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Neighborhood Bird Walks

Join Seattle Audubon, rain or shine, for a bird walk. No sign up required! Beginning birders or new Seattleites will especially enjoy this initial exposure to the rich variety of regional bird life. Families and non-members are welcome to attend.

Participants in Seattle Audubon programs may borrow optics at no cost. If needed, request binoculars from The Nature Shop; reserving binoculars in advance will better ensure availability. Further information is available from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop, 206-523-4483.

For directions to upcoming bird walks, click here.

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:00-11:00AM
Magnuson Park
Leader: Jan Bragg
Meeting Point: Education Pavilion (west side of boat launch parking lot E-1.  At the end of drive, on your right, after entering Magnuson Park from NE 65th St entrance).  Bus #62, #74, or #75 stops at Sand Point Way x NE 65th St; ~15 minute walk down entrance road to the Education Pavilion
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), C (hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~2 miles walking

We will be walking ~2 miles, uphill and down, looking and listening for forest birds.  Then we will stroll through the wetlands, looking for water birds.  This walk is suitable for any level of bird-watcher, including children (accompanied by adult).  Bring binoculars, water, and a willingness to stop & listen.

Saturday, November 23, 8:30-11:00AM
Green Lake Park
Leader: Roniq Bartanen
Meeting Point: Green Lake Boathouse in front of the cafe. 7351 East Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98115
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), A (paved and level), 2.8 miles walking

Most people know Green Lake as a place to run, walk your dog and go for a nice stroll in the city but did you know it’s also a rich and diverse “Urban Birding” habitat? Over 170 species of birds have been seen here.
Fall and Winter are great for exploring the arrival of wintering duck species such as Hooded and Common Mergansers, Wood Ducks, Green winged teals and Northern Shovelers. Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Sparrows and Thrushes can be seen here as well as the many other bird species that spend time here throughout the year. All levels of birders are welcome from beginner and beyond as well as families.
We will move at an easy pace navigating 2.8 miles of level terrain. Restroom options can be found along the way. Please leave dogs at home so our feathered friends won’t be scared off and dress appropriately for the weather. Binoculars are not necessary but will enhance the experience and can be borrowed from Seattle Audubon Society. The Café where we meet outside is open 7 am to 5 pm, weather permitting. A small parking lot is available as well as street parking. Public transportation is encouraged and a bike rack is also nearby. Trail is ADA accessible; all abilities and mobility’s are welcome!

Saturday, November 23, 9:00-11:00AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Julia Hansbrough & John Leszczynski
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (mostly gravel trails, with some soft ground or mud), ~1.5 miles walking

Union Bay Natural Area lies in northeast Seattle, east of the University of Washington. Meet at the Center for Urban Horticulture in the East parking lot off NE 41st Street, one block beyond the place where Mary Gates Memorial Drive turns left to becomes NE 41st Street.

 

#OPTOUTSIDE SPECIAL EDITION NBW
Friday, November 29, 9:00-11:00AM
Carkeek Park (note new location due to Apple Cup parking restrictions at Union Bay Natural Area)
Leaders: Wendy Walker, Bev Bowe, Cinny Burrell, & DJ Jones
Meeting Point: at the kiosk just past the porta potty (the yellow highlighted area on this map)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (mostly gravel trails, with some soft ground, sand, or mud), ~1.5 miles walking

Carkeek Park has a variety of habitats mixed into a small area, which will hopefully provide a variety of bird species for our #OptOutside enjoyment. We will start our walk at the confluence of Venema and Piper's Creek, where salmon will be swimming upstream to spawn. We will follow the level trail along Piper's creek, through the wetlands, out to the estuary on the beach at Puget Sound. Expect to see species that prefer woodland, freshwater stream and wetlands, and open saltwater habitats. There is a paved ramp up to the railroad track overpass for those who'd like to view Puget Sound without having to navigate the sandy beach. From the beach, we will about-face and head back to the meeting spot. Dress for cool, breezy, and potentially damp (or gloriously sunny) weather.
 

Sunday, December 1, 8:30-11:00am
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Leader: Eric Crockett & Emily Larson
Meeting Point: the north parking lot just down the hill from the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center on 118th Ave SE, Bellevue
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), D (one very steep hill), ~1.5 miles walking

Come explore the Eastside at Lake Washington's largest freshwater wetland! We'll descend a short but steep hillside into the slough, and then walk around the Bellefields Loop Trail. As we search the woods, channel, and blueberry farm for birds, there will be an emphasis on listening for bird sounds. Binoculars will come in handy, but scopes are not needed. Birders of all levels and ages are welcome. Bathrooms at the Education Center are closed until 10:00 AM.

