From city parks to national parks the Young Birders field trips are a way to explore nature and birding hotspots throughout our city and the state. Young Birder field trips include day-trips and short overnights from October to June, and a longer end-of-year summer overnight trip to a further afield birding location. Our trips are often lead by Master Birders, and are a great way to get outside, learn about new birding areas, and spend time birding with other teens.
Young Birders half day trip: Montlake Fill
Sunday Feb 24th from 9:00am – 11:00am. Led by Master Birder Alan Grenon we will spend the morning birding around this popular Seattle area birding-spot. Please meet at the Center for Urban Horticulture parking lot E16.
Young Birders full day trip: Skagit and Samish Flats
Satuday March 9th from 8:00am – 5:30pm. We will head up north to spend the day birding at the Skagit and Samish Flats with master Birder Neil Zimmerman. Field trip cost of $10 will cover gas. We will meet at the Green Lake Park-and-Ride at 8am.
Space is limited to our van rental. You must RSVP HERE by Monday, March 4th to attend this field trip.
Young Birders half day trip: Discovery Park
Saturday March 23rd from 9:00am – noon. We will spend the morning at this hotspot with Master Birder Alan Grenon. Meet at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center at 9:00am.
Young Birders half day trip: Sketching Workshop at Magnuson Park
Saturday March 31st from 10:00am – noon. We will spend the morning with Master Birder and artist Carleen Zimmerman for a field sketching workshop. We will provide basic art supplies including pencils and paper but please feel free to bring your own field art supplies as well. We will meet in Magnuson Park at parking lot E1 in-between Promontory Point and the Boat Launch.
Wenas Creek Annual Campout
Mark your calendars! Young Birders will head to the Wenas Audubon campout over Memorial Day weekend from Saturday May 25th to Sunday May 26th.
The Wenas campout is a regional Audubon tradition that takes place in the Wenas Valley of central Washington. This casual and friendly gathering offers a variety of activities, including birding field trips, wildflower walks, field sketching, owl prowls, and campfire presentations. See the Wenas campout website for more details.
We will provide meals and transportation for interested Young Birders. Families are also welcome to come along! Registration information will be available in April, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions in the meantime.