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Introduction to Hawks of the Skagit

Introduction to Hawks of the Skagit



January 6, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-9668 United States
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Meet the raptors who call Skagit County home. A program for adults and older children.

Join Sue Cottrell for an introduction to the 15 diurnal raptor species seen in NW Washington. Skagit County is one of the best places in the country to see raptors in the winter. Sue will introduce you to the basic field marks and behaviors to look for when trying to identify these birds. Sue has studied birds of prey and guided outdoor trips for more than 30 years, including trapping and banding raptors as a volunteer of the Falcon Research Group, based in Bow, WA. She moved from Oregon in 1975 and now resides in the heart of winter raptor territory, the Samish Flats, near Bow, WA.

She will share her current research working with Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels as part of her non-profit organization, Raptor Studies Northwest. More information is available at www.raptorstudiesnw.org or by contacting Sue at raptorstudiesnw@gmail.com.

Presentation will be from 10-12, Saturday, January 6, 2024. A 2-hour field trip will be offered after the presentation to the first 10 participants that sign up. A second field trip will be offered for another 10 participants on Sunday, January 7, from 9-11 am. Sign up for field trips here.