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Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Uncommon in shallow freshwater ponds and wetlands at low elevations in western King County and on Whidbey Island. Single Kittitas County record from man-made pond near Kittitas. Other, similar impoundments in Kittitas Valley offer appropriate habitat that may support breeding. Such features fall below mapping resolution of Washington Gap project (Smith et al. 1997), which predicts breeding only along Columbia River shore—an assumption not supported by BBA surveys.