|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.
8.2017 A weekend spent in the Trout Lake area for our annual master birder camp out. Good birds, food, and laughs.
7.2017 Sauk Mountain trail is a wonderful hike to take during the peak of summer - lots of flowers, butterflies, and mountain views. Also lots of people.
6.2017 The beginning of summer means more great time outdoors (when there is the time!). We hiked the Esmeralda Basin trail in the Teanaway forest - a beautiful are of the Cascades.
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.