A bird watching vacation for beginners to experts, from leisurely strolls to active hikes. Bird for a few hours, or all day … from the dawn chorus to the evening owl prowl. The North Olympic Peninsula is widely known as a great place for bird watching with a wide variety of bird species. Field trip locations include bays, fields, and woodlands. The locations are part of the Olympic Loop of the Great Washington State Birding Trail and are known as Important Bird Areas (IBA).