Skagit Audubon

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September 2022 Program - Presented In-Person and on Zoom

“The Swinomish Village Osprey Nest: Life on a Cell Tower”
Presented by: John S. Farnsworth, PhD.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7:00 PM

Please join Skagit Audubon Society on Sept. 13th at 7 pm for our first in-person meeting in two years at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd., Mt. Vernon; or attend virtually on Zoom (see below for Zoom registration details).

Skagit Audubon’s new vice president, John Farnsworth, along with SAS member Charles Talman, spent the summer monitoring an osprey nest atop a cell tower near Fisherman’s Dock in the Swinomish Village. Trying to determine a basic phenology, they spent hours every day observing through spotting scopes from across the channel at the garden club’s butterfly garden, atop the hill in La Conner. They were amazed at what they discovered, especially in terms of conflicts between eagles, the osprey, and even a peregrine falcon.


John S. Farnworth, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Sciences, Emeritus, at Santa Clara University. He is the author of Nature Beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field, and a forthcoming book on the ecology of the Skagit Flats. Photo credit: John S. Farnsworth

In-person attendees must be fully vaccinated and please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness. Masks are optional unless guidance from the Wash. State Depart. of Health changes.
If you plan to attend the event virtually on Zoom, please register for this Zoom event at: Preregistration for the Zoom event is required. Please only one Zoom 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
If you missed the June 14th presentation, or just want to watch it again, “Moths: Super Interesting Bird Food” by David Droppers is available for viewing on YouTube at the following link:


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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.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.