Visitors 35
Modified 23-Mar-08
Created 21-Mar-08
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47°39'17.99N 122°17'35.52W
Originally alternating between lake & marsh, this was a landfill site from 1911 to 1966. Designated a Natural Area in 1972, it's now a 55-acre wildlife oasis, nestled between the University of Washington campus and the Union Bay cove of Lake Washington. The UBNA is a diverse habitat made up of a lake, small ponds, woods, sample prairie, and marshland - ideal for bird-watching, with over 150 different species sighted.
Union Bay Natural AreaGreen-winged tealFemale tealGreen-winged tealAmerican cootTurtles on logBald eagleBald eagleBald eagle close-upRing-necked ducksMale ring-necked duckRing-necked duck pairFemale ring-necked duckAmerican wigeonNorthern shovelersFemale Northern shoveler