Skagit Audubon

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Birding Field Trip-Rosario Area Deception Pass State Park

Date: Sat. Dec 16, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 9:00 am until Noon; Rosario Area Deception Pass State Park

Trip Leader:  Colleen Shannon; or 425.239.1424

The varied habitats near Deception Pass, from old growth forest to the rocky islands and open waters off Rosario Head, attract diverse birdlife. Expect to see winter songbirds, waterfowl, gulls, alcids. Past trips have yielded Red Crossbills, Brandt’s, Pelagic, and Double-crested Cormorants, Belted Kingfishers, several duck, gull, loon, and grebe species and more.  Bring binoculars and spotting scope (optional). Dress for the weather. Anticipate wind on Rosario Head. Meet at the parking area for Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park. Discover Pass required. Accessibility: From the parking to the base of Rosario Head a smooth, hard-surfaced path crosses gently sloped terrain. The trail to the top of Rosario Head rises about 200 feet in elevation. Total walking distance for this field trip will be about a half mile. To indicate you plan to attend and to provide contact information in case trip plans change, please sign up at the following link:

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