See over 250 different species!

Birding in the Methow Valley

The Methow Valley offers some of the best birdwatching in the state. Over 250 species of birds have been seen in the area surrounding the Methow River and its tributaries. The Valley features many different habitats, from wet forest to dry shrub-steppe, and is home to birds of both western and eastern affinities.

Both Golden and Bald Eagles are seen here year-round, and the Valley is one of the best places in the country to see Lewis’ Woodpeckers. Gray Catbirds and Eastern Kingbirds are relatively easy to find and the birding is nearly always accompanied by good weather.

So whether you’re interested in an early morning songbird serenade or a glimpse of the elusive hummingbird, the Methow Valley is home to all sorts of species, during every time of the year.  Nearly all of the Methow Valley hiking trails are great locations to bird watch. To learn more about other locations to find birds in the Methow, click the links below.