SKAGIT BIRDING ECO TOUR
When: October 15 – March 31 9:30am-4:30pm*
Price: $167 adult, $83.50 child (10 & under)
*times set to accommodate the Amtrak Cascades train schedule from Seattle and Vancouver
The Skagit Birding Eco Tour takes you around Skagit Valley’s farm fields and the Fir Island Farm Snow Goose Reserve in search of the thousands of snow geese & smaller flocks of tundra and trumpeter swans. They move from field to field throughout the day and from day to day. Be prepared to listen to the cackling cacophony produced by the highly gregarious geese and the unmistakable honking of the swans.
After enjoying lunch at one of the fabulous (and warm) restaurants in La Conner or Anacortes, we’ll checkout a couple of other excellent birding spots in Skagit and Padilla Bays to look for waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds like Pintail ducks, Dunlin and Great blue herons.
Ever been to a heronry? The two largest and most important heron nesting grounds in the western US are located right here, in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay! Learn why.
If your interest is on seabirds, we’ll explore the shores of the Salish Sea around Anacortes, Fidalgo Island and Deception Pass. Beautiful Harlequin ducks, daffy-duck-looking scoters, big and heavy solitary loons, gregarious wigeons, cute black and white buffleheads, and a couple of species of grebes are found diving for their particular food items in an underwater restaurant!
Stunning backdrops of farm fields, historical barns, snow-peaked mountains, Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands and the water ways of the Salish Sea are perfect framing your photos!
Warm clothing (including gloves and hat) and rain gear are highly recommended during our crisp and sometimes wet winter days.
Binoculars are provided.
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Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car? Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train to the Mount Vernon Station pickup, where all our Adventures begin.
This Skagit Birding Eco Tour is an ideal Adventure for a single traveler, a small group of friends or family, or a private charter. We cater to everyone’s interest and level of birdwatching, from the beginner birder to the life-list birder. We provide binoculars.
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