Birding at Olympic National Park

Birding at Olympic National Park

World Class Birding on the Olympic Peninsula 

Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest are located in the heart of one of the best birding destinations in North America. Make your plans today to check a few more birds off your list. 

Check out our 3-day birding itinerary to make the most out of your trip to Olympic!

We understand the important role birds play in our environment and we want to assist in protecting and understanding the species that dwell in the Olympic region. Through a partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology we have some exciting resources available for birders or those interested in learning more about the variety of birds that they may see when visiting Olympic National Park. 

Download the Merlin App

With the Merlin app, you can quickly identify birds by feature, color and other characteristics. The app also provides a sound ID where the app can listen to the bird song and identify the bird based on the call. Create lists, take photos and more!


Free Classes

eBirds Essentials Class

Enjoy free access to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's online tutorial with the eBirds Essentials course for those who want to learn more about birding


Size & Shape Tutorial 

Use promo code 44birder and get free access ($29.99 value) and learn about identifying birds by their size and shape.


Bird Sightings 

Take a look at which birds have been spotted around Olympic National Park. A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

See Sightings