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Life Outdoors – December 2021


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New article highlights winter spike in bird activity

The outdoors fits into everyone’s life in unique and personal ways, and we here at WDFW want to foster connections with and appreciation of nature and all forms of outdoor recreation through our Life Outdoors resources.

So we’re posting informative blogs each month on a variety of topics to help you and your loved ones find new and exciting ways to get out there.

This month’s article focuses on the bevy of bird activity to behold this winter in Washington.

Catch sight of the spectacle

Winter is among the highpoints of the year for bird activity, with bald eagles feeding along the Skagit River and waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway gathering in Washington.

Read our blog for more on what’s flying near you and resources on getting into birding or bettering your outings, as well as trying waterfowl hunting.


Avian activity amps up in winter

Hooded mergansers engage in a courtship display on Hicks Lake in Lacey. (Larry James)

For more blog posts, the Weekender Report of monthly recreational opportunities in your area, links to state and federal lands to explore, and how to share photos of your adventures with us to win prizes in our Life Outdoors photo contest, visit the Life Outdoors webpage:

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We hope to see you in the field enjoying the Life Outdoors!

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