Zillah Lakes Inn is on a migratory path so you will see different species depending on the time of year you visit.
The Yakima Valley, especially Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge and the Zillah Lakes area are known for rare and interesting bird sightings as well as other wildlife. Notably in early Spring through early Fall we have busy nesting boxes along the Yakima River with Osprey rearing their young. The parents fish in the lakes and the river and it is something to behold. Just one reason we keep the lakes catch and release for humans.
Year round birds you’ll likely see are Great Blue Heron, Coopers Hawk, Kestrel and the Red Tail Hawk. We have Bald Eagles that also visit from time to time.