[Tweeters] Bird to find in your state parks

Kelly Cassidy lostriver at completebbs.com
Wed Jul 13 14:34:19 PDT 2005


The Washington State Parks Department has a web site. (Doesn't everyone,
these days?) You can go to a state region and click on a specific park for
information about the park.
http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks

Each park has a useful list of "Featured Creatures" where there is a list of
mammals, birds, and fish you might see at the park. A typical park list for
birds is:

Doves or Pigeons
Ducks
Eagles
Geese
Gulls
Hawks
Herons
Hummingbirds
Jays
Owls
Pheasants
Woodpeckers
Wrens

Thus indicating that the average State Park has at least as much bird
diversity as downtown Seattle.

Occasionally, whoever devises these lists has an urge to actually name a
specific species. For example, the list for Manchester State Park in Kitsap
County near Bremerton starts with:

Chukars

The rest of the list is the usual "Doves or Pigeons, Ducks, etc." but also
includes Ospreys (which is probably correct).

What, I wonder, possessed the writer of this list to bravely go beyond
"Ducks"? And what was his/her source for Chukars?

The things you can learn about wildlife from you helpful Park People.


Kelly Cassidy
Pullman, WA
mailto:lostriver at completebbs.com




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