Locations

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KEYS:

  1. Point Roberts
    Loons, sea ducks, gulls, alcids and water birds of many species, as well as Yellow-billed Loons are often seen in winter months.
  2. Drayton Harbor/Semiahmoo Bay
    One of 53 Important Bird Areas in Washington state. Large numbers of loons, sea ducks, dabbling and diving ducks, grebes, and many other species, especially during winter and in migration
  3. Birch Bay/ Point Whitehorn/ Cherry Point
    Large, shallow bay especially good in winter and in migration. Large concentrations of birds in the spring on the southwestern part of the bay and between Point Whitehorn and Cherry Point, where flocks of up to 25,000 scoters, loons, gulls, murres, and other species feed on herring roe. This is a spectacle not to be missed!
  4. Sandy Point/ Lummi Bay
    A developed gravel spit and a large, shallow bay that are good in migration and in winter for good numbers of loons, sea ducks, shorebirds, Brant and other waterfowl. Good place to find Snowy Owls and Snow Buntings in winter.
  5. Lummi Flats
    One of the single best sites in the county for raptors, including falcons, buteos, eagles, and shrikes, as well as for swans and other waterfowl.
  6. Hale Passage
    From several vantage points, a good area to observe loons, terns, alcids, and jaegers in migration, along with several species of sea ducks, and Bald Eagles.
  7. Nooksack River Delta
    Good area for swans and other waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and Bald Eagles. A scope is an essential tool for viewing in this area. 8. Bellingham Habitats ranging from shorelines to forested hills, numerous city parks, lakes, and trails offer an impressive variety of bird species, from loons, sea ducks, and shorebirds to Hooded Mergansers and Dippers, as well as several species of owls.
  8. Bellingham Habitats
    Ranging from shorelines to forested hills, numerous city parks, lakes, and trails offer an impressive variety of bird species, from loons, sea ducks, and shorebirds to Hooded Mergansers and Dippers, as well as several species of owls.
  9. Chuckanut Bay/ Larrabee State Park
    From saltwater to upland habitats on Chuckant Mountain, this is a seasonally-rich area with many nesting birds in spring and early summer. Four species of owls are resident in this area.
  10. Scudder Pond/Whatcom Falls Park
    Scudder Pond is an urban preserve owned by North Cascades Audubon that is showing amazing potential for a variety of species, including Wood Ducks, night herons, Green Herons, Virginia Rails, and Soras. A trail leads from the pond into Whatcom Falls Park and potential for numerous woodland species.
  11. Tennant Lake
    Good area for waterfowl and raptors in winter with bitterns, Marsh Wrens, Common Yellowthroats, swallows, rails, and herons among the regular breeding species in spring and early summer. Hunting season requires that you plan ahead.
  12. Lake Terrell
    Good area in nesting season for ducks, geese, marsh birds, swallows, and passerines. Large numbers of waterfowl are here in winter and in spring. Another hunting area in the fall and winter.
  13. Wiser Lake
    The only non-hunting lake in the county can be covered with waterfowl during the hunting season. A scope is essential if you plan to bird in this area since the access is somewhat limited.
  14. Deming Homestead Eagle Park
    This park along the Nooksack River is a prime location to view wintering Bald Eagles as they feed on spawning salmon from December to March.
  15. Mt. Baker/North Cascades/Hart’s Pass
    Mountain species such as pipits, rosy finches, ptarmigan, swifts Horned Larks, and upland breeders can be found in the alpine habitats of this large area. HartÕs Pass is considered to be one of the best locations in the state to view raptor migration in the fall.

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For More Locations in Our Area See the Great Washington State Birding Trail Map – Puget Loop

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Birding at Semiahmoo Spit

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