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 difficult for photographers or someone stalking a specific bird.

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Sightings reported over the last 30 days.

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

November 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Count: 8


Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

November 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Count: 2


Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

November 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Count: 2


Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

November 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Count: 3


American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

November 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Count: 3


Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

November 01, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Count: 14


Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

November 01, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Count: 1


Pacific Wren

Troglodytes pacificus

November 01, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Count: 1