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Winter Birds of the Salish Sea
March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Winter Birds of the Salish Sea is a presentation by members of the Skagit Audubon Society. This one hour presentation details the history of the sea, examining the geology and biodiversity of the sea shared by British Columbia and Washington. The Salish Sea is designated as a Global Important Bird Area (IBA) by the BirdLife International. Many birds depend on the estuary systems in the sea for their survival; the presentation goes into the importance of these systems to both residential and migratory birds.
Migration, regular seasonal journeys taken by over 3000 species of birds, has always been a mystery to many people. The second portion of this presentation will explain the hows and whys of these journeys and reasons migratory birds use the specific migration flyways as they move from summer to winter territories. Finally, the presentation will take a look at the common birds of the sea and identify unique features of these birds.