SKAGIT VALLEY GEESE & SWANS ECO TOUR
When: October 15 – March 31 9:30am-12:30pm*, 1:30-4:30pm
Price: $72 adult, $36 child (10 & under)
*times set to accommodate the Amtrak Cascades train schedule from Seattle and Vancouver
Can you guess where in NW Washington thousands of geese and swans are found in Fall, Winter and Spring? You guessed! Skagit Valley.
The Skagit Valley Geese & Swans Eco Tour takes you around Skagit Valley’s farm fields in search of the thousands of snow geese & smaller flocks of tundra and trumpeter swans that overwinter here. They move from field to field throughout the day, and from day to day. You’ll also visit the Fir Island Farm Snow Goose Reserve.
During the Skagit Valley Geese & Swans Eco Tour you’ll learn:
- identification of geese and swans, and distinguish between the trumpeter and tundra swans
- migration and why they overwinter here
- reproduction and raising their young
- population status
- environmental and anthropogenic threats
- conservation efforts
Be prepared to listen to the cackling cacophony produced by the highly gregarious geese, the unmistakable honking of the swans, as well as the stunning backdrops of farm fields, historical barns and mountains to frame your photos! Be on the lookout for bald eagles, other raptors and open field bird species as well.
We provide binoculars.
Interested in looking for more birds? Opt for the 7-hr Skagit Birding Eco tour, which includes the time looking for geese and swans, lunch time, and a few more hours looking for seabirds, sea ducks, shorebirds, raptors and waterfowl that overwinter in Skagit Bay, Fidalgo Island and the Salish Sea.
“We went looking for snow geese and swans that migrate to the Skagit Valley in winter. Steph really delivered – we saw several fields of trumpeter swans and snow geese and even a couple of cackling geese. We also saw lots of bald eagles including an active nest. Take a good camera! We forgot ours, and smartphones don’t do these beautiful birds justice. Binocs are also helpful, though Steph had extra available). Steph had checked out the area that morning and knew where to take us. Very helpful and accommodating person.” RK B, California
Watch Skagit Geese & Swan videos
Staying in Seattle or Vancouver but don’t have a car? Easy. Hop on the Amtrak Cascades train to the Mount Vernon Station pickup, where all our Adventures begin!
This Skagit Valley Geese & Swans 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.
Stay longer for a multi-day Adventure to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! in NW Washington. Check out all our Guided Adventures and please inquire about accommodations.