Searching for seabirds in Kitsap County – Wandering Washington

You don’t need to go far to see beautiful scenery in Washington. We often take access to the mountains, the coast, the Puget Sound, countless islands, and prairies for granted. I watch a lot of travel vloggers and am so envious of how they get to travel to so many diverse countries and places. However, Washington is an incredibly diverse place and I want to share that with all of you. I’m launching a “Wandering Washington” series, where I showcase all the unique places you can visit in Washington.

Last weekend we took a short trip to Kitsap County to look for the Pigeon Guillemot, a seabird that resembles your run-of-the-mill street pigeon.

Isn’t it cute?

You can find Pigeon Guillemots at the Kitsap County Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve, located about 45 minutes from Bremerton, Washington. We went with our friend Brandon, a fellow nature lover with a plethora of plant and bird knowledge.

We parked at the trailhead and walked our way down the trail to the rocky shoreline.

Unfortunately, We didn’t see any Pigeon Guillemots. But we did enjoy the sunshine, the views, building cairns, and being silly. We also saw several Bald Eagles soaring above and several butterflies.

After we left the nature preserve, we drove around and explored the area. I’ve never really explored Kitsap County, so it was wonderful to visit an area so close to home that I’d never been to before. We ended up in Belfair at a surprisingly good Mexican restaurant in a log cabin and pigged out on enchiladas.

Adventure is out there – and may only be a short drive away! 🙂


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