Skagit Audubon

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Birding Field Trip-Northern State Recreation Area/Rasar State Park*

Date: Sat. May 27, 2023 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 27 Northern State Recreation Area (NSRA)/Rasar State Park Highway 20

Time:  8 am – 3 pm

Trip Leader:  Allison Warner;; 425.344.7829

This trip also includes an option to visit Howard Miller Steelhead Park. This trip will focus on birds to be found in two different sites as you move up elevation in the Skagit watershed along Highway 20 with varied habitats including riparian, old growth, and scrub-shrub, as well as see the swallows that nest at Northern State. We’ll look for passerines, woodpeckers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, hawks, and Vaux’s swifts and mergansers on the Skagit River. We’ll spend approx. 3 hrs. at NSRA; then visit the wetlands at the intersection of Helmick Rd and Highway 20, then head east to Rasar SP, where we can eat lunch and do a loop through old growth forest and riparian areas with a view of the river. Dress for variable weather, bring your lunch, binoculars, spotting scopes (if available) for Rasar SP, and Discover Pass. Carpooling encouraged and pre-registration required. Please contact trip Leader Allison Warner; 425-344-7829; for more information. Meet at 8AM at NSRA parking area. 

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