Seward Park Audubon Center
NEWSLETTER February 23, 2023
White Crowned Sparrow's Nest photo by NPS/Jacob W. Frank
Home Sweet Home
Did you know that early nesting season is upon us? Yes, late February is when many of our resident bird species respond to the ever-lengthening days and warming sun by engaging in courtship rituals, nest building, and egg-laying. In our area, the “Early Nesting Season” lasts until mid-April. Birds that can be observed preparing for new families include our Anna’s hummingbirds, Bewick’s and pacific wrens, song sparrows and dark-eyed juncos, chickadees and nuthatches, and spotted towhees. Keep your eyes open for these songbirds moving with a purpose carrying nesting material in their beaks…maybe in your yard or neighborhood!
White Crowned Sparrow's Nest photo by NPS/Jacob W. Frank
Ruby-crowned Kinglet photo by Mick Thompson
The Early Bird
Saturday, March 4, 2023
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
Advance Registration Required


Join us in Seward Park during a point in the day where the bird's calls and songs are lifted high above the din of the busy day that follows. Lead Naturalist Ed Dominguez leads our trek through the fields and forest as we tune in to migrating and resident birds and bring them into view as the opportunity allows. 

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet photo by Mick Thompson
Varied Thrush photo by Mick Thompson
Morning Treats & Tweets
Sunday, March 5, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8 and up
Free
Advance Registration Required

Enjoy a casual birding experience aimed at beginning and intermediate birders in Seward Park. We will start off by filling our mugs with hot tea or coffee and nibbling on some pastry. Then, we will venture into the park with expert birder Ed Dominguez to learn about the birds that call this area home. We will provide binoculars, all you need to do is dress for the weather and bring your excitement! 

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Varied Thrush photo by Mick Thompson
Osoberry photo by M.E. Sanseverino
Guided Nature Walk | Buds & Blooms
Saturday, March 4, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, or
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Free
Advance Registration Required

In our region, March welcomes new colors and fragrances.  Leaf and flower buds have been swelling for weeks in preparation for the arrival of spring.  Plants are attracting pollinators with bright hues, distinctive patterns, and aromatic scents.  Trees and shrubs have swelling buds that will soon pop open with new leaves reaching out to meet the sun.  Join Lead Naturalist Ed Dominguez as we discover this new life of buds and blooms exploding all around us.

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Osoberry photo by M.E. Sanseverino
Creatures, Critters and Climate book club
Creatures, Critters and Climate Book Club
The Seward Park Audubon Center welcomes the Creatures, Critters and Climate Book Club to Seward Park. This is a moderated discussion, just bring your thoughts. We will be reading 'Northern Light' by Kazim Ali. This is a short book so if you have already registered for our other March book club, you are welcome to both!

Learn more about the club and the March reading. 
Creatures, Critters and Climate book club
'Along for the Ride' photo by Diana Vinh
Diana Vinh | Images Across the Bow
For the last five years, Diana Vinh has slipped her kayak into silent Lake Washington waters in the early mornings, long before the din of the day makes its presence. The view from across the bow of her kayak offers a different glimpse into the spectacular natural beauty of this majestic body of water. 
Now, images of Diana’s excursions are coming to Seward Park Audubon Center. In a new exhibit, here throughout February and March, visitors can take in these remarkable images from a vantage not often found. 

Learn more about the show and artist reception
'Along for the Ride' photo by Diana Vinh
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5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118
206-652-2444 | Seward Park website

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