Our area is home to a diverse and abundant bird population. Waterfowl populations reach peaks of over 100,000 birds during the fall season. The Columbia National Wildlife Refuge has had over 200 different species observed. Our lakes, marshes and sloughs are home to a tremendous variety of waterfowl.
Photo by: Larry Umthun
With the abundance of water and habitat, the Moses Lake area is home to a diverse and abundant bird population. Water fowl populations reach peaks of over 100,000 birds during the fall season. The nearby Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Moses Lake, has had over 200 different species observed. Our lakes, marshes and sloughs are home to various water fowl. Hawks, owls, ravens and cliff swallows can be observed in the cliff areas. Local wetlands provide shelter to herons, American avocent and other shore birds. Pheasants, quail and magpies are found in the upland areas.
Birding is also very popular in this area, which is located about 4 miles south of Moses Lake.
Great Washington State Birding Trail
You’ll find the best places for the best bird watching in the Evergreen State.
The Central Basin Audubon Society
A number of on-line birding resources ready for your enjoyment. Be sure to check out their website.
Mar Don Resort8198 Hwy 262 E.
Othello Wa 99344
(509)346-2651 | (800)416-2736
We invite you to come and experience this amazing body of water as part of the MarDon family. Grab family and friends and we'll see you in the desert.