Birding the Salish Sea

Birding the Salish Sea

Birding the Salish Sea

Event Details

When
Sep 19, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where
Bellingham Bay
Instructor
Institute staff
Class Tuition
$180.00
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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. Aboard the Snow Goose, a spacious 65-foot research vessel captained by Dan Liden, 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.

Our Naturalist, Amanda Colbert, 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.