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.
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, January 3
Leader: Richard Youel, 206-282-3758, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Washington Park Arboretum
Saturday, January 24
Leader: Penny Bolton
Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot
Explore Foster Island in the Arboretum. As we wind past Duck Bay to reach Foster Island, we will see American Coots, Pied-bill Grebes, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Canada Geese and a wide selection of overwintering waterfowl including Northern Pintails, Ring-billed Ducks, Wood Ducks etc. Plan to walk the ¾ mile out to the viewing platforms in the reeds overlooking Union Bay. Many kinds of trees mingle here: willows on the water's edge, an alder grove, cottonwoods, the sleek Madrona, pines, Douglas-firs, maples and oaks . Smaller woody plants such as salal, salmonberry and serviceberry grow in the understory. This rich ecosystem provides food and cover to thousands of migrating birds over the winter. Meet in the Graham Visitors Center parking lot.
Sunday, February 15th
Co-leaders: Sharon Ellard (day of trip contact: 206-963-4781), Julie Monahan
We'll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.
Directions to Upcoming Birdwalks