Theler Wetlands Professional Review and Guide
"Water defines the Theler Wetlands. Bounded on two sides by the Union River and Hood Canal, the area is threaded with a combination freshwater ponds and forested wetlands on the upland side, tidal wetlands in the salt marsh, and an estuary at the mouth of the river. Artistic touches, including native plant gardens, carved totems, and other sculptures, enhance the wildlife experience. Interpretive trails and interactive displays offered at the educational center make Theler Wetlands one of the best places to introduce children to birding.
Habitats: Freshwater and tidal marshes, wetland, mixed forest, riparian, mudflats. Specialty birds: Brant; Greater Scaup; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Golden and Bald Eagles; Peregrine Falcon; Bonaparte’s, Mew, and Western Gulls; Band-tailed Pigeon; Vaux’s Swift; Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Hutton’s Vireo; Purple Martin."