[Tweeters] Veazie Marsh White faced ibis

birdmarymoor at gmail.com birdmarymoor at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 11:38:12 PDT 2021

Jamie and Tweeters

Veazie Marsh is on Veazie-Cumberland Rd. SE, which is the northern continuation of 284th Ave SE in Enumclaw. The ponds are about half-way between SE 392nd St and SE 416th St, on the west side of the road. Parking and birding are from the side of the road. It's not optimal, but it’s not terrible.

The shoulder is quite wide, especially at the south end, where there is very reasonable parking. From there you can safely walk north, and there are a series of ponds, each with different stuff. The road does have some fast trucks, and traffic is heavier than would be desired. But the shoulder is quite wide.

One problem is tall grass in the way. Bringing a step stool would actually be very reasonable.

You can and should also view the area from the west side, from 278th Way SE. Parking is even trickier there, as there is no shoulder, and in some places fences come right up to the road. Yesterday I essentially parked on someone's front yard. But the view from up there is quite different, and there are many places that you can only see from that upper west side.

Veazie Marsh really might be the best set of ponds and marsh in the county, and the bird list is getting very good as it gets birded more. I wish viewing access was better, but it's still good as it is.

= Michael Hobbs
= www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
= BirdMarymoor at gmail.com

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 10:55 AM Jamie Holland <jamietholland at gmail.com> wrote:

Can anyone point me to a resource for understanding how to access birdwatching at Veazie Marsh? I don't think this spot is in the birdwatcher's guide to WA, but that's a dense book and maybe I missed it. I've Google street-viewed it several times and can't really see where one would park and walk. Is it like up in the Skagit flats, where you just sort of drive around and look for birds?

I birdwatch with my kid, and we've ended up in some spots where we didn't feel safe walking around, or couldn't figure out how to park or even where to go, so I like to make sure I always have some sort of game plan for the trip.

Thanks in advance!

Jamie (and Vaughn) Holland

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 9:56 AM d.kirner <d.kirner at comcast.net> wrote:

Still here.

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy A10e, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: B P Bell <bellasoc at isomedia.com>
Date: 6/23/21 08:56 (GMT-08:00)
To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] White faced ibis


Brian reports the White-faced Ibis was seen this morning (Wed.) about 8:30am, at the southernmost end of Veazie Marsh.

Penn Bell for Brian Bell

Tweeters mailing list
Tweeters at u.washington.edu

Tweeters mailing list
Tweeters at u.washington.edu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/pipermail/tweeters/attachments/20210623/593c69a7/attachment.html>

More information about the Tweeters mailing list