The Skagit Wildlife Area has several sections to explore for birding. Ducks and geese, who will be moving in Sept. and Oct. as the migratory songbirds depart. The wetlands always offer a chance of finding some shorebirds and other water associated birds. Bring your Discover Pass and park at the lot straight ahead as you enter the wildlife range. Bring binoculars and scopes, snacks and water for this flat walk of about three miles by ponds, hedgerows, and finally the estuary. This is a great walk for beginners and experienced birders alike. Leaders: Phil Wright and Ivar Dolph, firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Interstate 5 to Exit 221, just south of Mount Vernon in Skagit County. Go west from the freeway and turn right on to Fir Island Road, follow the sign for Conway/La Conner. In 1.8 miles, turn left onto Wylie Road and follow for 1 mile to a
T-intersection and a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sign. Turn left and then left again at the “T” to reach the parking lot where we will meet.