Bird Watching

From bald eagles to bluebirds, Klickitat County is home or stopover to a tremendous array of birds. Klickitat County offers a wide variety of climates and elevations suitable to innumerable bird species. Waterfowl, hummingbirds and hawks are found in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

In fact, with white and blue birdhouses perched on fence posts throughout the area, Bickleton is known as the "Bluebird Capital of the World."

Other noteworthy bird watching areas include the upper Klickitat River which is an annual nesting area for numerous pairs of bald eagles. Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, at the base of Mt. Adams, is a particularly rich layover point for migratory birds.

Bird watching, along with wildflower hikes, mushroom picking or huckleberry gathering, offers an excellent way to take in the scenic richness of Klickitat County.

More Information

For more information, contact:

Columbia Gorge Audubon Society
367 Oak Ridge Road
White Salmon, WA 98672
Phone: 509-493-3891

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Glenwood, WA 98619
Phone: 509-364-3410

Visit the Bickleton, Bluebird Capital of the World Website.