Easy, guided stroll promises an eye-opening outdoor experience
KIRKLAND — Families are invited to encounter the autumn birdlife of the Snoqualmie River Valley on an easy, guided walk to be hosted October 8 by Eastside Audubon.
Starting in Duvall, the two-hour walk will follow a level trail bordered by marshland, meadow, woodland and riverside. The wide range of habitat offers children and adults an opportunity to see a variety of resident species and migrating birds.
Walk leader John Tubbs, a master birder and nature photographer (www.tubbsphoto.com), says participants will have a chance to spot water birds, songbirds and raptors such as hawks, eagles and falcons.
“We may see some migrant northern waterfowl, either passing through on their way farther south or just arrived to winter in the Snoqualmie Valley,” Mr. Tubbs said.
Mr. Tubbs will help participants learn to identify birds by their distinguishing field marks and will share his extensive knowledge about birds’ habits and behavior.
The walk will start in Duvall at the former train station on Northeast Stephens (near the police station) at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, October 8, and will follow the Duvall-Carnation Trail.
There is no fee, and reservations are not required. Children and adults of all ages are welcome. Walkers may bring drinks and snacks and are free to leave the walk when they like.