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Audubon Society


A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
territory in South King County in Washington State
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Field Trips




Carnation and the Snoqualmie River Valley
Saturday, January 6
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The still rural country around Carnation is a great King County winter birding destination. Various locales such as Told-McDonald Park, Carnation Marsh and Sikes Lake provide the opportunity to find a wide array of birds such as swans and geese, raptors, sparrows, woodpeckers, etc. Some target birds for our day will include Northern Harrier, Red-breasted Sapsucker and American Dipper.

We will likely have a lunchtime break at the QFC/Starbucks in downtown Carnation for a winter warm up - since this is a local trip we can start a little later than normal too - should be a civilized trip, though hopefully one with a few wild moments!

Meet at 8 AM at the South Renton Park & Ride (205 S. 7th St), just north of Grady Way and Renton Village Shopping Center. Bring the usual warm clothes and rain gear, binoculars, snacks and water. Lunch will be available in Carnation if needed or pack your own. E-mail Jim Flynn or call/text (206) 399-6418 to sign up.



Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Saturday, January 13
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Leaders: Calen Randall & Cindy Flanagan We are excited to offer a new field trip in our Rainier Audubon circle. Come explore the Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley. The Arboretum has a great variety of native plants, a 23-acre forest to find woodland birds, and easy lake access to watch waterfowl.

Meet at the Lake Wilderness Park main entrance parking lot which is to the left of the Lake Wilderness Arboretum.

Lake Wilderness Park
22520 SE 248th St.
Maple Valley, WA

To sign up contact Cindy Flanagan by email or call (253) 315-0799.