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June 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Why not a bird walk to welcome in summer?

Summer arrives in Seattle today at 10:04 p.m.  Why not celebrate the delicious long summer days ahead with a bird walk?

Eastside Audubon is offering birding tours at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Birdsong continues for hours on the long summer nights. Enjoy it with Eastside Audubon president and master birder Andy McCormick on a level, two mile walk, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

A savannah sparrow belts out a song.  Photo by Mary Brisson

A savannah sparrow belts out a song.
Photo by Mary Brisson

The walk begins at parking lot D and will end at 9 p.lm., or when the birds call it a night. Parking is $1. Bring binoculars and a snack. All ages are welcome, but kids 17 and younger should come with an adult.

Eastside Audubon also is offering a family birding walk on July 6, beginning in the morning when the woods and meadows are still cool and the birds are most active. the walk begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 11. Brian Bell, a professional nature guide and co-author of the book Birds of Washington State, will lead the walk. It begins in the Audubon BirdLoop kiosk in the southeast corner of Parking Lot G at Marymoor. Parking is $1 . Bring snacks, water and binoculars.

A short-eared owl takes in its surroundings.  Photo by Larry Engles

A short-eared owl takes in its surroundings.
Photo by Larry Engles

For more information, go online at Eastside Audubon.

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