Birding Long Beach, WA

Bird Watching the Long Beach Peninsula of WA with Beach to Bay Birding has information on the Pacific Ocean Beach, Willapa Bay and the Columbia River, this area is one of Pacific County’s premier birding locations. Maps and information includes; Chinook, Ilwaco, Seaview, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Nahcotta & Oysterville. This birding area is recognized as a “Site of International Importance” in the Western Hemisphere.

Where to go Birding PDF has information on 19 different birding locations and 7 beach access points with maps and a key to help you enjoy and explore the area.

Species List of Pacific County PDF shows 350 species of birds with seasonal information.

The Long Beach Peninsula with Willapa bay and over 25 miles of sand beaches and dunes on the ocean offer stupendous habitat for birds and other wildlife as well as viewing opportunities for the public.

Pacific County has a diverse eco-system with forest, meadows, seashore, rivers, lakes, marshes, and wetlands. Pacific County boasts over 350 species, and over 250,000 shorebirds birds migrate here. Fall and winter flocks consist of Sanderlings, Black-bellied Plovers, Dunlin, and Western Sandpipers to name a few. Raptors include Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Merlins and an occasional winter sighting of Snowy Owls.  The beach and dunes host the endangered Snowy Plover and the Streaked Horned Lark.

If you encounter an injured bird or wildlife Contact the Wildlife Center of the North Coast at 1.503.338.0331

eBird – Pacific County, WA

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

Backyard Birding – Willapa Hills Audubon Society in Longview, WA

Bird Identification – Cornell Lab of Ornithology – All About Birds