Birding in Snohomish County
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The Riverview Wildlife Refuge in the town of Snohomish, created in 2013, offers a variety of habitats for county birders. Part of the refuge is owned by Pilchuck Audubon, and we are proud to have had a role in creating this special wildlife sanctuary.
North Creek Park is located off the Bothell-Everett Highway just south of Mill Creek. Consisting of a marshy area accessed by a boardwalk as well as conifers in the picnic area, this park is host to up to 108 species of birds.
The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau has compiled a list of wildlife viewing activities, including a selection of bird watching parks, walks, and commercial tours.
The Daily Herald has a nice photo gallery of 95 common birds of Snohomish County, along with a short description of their habitat, size, and an interesting fact.
John Davis of Everett has been walking and birding in Forest Park for about a decade. He did a comprehensive survey of bird populations there in 2011 and 2012, and has compiled the results in "A Survey of Birds of Forest Park in Everett, Washington," which he has generously shared with Pilchuck Audubon.
If you want up-to-the-minute bird sighting reports, go to the Birding News. In the search box, choose Washington Tweeters from the pull-down list. Birders from all over Puget Sound and Washington post alerts on this site.
Black-capped Chickadee, Edmonds Marsh ~ Bill Anderson