Thursday, December 5, 9:00-10:00am
Lake Union Park
Leader: Dave Galvin
Meeting Point: Southwest corner of Lake Union at Valley Street and Westlake Avenue North
Trip Accessibility: 1 leisurely (meandering, many breaks to stop and observe), A ( pavement, sidewalk, mostly level ~ 1 mile walking

Beginner’s bird walk along the SW shore of Lake Union. Good for close views of waterfowl through the winter months. Dress for winter weather. Afterward warm up by joining Dave for coffee at the MOHAI Café or explore the South Lake Union neighborhood. Visit the permanent exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) or the nearby Center for Wooden Boats. Both are usually free on first Thursdays. Parking is limited. Public transit is recommended. Find a map and more information on the Lake Union Park website.

Saturday, December 7, 9:00-11:00am
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot
2300 Arboretum Drive East
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (soft ground, gravel trails, + some pavement & mud), ~2 miles walking

A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. Larry enjoys pointing out the various species and often provides distinguishing photos for illustration. Occasionally, he is able to relate the history of individual Union Bay birds:
•    Eva and Albert - The 520 Eagles,
•    Chip and Goldie - our Pileated Woodpeckers and,
•    Monty and Marsha - our newest pair of Bald Eagles.
During the winter, he may point out Anna’s Hummingbirds feeding in the Winter Garden and with luck possibly Trumpeter Swans on Union Bay. Binoculars are essential. Boots may be helpful. The paths we take are generally level, but sometimes muddy. Families are welcome, but please leave the pets at home.

Tuesday, December 10, 9:00am-noon
Lincoln Park, Seattle
Leaders: Anne Jacobs & Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point:  Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B/C (soft ground, sand, dirt trail, one hill), ~ 2 miles walking

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock.  We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover fall/winter residents.  Great walk for beginners.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop). Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

Saturday, December 14, 9:00-10:30am
Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park
Leader: Tom Leschine
Meeting Point: Olympic Sculpture Park in front of PACCAR Pavilion (upper floor) at the Corner of Western and Broad, 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely, many stops to observe), C (slanting gravel path, gentle hill and some steps) ~ 1mile walking, no vehicle travel

The theme of this walk is birding at the urban land-water interface. We’ll walk through the Sculpture Park and then go down the stairs to Myrtle Edwards Park and walk the waterfront trail along Elliot Bay. Waterfowl, passerines, raptors and gulls can be spotted on this route. Limited Pay Parking is available on the street and in the PACCAR underground garage. Taking public transportation is recommended. For directions and more information go to the Olympic Sculpture Park or Myrtle Edwards Park website.

Saturday, December 14, 9:00-11:30am
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline, WA
Leader: Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, near the restrooms
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely, many stops to observe), C (hiking trails with gently rolling hills and some steps); 2-3 miles walking, no vehicle travel

Expect to walk 2–3 leisurely paced miles, including some hills and steps. We will first walk the main paths and steps in this very scenic park. Then, we’ll return to our cars, grab our spotting scopes, and walk the short distance to the beach for some seabird watching overlooking the Puget Sound. The weather is usually cooler on the beach, so wear layers and rain gear, if necessary. Bring binoculars, of course, and a scope, if you have one. (We will share spotting scopes, so it’s not a problem if you don’t have one). Please bring along your sense of humor, but leave your pets at home, even if they have a good sense of humor.

Saturday, December 14, 8:30-11:00am
Green Lake Park
Leader: Roniq Bartanen
Meeting Point: Green Lake Boathouse in front of the café, 7351 East Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle, WA 98115
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), A (paved and level), ~ 2.8 miles walking

Most people know Green Lake as a place to run, walk your dog and go for a nice stroll in the city but did you know it’s also a rich and diverse “Urban Birding” habitat? Over 170 species of birds have been seen here.
Fall and Winter are great for exploring the arrival of wintering duck species such as Hooded and Common Mergansers, Wood Ducks, Green winged teals and Northern Shovelers. Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Sparrows and Thrushes can be seen here as well as the many other bird species that spend time here throughout the year. All levels of birders are welcome from beginner and beyond as well as families.
We will move at an easy pace navigating 2.8 miles of level terrain. Restroom options can be found along the way. Please leave dogs at home so our feathered friends won’t be scared off and dress appropriately for the weather. Binoculars are not necessary but will enhance the experience and can be borrowed from Seattle Audubon Society. The Café where we meet outside is open 7 am to 5 pm, weather permitting. A small parking lot is available as well as street parking. Public transportation is encouraged and a bike rack is also nearby. Trail is ADA accessible; all abilities and mobility’s are welcome!

