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Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature

Skagit Flats / Fir Island

Date: Sat. 7 Jan, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Begin our new year with a visit to Skagit Flats with Skagit Audubon! Birders flock to the Skagit Flats from all over Cascadia to enjoy searching for big white birds of winter and other more subtle birds. We begin our exploration at Fir Island Farm (formerly known as Hayton Access) of the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Skagit Wildlife Area. There are often raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl to be found from this spot. Bring plenty of warm layers, binoculars and scope if you have one. Contact our leaders, so they can contact you in the event of a weather cancellation.

Leaders: Irene & Mark Perry, irene.perry@yahoo.com

Driving Directions: From Interstate 5, take Exit 221 (Lake McMurray/Conway), turn west. Drive 0.1 mile. Turn right (west) onto Fir Island Road. Drive west 3.2 miles. Turn left (south) at Wash. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife sign. Drive 0.5 mile to parking area, meeting spot. There is no restroom at this meeting place.

To park have a Washington Discover Pass!

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.