Whether you are new to birding, just curious, or an expert birder, come and enjoy a spring morning and discover the diversity of birds that call the Sammamish River valley home. Join Nick Jennison from 21 Acres, and Callie Hall and Nancy Hubly from Eastside Audubon Society for a talk and bird walk of the 21 Acres springtime farm. We will talk and discuss the many ways that birds benefit both human and natural ecosystems, and what challenges they face in the modern world. We will walk and showcase some of the ways that 21 Acres works with the local avifauna to provide habitat and keep gardens healthy, and discuss ways that you can make a difference for local birds in your own backyard. We will identify the birds present on the farm, including the year-round bird residents who may be already nesting, and migrants arriving for nesting season.
Dress for the weather with layers, waterproof clothing and boots if needed, as the farm property can be muddy in our wet Pacific Northwest spring. Bring binoculars if you have them!
The mission of Eastside Audubon is to protect, preserve, and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people. Bird Friendly Communities is a nationwide campaign encouraging individuals to take steps in their own backyards and communities to restore and protect wildlife habitat in order to protect native bird populations in a growing community.
21 Acres is a center for sustainable agriculture education and collective action. It offers a range of food and farm-based programs, workshops, events and tours within the farm, market, and LEED platinum certified building.