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Arlington Eagle Festival, Feb 1st & 2nd, 2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 2:38 PM by Roxie Rochat
See the Arlington Eagle Festival website for a brochure listing all the events and a map showing Eagle Viewing Sites!

In particular, check out the

Nature Conservancy Port Susan Preserve Guided Tour

  • Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Location: Port Susan Bay Nature Conservancy, Boe Road Stanwood (see Port Susan map on brochure)
  • One of the finest estuarine habitats in the Puget Sound. An estuary forms where fresh water meets saltwater and provides habitat for many species of birds, fish, and other wildlife. Wildlife biologists and volunteers will be giving guided tours. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars.  "We saw 18 eagles in the trees along the drive to the estuary on February 5, 2016."

We have a special opportunity to go out on the dike at Port Susan Bay on the Nature Conservancy property at the end of Boe Road just south of Stanwood and west of Marine Drive.  The site is closed except with special permission which can be obtained at the Mount Vernon office of the Nature Conservancy,( 410 N. 4th street, Mount Vernon WA 98273360-419-0817.)  But Saturday is the Arlington Eagle Festival, and with it Skagit Audubon has offered to put a few volunteers out on the dike to help non-birders find eagles and other birds.  Its always a fun place to visit, and the odds are, that's where our snow geese are!