• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington


Canada goose with five goslings.

NPS collection

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 . . .

Did You Know?

picture of Great Basin Wild Rye Grass

Great Basin Wild Rye Grass is part of the natural landscape at Whitman Mission. The name Waiilatpu, meaning place of rye grass, was used by the people to name the mission site.