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Edmonds Marsh

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Habitat: City-owned marine/estuarine, freshwater wetlands, 23 acres of saltwater marsh.

Birding: More than 200 species sighted here. At marsh, spring and fall migrants are Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Western and Solitary Sandpipers, Long-billed and Short-billed Dowitchers, American and Eurasion Wigeons, and rare Eurasian Green-winged Teal occur in winter. At waterfront, spring brings Rhinoceros Auklets, Heermann's Gulls arrive in late summer. Common Terns migrate through in fall, and Ancient Murrelets may appear in Novermber. Fall and winter visitors include Common Murres, Brant, and White-winged Black and Surg Scoters. Year-round look for Marbled Murrelets, Pegion Guillemots, Harlequin Ducks, and Pelagic Cormorants.

Viewing: Best vantage points are marsh boardwalk, and at waterfront, fishing piers, and beach north to ferry terminal.

Access: From I-5 Northbound, take exit 177 (West Hwy 104/Edmonds/Kingston Ferry). Drive west on Hwy 104/NE 205th St 3.5 miles toward Kingston Ferry tollbooth. Turn left (west) onto Dayton St, then turn left at second driveway, drive two blocks to back of business parking lot. Waterfront is one block west on Dayton St.