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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #1

Portage Way
Port Hadolck, Washington


Bird Watchers View #1:

  • Go to Highway 19 from 104, (for more information stop at Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center at Highway 19 and 104 Highway junction for map and Trumpeter Swans current location)
  • Turn on 104 head north past  towards Port Townsend 1.5 miles to sign that says Port Ludlow, turn right, this puts you on Oak Bay Road. 
  • Stay on Oak Bay Road, through stop sign in Port Ludlow, north, towards Port Hadlock for 7.9 miles. 
  • Watch to right for Jefferson County Park sign, (small, brown with white lettering), street name Portage Way, immediate right down hill to campground on beach.

This tidal slough to left and tidal flats to right attracts more and more migrating birds as winter storms push birds south and as spring returns birds moving north again congregate here. 

Throughout the winter months this area holds many and varied ducks, geese and shore birds that can be viewed easily just feet from your car.  Blue Heron, Osprey, and Kingfishers are visitors at times as well.