Join the Estuarium for a walk around downtown as we eye the sky for the various birds that call the Puget Sound home! 

During spring and early summer, we will walk the Olympia Port Peninsula starting at the LOTT wetlands to hear the songs of Red-winged blackbirds and watch Mallards take a sunny afternoon nap. Don’t forget your binoculars as we head along East Bay to spot Purple Martins flying in and out of nest boxes foraging for their chicks. Then, stroll over to catch a glimpse of the Ospreys using the nesting platforms at Swantown Marina. Finally, we will round out the tour looking for shorebirds near Percival Landing and talk about the impacts humans have on local urban bird habitat.

No birding experience required! The walk will be 1.5 hours and cover approximately 2 miles, so don’t forget your comfy walking shoes. Please bring your own binoculars, however we do have a few to spare. The Bird Walk tour also includes a tour of our Estuarium facility.

The Estuarium’s Bird Walk tours are a recurring event that will take place every 4th Sunday of the month.

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