Whitman Mission is a place to raise a family for many bird species. It is also an important stop over for migrating birds. This makes Whitman Mission an excellent place to look for birds. More than 200 species of birds have been observed at the site. Species most commonly seen include ring-necked pheasants, red-winged black birds, robins, swallows, great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, mallards and Canada geese. more . . .