Experience the world of the regal Bald Eagle 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.
Look for eagles patiently perched in the towering PNW trees along the river banks. Catch 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! And, learn about them from our knowledgeable local Guide-Naturalist Stephanie.
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 will also be discussed. Additionally, you’ll understand the role our magnificent temperate rainforest plays in sheltering the entire river watershed systems on which their wildlife, and humans, depend upon.
As the salmon carcass supply dwindles in the rivers, bald eagles begin spending more time in Skagit and Samish farmlands, 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.
River float option: A serene (but chilly) 3-hr float down the river is available weekends only for an additional fee. Please inquire for availability and cost.
“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: transportation, binoculars
Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, gratuity
Very Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers
What to bring: weather appropriate clothing (warm layers, gloves, hat, rain gear), comfortable warm boots/walking shoes, lunch/snacks & beverage.
Pick-up & drop-off locations: Anacortes, LaConner, Burlington and Mount Vernon