Join the Eastside Audubon society from 6:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3 for a birding walk at Lake Sammamish State Park led by Sharon Aagaard and Stan Wood.
The park offers a wide assortment of birds and habitats in varied ecosystems. Birds commonly seen include crows, pigeons, waterfowl (Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Coots), Kinglets, Cedar Waxwings, various sparrows, geese, gulls (Mew, Ring-billed, California, Herring and Glaucous-winged), bald eagles, red-tailed and sharp-shinned hawks, great blue heron, jays, owls, snipes and woodpeckers. The walk is two to three miles, and is perfect for teens as well as adults.
The walk is free and no pre-registration is required. A Discover Pass is required to park. Passes are sold at discoverpass.wa.gov
and sporting goods stores that sell fishing or hunting licenses. Participants will meet at the main entrance from Northwest Sammamish Road on the south end of the lake. Inside the main entrance, take the first left into the large parking lot and meet at the northeast end.
Learn more at lakesammamishfriends.org