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Birding Program at Watershed

Family-Friendly Class Near North Bend

The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is offering a beginning birding field series aimed at all ages.  Join us for two Saturdays along the shores of Rattlesnake Lake looking for and listening to ospreys, eagles, peregrine falcons and a host of neotropical migrants. 

In these classes you will learn how, where and why to go birding. We will cover the basics of optics, field guides, computer resources, books, and most importantly, search for feathered friends around the birding hot spot of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes. This is a fun and friendly class that will inspire parents and their kids (age 8+) to take up this hobby and to care about bird conservation. Singles are welcome too!

Woody Wheeler, Naturalist and Audubon Master Birder, will lead the classes.

Participants should bring binoculars (we have some available to borrow), a note pad and pencil, and drinking water, as well as dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.

When:  Saturdays, May 8 and 15, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

To Register: Registration is required. Call (206) 233-1515 or email

Cost: $15 per person