Skagit Audubon

Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature

Rafting the Marsh Fork of the Canning River

Presenter:  Dan Streiffert Photography

Tuesday, September11, 2018     Rafting Marsh Fork 7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Join us on a 12 day wilderness birding adventure along
the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge. Called “America’s Serengeti” for its tremendous
biological productivity and diversity, the coastal plain is
one of the most intact and untouched ecosystems in
America. In addition to over 160 species of birds, the refuge is home to 42 mammal species, including
more than 120,000 head of caribou. Thirty-six species of fish also call the refuge home. Many of the
birds migrate to and from all fifty states and from six continents to feed and reproduce, taking full
advantage of the burst of biological growth which blossoms here in the long days of the Arctic summer.
Beginning on the scenic Marsh Fork we descend through the rugged mountains of the Brooks Range,
northeast to the confluence with the main stem of the Canning River. Wildlife photographer Dan
Streiffert lets you experience this trip through his camera with photos of the journey. Our guide, “Burly”
Bob Dittrick ( has led trips for President Jimmy Carter and photographer
Art Wolfe. Dan Streiffert is a retired Power Systems Engineer who now spends his time photographing
wildlife and volunteering with both the Sierra Club and Audubon. He grew up in Rochester, NY and his
dad worked for Eastman Kodak.


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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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