Saturday, December 14, 9:00-11:00am
Carkeek Park
Leader: Nathaniel Peters
Meeting Point: West parking lot (by the railroad foot bridge)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B/C (soft ground and gravel paths, hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~ 1-2 miles walking

Winter is the best time of the year to observe seabirds on the Puget Sound, and we will spend much of our winter walks on the beach observing birds on the Sound and around the mouth of Pipers Creek, which often attracts large groups of gulls and waterfowl.  We will also walk some of the forest paths if we have time or if the weather on the beach is too harsh for the group.  Participants should be ready for potentially cold, wet, and/or windy conditions (rain gear, warm clothes, hats, gloves, etc.)  I will have a spotting scope and Sibley Bird Guide on hand, but participants are encouraged to bring their own scopes and guides.  Binoculars are not required, but are recommended (I do not have extra pairs of binoculars for participants).


Wednesday, December 18, 9:00-11:00am
Magnuson Park
Leader: Jan Bragg
Meeting Point: Education Pavilion (west side of boat launch parking lot E-1.  At the end of drive, on your right, after entering Magnuson Park from NE 65th St entrance).  Bus #62, #74, or #75 stops at Sand Point Way x NE 65th St; ~15 minute walk down entrance road to the Education Pavilion
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), C (hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~2 miles walking

We will be walking uphill and down, looking and listening for forest birds.  Then we will stroll through the wetlands, looking for water birds.  This walk is suitable for any level of bird-watcher, including children (accompanied by adult).  Bring binoculars, water, and a willingness to stop & listen.
 
Saturday, December 21, 9:00-11:00am
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: John Leszczynski, Dick Holcomb, Shelley Evans, David Armstrong
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)

Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (mostly gravel trails, with some soft ground or mud), ~1.5 miles walking
Union Bay Natural Area lies in northeast Seattle, east of the University of Washington. Meet at the Center for Urban Horticulture in the East parking lot off NE 41st Street, one block beyond the place where Mary Gates Memorial Drive turns left to becomes NE 41st Street.

Thursday, January 2, 9:00-10:00am
Lake Union Park
Leader: Dave Galvin
Meeting Point: Southwest corner of Lake Union at Valley Street and Westlake Avenue North
Trip Accessibility: 1 leisurely (meandering, many breaks to stop and observe), A ( pavement, sidewalk, mostly level), ~ 1 mile walking

Beginner’s bird walk along the SW shore of Lake Union. Good for close views of waterfowl through the winter months. Dress for winter weather. Afterward warm up by joining Dave for coffee at the MOHAI Café or explore the South Lake Union neighborhood. Visit the permanent exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) or the nearby Center for Wooden Boats. Both are usually free on first Thursdays. Parking is limited. Public transit is recommended. Find a map and more information on the Lake Union Park website.

Saturday, January 4, 9:00-11:00am
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot
2300 Arboretum Drive East
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (soft ground, gravel trails, + some pavement & mud), ~ 2 miles walking

A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. Larry enjoys pointing out the various species and often provides distinguishing photos for illustration. Occasionally, he is able to relate the history of individual Union Bay birds:
•    Eva and Albert - The 520 Eagles,
•    Chip and Goldie - our Pileated Woodpeckers and,
•    Monty and Marsha - our newest pair of Bald Eagles.
During the winter, he may point out Anna’s Hummingbirds feeding in the Winter Garden and with luck possibly Trumpeter Swans on Union Bay. Binoculars are essential. Boots may be helpful. The paths we take are generally level, but sometimes muddy. Families are welcome, but please leave the pets at home.

Saturday, January 4, 9:30am
Seward Park
Leader: Richard Youel, (206) 282-3758
Meeting Point: Seward Park Nature Center
Trip Accessibility: 1(leisurely pace),  B/C(soft ground and gravel paths, hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~ 1-2 miles walking

Seward Park is on the shore of Lake Washington at S. Orcas St., and Lake Washington Blvd. Meet in front of the nature center at the east edge of the oval driveway. Metro bus #39. We will begin with a level walk on paved and soft lawn surfaces at the Lake Washington shore observing water birds. Then we will walk up hill on wood steps and on hiking trails observing birds of the forest. Seasonal wet conditions can be expected.

