[Meet-Up] Birding at Beacon Rock - Columbia Land Trust
Beacon Rock State Park
Whether you are an experienced birder or just beginning, you won’t want to miss this guided birding hike at Beacon Rock State Park.

Join Columbia Land Trust Natural Area Manager Dan Friesz and avid local birder Cindy McCormack for a unique birding opportunity at Beacon Rock State Park. We’ll hike the 1.5-mile River-to-Rock trail, where we are likely to spot multiple woodpeckers, warbler, vireo, flycatcher, and sparrow species. Lazuli Bunting, Rufous Hummingbird, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock’s Oriole, and American Dipper are just a few additional species we may get to see!

We’ll also learn about the conservation of nearby Pierce Island one of the most iconic Gorge islands, located just beneath Beacon Rock. This island is home to wildflower species Rorippa columbiae – a state endangered member of the yellowcress family known to grow in only two places in Washington State.

After the lower loop, you can opt to take a boat ride past Peirce Island with Dan or continue on a longer trail hike for more birding opportunities in the park with Cindy.

EASY TO MODERATE: 1.5 mile round trip with 272’ elevation gain.

*PLEASE NOTETransportation is not provided for this tour.  A Discover Pass is required for parking. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a one-day or full-year pass here.  A list of items to bring and other important information will be sent to you via email 1 week prior to the tour date. If you register anyone other than yourself for a Columbia Land Trust tour, you are confirming that the other person(s) you are registering are aware of and also agree to all the terms and conditions of the tour liability agreement (linked below).

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