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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

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 4


Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 4


Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 1


Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 3


American Robin

Turdus migratorius

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 2


Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 2


Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

June 17, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Count: 1


Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 6


Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Downy/Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens/villosus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Western Wood-Pewee

Contopus sordidulus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 2


Willow Flycatcher

Empidonax traillii

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 3


Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Empidonax difficilis

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 5


Cassin's Vireo

Vireo cassinii

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Warbling Vireo

Vireo gilvus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 2


Tree/Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor/thalassina

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 2


Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 3


Brown Creeper

Certhia americana

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Pacific Wren

Troglodytes pacificus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 2


Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 8


Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 4


Black-throated Gray Warbler

Setophaga nigrescens

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Wilson's Warbler

Cardellina pusilla

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 2


Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 1


Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

June 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Count: 2


Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

June 11, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Count: 1


Common Raven

Corvus corax

June 11, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Count: 2


Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

June 08, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Count: 1


Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

June 08, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Count: 2


Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

May 30, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

May 30, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

May 30, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

May 30, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 2


Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

May 30, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 1


Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

May 30, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Count: 6


Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

May 27, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Count: 2