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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #5


Washington


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Watcher's View #5:

  • Leave Fort Flagler back south on highway 116,
     
  • On Oak Bay Road turn right.  
     
  • On to Port Hadlock, at stop sign across from QFC supermarket in Hadlock turn right onto Irondale Road
     
  • At highway 19, turn right again, going north to Port Townsend.  This is bird watching in an urban setting with other interesting opportunities along the way. 
     
  • You enter Port Townsend on Highway 20. 
     
  • At the second stop light next to Safeway turn right, you will come to stop sign; go thru and slightly to right.  

You are now in the Port of Port Townsend's working boatyard, one of the few sites on the West Coast that works on wooden boats, many historic hulls can be seen here in dry-dock in winter.  Birds are straight ahead towards water near public restrooms and Larry Scott Memorial Trail entrance.  These broad tidal flats often hold some birds if a strong south-east wind is not disrupting the bay.