Skagit Audubon

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Saturday, October 01, 2022

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The Big Sit at Wiley Slough

THE BIG SIT – October 8th – 8 am until 5 pm

 The Big Sit is a free community birding event open to individuals and teams all over the world.  Mark your calendars as this year The Big Sit for Skagit Audubon will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 8 am-5 pm.  For the past couple of years, Skagit Audubon Society (SAS) has fielded Big Sit teams at Wiley Slough (Skagit Wildlife Area-Headquarters Unit).

Rotating cadres of observers identified 50 species from a single location over a ten-hour period!  Generous SAS members took the initiative to pledge $1 per species seen by the team in support of the Skagit Audubon Society Environmental Conservation Scholarships.  Through the generosity of SAS members, we raised about $1,000 each year which enabled Skagit Audubon Society to award additional scholarships. 

We will be at Wiley Slough again this year.  You are also encouraged to conduct your own Big Sit and participate from wherever you want – backyard, park, public wildlife area, etc.  Visit to learn more about the event.  To volunteer for shifts, to sign up for birding your own backyard, or to donate, please contact Colleen Shannon at  Colleen will be at Wiley Slough on Oct. 8th from 8 am-5 pm and teams will sign up for two-hour shifts.  Also, visitors are welcome to stop by.

Sat. Oct 8, 2022 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Birding Field Trip-Washington Park & Ship Harbor

Thursday, October 27th – 9 am until around noon, Washington Park and Ship Harbor, Anacortes, Leader: Jeff Osmundson

 Washington Park is both scenic and a good place to see Harlequin Ducks, Black Oystercatchers, Marbled Murrelets, Pacific Wrens, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and many other birds on the water or in the forest. Plan for a .5 mile walk to Green Point as we look for shoreline and forest birds. We’ll then drive to the end of Edwards Way and walk the Ship Harbor Trail. Beginning birders are encouraged to come! Accessibility is very good for both Washington Park and Ship Harbor. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. Meet at the parking lot at the beginning of the Washington Park loop drive. Dress for the weather, anticipating wind along the shore. We request that participants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19.

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Leader: Jeff Osmundson,

Thu. Oct 27, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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