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Puget Sound Hot Spots

Here you'll find information about some of our favorite local birding spots.

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Page Asahel Curtis Area This easy forest trail, named after an early photographer, offers a tempting stretch break while traveling on I-90 (despite the sound of traffic)...
Article Bellevue Botanical Gardens This is a beautiful park cut off from downtown Bellevue, only realized because of the hum of traffic along I-405. The park is filled with specialized gardens; ...
Article Black River Heronry A 93-acre refuge that hosts the largest heron colony in Washington, with approximately 130 nests in 2005. This is a unique subspecies of great blue heron, whic...
Article Bloedel Reserve The primary purpose of the Reserve is to provide people with an opportunity to enjoy nature through quiet walks in the gardens and woodlands. The Bloedel Reserv...
Article Bob Heirman Wildlife Area This is a 343-acre county park with riparian, wetland and agricultural habitats. With this unique setting and outstanding natural resources, it offers a great l...
Article Cavanaugh Pond Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area is approximately 44 acres and is located on the left bank of the Cedar River. The Natural Area is adjacent to the Cedar River Trail ...
Article Cougar Mountain Regional Park Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is one of the most incredible natural resources in the King County Park System. Surrounded by the cities of Bellevue, New...
Article Discovery Park Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the fo...
Article Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge Grays Harbor NWR was established in 1990 and is located in the northeast corner of Grays Harbor estuary. It encompasses about 1,500 acres of intertidal mudflats...
Article Juanita Bay Park Juanita Bay Park (Kirkland, Washington) offers many opportunities for up-close views of a variety of wildlife in several types of environment. The 144-acre park...
Article Kelsey Creek Park This park is nestled in the heart of well-developed neighborhoods but the feel is more isolated, country woods experience. The park is made up of 150 acres of ...
Article Kubota Gardens Kubota Garden is a 20 acre (81,000 m²) Japanese garden in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.A public garden owned by the City of Seattle an...
Article Lake Hills Greenbelt The Greenbelt is a 130 acre park connecting Larsen Lake to the north and Phantom Lake to the south. The long narrow shape of the park with its varied environme...
Article Lake Sammamish State Park Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The area around the lake was an important culture zone for...
Article Luther Burbank Park Luther Burbank is a large park of 77 acres with three-quarters of a mile of Lake Washington waterfront. Much of the park has been left undeveloped to foster a v...
Article Marymoor Park The park's many habitats, such as riparian, marsh, forest and meadow, attract more than 150 species of birds.
Article Mercer Slough Nature Park Though it sits amid the urban bustle of Bellevue, Mercer Slough Nature Park's 326 acres of wetlands, meadows, forest, and bog are home or the seasonal destinati...
Article Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, on the Nisqually River Delta in southern Puget Sound, was established in 1974 for the protection of migratory birds. Three t...
Article St. Edwards State Park Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. Once a Catholic seminary, the park's rich history...
Article Totem Lake Totem Lake - a little known urban birding gem located in Kirkland, WA on Seattle's Eastside. Totem Lake is a 27 acre wetland with an extensive bird population....
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