See shorebirds, neotropical migrants, and birds of the Pacific Flyway that depend on Washington’s wealth of natural habitats.
Some of the birds stop here to rest and eat before traveling north, while others stay to nest and raise the next generation. There are many places for bird watching in the Seattle and Puget Sound areas.
Bird Watching Sites:
- Edmonds Marsh: Open year round and only 5 miles west of Lynnwood, the Edmonds Marsh is a freshwater wetlands, and saltwater marsh. Over 200 species have been sighted here.
- Ferguson Park: About 30 minutes north of Lynnwood in Snohomish is Ferguson Park, by Blackman Lake. In the spring and winter months look for songbirds in the conifers and along the water’s edge on the small dock for waterfowl.
- Kayak Point: For families and beginning birders, head North to Kayak Point County Park. This 670 park with forest and marine areas is open year round. Bald Eagles, Common Loons, and Pileated Woodpeckers are among the dozens of birds you can view here.
- Spencer Island: In the Snohomish River is Spencer Island, a 412 acres island estuary featuring over 200 species of birds, including bald eagles and Great Horned Owls. Seasonal species also abound. Hiking in Lynnwood Washington is a great way to see all of the local species of birds.
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