Both the yellow-billed loon and the Northern hawk owl are uncommon winter migrants, and attract birdwatchers and photographers from across the state.

The Bridgeport Bar Wildlife Unit is co-managed by Douglas PUD and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The 502-acre wildlife area provides habitat for waterfowl, upland birds, raptors, and a variety of songbirds. The wildlife area also includes 65 acres of grain crops that provide food for wintering Canada geese and dabbling ducks. Bridgeport Bar is a designated location on the “Cascade Loop” of the Washington Audubon Society’s Great Washington State Birding Trail.