Magnuson Park


Naturalist Trip - Magnuson Park

Enjoy a morning stroll through the Magnuson Park's fields, meadows, marshes and forest as we search for fall migrating and resident birds. The focus is on birds but we also identify plants, trees and reptiles. Join Us!

  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi

We'll meet at 8:00 am at the northeast corner of Parking lot E-5 which is located on NE 65th and east of Sports Field Dr NE. This lot is subject to prowls so secure your car. There is a commercial portable toilet at this location.

Magnuson Park  Map

The goal is on birding.  We will walk together at a slow pace and stop often to listen and search for birds.  We'll start with the Frog Pond Trail just east of the play fields  through the meadow area searching for sparrows and then walk to the central and east marsh  areas to visit the marsh ponds and associated woods. Depending on time we can also walk the Promontory Point for woodland birds.


Magnuson Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring binoculars, a scope if you have one and bird guidebook or  tablet/phone with the free apps, Merlin and eBird.  Merlin's bird packs are large files and take time to download. Add the bird pack when you have a good internet connection. For eBird add the  Washington Bird  pack. You can change your bird packs as you move around the world.

The Ten Essentials

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