Calendar of events

Bird walks
Bird walks will be on the third Saturday of each month. If you’d like to go on a bird walk, please email coordinator Sylvia Soholt at

Next bird walks:

Brendan McGarry will lead a walk on Saturday, June 17.  This session is limited to 12 people.

Sue Trevathan and Steve Caldwell will hold the second round of “birding by ear” on Sunday, June,18, 7 AM. This is designed to be a very quiet walk, limited to 12 participants.

Suzanne Romain will lead an outing on Saturday, July, 15, starting at 7:30 AM at the wheelchair-accessible All Ages part of Shingle Mill Creek. The walk will be short with lots of stops at benches for those with less distance in their step. Limit of 12 people.

Paradise Valley bird habitat work parties

showing-off-crowns-400px-WTo enhance wild bird habitats, Vashon Audubon is helping the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust care for a portion of the Judd Creek Preserve in Paradise Valley. We remove holly, ivy, and other invasive plants at our work parties.

Upcoming habitat restoration projects will be between 10 AM to 12 PM on the following days:

  • Saturday, June 10 CANCELED
  • Thursday, June 22
  • Saturday, July 8
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Thursday, Aug.  3
  • Saturday, Aug. 12
  • Thursday, Aug. 24
  • Saturday, Sept. 9

The tentative plan is to meet weekly beginning on September 9.

To join in, meet at the Judd Creek Loop Trail trailhead on the east side of 111th Ave SW in Paradise Valley (NOT the parking lot on the west side of 111th close to 204th SW). Dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes. Please bring your own work gloves and hand tools, as well as water, snacks, and your sense of humor and purpose!

Questions? Contact Jim Evans,

Photo: John King, Steve Hunter, and Jody Pritchard having fun at a work party.

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