The Heermann’s Gull (HRGU, not to be confused with HEGU for a Herring Gull) is about 19 inches long. Its genus, Larus, is from the Greek word meaning a ravenous seabird.
As climate change progresses, periods of drought are becoming more common, even in Washington. This could mean trouble for our local birds.
You may wonder how it’s possible that birds cannot see windows, when to us it is obvious there is something in the way. It’s not because they have bad eyesight – quite the opposite.
The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail was once owned and operated as a rail line by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad, often called the “Milwaukee Road,” until it was acquired by King County in the 1980s. It has been designated as a National Recreation Trail and is part of a national project to convert unused railroad tracks into trails spawned by the “Rails to Trails” movement.
Is there anyone who does not smile when they hear a lark singing in flight? Their soft tinkling song brings joy to any day. Read more about this beloved bird.
Annually the Youth Education Committee awards two college scholarships of $1500 to deserving seniors in high schools from the area Eastside Audubon serves. This year’s winners are no strangers to getting their hands dirty to protect our environment.