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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.

If needed, request binoculars from The Nature Shop at least a week in advance. Further information is available from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop, 206-523-4483.

 

Saturday, August 5, 9:00-11:00 AM
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot, 2300 Arboretum Drive East
    
            
A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. The paths are generally level however boots may be helpful and binoculars will be essential. Families are welcome but please leave pets at home.


Tuesday, August 8, 8:00-10:00 AM
Magnuson Park, Seattle
Leader:  Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: Promontory Point Pavilion

Magnuson Park is in NE Seattle. Take bus #75 to NE 65th St Entrance on Sand Point Way NE.  The Promontory Point Pavilion is a red-metal-roofed structure next to the little drive-in road at the west edge of parking lot E-1. It is marked with a pink square on the Magnuson Park map.


Saturday, August 12, 9:00-11:00 AM
Carkeek Park
Leaders: Nathaniel Peters and Julia Hansbrough
Meeting Point:  Parking lot across from the playing fields at the end of Carkeek Park Road

Carkeek Park is in northwest Seattle, enter from 3rd Avenue NW at 110th Street. We’ll be taking note of changes in bird diversity and density throughout the summer months, as different species finish nesting and, in some cases, prepare to migrate south.


Saturday, August 19, 9:00-11:00 AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leader: Julia Hansbrough
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)

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, September 2, 9:00-11:00 AM
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot, 2300 Arboretum Drive East

A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. The paths are generally level however boots may be helpful and binoculars will be essential. Families are welcome but please leave the pets at home.


Tuesday, September 12, 8:00-10:00 AM
Magnuson Park, Seattle
Leader: Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: Promontory Point Pavilion

Magnuson Park is in NE Seattle. Take bus #75 to NE 65th St Entrance on Sand Point Way NE. The Promontory Point Pavilion is a red-metal-roofed structure next to the little drive-in road at the west edge of parking lot E-1. It is marked with a pink square on the Magnuson Park map.


Saturday, September 23, 9:00-11:00 AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Julia Hansbrough & Jill Ericsson
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)

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 become NE 41st Street.


Wednesday, September 27, 9:00-11:00 AM
Lincoln Park
Leaders: Patty North, Dick Lazeres, & Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW)

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 winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.


Saturday, October 7, 9:00-11:00 AM
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot, 2300 Arboretum Drive East

A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. The paths are generally level however boots may be helpful and binoculars will be essential. Families are welcome but please leave the pets at home.


Saturday, October 14, 8:30-10:30 AM
Discovery Park
Leaders: Neil & Carleen Zimmerman (425-485-3122, N3zims@comcast.net)
Meeting Point: Discovery Park South Parking Lot

Discovery Park is at the western end of Interbay-Magnolia. Meet near the toilet facility at the South Parking lot (enter on right off W Emerson St. just beyond Viewmont Way W).


Saturday, October 21, 9:00-11:00 AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Julia Hansbrough & Jill Ericsson
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)

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 become NE 41st Street.


Tuesday, October 24, 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park, Seattle
Leader: Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: Promontory Point Pavilion

Magnuson Park is in NE Seattle. Take bus #75 to NE 65th St Entrance on Sand Point Way NE. The Promontory Point Pavilion is a red-metal-roofed structure next to the little drive-in road at the west edge of parking lot E-1. It is marked with a pink square on the Magnuson Park map.


Wednesday, November 1, 9:00-11:00 AM
Lincoln Park
Leaders: Patty North, Dick Lazeres, & Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW)

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 winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.


Saturday, November 4, 9:00-11:00 AM
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Larry Hubbell
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot, 2300 Arboretum Drive East

A beginner’s Bird Walk among the trees of the Arboretum and along the shores of Union Bay. The paths are generally level however boots may be helpful and binoculars will be essential. Families are welcome but please leave the pets at home.


Saturday, November 4, 9:30 AM
Seward Park
Leader: Richard Youel (206-282-3758, cryouel@msn.com)
Meeting Point: Seward Park Nature Center

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.


Tuesday, November 14, 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park, Seattle
Leader: Joe Sweeney
Meeting Point: Promontory Point Pavilion

Magnuson Park is in NE Seattle. Take bus #75 to NE 65th St Entrance on Sand Point Way NE. The Promontory Point Pavilion is a red-metal-roofed structure next to the little drive-in road at the west edge of parking lot E-1. It is marked with a pink square on the Magnuson Park map.


Saturday, November 18, 9:00-11:00 AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Julia Hansbrough & Jill Ericsson
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot (near greenhouses)

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 become NE 41st Street.

 

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