5299 Nielsen Road , Ferndale, WA 98248

Take I-5 Exit 262 for Hovander Park in Ferndale. Here you will find year-round pied-billed grebe, hooded merganser, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, marsh wren, and american bittern. Tall-grass meadows support breeding savannah sparrows; spring brings green herons, wood ducks, common yellowthroats and tree swallows. Virginis rails and soras stay through summer.

A wood boardwalk meanders through the lily pads and marsh grass for great viewing. Several tree swallow boxes are along the path. A viewing tower offers great panoramic views and features a remote TV for handicap access.

The area is closed during hunting season mid-fall to mid-winter.

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        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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