Skagit Audubon

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Special Birds of Mount Rainier
Presented by: Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 PM

Jeff Antonelis LappTo most birders, Mount Rainier National Park is a mecca for subalpine and alpine birds that include Gray Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebird, and sought-after birds that include Boreal Owl, White-tailed Ptarmigan, and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. But did you know that it and its neighboring watersheds host Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, and Streaked Horned Lark, all protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act? Join Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Emeritus Faculty at The Evergreen State College, as he shares the status of these key species from Tahoma and Its People, his natural history of Mount Rainier.

After college, Jeff worked two summers at “the Mountain,” igniting a connection to it that endures today. He has summited it, hiked all its mapped trails, and completed the 93-mile Wonderland Trail five times.  Jeff began writing Tahoma and Its People after being unable to find a current natural history for a course he planned to teach at Evergreen. He conducted over 250 days of fieldwork for the book, most in the company of park archaeologists, biologists, and geologists.

Register for this Zoom event at:  Preregistration is required and 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? Contact

January: If you missed the January 11th Zoom presentation “Seeking Elusive Wetland Bird Species” by Cindy Easterson from Puget Sound Bird Observatory, you can view the recording at the following link:

February: If you missed the February 8th Zoom presentation “Estuary Restoration in the Greater Skagit Delta - What is Monitoring Telling Us?” by Callie Moore and Jenny Baker, you can view the recording at the following link:  Callie and Jenny have also provided additional resources here:



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