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Welcome to Northwest Birding!  Here you'll find our latest travels to enjoy the rich and bountiful bird and wildlife in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (and places beyond).  Our trips involve a combination of camping, hiking, and nature watching as well as birding.  We try to find places that have a balance of all those needs.  My goal of the web site is to share places I've enjoyed (and some not so much) and hopefully inspire a few to go out and enjoy the wonderful outdoors as well!   And even if it doesn't inspire, I hope this web site will at least provide some source of entertainment.  


6.2017 Another day hike in Eastern Washington! This time to Robinson and Ainsley Canyons near Ellensburg. The wildflowers were amazing!

5.2017 We went over the mountains on a beautiful day to the Whiskey Dick trail. While we didn't exactly follow the described trail, we still had a great time exploring the area full of sage-steppe birds and wildflowers.

4.2017 A friend's wedding took us to the Grand Canyon. Afterward we spend a week exploring the area north of the canyon - including the Vermilion Cliffs and Grand Staircase Escalante.

3.2017 Work yet again in Newport, OR. Thankfully this year the trip was more abbreviated. I enjoyed the coast without tiring of it.

2.2017 A cold and wet (and snowy) weekend at Larrabee State Park! We enjoyed the old growth forest, snowy trekking and views of the Puget Sound.

1.2017 High tides made it difficult to hike the beaches along Kalaloch Beach of the Olympic National Park. But we still had a good time watching the waves and enjoying the outdoors.

12.2016 Everglades National Park is an amazing place for herps and birds. We spent 10 days in the glades camping, hiking, birding and having a good time.

9.2016 Back to the Wenas Wildlife Area for another weekend of camping. This time we went to Hardy and Black Canyons to welcome the autumn season.

6.2016 Wenas Wildlife Area was a wonderful place to enjoy Ponderosa Pine and many eastern Washington birds.

5.2016 A quick camping trip up in Quilomene Wildlife Area adjacent to the Wildhorse Windfarm. We lucked out on the weather not being too windy. Lots of wildflowers and horned lizards to be found in this little jewel in eastern Washington.

Featured Past Trip:

Black-throated Trogon in Costa Rica
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