Experience the world of the Bald Eagles in the winter wilderness of the North Cascades!
Our Skagit Eagles Eco Tour takes you on an Adventure along the Skagit or Nooksack Rivers in search of the migratory bald eagles that come to NW Washington to feast on the winter salmon run. Stephanie, our expert local birding guide, will take you to her favorite eagle watching hotspots.
Look for eagles perched in the towering PNW trees along the river banks. Watch them flying and jostling for position to feed on salmon carcasses washed up on the river’s shoals. Listen to their echoing calls. Photograph to your heart’s content!
Stephanie will share her knowledge about eagles and discuss the life cycle of salmon, the different species, and their importance in sustaining not only the bald eagles, but also bears, orcas, the PNW fisheries and ways of life.
As the salmon carcass supply dwindles in the rivers, bald eagles start spending more time in Skagit Valley, as do we to maximize the eagle viewing and photo opportunities.
Depending on the area visited and weather during the Skagit Eagles Eco Tour, options include a visit to the Skagit Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, a salmon hatchery and a walk through an old growth forest. A 3-hr river float option is also available weekends only for an additional fee.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$98 Child (10 & under)
Activity level: EASY
No birding experience necessary
“I spent a delightful day in search of eagles with Stephanie. We saw eagles all around, in trees and on the river feasting on salmon. She was very knowledgeable about birding in Skagit Valley. Would love to do it all again!”
“wow saw 27 species one day and lots of bald eagles one morning! Stephanie is best guide I ever had.what a wonderful 2 days I had,,highly recomended.”
Jung, South Korea
Included: guide, transportation, binoculars
Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, gratuity
Very Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers
What to bring: binoculars, weather appropriate clothing (warm layers, gloves, hat, rain gear), comfortable warm boots/walking shoes, lunch/snacks & beverage.
Pick-up & drop-off locations: Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington and Mount Vernon