Audubon Washington has released The Puget Loop of Audubon's Great Washington State Birding Trail Map, which features 220 of our 346 annually recorded bird species around the Sound, from Seattle to Mount Rainier, plus Lake Washington, Kitsap Peninsula, and Vashon, Bainbridge, Whidbey and San Juan islands.
The trail is a self-guided driving tour to the best places to see birds in Washington state. The fold-out, illustrated map is the seventh in a series of beautifully illustrated, full-color maps that highlight some of the best birding locations across Washington.
Bird viewing sites at state parks include Lake Sammamish, Flaming Geyser, Penrose Point, Joemma Beach, Possession Point, South Whidbey, Fort Casey, Fort Ebey, Joseph Whidbey, Deception Pass, Lime Kiln, Spencer Spit and Moran.
Audubon says parks are natural attractions to native bird populations with the variety of bird nesting and rousting habitat offered. Bird habitat includes parks large and small, meadows and mountain tops, and water (fresh and salty, still and flowing – lakes, rivers, estuaries, intricate bays and channels).
You can travel by car, bus, ferry, bike or paddle to the Puget Loop's 42 main sites and 18 “more birding” locations.