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Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris

Fairly common to locally common in western counties at lower-elevation wetlands with emergent vegetation. Utilizes both fresh- and saltwater marshes, including small wetlands created by agricultural runoff and road construction. Absent from Bainbridge Island and nearly absent from western Kitsap County. No records from Vashon Island despite predicted breeding range mapped there by Washington Gap report (Smith et al. 1997). Rare in Kittitas County, with just two "possible" records near Yakima River south of Ellensburg.