Kitsap County is home to a wide variety of birds year round with large spring and fall migrations, winter shorebirds, eagles and osprey abounding. Waterfronts are home to teeming populations of ducks, loons and herons. Some of the best places in the area to view the avian wildlife are the Clear Creek Trails, the Hansville Greenway and the Theler Wetlands. Check out the Kitsap Audubon Society’s website for more information about birding in the area.
There are plenty of nature walks through spectacular Pacific Northwest scenery in Kitsap County. One of the most accessible and well maintained is the Clear Creek Trail which meanders through wetlands, woodlands and tidelands right in the heart of Silverdale. A great feature of this trail is an interpretive centre that explains much of the local flora and fauna in an accessible fashion. For more information about nature walks in the area, visit the Kitsap Peninsula Tourism Office.
The waters around Kitsap County are home to two types of whales. The most common are orcas, which frequently journey up inlets in their pursuit of salmon. In the spring, Gray Whales become equally frequent for a brief window as they pass through Washington on their journey from Mexico to Alaska. If you’re out and about on the waters of Puget Sound, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these majestic creatures that might appear at any moment! However, if you simply can’t wait for a chance sighting to occur, check out The Puget Sound Express, a whale watching tour company offering guaranteed sightings on every excursion.
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