For our bed and breakfasts
guests, each Suite has bird watching guide books and binoculars
for your enjoyment to watch birds from your private deck, or for
the more avid bird watcher, you can also take the bird watching
guide books with you while you “take a hike” on our nature trail
that winds around the property. You’ll be sure to see many
species of swallows, warblers and sparrows on your walk and most
guests also see ospreys and even the occasional eagles. The
trail winds down to Nason Creek where it is also very fun to
pack a picnic lunch to bring with you during the warm summer
Below is your guide for:
Fall & Winter
Spring & Summer Activities
Walks, Hikes & Bikes
Leavenworth Tours & Wineries
Bird watching at Pine River Ranch in
Leavenworth, Washington is one of the best locations for bird
watching in Washington State, and many species of birds can be
seen right here on our property at Pine River Ranch! Your suite
comes complete with a Pacific Northwest Bird Watching Guide Book
and binoculars so even an amateur can become a bird watching
enthusiast! Leavenworth is a great bird watching location year
round with vast range of habitats like snow-capped mountains,
ponderosa pine forests full of sun, riparian zones and
shrub-steppe. We are also home
to the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest throughout the month of May
where you can hear birds sing songs that are only heard during
this time period.
For the avid bird watcher who wants to venture further than our
22 acres at Pine River Ranch there are seven great sites
recommended in the Bird Travelers Trail. Grab the guide at the
Barn Beach Reserve at 347 Division Street and explore the
waterfront park, Wenatchee and Icicle River and the Valley for
great bird watching opportunities!
This summer the
Wenatchee River Ranger District visited Pine River Ranch for a
bird watching trip and spotted over 31 kinds of species on our
property! They were kind enough to share their "ebird report"
Location: Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth, Washington
Weather: clearing after heavy rains of morning, pleasant.
River rising, soils moist, vegetation in budding and in
leaf. Birding by foot around Pine River Ranch on Bird Fest
field trip Birds Of Bavaria (BOB).
Number of species: 31
Canada Goose: Birds Spotted: 21 Two sets of parents in
pond with 2 sets of young; remaining adults in grasses.
Turkey Vulture: Birds Spotted: 2 Overhead flights.
Osprey: Birds Spotted: 4 Two nests seen from Pine River
Ranch pastures, active with adults on or next to.
Rufous Hummingbird: Birds Spotted: 8 At feeders
Pileated Woodpecker: Birds Spotted: 1 Heard one from
Olive-sided Flycatcher: Birds Spotted: 1 First of season
hearing “quick, three beers”.
Dusky Flycatcher: Birds Spotted: 1 Visual and audio.
Steller’s Jay: Birds Spotted: 4
American Crow: Birds Spotted: 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow: Birds Spotted: 10 Mixed
swallow group massing between barn and pond. Looks like nesting
in holes in barn.
Tree Swallow: Birds Spotted: 10 Mixed swallow group massing
between barn and pond. Looks like nesting in holes in barn.
Violet-green Swallow: Birds Spotted: 20 Mixed swallow group
massing between barn and pond. Looks like nesting in holes in
Red-breasted Nuthatch: Birds Spotted: 3
House Wren: Birds Spotted: 1
American Robin: Birds Spotted: 2
Nashville Warbler: Birds Spotted: 4 Heard and saw in shrubs
near riparian and pasture shrubs.
Yellow Warbler: Birds Spotted: 5 Great views
with binoculars and scopes, at pond in willows.
Yellow-rumped Warbler: Birds Spotted: 14 Excellent views of
fly catching from cattails and willows over pond. Close up of
“butter butt” by all. Found at house, pond, river.
Townsend’s Warbler: Birds Spotted: 2 Heard and saw in
Spotted Towhee: Birds Spotted: 2
Chipping Sparrow: Birds Spotted: 2 In pasture shrubs.
Song Sparrow: Birds Spotted: 1
White-crowned Sparrow: Birds Spotted: 1 Mixed with
Golden-crowned Sparrow in pasture shrubs.
Golden-crowned Sparrow: Birds Spotted: 3 Mixed with
White-crowned Sparrow in pasture shrubs.
Dark-eyed Junco: Birds Spotted: 6
Western Tanager: Birds Spotted: 2 Excellent views with eye,
binoculars and scopes – perching from willow over pond.
Black-headed Grosbeak: Birds Spotted 1 Singing over house
Red-winged Blackbird: Birds Spotted: 8 Mostly at pond, also
Brown-headed Cowbird: Birds Spotted: 5 On pasture
fence-lines and tops of shrubs.
Purple Finch: Birds Spotted: 4 Birds very wet from rain, in
shrubs near wetlands.
Evening Grosbeak: Birds Spotted: 4 At feeders and overhead
A big Thanks to the Wenatchee River Ranger District for sharing
your report with us and we look forward to your field trip next
More to Do
Hardware Best mocha around,
Souvenirs, 'Plain' T-shirts, Candles, Soaps, and YES they
even have hardware, Check out their web-sight, and
definitely stop by for a look around.
Applets & Cotlets
509-782-2191 117 Mission Ave., Cashmere. Continuous 15-minute tours,
charming country store, plus free samples!
Co. Historical Soc.
Pioneer, natural and Native American history and artifacts.
The pioneer village includes actual pioneer cabins and
Junction 65 Hwy. 2
Leavenworth Mini golf, bumper boats, train rides, movie
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 509-548-7641
Icicle Road Leavenworth Exhibits that identify the fish
and describe their environmental needs
Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum 509-548-4708
735 Front St, Leavenworth The only all-nutcracker museum
in the US, nutcrackers from the 15th century to present
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 509-664-3340
127 S. Mission St. Wenatchee A cultural center and museum
with programs and exhibits focusing on history, natural
history, art and cultural heritage of the people of North
3327 Ohme Rd. Wenatchee Nationally acclaimed 9-acre alpine
garden perched high on a rocky bluff above the Columbia
River. Stone pathways, spectacular views, pools, waterfalls
Apr. 15-Oct. 15 daily.
Mountain Chocolate Factory 636 Front
Street - The Brewery Bldg, Leavenworth Watch candy makers
hand-fashion Rocky Mountain Chocolates.
Reach Dam Visitor’s Center Highway 97-A,
Wenatchee Interpretive museum, fish ladder, fish-viewing
room, café & gift shop.
Art in the Park Leavenworth
Renowned professional and amateur artisans exhibit in
Leavenworth City Park 1st weekend in May through 2nd weekend
Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center & Gift Shop
samples. Interactive displays covering apple blossom
pollination, orchard cultivation and marketing. Unique gifts
available. Open weekdays year round. Support our local fruit