Cultivating and Leading A Community That Values and Protects Birds and the Natural Environment Since 1916

Search

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.

 

 

Tuesday, November 22, 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park
Leaders: Joe Sweeney & Mike Freund
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 printable Magnuson Park map.
 

Tuesday, December 13, 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park
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 printable Magnuson Park map.


Saturday, January 7, 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.


Saturday, January 7, 9:00-11:00 AM
Washington Park Arboretum  
Leader: Penny Bolton
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot

Meet the winter birds of the Washington Park Arboretum. We will explore Duck Bay and, perhaps Foster Island. I’ll help you find 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. We may 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! Wear good shoes for muddy conditions and warm waterproof clothes. You can borrow binoculars from the Seattle Audubon office the day before. Please do not bring dogs. Children encouraged!


Tuesday, January 10, 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park
Leaders: Joe Sweeney & Mike Freund
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 printable Magnuson Park map.


Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 AM
Lincoln Park
Leaders: Patty North and 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.  (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.  


Tuesday, February 14, 9:00-11:00 AM
Magnuson Park
Leaders: 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 printable Magnuson Park map.

 

Directions to Upcoming Birdwalks

 

Maps

 

 

Seattle Audubon is nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Copyright 2016 Seattle Audubon.