Introduction to Coastal Washington

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The 157 miles of the coast of Washington State stretches from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the north, to the Columbia River and the State of Oregon, on the south. The coast, including over 800 offshore islands and rocky outcroppings, in addition to its natural beauty, offers a variety of different habitats and exciting birding opportunities.

A birder in Washington State could see up to 365 species of birds by visiting the Washington Coast. This represents almost 80% of the species that have been found in the state. With this many species, it is easy to see why the Washington coast is such an attraction for birders and why it is one of the top 10 best regions to bird in the United States. Many come to see the coastal specialties and hope for the rarity that occasionally appears.

North Coast

South Coast

Coastal Mileage

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