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.

Sightings reported over the last 30 days.

Gadwall

Mareca strepera

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 2


American Wigeon

Mareca americana

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 2


Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 25


Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 2


Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 3


Anna's Hummingbird

Calypte anna

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Common Raven

Corvus corax

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Black-capped Chickadee

Poecile atricapillus

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Pacific Wren

Troglodytes pacificus

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Marsh Wren

Cistothorus palustris

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 2


Varied Thrush

Ixoreus naevius

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus

January 07, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Count: 1


Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

January 05, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Count: 1


Steller's Jay

Cyanocitta stelleri

January 05, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Count: 2


Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia

January 05, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Count: 4


Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Poecile rufescens

January 02, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Count: 2


Golden-crowned Kinglet

Regulus satrapa

January 02, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Count: 2


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula

January 02, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Count: 1


Northern Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus

January 01, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Count: 1


Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii

December 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Count: 2


Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

December 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Count: 20


Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

December 25, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Count: 2


Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus

December 25, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Count: 1


American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

December 25, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Count: 1


American Robin

Turdus migratorius

December 25, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Count: 1