Birding the Salish Sea

Birding the Salish Sea

Birding the Salish Sea

Event Details

When
Oct 26, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where
Bellingham Bay
Instructor
Class Tuition
$165.00
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The Salish Sea’s huge expanse of protected water is a wintertime refuge... around every corner is a bay, channel, or passage likely to be visited by some sort of interesting water bird.

– Sarah Swanson & Max Smith, Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Venture onto the teeming waters of Puget Sound with us in search of abundant sea birds making their way along the Pacific Flyway in Northwest waters.

Birding the Salish Sea
Aboard the Snow Goose, a spacious 65-foot research vessel captained by Dan Linden, we’ll explore the waters of Bellingham Bay, Lummi Island and surrounding areas in search of harlequin, long-tailed ducks, pacific loons, black oystercatchers, surf scoters and others. Past excursions have also spotted marine mammals and enjoyed spectacular views of Mt. Baker, the Chuckanut Mountains, the Nooksack River estuary, Rosario Strait and San Juan Islands from our unique water-level perspective.

With more than 50 years observing and photographing birds, Joe Meche will help us identify and share the natural history of the bird species we encounter along the way. Rain or shine, all levels of birders welcome!

Class will meet at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham at 8:30 am. We’ll begin with introductions and a safety orientation aboard the vessel. With binoculars and field guides in hand, we’ll depart for our day’s adventure in search of all the avifauna we can find. Participants provide their own lunches.