Let’s Go Birdwatching!

Here in Washington State, we’re lucky to live among some incredible birds. Whether it’s herons at the beach, hummingbirds in your garden, or eagles soaring overhead, there’s something to see every day. Check out these resources to get started or take your birdwatching to another level.  

For an introduction to birdwatching, check out Look at That Bird! a Young Naturalist's Guide to Pacific Northwest Birding by Karen DeWitz, which not only includes vibrant photographs of local birds, but also offers activities for young scientists. 

To dig deeper or explore beyond the Pacific Northwest, try Birds of the World, one of several science-focused online resources available with your library card.  

Ready to get out and explore? The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website features maps of wildlife areas and information on local wildlife. Or find a birdwatching-friendly hike on the Great Washington State Birding Trail. 

For further reading, check out this list of staff recommended titles: Let’s Go Birdwatching!