Find the best places for bird watching in the
Evergreen State on
The Great Washington State Birding Trail maps, created by
Each of the Birding Trail Maps provides detailed
information and directions to numerous birding sites and natural areas in a
region of the state. Like the birding trails in other states, the Great
Birding Trail is a series of driving loops, each with many stops. Each stop is a
special place to view birds and other wildlife or the start of a walking trail
along which birds may be seen.
Black Hills Audubon Society is proud to help
sponsor The Great Washington State Birding Trail and its maps.
seven maps –
– are now available for purchase, with the proceeds going toward
reprinting of the popular publications and promoting the trail overall. The
retail cost? Just $4.95 for each map (plus tax and shipping).
maps feature original artwork of birds along the routes, plus descriptions of
habitat, access, and when to go.
For example, the
Trail Map for the
Loop provides information on 54 birding sites in the region from Olympia
south to the Columbia River and west to the Pacific Ocean. It takes travelers
from the wetlands of south Puget Sound out to breaker-washed coastlines of the
Pacific Ocean and then retraces some of the 1805 Lewis and Clark journey along
the Columbia River.
There are stops
at sheltered bays that are the winter havens of waterfowl, costal spots to see
hundreds of thousands of migrating shorebirds, and inland lakes, streams, and
prairies for spring and summer birding. Special thanks to Kristin Stewart and
Bob Morse from Black Hills Audubon for helping develop the Southwest Loop Trail
To order maps,
please see the
Audubon Washington Maps Web page.
information, please visit
Washington State Birding Trail Webpage.
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