Skagit Audubon

Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature


“Seeking Elusive Wetland Bird Species"

Presented by: Cindy Easterson
Tuesday, January 11, 7:00 PM

meeting photoSecretive birds intrigue us, but their elusive nature makes them difficult to study, so there is remarkably little known about the biology of many wetland birds. Puget Sound Bird Observatory (PSBO) has been studying birds across our regional wetlands for the past 5 years to assess population trends of four under-detected, wetland species: American Bittern, Sora, Virginia Rail, and Green Heron. Join us to learn about these species and this important PSBO project, and how you can participate!

Cindy manages PSBO’s Regional Wetland Secretive Bird Monitoring project in addition to providing oversight for a wide variety of other avian monitoring projects. She has supported bird banding efforts with PSBO’s Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) station at Morse Reserve and has served on the Board of PSBO since 2010. She holds an integrated Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree with a focus on Wetland Science from the University of Washington. Photo credit: American Bittern by Mandy Weger

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Preregistration is required and is limited to 100 attendees. Please only one registrant per household. After you register you will receive an email with the link to sign in at the time of the event. Questions? Please contact

If you missed the fantastic SAS Holiday Member Photo Show in December, please be sure to watch the recording:  Also, SAS was unable to record the November 9th speaker presentation by Dr. Kim Adelson “Dinosaurs Among Us”, however if you missed it, we were kindly given permission to share Spokane Audubon’s recording from their November member meeting:


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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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