Great Blue Heron Rookery and Viewing Area

Spring nests, heron rookery, Kenmore, Courtesy Jan Viney Photography
Herons with chicks (right nest), Kenmore, Courtesy Jan Viney Photography
Eagle above heron rookery, Kenmore, Courtesy Jan Viney Photography
Heron pair discussing family plans, Kenmore, February 2002, Courtesy Jan Viney Photography
Heron pair building nest, Kenmore, Courtesy Jan Viney Photography
Male heron looking for nesting materials, Kenmore, Courtesy janvineyphotography.com
Fledgling heron's first flight, Kenmore, Courtesy Jan Viney Photography

About one block east of 73rd Avenue NE on NE 181st Street; north end of the Kenmore Park and Ride

The Great Blue Heron, with its slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck, is the largest heron in North America. In flight it looks enormous, with a six-foot wingspan. Kenmore’s heron rookery includes dozens of nests refurbished each year by returning expectant parents. It is a popular site for bird lovers and photographers during nesting season from mid-February to late July. Bring your binoculars to see the birds up close.

Return to intersection of 181st Street and 73rd Avenue NE. Turn left and proceed toward NE Bothell Way. Our next stop, the mural, is on the west side of the Saint Vincent DePaul.

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