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Join Phil Kelley on his weekly bird walks as he counts the birds at Nisqually NWR. The group walks over to an area near the visitor's center to view the entry road estuary, and then takes the boardwalk/trail loop out to the Twin Barns and the Nisqually overlook area. From there, the group walks the dike and back to the Riparian Forest. Some may choose to continue on the new estuary boardwalk extension, which goes out toward the mouth of McAlister Creek. It has benches and covered viewing areas. The walk totals 2.0 miles roundtrip to the estuary boardwalk extension, which is an additional 2 miles. So the whole walk including the boardwalk extension is up to 4 miles.
Bring: Good walking shoes or boots, raingear, water, snacks, and $3 for entry fee, unless you have a pass. Scopes are welcome.
Meet: At the Visitor's Center Pond Overlook.
Directions: Take I-5 south from Tacoma and exit to Nisqually NWR at exit 114. Take a right at the light.
Sign-up is not necessary.
Call or email Phil Kelley, if you have questions--(360) 459-1499, email@example.com.