This weekend we have a special opportunity to go out on the dike at Port Susan Bay on the Nature Conservancy property located at the end of Boe Rd. just south of Stanwood and west of Marine Dr. The site is closed except with special permission which can be obtained at the Mt. Vernon office of the Nature Conservancy, 410 N 4th St., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 (360.419.0817). Saturday is the Arlington Eagle Festival and with it Skagit Audubon has offered to put a few volunteers out on the dike to help non-birders find eagles and other birds. It’s always a fun place to visit, and the odds are that’s where our snow geese are!
Please join us for a walk on the dike at 9 am before the public arrives about 10 am. At 10 am plan to turn your hat around and be a volunteer for a couple of hours helping newcomers to birding or to the area see and enjoy the birds. Dress for coastal winter birding. If you can make it even for just the 10 am-12 pm volunteering, bring a scope if you have one and PLEASE CONTACT Libby Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org), our trip coordinator and leader, to let her know she will have a few supporters to help out.