Juanita Bay Park


Naturalist Trip - Juanita Bay Park

Let's go birding! Walk through beautiful Juanita Bay Park, a 110 acre urban wildlife habitat. We will walk slowly and stop often for 3-4 hours to listen and look for birds. Spring migration is almost upon us and the winter migrants that spent the winter with us are readying to fly to their northern breeding grounds. This may be our last opportunity to see and offer farewell wishes to these beautiful birds.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi

We will meet at the Juanita Bay Park parking lot, 2201 Market Street, Kirkland, 98033 at 8:30 AM ready to hike.  We will have introductions, review safety, the route, answer any questions, and then be on our way.  

The park restrooms are close by please arrive a little early to use the restroom and be ready to go by 8;30.

Our main goal is to have fun and enjoy this beautiful park while birding together.  We will bird for approximately 3-4 hours. The pace is slow and we will stop often.  The park offers us meadow, woodland wetland, marsh, and open water habitats. We will visit the boardwalk viewpoints and the “Old Market Street Trail”.  Please bring binoculars, scopes, birding apps and guides of your choosing.  It’s best to download apps and associated bird packs at home where internet speeds are best.  All experience and knowledge levels are welcome.  I encourage everyone to share their knowledge and experience.  

Once we are on our way please notify a leader if you need to separate from the group or leave the trip early. 

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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