Almost 300 species of birds have been recorded in the San Juan Islands. A mix of rural farmland, forest and grassland and over 385 miles of varied shoreline promote large and diverse bird communities. Seabird nesting colonies, migrating marine birds, shorebirds, birds of prey and forest or grassland terrestrials make for exciting birding.
Some of the birds you may see: Black Oystercatcher, Bald Eagle, several varieties of Hawk, Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Great Blue Heron, Common Loon, Red Phalarope, Scoters, Mergansers, Harlequin Duck, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Belted Kingfisher, Black Turnstone, Rhinoceros Aucklet, Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon and many more. We have been seriously birding and kayaking in the islands for over three decades making our expeditions unique, educational experiences. Whether you are a novice or an experienced birder, you will find the San Juans to be a beautiful and prolific location for the study and observation of birds.