Union Bay Natural Area Montlake Fill

Seattle, Washington

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
If you are looking for a way to let your life go to the birds in Washington’s biggest city, the Union Bay Natural Area, better known as the Montlake Fill or simply The Fill to area birders, is the place to be. More than 180 species of birds have been seen in this reclaimed natural area that nestles up against the bustling University of Washington (UW) campus on one side and Union Bay on the other. Throughout the years the site has hosted some local bird rarities that stay around the grassy meadow and small ponds before moving on in their migration routes. Habitats: Lowland riparian, freshwater marsh, wetland. Specialty birds: Common Loon; Greater White-fronted Goose; Greater Scaup; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Peregrine Falcon; Western Gull; Vaux’s Swift; Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hutton’s Vireo; Purple Martin.

Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill) Professional Review and Guide

"If you are looking for a way to let your life go to the birds in Washington’s biggest city, the Union Bay Natural Area, better known as the Montlake Fill or simply The Fill to area birders, is the place to be. More than 180 species of birds have been seen in this reclaimed natural area that nestles up against the bustling University of Washington (UW) campus on one side and Union Bay on the other.

Throughout the years the site has hosted some local bird rarities that stay around the grassy meadow and small ponds before moving on in their migration routes. Habitats: Lowland riparian, freshwater marsh, wetland. Specialty birds: Common Loon; Greater White-fronted Goose; Greater Scaup; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Peregrine Falcon; Western Gull; Vaux’s Swift; Anna’s and Rufous Hummingbirds; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hutton’s Vireo; Purple Martin."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Seattle
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Best Times: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 50 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill)

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018