This is a good place to enjoy birds year-round. An easy loop walk with Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfisher. Spring summer bring swallows and songbirds. Keep your dog on a leash.
Nicomen Slough Dike at Nicomen Trunk Road.
Park on the north side of the highway. An easy walk along the dike. Best October to January to view Bald Eagles. You may also see Flickers, Swans, Steller’s Jay, Spotted Towhee and other wintering birds.
Dewdney boat launch
Park at the boat launch and head west along the dike. Summer birds include Lazuli Bunting, White-crowned Sparrow or Common Yellowthroat.
Mountain trails east of Heritage Park.
Watch for whitewash under trees. If you see some look up! You may have found an owl. Barred Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls.
In your backyard.
Put a feeder up visible from a window. Keep track of your visitors. If you like to photograph them put a perch near the feeder (watch the background) and they may pose for you! (Feeders can go up from December through March, per local bylaws.)
Don’t forget the hummingbirds. Rufous will visit in the spring and summer but Anna’s will stay year-round. Keep the feeders clean and ice free in the winter. A low wattage light bulb under the feeder will do the trick. Happy birding
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