Birding in the San Juan Islands

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Peregrines in the San Juan Islands
The San Juan Islands with its gorgeous beaches and rocky shores, formed by ancient glaciers, its wooded hills and lush pastures, is home to over 300 species of migratory and non-migratory birds. The islands lie within the Pacific Coast Flyaway, which extends from Alaska to South America, making it a popular stop for migratory birds, like the majestic Trumpeter Swan, who spends our temperate winters with us. San Juan Island features four main sites on the Audubon Society’s Puget Loop of Washington State Birding Trail: the Lime Kiln State Park, American Camp, English Camp and Jackson Beach; the latter just a mile from the Earthbox Inn & Spa.