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Birdrock Hotel Blog - All Posts for whale watching San Juan Island

Posted on Jun. 1, 2020
Photo courtesy of Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching

San Juan Island is one of the top whale watching destinations in the world. Sometimes whales even frolic in the harbor of our little coastal town.  Other times, whales cross paths with the Washington State Ferry, the sweetest traffic delay you will ever experience. Most often, though, they are seen on the Westside of the island, where the water is very deep and full of nutrients. We islanders love them, we deeply respect them and we invite you to courteously observe the gentle giants while visiting our lovely island. Here are our tips to make your whale watching experience the most rewarding, considerate and fun:

Posted on Apr. 20, 2020
Lime Kiln Lighthouse on San Juan Island, Washington

Last year for Earth Day, my Sweetie and I treated ourselves to a voluntourism weekend on San Juan Island. We participated along with the amazing Bird Rock staff (Hi Kasey and Emily!) in the annual Great Island Beach Clean-up and learned so much...

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Posted on Mar. 4, 2020
Spring Break on San Juan Island - Mount Young

This Spring, treat yourself to an uncomplicated island getaway. Meander through fields of wildflowers, observe Orcas and Humpbacks in the wild and partake in the exhilarating bucket list adventures that San Juan Island has to offer, as it awakes...

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Posted on Jan. 13, 2020
Birding on San Juan Island

San Juan Island is considered one of the best places to watch birds in the state. The isle has such variety in habitat, ranging from rocky shores and saltwater lagoons to farmland and prairies, that over 200 bird species call it their home. In addition, San Juan sits in the Pacific Flyway migration route ranging all the way from Alaska to South America, making Winter birding a special treat.

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