Common Creatures of Lake Union

Content courtesy of the Washington Water Trails Association.

Birds

Year-round
  • American Crow
  • American Goldfinch
  • Bald Eagle
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Kingfisher
  • Bushtit
  • Canada Goose
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • European Starling
  • Gadwall
  • Glaucous-winged Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • House Finch
  • House Sparrow
  • Killdeer
  • Mallard
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Song Sparrow
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
Periodic
  • American Coot
  • American Wigeon
  • Barn Swallow
  • Bewick’s Wren
  • Bufflehead
  • Canvasback
  • Caspian Tern
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Loon
  • Common Merganser
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Osprey
  • Red-necked Grebe

Fish

Year-round
  • Black Crappie
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Squawfish
  • Yellow Perch
Seasonal
  • Donaldson Trout
  • Chinook Salmon
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Steelhead Trout

Mammals

Bottom Dwellers

  • Beaver
  • Muskrat
  • Nutria
  • Racoon
  • Rats
  • River Otter
  • Clams
  • Crayfish
  • Snails
  • Worms

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