Birding the Salish Sea

Birding the Salish Sea

Birding the Salish Sea

Event Details

Oct 29, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Bellingham Bay
Class Tuition
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The Salish Sea is abundant in sea birds making their way along the Pacific Flyway in Northwest waters. Come aboard the Snow Goose, a spacious 65-foot vessel captained by Dan Liden, and 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.

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Eric Ellingson

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 guide 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!

Eric Ellingson

Class will meet at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham at 8:30 am. 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. Please note that participants are required to be fully vaccinated in order to register for this event.