mountain meadows and coulee walls, Washington is rich with birds. Think of the tiny hummingbirds flitting across wildflower meadows bursting with color at our Yellow Island Preserve. Or the shorebirds wading in the estuaries of the Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers, now recognized as critical sites by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. And over in eastern Washington, resident greater sage-grouse stomp and strut in their "leks" (mating grounds) this time of year. The Nature Conservancy's work to protect the state's lands and waters means habitat for birds of all kinds.
Take a virtual flight with some of the birds we protect below. Your support makes a difference for birds across the state. Thank you!
Thousands of migratory shorebirds flock to the Skagit and Stilligauamish deltas every year, now an important site in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. Read more and see a slideshow
We can marvel at majestic eagles today thanks to yesterday's hard work. Learn about bald eagles in Washington
Find out about the long-legged transient that's causing a stir. Learn about the bird that made a rare appearance in Washington
Discover which birds make the Evergreen state's top five must-see migrations.
From year-round residents to rare visitors, winter brings white wings to Washington.
Winter brings hundreds of bald eagles back to the Skagit.