Birds

The North Olympic Peninsula is part of the Olympic Loop of the Great Washington State Birding Trail. It is known for its wide variety of birds often having the highest number of bird species in the state during the Christmas Bird Count and our May Birdathon. The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society conducts regular local field trips to the Important Bird Areas (IBA) of the Dungeness Riparian Corridor, Dungeness Bay, Sequim Bay, and Protection Island to view a wide variety of birds in and around the water. Trips are also conducted through wooded areas to view song birds and hear owls in the evening.

Below are links to local birding locations, bird sightings, a bird check list, and CBC and Birdathon count results.

 

Clallam County Birding

Bird Sightings

Bird Sightings by Bob Boekelheide and Denny Van Horn   The weather prognosticators say La Nina is brewing in the Pacific Ocean, which usually means a cooler, wetter winter in the Pacific Northwest, along with earlier and stronger upwelling in the California Current System next year. But this may not be a particularly strong La …

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Report Bird Sightings

Report Bird Sightings – Report unusual or rare bird sightings to Bob Boekelheide at bboek@olympus.net. Thank you for your observations!  

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Birding Locations

Birding Locations

Hot birding spots on the North Olympic Peninsula are identified and described on our Where to Find Birds on the North Olympic Peninsula map.

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Checklist of Birds of NOP

Checklist

Checklist of the Birds of the North Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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Clallam County Birding

Clallam County and Washington State Birding can be accessed by following one of the links on this page.

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Christmas Bird Count Results

Click on one of the links on this page to view our Christmas Bird Count (CBC) results.

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Clallam County Migration Count Results

Each year in early May, the OPAS Birdathon and International Migratory Bird Count takes place. Birdathon includes all birds counted in Clallam County in one day.

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