Whidbey Island West Shore


Naturalist Trip - Whidbey Island West Shore

Whidbey Island is a great place to view ducks wintering in the area and view continental glacial deposits. We will visit 4 or 5 Whidbey Island sites starting in the south and working our way north.

  • easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Pace: 1.0 to 2.0 mph

7:30 am at the 65th Street Park and Ride to carpool to the 8:30 am Mukilteo Ferry.

This is primarily a birding trip.  Our first stop will be Deer Lagoon, an excellent birding spot.  We will then continue to Double Bluff & Useless Bay.  The bluff represents one of the best exposures (outcrop) of continental glacier deposits in Puget Sound.  I will explain the glacial history.  For both spots we will do a bit of walking.  

We will then drive north and visit a couple more spots as time allows.

Bring your binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one.  

The weather can be cold, rainy and windy so dress accordingly.   You will be fully exposed, in the open, to weather conditions.


Whidbey Island West Shore

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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