Northern State Recreation Area

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

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.