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Nisqually Refuge Photography Tour with Michele Burton

January 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hope you will join us!

Michele’s website: www.MicheleBurton.com

Questions? mburtonphoto@aol.com

We can expect to see geese, many varieties of ducks, Great blue heron and probably some raptors. It is a great time of year to experience the reclaimed estuary, see a wide variety of seasonal birds and wildlife, and see the varied landscape of the refuge.


In 2009, in partnership with the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the largest estuary restoration project in the Pacific Northwest was completed with the removal of the century-old Brown Farm Dike in the Nisqually River Delta. The tides returned to 762 acres of estuary. The enhancement of freshwater wetlands diversifies available habitat and assists in the recovery of Puget Sound salmon and wildlife populations. Subsequent monitoring and research is documenting the changes over time and the benefits to fish and wildlife, both within the Delta and beyond in South Puget Sound. 

Bring with you:

  • Camera with telephoto lens for wildlife photography – tripods are recommended for 300mm lens or longer
  • Your phone for landscapes
  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing if you don’t have a long lens
  • Good walking shoes – expect at least a mile of walking
  • Hat and Gloves – Michele loves hand warmers!
  • Warm coat with Windbreaker or Rain Coat – it gets breezy

Also planning a Zoom photo workshop/critiques – TBA


January 30, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Photography Committee
Michele Burton, Photographer


Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
100 Brown Farm Road
Olympia, WA 98516-2302 United States
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