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Elevation: 37 meters, 121 feet

Nearest City: Olympia

County: Thurston County

Ebird Hotspot: L520659

About this birding hotspot

McLane Creek is a wonderful birding and wildlife area just a few minutes from Olympia. The pond and nearby creek provide for great viewing of many types of ducks, grebes, Red-winged Blackbirds, and many different kinds of flycatchers.

McLane Creek is a great spot to watch spawning chum salmon in November and December.

For birds, be aware that this park is very busy and frequented by school groups and many families with children. It's often quite noisy and it can be challenging for photographers or someone stalking a specific bird.

Sightings reported over the last 30 days.

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

November 16, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Count: 2


Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

November 16, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Count: 1


Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

November 16, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Count: 1


Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 2


Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 3


Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 2


Pacific Wren

Troglodytes pacificus

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

November 13, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 3


Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 1


Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 1


Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 2


Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates villosus

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 2


Hutton's Vireo

Vireo huttoni

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 1


Common Raven

Corvus corax

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 3


Marsh Wren

Cistothorus palustris

November 11, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Count: 1


American Robin

Turdus migratorius

November 10, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Count: 1


Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

November 10, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Count: 3


Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

November 10, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Count: 2


Brown Creeper

Certhia americana

November 10, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Count: 3


American Dipper

Cinclus mexicanus

November 10, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Count: 1


Varied Thrush

Ixoreus naevius

November 10, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Count: 2


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus

November 02, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Count: 1


Downy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens

November 02, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Count: 2


Downy/Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens/villosus

November 02, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Count: 1


Canada Jay

Perisoreus canadensis

November 02, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Count: 3


Fox Sparrow

Passerella iliaca

November 02, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Count: 1


Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

November 01, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Count: 1


Green-winged Teal

Anas crecca

October 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Count: 2


Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

October 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Count: 1


Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii

October 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Count: 1


Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

October 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Count: 2