Saturday, January 14, 2023 – 12:00 until 2:30 approx. (depends on weather)
Port Susan Bay Nature Conservancy property, Stanwood; Trip Leader: Jeff Osmundson
Winter is a great time to study waterfowl and look for unusual passerines and raptors. Port Susan Bay is a salt marsh estuary and pond just south of the Skagit Delta. We have the potential to see thousands of snow geese, ducks, and trumpeter swans in the estuary. There are usually lots of eagles and hawks, and if we are really lucky, a short-eared owl sometimes works the area. We will have our typical winter high tides which means you should bring binoculars and spotting scope (optional) to see out to the bay. Dress for the weather. It can be very windy on Port Susan Bay. We will be walking approx. one mile each way on the dike and this trip is not accessible.
Directions and Parking: From I-5 (exit 212) to WA-532 W in Snohomish County. Continue on WA-532 West Turn left onto 267th St NW and then right onto Pioneer Hwy and in 1.4 miles turn right onto Boe Road and continue to the end. Plan to park at the end of Boe Road.
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