Birds of Winter Creek
Our Port Orchard property offers a great variety habitat for year-round and migratory birds. On the 25 acres of secondary forest, which is interspersed with wetlands, many native plants thrive, providing food and shelter to the birds. Alders are an important source of food for woodpeckers and also provide housing for the cavity nesters. Large Douglas Firs, Cedars, and Maples also grow on our property and are perfect for gleaning birds to feed on and to find protection. Many birds are difficult to spot due to the tall thick tree canopy, so some birds I’ve only heard. For the ground dwelling birds, the undergrowth is thick with Salal, Sword Ferns and Huckleberry. Salmonberry, Indian Plum, Snowberry, and Red Elderberry also grow on the property and offer food during the summer and fall.
Click here for a description of the Port Orchard property also called Winter Creek.
Below are a few of the birds I’ve identified at the property. I’m sure there are many more and I still have a lot of time to spend looking and listening for them. Click on the bird name to see a picture of it on our property.
Great Blue Heron