Planning for Birding in Seattle this Fall!

My boyfriend and I will be joining my parents on vacation to Seattle in Sept! (Species in bold are things we may have a good chance of seeing given the timing of our visit.) These look to be the coolest birding spots in the city:

As it turns out, my parents are interested in these too! I’m not sure how far they’ll want to go, or what our plans will be on any given day, but we’re thinking about renting a separate rental car. Outside the city, in order of distance from our hotel…

  • Luther Burbank Park
    • black-throated gray warbler
    • Bullock’s oriole
    • chestnut-backed chickadee
    • bushtit
    • mew gull
  • Mercer Slough Nature Park: bushtit
  • Lake Hills Greenbelt
    • bushtit
    • Hutton’s vireo
    • red-breasted sapsucker
  • Totem Lake
    • California quail
    • glaucous-winged gull
    • Vaux’s swift
    • black swift
    • red-breasted sapsucker
    • Steller’s jay
    • bushtit
    • black-headed grosbeak
  • Marymoor Park (this is the only 1 that has a monthly sightings table, so all listed species are those found in Sept.)
    • California quail
    • black swift
    • Vaux’s swift
    • mew gull
    • glaucous-winged gull
    • red-breasted sapsucker
    • Hammond’s flycatcher
    • Pacific-slope flycatcher
    • Hutton’s vireo
    • Steller’s jay
    • California scrub-jay
    • chestnut-backed chickadee
    • bushtit
    • Pacific wren
    • black-headed grosbeak
  • Lake Sammamish State Park
    • mew gull
    • glaucous-winged gull
  • Juanita Bay Park
    • mew gull
    • glaucous-winged gull
    • black swift
    • Vaux’s swift
    • Pacific-slope flycatcher
  • St. Edwards State Park
    • Steller’s jay
    • chestnut-backed chickadee
  • Bob Heirman Wildlife Area
    • red-breasted sapsucker
    • Steller’s jay
    • black-headed grosbeak
    • Bullock’s oriole
    • surfbird
  • Nisqually NWR
    • red-breasted sapsucker
    • bushtit
  • Grays Harbor NWR: wandering tattler

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