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Great Birdwatching on the Olympic Peninsula
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Fall Birdwatching on the Olympic Peninsula

Great Birdwatching on the Olympic PeninsulaThe Sequim Dungeness Valley is a veritable birdwatching paradise, especially during the upcoming fall months.  Sequim is actually home to two of Washington’s important bird areas. It offers an exceptional bird habitat for a range of birds, from the alpine peaks and subalpine forests to the shoreline habitats of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Sequim’s coastal habitats provide extensive sandflats and mudflats, large eelgrass beds, sand and cobble beaches, and small, protected islands. Inland, birds enjoy relatively dry and temperate weather, and plenty of oak woodlands, prairies, and madrona forests. Stay at the Dungeness Bay Cottages this fall, and embark upon a fascinating birdwatching adventure around Sequim.

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Tufted Puffin Dinner Cruise in Sequim in 2019
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Puffin Cruise to Protection Island

Tufted Puffin Dinner Cruise to Protection Island in Sequim in 2019While the Lavender Festival is certainly the star of July in the Sequim Valley, there’s another popular co-star. Have you ever seen a puffin up close and person? They are quite the adorable little bird, and relatively elusive and rare. They only breed in select environments around the world, and one of those happens to be just offshore from Sequim on Protection Island. Each summer, as part of Sequim’s Lavender Festival and regular summer programming, there’s a cruise to Protection Island to highlight these iconic seabirds. Lodging fills up quickly for the Lavender Festival, and the Puffin Cruise sells out well in advance once tickets go on sale. Be ahead of the game, and book a room at the Dungeness Bay Cottages today!

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