Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo are officially recognized as an “Important Bird Area of Washington.” The pristine, shallow marine habitat with extensive intertidal mudflats is adjacent to the U.S.-Canadian border in Blaine, WA.

Take I-5 Exit 276 for Marine Park and Exit 274 for Semiahmoo. Excellent site for tideland birds, especially in winter. Some of the species that nest in the area include cormorants, canada geese, gulls, blue herons, hooded mergansers, bald eagles, mallards and peregrine falcons. Migrating or resting varieties include loons, grebes, brants, scoters, ducks, gulls, terns, sandpipers, goldeneyes and many more. Best birding is two to three hours before incoming tides.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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