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Birding the Skagit Flats, Samish Flats, and Fir Island
February 20 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, February 20, Skagit Flats, Samish Flats and Fir Island
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Trip Leader: Steven Harper
Trip Limit: 11
To register contact Steven Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-650-9065.
This will be an all-day field trip searching the Samish Flats, Skagit Flats and possibly Fir Island for raptors, snow geese, trumpeter swans and any other interesting birds that happen to be around. The trip will begin and end at the Alger Park & Ride, I-5 Exit 240. We will carpool in three cars while we search for birds. Bring water, hot beverages, snacks and lunch to eat on the run. If we have time we will stop in at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center for a break and to warm up. Dress to keep dry and warm, and bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. We will see bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, and American kestrels, and will search for less common raptors such as short- eared owls and merlins.