Take a guided family bird walk on June 14

June 10, 2014

By Staff

You won’t need cash or a Discover Pass on this no-fee June 14 at Lake Sammamish State Park where Eastside Audubon members will guide an easy walk on level pathways in search of baby ducks and woodpeckers.

It’s the peak of the nesting season, so the group will be on the lookout for nests and baby birds. You’ll also be watching (and listening) for zipping hummingbirds, chattering kingfishers and soaring eagles.

Kids will learn from an Eastside Audubon expert about the variety of birds that use habitats ranging from lakeshore to streamside to woodland.

Enter through the park gate on Sammamish Road and meet in the northwest corner of the parking lot by 10 a.m. No park fee or Discover Pass required on this special date.

Suitable for children 5 and older. Paths are easy and level, and you can leave the walk at any point. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars (if you have them) and water.

There will be another walk, mostly for adults, from 8 a.m. to noon June 23.

Eastside Audubon is the National Audubon Society chapter active on the Eastside. The group works to protect, preserve and enhance natural ecosystems and communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.

New and experienced birders are always welcome on birding walks and field trips, and in birding classes. Learn more at www.eastsideaudubon.org.

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