Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge


Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Come count the birds at Nisqually with this Jr. Ranger hike for Families! This is the best time to be at the Wildlife Preserve because there are so many different migratory birds and the owl babies may make an appearance. We will walk the inside loop slowly, using our binoculars to identify and count all the beautiful types of birds! Special treats provided!

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi

1:00pm at the kiosk in front of the visitor center at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.

Bring your own binoculars or use ours. We will have a photo list of the most likely birds we will be looking for (ducks, geese, eagles, owls).

Bring your own bird ID books or apps.

Dress for rain and cold--cancelled if pouring rain or snowing.

Suitable for all ages of kids and strollers, but optimal if they can use binoculars.


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Family Front Country Ten Essentials for adults with family first aid kit, spare clothing, water.

Recommended that all participants carry a backpack with a waist strap for water, spare clothing, bird books and binocs.....

Interagency Pass or $3 fee required for entry.

Bird checklist provided.

Binoculars, bird ID material if desired.

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