Birding on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Whidbey and Camano Islands are a great place to see birds, with some of the best locations around.  The island are along the Pacific Flyway, a western "highway in the sky" birds use to migrate.

Two of the people most knowledgeable about bird watching here are Craig and Joy Johnston.   The artist/writer couple of produced many amazing photographs of birds and collaborated on several books about birds around here.

They've created a detailed map of the best places to watch birds on Whidbey Island.  You can pick up a copy at Island visitor centers.

Or you can see the map here.  It has a clickable list of the best places to watch birds on Whidbey Island.

See Bird Watching Map...
Heron flying near Crockett Lake on Whidbey Island
Virginia Rail - a rarely seen wetland bird. Most birders only hear their calls.
Bullock's Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole - uncommon migrant/visitor to Whidbey Island, but they have nested here.
In recent years, Craig's mobility has been limited, which led him to produce a video that benefits anyone who has mobility issues.
How was Craig able to capture so many great bird pictures? He explains that, when he was more mobile, it was a matter of always being ready with a camera.

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