Skagit Audubon

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January Program-Presented on Zoom (no in-person attendance)

JANUARY MEETING – PRESENTED ON ZOOM (no in-person attendance)Jan23ProgramPhoto

“A Bird’s Eye View:  Skagit Land Trust and the March Point Heronry”

Presented by: Anne Winkes and Stacy Dahl, Skagit Land Trust

Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 pm

March Point herons are very sensitive to humans; flushing from their nests if anyone comes near. As a result, most observations of the heronry during the breeding and nesting season have been done from outside the heronry.  This year, following placement of three wildlife cameras within the heronry, volunteers were able to observe within the heronry itself. Camera views have expanded understanding of the herons. Using photos captured from the heron cams, Anne will show us what life was like for the herons during the 2022 breeding and nesting season. Stacy will provide background on Skagit Land Trust, the history of the heronry, and Community Science opportunities with the Trust.

Anne Winkes is a community science volunteer who has been observing Great Blue Herons as part of Skagit Land Trust’s heronry monitoring program since 2013.  For the past four years she has observed at the March Point heronry.  Stacy Dahl is Volunteer and Education Programs Coordinator at Skagit Land Trust. She coordinates the Trust’s Community Science volunteer programs, including monitoring activity at the March Point heronry.

 This month’s meeting will be a virtual (remote) meeting on Zoom ONLY. To attend the Zoom event, please register at:  Preregistration is required and 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  

NOTES:  If you missed the Nov. 8th Presentation “Using Birds as Indicators of Habitat Objectives” by Phyllis Reed, U.S Forest Service North Zone Wildlife Biologist, it may be viewed at the following link:

Additionally, a link to the YouTube recording of the Dec. 13th Holiday Photo Program will be made available in the coming weeks.


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