Saturday, January 4, 8:30-11:00am
Green Lake Park
Leader: Roniq Bartanen
Meeting Point: Green Lake Boathouse in front of the café, 7351 East Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle, WA 98115
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), A (paved and level), ~ 2.8 miles walking

Most people know Green Lake as a place to run, walk your dog and go for a nice stroll in the city but did you know it’s also a rich and diverse “Urban Birding” habitat? Over 170 species of birds have been seen here.
Fall and Winter are great for exploring the arrival of wintering duck species such as Hooded and Common Mergansers, Wood Ducks, Green winged teals and Northern Shovelers. Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Sparrows and Thrushes can be seen here as well as the many other bird species that spend time here throughout the year. All levels of birders are welcome from beginner and beyond as well as families.
We will move at an easy pace navigating 2.8 miles of level terrain. Restroom options can be found along the way. Please leave dogs at home so our feathered friends won’t be scared off and dress appropriately for the weather. Binoculars are not necessary but will enhance the experience and can be borrowed from Seattle Audubon Society. The Café where we meet outside is open 7 am to 5 pm, weather permitting. A small parking lot is available as well as street parking. Public transportation is encouraged and a bike rack is also nearby. Trail is ADA accessible; all abilities and mobility’s are welcome!

Saturday, January 11, 9:00-11:30am
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline, WA
Leader: Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, near the restrooms

Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely, many stops to observe), C (hiking trails with gently rolling hills and some steps); ~ 2-3 miles walking, no vehicle travel
Expect to walk 2–3 leisurely paced miles, including some hills and steps. We will first walk the main paths and steps in this very scenic park. Then, we’ll return to our cars, grab our spotting scopes, and walk the short distance to the beach for some seabird watching overlooking the Puget Sound. The weather is usually cooler on the beach, so wear layers and rain gear, if necessary. Bring binoculars, of course, and a scope, if you have one. (We will share spotting scopes, so it’s not a problem if you don’t have one). Please bring along your sense of humor, but leave your pets at home, even if they have a good sense of humor.

Saturday, January 11, 9:00-11:00am
Carkeek Park
Leader: Nathaniel Peters
Meeting Point: West parking lot (by the railroad foot bridge)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B/C (soft ground and gravel paths, hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~ 1-2 miles walking

Winter is the best time of the year to observe seabirds on the Puget Sound, and we will spend much of our winter walks on the beach observing birds on the Sound and around the mouth of Pipers Creek, which often attracts large groups of gulls and waterfowl.  We will also walk some of the forest paths if we have time or if the weather on the beach is too harsh for the group.  Participants should be ready for potentially cold, wet, and/or windy conditions (rain gear, warm clothes, hats, gloves, etc.)  I will have a spotting scope and Sibley Bird Guide on hand, but participants are encouraged to bring their own scopes and guides.  Binoculars are not required, but are recommended (I do not have extra pairs of binoculars for participants).

Sunday, January 12, 8:30-11:00am
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Leader: Eric Crockett & Emily Larson
Meeting Point: the north parking lot just down the hill from the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center on 118th Ave SE, Bellevue
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), D (one very steep hill), ~ 1.5 miles walking

Come explore the Eastside at Lake Washington's largest freshwater wetland! We'll descend a short but steep hillside into the slough, and then walk around the Bellefields Loop Trail. As we search the woods, channel, and blueberry farm for birds, there will be an emphasis on listening for bird sounds. Binoculars will come in handy, but scopes are not needed. Birders of all levels and ages are welcome. Bathrooms at the Education Center are closed until 10:00 AM.

Wednesday, January 15, 9:00-11:00am
Magnuson Park
Leader: Jan Bragg
Meeting Point: Education Pavilion (west side of boat launch parking lot E-1.  At the end of drive, on your right, after entering Magnuson Park from NE 65th St entrance).  Bus #62, #74, or #75 stops at Sand Point Way x NE 65th St; ~15 minute walk down entrance road to the Education Pavilion.
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), C (hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~ 2 miles walking

We will be walking uphill and down, looking and listening for forest birds.  Then we will stroll through the wetlands, looking for water birds.  This walk is suitable for any level of bird-watcher, including children (accompanied by adult).  Bring binoculars, water, and a willingness to stop & listen.

Saturday, January 25, 9:00-11:00am
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Julia Hansbrough, John Leszczynski, Dick Holcomb, Shelley Evans, Bev Bowe
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (mostly gravel trails, with some soft ground or mud), ~ 1.5 miles walking

Union Bay Natural Area lies in northeast Seattle, east of the University of Washington. Meet at the Center for Urban Horticulture in the East parking lot off NE 41st Street, one block beyond the place where Mary Gates Memorial Drive turns left to becomes NE 41st Street.

