Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway

This route features more than half of Washington’s 346 annually recorded bird species, so get out your cameras and birding guides and hit the road!

about the corridor

The Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway is part of Audubon Washington's "Great Washington State Birding Trail." Sandhill Cranes migrate along the Pacific Flyway in spring and fall. Black-crowned Night-Herons and Great Egrets nest in the summer. There are large populations of Bald Eagles and waterfowl that offer great winter birding. The Coulee Corridor follows the Columbia River from the Othello area (south) to the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area (north). 

Audubon Washington produced the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway pamphlet with  sketch maps and directions to many known birding hot spots, birds and their habitat along the route and the best season to go.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • This route/place is for driving trips with short walks along the corridor. For trips to a specific trail, peak, park, etc. please choose or add an appropriate route/place.
  • Many of the stops along the corridor require a Discover Pass or Northwest Forest Pass.
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 20
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 20
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