• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Closed May 1

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.

Birds of Puget Sound

The waters, shorelines, and estuaries of Puget Sound affect nearly 170 species of birds. Some of the most easily and widely seen are just a sample of the entire list. Many birds use the Sound for nesting, feeding, and resting. Areas important for these activities continue to be altered and/or polluted in and the Sound.


Shorebirds: Black Oystercatchers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plovers, Great Blue Heron, belted Kingfisher

Sea birds: Cormorants, Grebes, Loons

Waterfowl: Mallard, Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Bufflehead, Harlequin Duck, Brant, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter

Raptors: Bald eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier

Gulls and Terns: Herring Gull, California Gull, Glaucous Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern

Did You Know?

1909 souvineer of the Alaska Yukon Exposition

2109 will be the bicentennial anniversary of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, an event that promoted Seattle as the gateway to Alaska and the Orient.