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Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill) Professional Review and Guide
"If you are looking for a way to let your life go to the birds in Washington’s biggest city, the Union Bay Natural Area, better known as the Montlake Fill or simply The Fill to area birders, is the place to be. More than 180 species of birds have been seen in this reclaimed natural area that nestles up against the bustling University of Washington (UW) campus on one side and Union Bay on the other. Throughout the years the site has hosted some local bird rarities that stay around the grassy meadow and small ponds before moving on in their migration routes. Habitats: Lowland riparian, freshwater marsh, wetland. Specialty birds: Common Loon; Greater White-fronted Goose; Greater Scaup; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Peregrine Falcon; Western Gull; Vaux’s Swift; Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hutton’s Vireo; Purple Martin."
--Rob and Natalie McNair-Huff, Birding Washington (Falcon Guides).
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