Pacific Coast and Olympic Peninsula
The Washington coast varies from the sandy beaches and dunes of the Long Beach peninsula in the south to the rocky cliffs of the North Coast and the rain forests and mountains of Olympic National Park. Gray's Harbor and Willapa Bay have spectacular shorebird migrations. The marinas at Ilwaco, Ocean Shores and Westport offer protected waters and jetties that attract a variety of waterbirds. More from Birdweb.

Birding Trail Maps

Birding Sites

  1. Forks
  2. Olympic National Park - Hurricane Ridge
  3. Ocean Shores
  4. Bowerman Basin
  5. Chehalis River Valley
  6. Bottle Beach
  7. Tokeland
  8. Cape Disappointment
  9. Bay Center

Westport Pelagic Trips Day trips to the edge of the continental shelf.



  • Long Beach Peninsula. The peninsula has a lot of options. A good place to start is the visitor's bureau.

  • Westport. Westport has historically been a salmon fishing resort and has many lodging possibilities. The salmon runs have declined and Westport is less crowded in the summer as a result. Listings.

  • Ocean Shores. Ocean Shores is one of the most popular birding spots on the coast because of the variety of habitats. Listings.

  • Olympic Peninsula. More listings.