Explore the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park with a professional guide July 14 on an slow-paced Saturday morning walk created especially for families with young children.
Learn to spot the bright yellow American Goldfinch by listening for its “potato chip” call. Walk an easy path through a summer meadow as swallows swoop over grasses higher than your head. Search in the Mysterious Thicket for pretty Cedar Waxwings and the flashy Rufous Hummingbird. Then expect a scolding from a Marsh Wren while you look on the lake for ducklings and watch for eagles soaring overhead.
Leading the walk will be Brian Bell, a well-known birding trip leader and co-author of the field guide Birds of Washington State (Lone Pine).
The free, two-hour walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Audubon BirdLoop kiosk off of parking Lot G in King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond. (Parking is $1.) Families can easily leave the walk at any time.
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them, as well as water and any snacks you need. A portable restroom is available near the start of the trail and there are permanent restrooms elsewhere in the park.
Visit the Eastside Audubon website for more information: www.eastsideaudubon.org