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Tahlequah-Point Defiance Ferry

Though nearly all of the water birds are visible from shore with a scope, the advantage of the ferry trip consists of unparalleled close-up views of many harder-to-see species. 

In fall, Parasitic Jaegers chase the Bonaparte's Gulls and Common Terns and often cruise by at eye-level from the ferry's upper deck. 

Red-necked Phalarope show up in their fall migration each year as well.  Rhinoceros Auklets and Common Murre are common in winter and with luck, a Marbled Murrelet may be seen.

From Birds of Vashon Island by Ed Swan, Vashon birding guide 206-463-7976