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 - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi

Meet at 6:45 AM at 65th Street Park & Ride, on the north side of 65th street in the back under I 5. Will return mid-afternoon.

We will wander the trails, looking for birds and listening to their calls. Expect to be back in Seattle mid-afternoon.

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


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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