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 optional. Bring your smartphone or tablet with the Merlin App and use it to practice identifying species.

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Pace: 0.5-1 mph

We will meet at 9am in the  parking lot. The parking lot entrance is located 0.2mi past the Stillwater Store when heading north on SR203 from Carnation.

Expect to spend about 3 hours looking for birds and listening to their calls. We will practice looking at key characteristics like shape, size, color patterns, and behaviors. The Merlin app may be helpful in identifying species and a bird book (either hard copy or as an app) will give more information.  

What to expect onsite:

  • Spring time may bring rain, mud, and puddles- please be prepared with appropriate footwear, as well as clothing layers for varying weather conditions.
  • There are no toilets available at this location, so be sure to use nearby facilities  before arriving.
  • We will be utilizing a path that is also used by cyclists and runners, so we will need to need to mindful of this as we move about as a group.
  • A Discover Pass is required for parking.

 

 

Route/Place

Snoqualmie Valley Trail


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring binoculars. Bring your smartphone or tablet with the Merlin app and have the US: West Coast pack loaded. 

If you don't have binoculars, email the trip leader to see if they might be able to bring an extra pair.

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