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For the Birds

Cape Flattery Trail

MAKAH INDIAN RESERVATION, WA

Test your identification skills at the Lower 48’s northwestern-most corner, where more than 300 avian species stop over each year. In fall, keep your eyes peeled for black oystercatchers, marbled murrelets, sooty shearwaters, pelagic and Brandt’s cormorants, and rhinoceros auklets makah.com

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