June 17, 2014
Take the morning June 23 to explore a haven for birds and wildlife at a birding walk at Lake Sammamish State Park.
The park offers a wide assortment of birds and habitats in its varied ecosystems. The trip, from 8 a.m. to noon, involves walking 2 to 3 miles.
Dress appropriately (rainproof in layers; some of the trails can be very muddy if wet).
June 10, 2014
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.
September 27, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 27, 2013
Celebrate the arrival of fall with a family birding walk at Lake Sammamish State Park from 10 a.m. to noon.
The leaves will be dressed in their fall finery, and the ducks and waterfowl will be back on the lake. Look up when you hear the call of geese flying overhead and listen for Pacific wrens in the nearby bushes.
John Tubbs, a well-known birder and nature photographer, will lead the walk, but you can leave whenever your children want to, according to a press release from Eastside Audubon. Bring water and snacks, and dress for the weather.
Meet just inside the main entrance of the park, at 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, and take the first left into the large parking lot and meet at the northeast end.
It’s a free day at the state parks: No Discover Pass is needed. No pre-registration or fee is required for the guided walk.