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 - Stillwater Natural Area

We will be looking and listening for both migratory and resident birds in breeding plumage as they seek potential mates and set up territories for nesting. Bring binoculars; field guides are opional. Bring your smartphone or tablet with the Merlin App and use it to practice identifying species.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • Pace: easy

Meet at 8:00 AM at the Stillwater Wildlife parking lot that is about a quarter mile west of the Stillwater Store.  The turn is often hard to see so watch for it.

You will need a Discovery Pass to park here!

Expect to spend 2-3 hours wandering the trail on the top of the dike, looking for birds and listening to their calls.  We will practive looking at key characteristics like shape, size, color patterns, and behaviors.  The merling app may be helpful in identifying species and a bird book either hard copy or as an app will give more information.  


Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


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