Skagit Audubon

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

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Birding Field Trip-Padilla Bay and Samish Flats

Saturday, December 9, 2023 – 8:30 am until Noon  Padilla Bay & Samish Flats

Trip Leader:  Libby Mills;

Wintering birds are returning to the Skagit Valley.  Meet at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center parking lot. We will walk the upland trail and over to the shores of Padilla Bay. Afterwards, we will drive to various areas on the Samish Flats to seek raptors and waterfowl. Discover Pass required for some areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and scopes if you have them. No pre-registration required and contact trip leader, Libby Mills,,  with any questions. We will respect the spreadability of COVID and other seasonal health hazards at the time of the trip.

Sat. Dec 9, 2023 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Birding Field Trip-Rosario Area Deception Pass State Park

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 9:00 am until Noon; Rosario Area Deception Pass State Park

Trip Leader:  Colleen Shannon; or 425.239.1424

The varied habitats near Deception Pass, from old growth forest to the rocky islands and open waters off Rosario Head, attract diverse birdlife. Expect to see winter songbirds, waterfowl, gulls, alcids. Past trips have yielded Red Crossbills, Brandt’s, Pelagic, and Double-crested Cormorants, Belted Kingfishers, several duck, gull, loon, and grebe species and more.  Bring binoculars and spotting scope (optional). Dress for the weather. Anticipate wind on Rosario Head. Meet at the parking area for Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park. Discover Pass required. Accessibility: From the parking to the base of Rosario Head a smooth, hard-surfaced path crosses gently sloped terrain. The trail to the top of Rosario Head rises about 200 feet in elevation. Total walking distance for this field trip will be about a half mile. To indicate you plan to attend and to provide contact information in case trip plans change, please sign up at the following link:

Sat. Dec 16, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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