October is an exciting time at Semiahmoo, when the numbers of wintering waterfowl on Drayton Harbor and Boundary Bay begin to increase. Semiahmoo Spit, even with all the changes it has been put through over the last few decades, is still our welcome window on this significant winter habitat for arctic breeding waterfowl. It is our only designated Important Bird Area in Whatcom County, where we can bird the surrounding waters from the beaches of Semiahmoo County Park and other public trails. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time birder, you will enjoy joining the group of regular participants and newcomers on this monthly outing cosponsored by Whatcom County Parks. Beginning birders can usually find experienced birders willing to share their knowledge. If you do come and join us, please feel free to ask questions or ask for assistance with getting started as a birder. You can expect to see two or three species of loons, several species of grebes, flocks of scoters and other ducks, a variety of gulls, Canada geese and brant, as well as great blue herons, migratory and resident songbirds, bald eagles and probably a few surprises. Hope to see you there!
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Earlier Event: September 26Fairhaven Park, Padden Lagoon & Mud Bay Field Trip
Later Event: October 8Tennant Lake & Hovander Park Field Trip