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Michael McFarlane

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Headquarters
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation


Semiahmoo Park -
Monthly Birding Excursions

Semiahmoo County Park continues to host monthly birding excursions by the North Cascades Audubon Society chapter on the first Saturday of each month. A key feature of these outdoor events is a "birding for beginners" segment for people just getting into the wonders of birding.

Join naturalists Lynne Givler and Paul Woodcock and other birding experts as they track and describe the abundant bird activity on the Semiahmoo Spit. Semiahmoo Park is one of the premier bird observation points on the West Coast - an Important Birding Area (IBA), with its location as a major wintering area on the Pacific Flyway.


Semiahmoo is also a key site on the Great Washington State Birding Trail, which identifies the best places to watch birds in the Evergreen State. Some shorebirds winter in the area in large numbers, while other species stop by during migrations. Occasional stopovers by rare and uncommon species can be a special treat for the new or experienced birder.

Meet up: Meet by the totem pole in front of Semiahmoo Lodge at 9:00 am. For further information, please contact Lynne Givler at 360.966.4909 or

Park Mappdf

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For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:
Lead Ranger: Ben VanBuskirk
Phone: 360.945.4911
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

From I-5 take the Birch Bay - Lynden Road exit (270). Go west on Birch Bay - Lynden Road 4 miles. Turn right on Harbor View Road. Turn left on Lincoln Road. Drive 3.8 miles to Semiahmoo Park.

Map to the Park pdf

Park Fees
Semiahmoo Park Feespdf