Spring Birding East and West of the Cascades

Spring Birding East and West of the Cascades

Spring Birding East and West of the Cascades

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May 31, 2019 10:00 AM to
Jun 02, 2019 03:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
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Jeff Brennan
The avian world contains some of nature’s most varied, vivid colors: American redstarts, Violet-green swallows, Purple finches, Lazuli buntings, Yellow-headed blackbirds, Red-eyed vireos and the orange feathers of the Bullock's Oriole. Join longtime Institute instructor Libby Mills to survey spring bird life in the North Cascades region as our feathered friends display fascinating breeding behaviors and share their melodious songs.

We'll begin our exploration at birding hot spots along the Skagit River Friday morning, and arrive in at the Learning Center by mid afternoon to settle into our rooms. Friday evening we'll enjoy a presentation on forest song while enjoying a delicious dinner.

On Saturday, we’ll rise with the dawn and bird our way eastward over the North Cascades to explore the arid habitats of the Methow Valley.

We’ll conclude our survey Sunday back on the westside visiting choice locations in the upper valley.

See photos of past Cascadian birding excursions at www.flickr.com/photos/ncascades/sets/72157630533999796.

Libby has taught natural history in these mountains for over two decades and is an expert in bird identification with an incredible ear for song recognition, an essential tool for any aspiring birder from beginner to avid enthusiast.