The Outdoor Program

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Birding

“Nisqually is an excellent year-round destination for wildlife viewing, photography and enjoyment of the many species of dabbling and diving ducks that stop to feed in the wetlands or the several species of raptors, such as owls, harriers and kestrels, that survey the fields for prey.

There are several hiking options in the refuge, but the most exciting is the new Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail. This trail starts at the visitor center and is accessed by walking one-half mile on the Twin Barnes Loop trail and the new estuary dike trail. Then the boardwalk begins, and it truly is something to behold. It juts far out into the delta - running a full mile. When the tide is in, hikers will be walking above the water. When the tide is out, folks will be treated to the mudflats that are so popular with waterfowl.” – Washington Trails Association

Join The Outdoor Program and their staff of experienced birders for a hike through one of the most unique wildlife refuges in the state. The Nisqually is the only river in the United States to start, and end, in a federally protected area. Come out and witness the beautiful scenery and amazing diversity of this near by gem. Remember to pack a sack lunch and attend the Mandatory pre-trip meeting.

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: 2/5/2014, 7 PM, CRC 113 (the TOP Office)
Zach Moore, Ryan Hammer
Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
9 AM – 3 PM, 2/8/2014
Participant limits:
Expenses and Fees:
Registration Cutoff:
2/5/2014 at 4 PM