Skagit Audubon

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Events under 'Field Trips'
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Barnaby Slough near Rockport

Saturday  May 21, 2022, Barnaby Slough near Rockport, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Barnaby Slough is a complex of oxbow wetlands on the south side of the Skagit River east of Rockport. It’s a great place to see neotropical migrants such as warblers, flycatchers, tanagers, and vireos. Wetland birds such as grebes, herons, and rails are possible. The site of a former fish hatchery, it’s currently the focus of a significant salmon habitat restoration project, so our observations will help document change at the site over time. 

Meet at 9:00 am at the turnoff to the old fish hatchery on Martin Ranch Road: Take SR20 east to Rockport. At Rockport, turn right on SR530. About 1.6 miles south of SR20, turn left on Rockport-Cascade Road. In about 1.5 miles, turn left on Martin Ranch Road. In about 1.25 miles, you’ll reach the turnoff to the old fish hatchery. Two or three vehicles can park at the gate on the old hatchery access road. Others can park to the side of the turnoff or along the shoulder of Martin Ranch Road. (N48.479906 W121.536426).  NOTE: limited to 15 participants, and we ask that everyone be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Bring binoculars, a scope if you have one, sturdy shoes, snack, and dress for the weather.  Recommend checking forecast that morning and bring raingear if needed. Sign up using this link: If you have questions, email Trip Leader John Day at

Sat. May 21, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Northern State Recreation Area

Saturday  May 28, 2022, Northern State Recreation Area(NSRA)/Rasar State Park, (with an option to include Howard Miller Steelhead Park), 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This trip will focus on birds to be found in two different sites as we move up elevation in the Skagit watershed with habitats including riparian, old growth, and scrub-shrub, as well as seeing the swallows nesting at Northern State. We’ll look for passerines, woodpeckers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, hawks, and Vaux’s swifts and mergansers at the Skagit River. We’ll spend about 3 hours at NSRA, visit the wetlands at the intersection of Helmick Rd and Highway 20, then head east to Rasar State Park to eat lunch and walk a loop through old growth forest and riparian areas with a view of the Skagit. Dress for variable weather, bring lunch, binoculars, spotting scope (if available), and Discover Pass. Carpooling encouraged. Meet 8AM at NSRA parking area on Helmick Road. Please contact Trip Leader Allison Warner, 425-344-7829, for more information. 

Sat. May 28, 2022 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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