Closed March 18 - 19 - 20, 2014
The park will be closed all day on the following dates for scheduled maintenance; Tuesday March 18, Wednesday March 19, and Thursday March 20, 2014.
Birds of Puget Sound
The waters, shorelines, and estuaries of Puget Sound affect nearly 170 species of birds. Some of the most easily and widely seen are just a sample of the entire list. Many birds use the Sound for nesting, feeding, and resting. Areas important for these activities continue to be altered and/or polluted in and the Sound.
Shorebirds: Black Oystercatchers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plovers, Great Blue Heron, belted Kingfisher
Sea birds: Cormorants, Grebes, Loons
Waterfowl: Mallard, Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Bufflehead, Harlequin Duck, Brant, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter
Raptors: Bald eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier
Gulls and Terns: Herring Gull, California Gull, Glaucous Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern
Did You Know?
These "buttes" are the remnants of some of Seattle's steep hills, leveled during major regrading from about the time of the gold rush until the 1930's.