Bird Watching - 2016 Winners

Published Jan 11, 2017

Calling all bird enthusiasts, where do you go to watch birds in their natural habitat and see them take flight?

2016 Winner

1. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Voters Love

"The boardwalk going out over the estuary is a great place to walk and talk, stopping along the way to enjoy herons and many..."  via Janet K.

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100 Brown Farm Rd NE Olympia WA 98516
2016 Runner-Up

2. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

Voters Love

"Don't feel like a loon when you hear the calls of the loons and other birds that call this refuge their home. Bring along..."  via Naomi

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State Route 101 Ilwaco WA
2016 Finalist

3. Damon Point State Park

Voters Love

"Damon Point offers an excellent watchable wildlife opportunity. See crows, ravens, ducks, eagles, geese, gulls, hawks..."  via Patricia W.

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Ocean Shores WA 98569
2016 Finalist

4. Whidbey Island

Voters Love

"Everything you want in an island ... plus easy access! With ferries from Mukilteo and Pt. Townsend, and a bridge from the..." 

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Clinton WA 98236
2016 Finalist

4. Skagit River Valley

Voters Love

"The whole river delta area is a birder's paradise! Diverse habitat makes it great to see a lot of species. There's a large..."  via Trisha T.

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Mt Vernon WA 98273
2016 Finalist

4. Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

Voters Love

"Bottle Beach State Park in Ocosta (half way between Aberdeen and Westport) and the area past the airport in Hoquiam are both..."  via Brookie

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Montesano WA 98563
2016 Finalist

4. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

Voters Love

"Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve offers a range of walks for everyone. The bluff at Ebey's Landing for amazing..." 

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162 Cemetery Road Coupeville WA
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