Saturday, February 1, 9:00-11:00am
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot
2300 Arboretum Drive East
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (soft ground, gravel trails, + some pavement & mud), ~ 2 miles walking

A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. Larry enjoys pointing out the various species and often provides distinguishing photos for illustration. Occasionally, he is able to relate the history of individual Union Bay birds:
•    Eva and Albert - The 520 Eagles,
•    Chip and Goldie - our Pileated Woodpeckers and,
•    Monty and Marsha - our newest pair of Bald Eagles.
During the winter, he may point out Anna’s Hummingbirds feeding in the Winter Garden and with luck possibly Trumpeter Swans on Union Bay. Binoculars are essential. Boots may be helpful. The paths we take are generally level, but sometimes muddy. Families are welcome, but please leave the pets at home.

Sunday, February 2, 8:30-11:00am
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Leader: Eric Crockett & Emily Larson
Meeting Point: the north parking lot just down the hill from the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center on 118th Ave SE, Bellevue
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), D (one very steep hill), ~ 1.5 miles walking

Come explore the Eastside at Lake Washington's largest freshwater wetland! We'll descend a short but steep hillside into the slough, and then walk around the Bellefields Loop Trail. As we search the woods, channel, and blueberry farm for birds, there will be an emphasis on listening for bird sounds. Binoculars will come in handy, but scopes are not needed. Birders of all levels and ages are welcome. Bathrooms at the Education Center are closed until 10:00 AM.

Saturday, February 8, 9:00-11:00am
Carkeek Park
Leader: Nathaniel Peters
Meeting Point: West parking lot (by the railroad foot bridge)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B/C (soft ground and gravel paths, hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~ 1-2 miles walking

Winter is the best time of the year to observe seabirds on the Puget Sound, and we will spend much of our winter walks on the beach observing birds on the Sound and around the mouth of Pipers Creek, which often attracts large groups of gulls and waterfowl.  We will also walk some of the forest paths if we have time or if the weather on the beach is too harsh for the group.  Participants should be ready for potentially cold, wet, and/or windy conditions (rain gear, warm clothes, hats, gloves, etc.)  I will have a spotting scope and Sibley Bird Guide on hand, but participants are encouraged to bring their own scopes and guides.  Binoculars are not required, but are recommended (I do not have extra pairs of binoculars for participants).

Saturday, February 8, 9:00-11:30am
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline, WA
Leader: Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, near the restrooms
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely, many stops to observe), C (hiking trails with gently rolling hills and some steps), ~ 2-3 miles walking, no vehicle travel

Expect to walk 2–3 leisurely paced miles, including some hills and steps. We will first walk the main paths and steps in this very scenic park. Then, we’ll return to our cars, grab our spotting scopes, and walk the short distance to the beach for some seabird watching overlooking the Puget Sound. The weather is usually cooler on the beach, so wear layers and rain gear, if necessary. Bring binoculars, of course, and a scope, if you have one. (We will share spotting scopes, so it’s not a problem if you don’t have one). Please bring along your sense of humor, but leave your pets at home, even if they have a good sense of humor.

Wednesday, February 19, 9:00-11:00am
Magnuson Park
Leader: Karen Wosilait
Meeting Point: Education Pavilion (west side of boat launch parking lot E-1.  At the end of drive, on your right, after entering Magnuson Park from NE 65th St entrance).  Bus #62, #74, or #75 stops at Sand Point Way x NE 65th St; ~15 minute walk down entrance road to the Education Pavilion
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), C (hiking trails with gentle rolling hills), ~ 2 miles walking

Magnuson Park offers a variety of habitats, including ponds, forest, fields, and a lake.  We will be walking ~2 miles, uphill and down, looking and listening for birds.  This walk is suitable for any level of bird-watcher, including children (accompanied by adult).  Bring binoculars, warm water-proof clothes/shoes, water, and a willingness to stop & listen.

Saturday, February 29, 9:00-11:00am
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Julia Hansbrough, Dick Holcomb, Shelley Evans, Bev Bowe
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)
Trip Accessibility: 1 (leisurely pace), B (mostly gravel trails, with some soft ground or mud), ~ 1.5 miles walking

Union Bay Natural Area lies in northeast Seattle, east of the University of Washington. Meet at the Center for Urban Horticulture in the East parking lot off NE 41st Street, one block beyond the place where Mary Gates Memorial Drive turns left to becomes NE 41st Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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