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American Goldfinch

Carduelis tristis

The only finch that molts its body feathers twice a year, the American Goldfinch has distinct winter and summer (breeding) plumages. Learn more about the state bird of Washington!

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Mount Rainier National Park - Sunrise

West Cascades

The Sunrise region of Mount Rainier National Park offers easy access to high-altitude habitats. Hiking trails wind through alpine forests, where you can see Clark's Nutcrackers, Gray Jays, Mountain Chickadees, and Sooty Grouse. The star attraction, however, resides in the alpine meadows: the elusive White-tailed Ptarmigan. Best places to check are the meadows around Fremont Lookout and First and Second Burroughs Mountain.

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