Nearshore Birds in Puget Sound


Published: 2006

Pages: 24

Publication number: 2006-05

Author(s): Joseph B. Buchanan

Puget Sound is home to a great number of birds closely associated with the marine environment. All birds associated with the Puget Sound nearshore environment use one or more of three general habitat types – open water, rocky shoreline and mud flats. The species associated with these diverse habitats that are included in this document are Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata), Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and Dunlin (Calidris alpina). This white paper provides a summary of literature describing the relationship between these species and nearshore ecosystems.

Suggested citation

Buchanan, J.B. 2006. Nearshore Birds in Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report number 2006-05. Published by Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington.