2nd Annual Christmas Day Bird / Nature Walk at Lincoln Park
WHAT: Christmas Day Bird / Nature Walk
Get outside Xmas afternoon at West Seattle’s Lincoln Park for an informal bird walk co-hosted this year by a volunteer Naturalist (Ann) and advanced Birder (Rose).
*No experience necessary; all levels of knowledge are welcome!
*We’ll look for birds both on the water and in the forest. We hope to get to see or hear some of these winter birds: wild ducks / waterfowl, Juncos, Song sparrows, Chickadees, Robins, Woodpeckers, Corvids, Kinglets, Bald eagle, Cooper’s hawk, Hummingbirds, Wrens, and more if we’re lucky.
WHERE: Lincoln Park: 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW. Park in the SOUTH Parking Lot (smaller lot closer to the ferry). Recommended you do not leave anything visible inside your car at any of Seattle Parks’ parking areas.
MEET: Look for us at Shelter #3 (down by the water, near the restrooms). https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/Reserve/Picnic/Lincoln1-4.pdf
WHEN: 1:00 -1:15 pm at Shelter #3. Introduction & Lincoln Park wildlife
1:15 pm Bird Walk departs. Return to parking lot by 3pm
*BYOB! (Bring Your Own Binoculars). Will definitely enhance your experience if you have them or can borrow a pair. We may have an xtra. Scope- if anyone has one?
*Dry / Warm Clothing Layers (especially on your feet, head and torso) since it is always quite chilly by the water. It WILL be muddy in places. Bring gloves and rain gear for the possible shower or two in the forecast.
*Masks are encouraged for anyone who feels more comfortable wearing one.
*Water / snack if you wish
*ROUTE: We will start out along the flat trail by the water for about 30 min and then will walk up the incline into the forest. Most L. Pk trails are about a 5% incline, but the incline into the forest can be steep. You may turn around at the incline and return to parking if you wish. Note: It is also fairly steep from the parking lot down to Shelter #3
*Sometimes they close the RESTROOMS at Lincoln Park without warning…truly hoping that’s not the case. But best to prepare a contingency plan should that happen.
*No DOGS please – we love ‘em but wildlife does not
*CHILDREN will best enjoy this outing if they are accustomed to walking slowly and have experience standing quietly for long periods of time.
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