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.


Bird Sightings

by Bob Boekelheide It was another beautiful summer on the north Olympic Peninsula. We had the most pleasant July and August in all of North America, with few days reaching above 75 degrees F. It’s not good for tomatoes, but it’s really great for air conditioning bills. Despite the cool temperatures, local rivers and creeks …

Report Bird Sightings

Report Bird Sightings – Report unusual or rare bird sightings to Bob Boekelheide at Thank you for your observations!  

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.

Checklist of Birds of NOP


Checklist of the Birds of the North Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Clallam County Birding

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

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.