Bird walk set for Tuesday at Whitman Mission historical site

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Noted birder Mike Denny will lead a walk to look for birds at Whitman Mission, 328 Whitman Mission Rd., 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Denny said Whitman Mission is one of the four best birding areas in Walla Walla County.

The walk will start in front of the Whitman Mission Visitor Center and will last about one hour. Participants should wear comfortable shoes. Binoculars are not necessary but can enhance the experience. There is no fee for this program.

Whitman Mission is located seven miles west of Walla Walla off U.S. Highway 12. Park grounds are open until dark. The visitor center is open seven days a week; summer hours for the visitor center are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitor information may be obtained by calling 529-2761 or by visiting the park website at www.nps.gov/whmi.

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