The Magic Skagit: Explore. Observe. Experience

The farmlands and wetlands, estuaries and marine waters, prairies and forests of the Skagit Valley provide the wintertime habitat needs for hundreds of bird species, including trumpeter swans, snow geese, bald eagles and peregrine falcons, among countless others. Explore, observe and experience the variety and abundance of bird life that make the Skagit Valley a treasured birding destination; and savor many of the products which originate on family farms across this fertile valley.

Winter Birding at Its Best

One of Washington’s most spectacular events is the arrival of migrating birds to the Skagit Valley. The rich farmlands provide these birds with feeding grounds as they build up the energy required for the long return flight in the spring.

Educational Opportunities

A wide variety of talks and classes for birders of any level are scheduled throughout the winter in Skagit Valley. Learn about swans with Martha Jordan, raptors with Bud Anderson or migratory birds with Libby Mills.

Tours & Workshops

Enjoy the scenic view and eagles on Skagit River float trips, have a local guide show you the best spots to find your favorite birds or spend the afternoon getting tips from a professional bird photographer.

Ethical Birding Guidelines Learn more

Maps, driving directions and best birding times See here

THINGS TO DO AFTER DARK

The Skagit Valley has something for every taste and temperament.

ADA-Accessible Birding Trails See here

BIRDS OF WINTER | A SKAGIT VALLEY EXPERIENCE Plan your trip now