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Juanita Bay Park

Birdwatching at Juanita Bay Park by Bob Gerschmel
Birdwatching at Juanita Bay Park by Bob Gerschmel

Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland offers many opportunities for close-up views of a variety of wildlife in several types of habitats. The 144-acre park provides habitat for songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers, and other small mammals. Interpretive signs are located throughout the park for self-guided tours.

Nature Walks for Beginning Birders

Join Eastside Audubon for a birding walk in this lovely park on the shores of Lake Washington. Led by a Juanita Bay Park Ranger who is also a member of Eastside Audubon, we will have a relaxed walk and look for any birds in the area. We'll observe turtles in season from the west boardwalk and perhaps catch a glimpse of beavers near the long east boardwalk.

The walk takes place on the third Tuesday of every month, starting at 9 a.m. October through March and at 8 a.m. April through September, and ending by noon. Bring binoculars and meet in the parking lot. We welcome non-members, beginning birders, and anyone who just wants to take a pleasant walk. There is no fee.


Juanita Bay Park features:

          • Paved walking/jogging trails

          • Boardwalks over the wetlands and viewing platforms to observe nature

          • Interpretive and educational signs

          • Restrooms (closed in winter)

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Juanita Bay Park is located at 2201 Market Street in Kirkland

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