Winter is a spectacular time to break out the binoculars and check out the bird action at state parks in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Many state parks serve as a regular haven for migratory and year-round bird populations. Cold, clear days on the Olympic Peninsula draw all manner of fowl to fish, float and flit by the water. The dramatic dichotomy of forests butting against rocky shores creates a unique sanctuary for shorebirds and tree dwellers alike. So gather your camera, coat and hat, round up those binoculars and let’s shake a tail feather! BONUS: From February 16 through 19, you can put your birding skills to practical use during the Great Backyard Bird Count!
The total mileage of this journey is just shy of 150 miles and a 3.5-hour drive time. Get an early [...]