Field Trip 2 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 2 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Langus Riverfront Park & Spencer Island

Let's explore Spencer Island and see what birds and wildlife we can discover!

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10 ft

Spencer Island Parking lot .  Gravel parking lot by the sewage treatment plant.  7:00 AM.

Directions:  From I-5, take the Marine View Drive Exit 195. After exiting the freeway, turn left onto E Marine View Drive. In 1.3 miles, come to the intersection with the 529 bridge to Marysville. There will be a light. Get in the left hand lane, turn left and cross the 529 bridge. After crossing the bridge, take the first right, signed for Langus Park/Animal Shelter. Then turn right again on 35th Ave NE at the sign for Dagmars Marina. Follow this for a short way, then turn left onto Ross Avenue.

Follow Ross Avenue through Dagmars Marina and in 1.2 miles come to a Y. Go right. In 1 mile, just before crossing under the freeway, park in the gravel parking lot by the sewage treatment plant. If this parking is full, go back and park in the parking lot by the shell (crew) house, and access the paved path from there. There is a portapotty once you get to Spencer Island.

When you are driving back out, note that you cross under the 529 bridge on Ross Avenue. Turn right and follow the road on the other side, so you are turning right onto the bridge to head back into Everett.

 We will wander around Spencer Island for several hours to see what birds we can see and will also listen to their calls and observe their behavior.   Please bring binoculars if you have them.  You can bring a spotting scope if you would like.  The merlin app may be helpful in identifying bird calls.  Bird books are always useful tools too.

A parking pass is not required.

We should finish up by late morning.




Langus Riverfront Park & Spencer Island

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please bring binoculars and the Merlin App if you have it.  The island can be quite muddy, so boots may be a good idea.

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