Neighborhood Bird Walks  

Join Seattle Audubon, rain or shine, for a two-hour 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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Joe Sweeney & Dasha Gudalewicz
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot


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, February 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Lincoln Park
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: South Parking lot


Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.


Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Washington Park Arboretum  
Leader: Penny Bolton
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot


Meet the winter birds of the Washington Park 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, Mallards, etc. Plan to walk the ¾ mile out to the viewing platforms in the reeds overlooking Union Bay. This rich ecosystem provides food and cover to thousands of migrating birds over the winter. This is a good walk for beginners as the water birds hold still for viewing! Meet in the Graham Visitors Center parking lot. You can borrow binoculars from the Seattle Audubon office the day before. Please do not bring dogs. Children encouraged!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park, Seattle
Leaders: Joe Sweeney & Dasha Gudalewicz
Meeting Point: Promontory Point Pavilion


Magnuson Park is in NE Seattle. Take bus #30 or #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, March 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Carkeek Park*
Leader: Scott Hoskin, 206-390-4388, bludog66@comcast.net


Carkeek Park is in northwest Seattle, enter from 3rd Avenue NW at 110th Street. Meet at the parking lot across from the playing fields at the end of Carkeek Park Road.

*A special accessible route is available for those with disabilities; contact the leader if you plan to attend.


Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 8:30 AM
Discovery Park
Leaders: Neil Zimmerman and Carleen Zimmerman, 425-485-3122, N3zims@comcast.net


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).


Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30-10:30 AM
Union Bay Natural Area
Leaders: Joe Sweeney & Jen McKiernan
Meeting Point: Center for Urban Horticulture, East Parking Lot


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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