Kukutali Preserve on Kiket Island is a special place – an easily walked mile-long island with little development, pristine shoreline, and trails through mature forest. Financial and in kind support from Skagit Audubon contributed a bit to the huge effort culminating in the island’s addition to Deception Pass State Park under the joint management of Washington State Parks and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. The preserve, within the Swinomish Indian Reservation, provides habitat for a good variety of upland and wetland birds and a vantage point for observing waterfowl and seabirds. Read about Kukutali reserve at: https://swinomish-nsn.gov/resources/environmental-protection/kukutali-preserve/visiting-kukutali.aspx.
Because parking is very limited at the preserve, we will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the March Point Park and Ride, one-half mile east of Sharpe's Corner just off Highway 20. Dress for the weather and for walking about 2 miles on roads and trails. Bring binoculars, bird book, and a scope if you have one. Leader: Gary Bletsch, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-630-3988