Edmonds Marsh


Naturalist Trip - Edmonds Marsh

Lets go birding! This is one of the few urban saltwater estuaries remaining in the Puget Sound area and hosts up to 90 species of birds throughout the year. Lets find some.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi

Meet at 8:30am at the boardwalk  by the Harbor Square Athletic Club.  Restrooms are located at the Fishermen's Pier. We'll stop there about 9:30am

This estuary hosts many birds and the boardwalk and fisherman's pier make excellent viewing.  We will begin our stroll along the boardwalk at the west most entrance to the boardwalk (it is close to the dog veterinary clinic) to view the birds in the estuary.   We'll then double back and head eastward along the sidewalk bordering the back of the athletic club.  We'll spend about an hour here.  About 9:30am we will walk to the Fishermen's Pier to take a restroom break then move on to the pier to see what waterbirds and shorebirds we can find.  If there is interest and we have time we will walk to Waterfront Park to see what other birds we can find. We'll double back to our cars about 11:30am or 12:00pm

The pier and Waterfront Park can be chilly and windy. Dress in layers. The pier can also be wet and slippery so wear appropriate footware.

Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. 


Edmonds Marsh

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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