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February 2018

Winter Visitors: Birding the Greater Skagit Delta (NCI)

February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$95

Join Libby Mills for a field excursion designed to celebrate one of the Northwest’s natural treasures. Traveling together, we’ll survey the area’s bird life, with a focus on raptors, wintering waterfowl and shorebirds and the relationships that bring these various species together in this particular place. By the end of the day, you’ll have gained strategies for identifying local birds — raptors, geese and swans, oh my! — so you can continue to explore the Skagit’s wild bounty on your…

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2018 Winter Raptor Classes (3 of 5)

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Padilla Bay Breazeale Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, 98273 United States
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$175

Join Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group for a five session class, “Hawk Watching in Western Washington”.  The class will focus on identifying characteristics, behavior and life cycles of the raptors that winter in Western Washington. Bud is a world-renowned raptor biologist, whose specialty is peregrine falcons. ​In addition to the five two-hour classroom sessions, the class will be broken down into smaller groups for a daylong Saturday or Sunday field trip on the Skagit Flats. The field trip is…

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Skagit Audubon Winter Birding Cruise

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Blackfish III, Skyline Marina, 2011 Skyline Way
Anacortes, 98221 United States
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$60

Gary Beltsch, holder of the record for number of species recorded in Skagit County (322!) according to eBird, will lead the birding cruise Skagit County’s birds of winter include many species that gather on the bays of the Salish Sea before returning northward to breed. Skagit Audubon Society is offering an opportunity to see these birds out on the water. Expert birder Gary Bletsch will help us find and learn about seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and possibly other wildlife up close…

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2018 Winter Raptor Classes (4 of 5)

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Padilla Bay Breazeale Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, 98273 United States
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$175

Join Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group for a five session class, “Hawk Watching in Western Washington”.  The class will focus on identifying characteristics, behavior and life cycles of the raptors that winter in Western Washington. Bud is a world-renowned raptor biologist, whose specialty is peregrine falcons. ​In addition to the five two-hour classroom sessions, the class will be broken down into smaller groups for a daylong Saturday or Sunday field trip on the Skagit Flats. The field trip is…

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March 2018

2018 Winter Raptor Classes (5 of 5)

March 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Padilla Bay Breazeale Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, 98273 United States
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$175

Join Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group for a five session class, “Hawk Watching in Western Washington”.  The class will focus on identifying characteristics, behavior and life cycles of the raptors that winter in Western Washington. Bud is a world-renowned raptor biologist, whose specialty is peregrine falcons. ​In addition to the five two-hour classroom sessions, the class will be broken down into smaller groups for a daylong Saturday or Sunday field trip on the Skagit Flats. The field trip is…

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Winter Birds of the Salish Sea

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Vernon Public Library, 315 Snoqualmie St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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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…

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Skagit Audubon March Meeting: Four Seasons of the Malheur

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Padilla Bay Breazeale Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, 98273 United States
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Free

Don Jonasson will make a special special multimedia presentation on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a major rest and refuel place in the most northern end of the Great Basin and a central part of the Pacific Flyway. Especially in the spring migration, runoff from surrounding mountains fills the many lakes and ponds and farmers purposefully flood fields to saturate the ground, attracting huge numbers of migrating birds, especially waterfowl.  

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December 2018

Swans of the Skagit

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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$8

The majestic beauty of fields filled with white swans, both native trumpeter and tundra, are virtually at Christianson’s doorstep in December, January, and February. At this highly informational presentation from wildlife biologist and Executive Director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association, Martha Jordan, you will learn about these amazing birds - the largest waterfowl in the world - and discover the best places to view them in Skagit Valley. Register for class at the Garden Store 360-466-3821 Read more about…

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Snow Geese of the Skagit

December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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$8

Vast numbers of snow geese migrate to Skagit Valley farmlands from Wrangel Island, Russia. Come learn more about their fascinating life history and current challenges with wildlife biologist Martha Jordan, Executive Director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association. Space is limit so register for this class today at the Garden Store 360-466-3821. Read more about the Snow Geese here: Snow Geese of the Pacific Flyway.

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41st Padilla Bay Christmas Bird Count

December 29, 2018

National Audubon's Christmas Bird Count is the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project. Over a century's worth of data has been collected since the project began, and now its as much of a tradition for many friends and families as it is a massive scientific project. Data from the Christmas Bird Count has been used in countless important research discoveries, including National Audubon's landmark Birds and Climate Change study. The Skagit Audubon organizes the Padilla Bay Christmas Bird count each year, and it is…

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