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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.

Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 8


Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 3


Band-tailed Pigeon

Patagioenas fasciata

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 5


Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates villosus

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Empidonax difficilis

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 2


Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 3


Pacific Wren

Troglodytes pacificus

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Marsh Wren

Cistothorus palustris

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 2


Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 7


Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 2


Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Black-throated Gray Warbler

Setophaga nigrescens

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Wilson's Warbler

Cardellina pusilla

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

July 01, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Count: 1


Rufous Hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Willow Flycatcher

Empidonax traillii

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 3


Warbling Vireo

Vireo gilvus

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 3


Canada Jay

Perisoreus canadensis

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Common Raven

Corvus corax

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 6


Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


American Robin

Turdus migratorius

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 5


Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 3


Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 2


Purple Finch

Haemorhous purpureus

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 2


Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

June 30, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Count: 1


Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 2


Cassin's Vireo

Vireo cassinii

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 5


Brown Creeper

Certhia americana

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 12


Pine Siskin

Spinus pinus

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


American Goldfinch

Spinus tristis

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater

June 27, 2020 - 8:47 AM

Count: 1


Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

June 24, 2020 - 7:58 AM

Count: 1


Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

June 19, 2020 - 7:06 AM

Count: 1


Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

June 19, 2020 - 7:06 AM

Count: 2


White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys

June 19, 2020 - 7:06 AM

Count: 2


MacGillivray's Warbler

Geothlypis tolmiei

June 19, 2020 - 7:06 AM

Count: 1


Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

June 07, 2020 - 12:38 PM

Count: 8


Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

June 07, 2020 - 12:38 PM

Count: 2


American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

June 07, 2020 - 12:38 PM

Count: 1


Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

June 07, 2020 - 12:38 PM

Count: 4