With the change of seasons well underway the brushy hedges around the preserve’s entrance and the marsh and open water visible from the dike at Port Susan Bay should offer views of year-round residents, shorebirds headed north, waterfowl soon to leave, neotropical migrants just returning, and more.
The Nature Conservancy has given permission for our field trip to its preserve and asks only that any participant who hasn’t previously filled out a release do so. Contact Tim Manns to receive the form ahead of time. Dress for the weather, including wind. Bring binoculars, bird book, and scope if you have one.
To find the preserve, drive just south of Stanwood and Highway 532 on Marine Drive NW about 3.8 miles to Boe Road. Turn right (west) onto Boe and drive to the end of the road (or ask Tim to send you more detailed directions).
Leader: Tim Manns, email@example.com, 360-336-8753