Experience the sights and sounds of our Birds of Winter!
Our Skagit Valley Geese Tour takes you on an Adventure to see the thousands of snow geese & swans that overwinter in our farm fields. Ready to listen to the cackling cacophony produced by the highly gregarious geese and the unmistakable honking of the swans?
Our local expert birding guide Stephanie will teach you how to identify them by sight, sound and in flight. Also about their migration, reproduction, diets, population status, environmental & human threats, and their impacts on farmlands. In addition, you’ll learn how to use binoculars and how to Be Bird Wise!
Find out how you can participate in our ongoing swan and geese research projects in collaboration with local and international researchers and institutions.
Frame your photos with stunning backdrops of historical barns, clouds, the North Cascades and Mt Baker! And in late March, bright yellow daffodil fields will “Color Your Spirit!”
Note: Don’t let winter weather deter your enthusiasm for joining my Skagit Valley Geese Tour. Much of the birding can be done from the warmth of my vehicle. Nonetheless, warm clothing, gloves, hat and rain gear are highly recommended to keep you warm and dry on some very short walks.
NOVEMBER – MARCH
(November – January: upon request, February – March: daily)
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Activity level: EASY
No birding experience necessary
more details below
“Truly a magical day. Stephanie went out of her way to find birds for my tour. I could not have asked for a better day.”
“I truly loved the Skagit Valley Geese & Swans Eco Tour and learned a lot from Stephanie. It is the best birding tour I’ve ever experienced!”
Included: Skagit’s top guide, transportation and fuel surcharge
Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, gratuity
Very small group size: 1-5 Adventurers.
What to bring: binoculars, weather appropriate clothing (layers, gloves, hat, rain gear), comfortable walking shoes, snacks
Meeting location: Shawn O’Donnell’s Farmhouse Restaurant (Mount Vernon) parking lot (free and safe, plus nice bathrooms and good food!)
Skagit Guided Adventures has been featured in:
Epoch Times – Migratory Birds Bring Opportunity, Environmental Concerns to Washingtonians, April 2, 2021
NTD News – Washington Flock Flies Off, March 22, 2021
Skagit Valley Herald – Birds Subject of Online Event, March 14, 2021
KNKX & Birdnote – Winter Birds of the Skagit Valley, March 11, 2021
Weekends in Washington – Skagit Valley Snow Geese Tour, July 2020