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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #7


Washington


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Watcher's View #7

  • Last, is a trip to Fort Worden in Port Townsend.  Go on through town's historic downtown district to Monroe Street, turn left, go to stop sign,
     
  • Right on Roosevelt, then quick left onto Jackson St. to Fort Worden. 
     

This 1900's era Coast Artillery Fort, now Washington State Park has four museums, 1900's era buildings, and one of the most scenic lighthouses on the Puget Sound. If you go down to beach towards lighthouse you will see a small one-way off to left just before lighthouse.  This takes you to a small parking lot facing northwest.  This is the premier spot to see a spectacular sunset and our birds winging their way to the west at days end.  This spot is the least birdie of them all, because of tidal flows.  If time is an issue and you are purest bird watchers this is a site that could be missed. Even with this I have seen Shearwaters, marbled Murriets, and infrequently, Puffins at times.