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Fort Ebey State Park, Whidbey Island, WA
March 2021


Synopsis
Fort Ebey State Park is situated along the bluffs of Whidbey Island and overlooks the Puget Sound. It is known for its great sunsets, but unfortuately when we camped there late winter it was too cloudy to see much of anything. We did experience some horrendeous wind gusts coming up the sound and sweeping up the bluffs. Still we had a good time hiking along the bluff trail and down to the rocky beach. The forest weren't as healthy as in Fort Flaggler. Instead, the secondary growth of dense pine was largely stunted, leaving much of the forest devoid of undergrowth and life. The trails are great for mountain biking though, which seems to be a large draw to the area.

We did see a good amount of bird and other wildlife along the bluff and beach though. And the campground was pleasantly located in a more diverse part of the forest with undergrowth.

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Bird List
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
Anna's Hummingbird
Black Oystercatcher
Pigeon Guillemot
Rhinoceros Auklet
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Flicker
Hutton's Vireo
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren
Varied Thrush
American Robin
Red Crossbill
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Critters:
Mule deer
Harbor Seal
Douglas Squirrel
Pacific tree frog

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