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 - Magnuson Park

Birding - Practice using binoculars and birding books over 2-3 hours during peak birding time.

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Magnuson Ponds Parking lot, off the road entering Magnuson Park at 65th Street. Park at the East end of the parking lot and meet just beyond the port a potties at 7:30 AM

Expect to spend 2-3 hours wandering the trails, looking for birds and listening to their calls.

This field trip will give you the chance to practice using binoculars to get good looks at
birds so you can tell them apart. We have chosen local birding hot spots and with any luck
we will find some birds who sit still so you can observe them leisurely.

After this field trip you may identify these species and more:

1. Red-winged Blackbird
2. Vaux’s Swift
3. Bald Eagle
4. Tree Swallow
5. Madrone
6. Yellow Pond-lily
7. Pacific Chorus Frog
8. California Hazelnut
9. Thread-waisted Wasp
10. Indian Plum
11. Black Twinberry
12. Northern Flicker


Magnuson Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Binoculars.  If you do not have a pair, please contact Vicki @ 206 909-7516.

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