Record number of bird species tallied during Christmas Bird Count

January 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015

Members of the Eastside Audubon chapter counted a record 97 species of birds during their annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 20.

This was the 31st year for the count that takes place in Issaquah, Preston, Fall City, the Snoqualmie Valley, Redmond, on the Sammamish Plateau and along the east and west sides of Lake Sammamish.

Four new species were added to the all-time list of birds seen, including a Golden Eagle, Eurasian-collard doves, a turkey vulture and a Gyrfalcon.

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Take a guided family bird walk on June 14

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.

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