Bird Watching in the Quilcene, Brinnon and Hood Canal Area

Olympic Peninsula offers exceptional bird watching year round. Our mild winters support large numbers of ocean birds and waterfowl. The spring and fall migrations offer great diversity in species. Summer residents are numerous and varied due to a diversity in habitat including rainforests, meadows, and tidelands. The Dosewallips State Park’s wildlife viewing platform is located on the edge of a tidal marsh and provides a great place to view Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, gulls, waterfowl, Red-winged Blackbirds, wrens, and much more.

For detailed information visit the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society website and stop by the Olympic National Forest Service Visitor’s Center in Quilcene for birding books and a Checklist of Birds of the North Olympic Peninsula.

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The U.S. Forest Service Ranger asks that you report sightings of Clark’s Nutcrackers. Forms are available at the U.S. Forest Service Visitor’s Center in Quilcene or e-mail sighting info to Clark’s Nutcrackers are jay-sized gray birds sporting striking white and black markings and long, sharp-pointed bills. Clark’s Nutcrackers are similar to woodpeckers, and prefer coniferous forests.


Dosewallips State ParkBrinnon, WA, 98376
United States
47° 52' 44.8608" N, 122° 54' 9.6444" W
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Dosewallips State ParkBrinnon, WA, 98376