Everett Area Parks & Birding
In the Snohomish River Estuary just east of downtown Everett is a 412-acre sanctuary for more than 200 species of waterfowl and shore birds that reside or stop here throughout the year. Surrounded by trees and saltwater and fresh water sloughs, numerous wildlife such as coyote, deer, river otter, rabbits, frogs, and other small mammals and amphibians can also be seen or heard. At Spencer Island, explore 3.6 miles of dike-top trail system with scenic views of the wetlands, sloughs and mountains.
The 1.75-mile Lowell Riverfront Trail offers numerous locations to view local avian residents and raptors, wildlife such as occasional Stellar sea lions and river otters, and views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. The cottonwoods and other trees provide homes for numerous nests.
And during summer months, Jetty Island is not to be missed with its nature trails, sandy beaches, tidal pools, and fresh marine breezes making this two-mile long, man-made island popular with 45 species of birds. During the summer months, birders can join other day-users in enjoying numerous nature programs for adults and children.