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|Sunday 4th December 2005, 19:41||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northeast Illinois
Mable, you didn't say how long you were going to be there but a few places I wouldn't miss (was just out there for 2 weeks) are Nisqually NWR (just south of Tacoma), Montlake Fill (Univ. of WA Arboretum in Seattle), Maryknoll Park in Redmond, WA (just a few miles east of Seattle), Mt Rainier NP if it's still open and not too cold, .... ....Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge - located near Sequim in Clallam County, Washington, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Key wintering and spring gathering area for brant and other waterfowl. The calmer waters of Dungeness Bay make this an outstanding shorebird area. (Out on Olympic pennsula, Olympic NP if you have time. If real short of time, try the Edmonds Ferry landing and park, go over to Bainbridge Island (short drive) and try Point-no-point park and Foul Weather Bluff. See the following web sites for more suggestions:
If you've got time, join Tweeter (email birding list for Washington).
Hope that helps, there is an excellent book put out by the American Birding Association:
A Birder's Guide to Washington (ABA Birdfinding Guide Series)
ABA; Published 2003; 650 pages; paper
Washington's many terrestrial and aquatic communities provide habitat for 478 species of birds. This guide details hundreds of birding routes a ...see web URL:
Hope this is of some small assistance....and hey guy, good birding!
Jaeger near Chicago
Last edited by Jaeger01 : Sunday 4th December 2005 at 19:46.
|Tuesday 6th December 2005, 15:29||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett, WA
I second Jaeger's suggestions. Minor correction: the park in Redmond is Marymoor, not Maryknoll.
I would add Discovery Park in Seattle. If you're in the area during the winter months, check out the Skagit Flats (North of Seattle) for geese, ducks and raptors. A trip out to Ocean Shores (on the coast) is worthwile too.
Also, check out the Seattle Audubon, Pilchuck Audubon, and East Lake Washington Audubon (ELWAS) society web pages. They frequently plan field trips where you could carpool with a local birder.
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