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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.

For directions to upcoming bird walks, click here.

 

Saturday, June 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. 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,
• Chester and Lacey - our local, but migrating Osprey and
• Monty and Marsha - our newest pair of Bald Eagles.   
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, June 16 , 9:00-11:00 AM
Carkeek Park
Leader: Nathaniel Peters
Meeting Point: Western-most parking lot at Carkeek Park in front of the walking bridge that crosses the railroad tracks and allows access to the beach

Our walk focus on forest trails but will also cover the Carkeek Park beach at the conclusion of the walk. Participants should be prepared for the possibility of cool and/or rainy weather, and checking the weather forecast prior to each walk is recommended. One telescope will be on hand, but participants are welcome to bring their own scopes.

 
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00-9:00 PM
Washington Park Arboretum
Leader: Penny Bolton
Meeting Point: Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot, 2300 Arboretum Drive East

The Washington Park Arboretum is a 200-acre park on the shore of Lake Washington, in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle. This evening stroll will give you the opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of this special Seattle park and tree collection. Barred Owls and Cooper's hawks nest in the park. We will listen to birds and learn some common bird songs. This is a good walk for families with children. Please leave your dogs at home.
 

Saturday, June 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 becomes NE 41st Street.
 
 
Saturday, July 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. 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,
• Chester and Lacey - our local, but migrating Osprey and
• Monty and Marsha - our newest pair of Bald Eagles.   
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, July 10, 8:00-10:00 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 Magnuson Park map.
 

Saturday, July 14, 9:00-11:00 AM
Carkeek Park
Leader: Nathaniel Peters
Meeting Point: Western-most parking lot at Carkeek Park in front of the walking bridge that crosses the railroad tracks and allows access to the beach

Our walk focus on forest trails but will also cover the Carkeek Park beach at the conclusion of the walk. Participants should be prepared for the possibility of cool and/or rainy weather, and checking the weather forecast prior to each walk is recommended. One telescope will be on hand, but participants are welcome to bring their own scopes.

 

Saturday, July 28, 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 becomes NE 41st Street.
 
 
Saturday, August 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. 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,
• Chester and Lacey - our local, but migrating Osprey and
• Monty and Marsha - our newest pair of Bald Eagles.   
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, August 14, 8:00-10:00 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 Magnuson Park map.
 

Saturday, August 18, 9:00-11:00 AM
Carkeek Park
Leader: Nathaniel Peters
Meeting Point: Western-most parking lot at Carkeek Park in front of the walking bridge that crosses the railroad tracks and allows access to the beach

Our walk focus on forest trails but will also cover the Carkeek Park beach at the conclusion of the walk. Participants should be prepared for the possibility of cool and/or rainy weather, and checking the weather forecast prior to each walk is recommended. One telescope will be on hand, but participants are welcome to bring their own scopes.

 
Saturday, August 25, 9:00-11:00 AM
Union Bay Natural Area

Leaders: 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.
 

 

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