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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

September 20, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Count: 4


Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

September 16, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 15


Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

September 16, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates villosus

September 16, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 2


Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

September 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

September 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 2


Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum

September 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 5


Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

September 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Wilson's Warbler

Cardellina pusilla

September 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 2


Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

September 08, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

September 08, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Red-breasted Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus ruber

September 08, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


American Robin

Turdus migratorius

September 08, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

September 07, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Count: 1


American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

September 07, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Count: 1


Common Raven

Corvus corax

September 07, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Count: 1


Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

September 07, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Count: 1


Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

September 03, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Count: 1


Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 2


Warbling Vireo

Vireo gilvus

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 1


Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 5


Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 3


Bushtit

Psaltriparus minimus

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 8


Golden-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia atricapilla

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 2


Orange-crowned Warbler

Leiothlypis celata

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 2


Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 5


Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 2


Black-throated Gray Warbler

Setophaga nigrescens

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 1


Townsend's Warbler

Setophaga townsendi

September 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Count: 1


Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

August 31, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Count: 1


Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

August 31, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Count: 1


Brown Creeper

Certhia americana

August 31, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Count: 2


Western Tanager

Piranga ludoviciana

August 31, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Count: 1


Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Empidonax difficilis

August 27, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Count: 1


Downy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens

August 27, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Count: 2


Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta canadensis

August 27, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Count: 1


Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

August 27, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Count: 1


Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

August 27, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Count: 6


Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

August 23, 2019 - 8:20 AM

Count: 1