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Birding Safaris

Birds On the Coast


Come Birding on a Safari with Us!

Charter one of our boats for a Birding Safari which is 3 - 4 hours in search of birds and wildlife in obscure coves and backwaters of the San Juan Islands. 

This tour includes a knowledgeable naturalist guide and a graciously curious Captain. 

Our vessel Sea Lion has a fully enclosed and windowed cabin that seats 24, plus outdoor covered seating. There is also a walk around deck, seating on the bow and a large bathroom. On board we provide blankets, jackets, wildlife field guides, wildlife books and maps.

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Join the thousands that have enjoyed viewing our feathered friends with us.
We believe a sojourn through the islands in the shoulder season (Sept - Oct & April - May) will be invigorating and rewarding.

Here is a list of birds that you are likely to see on the water in the San Juan Islands Fall, Winter and Spring. There are some birds that will stay over summer, but most will migrate by spring.

  • Pacific Loon
  • Common Loon
  • Red-Necked Grebe
  • Double-Crested Cormorant
  • Pelagic Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Canada Goose
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Surf Scoter
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Bald Eagle
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Black Oystercatcher
  • Bonaparte's Gull
  • Heermann's Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Glaucous-Winged Gull
  • Common Murre
  • Pigeon Guillemot
  • Marbled Murrelet
  • Rhinoceros Auklet
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Red-Necked Phalarope
  • Black Turnstone
  • Surfbird

Here are some helpful birding links:

Audubon- San Juan Archipelago  
Washington Ornithological Society  
San Juan Islands Audubon Society  
American Birding Association  
Tweeters Birding Email Digests  
Seattle Audubon Society  
Falcon Research Group  
British Columbia Field Ornithologists 

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