Winter Birds of Skagit Flats, Fir Island and Samish Flats trip on February 27

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February 19, 2016

Whidbey Audubon Society member Joe Sheldon is offering a free field trip to see the snow geese and trumpeter swans in the Skagit valley at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. Typically there are great concentrations of waterfowl and raptors.

The area is considered one of the top winter raptor viewing sites in the U.S. Some walking will be involved; be prepared for some mud. Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 27 to carpool at Windjammer Park at the end of South Beeksma Drive in Oak Harbor. A Discover Pass will be needed for each car. Due to narrow road shoulders and limited parking, carpools are particularly important for this trip. Bring a lunch for this all-day field trip. Return about 4 p.m. Bad snow or ice cancels the trip. Contact the trip leader Joe Sheldon by email at or call 360-678-9060.

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