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Snow Goose & Birding Festival

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Free

Welcome to the 2019 Stanwood-Camano Snow Goose & Birding Festival.  Save the date for February 23rd & 24th 2019.

Take part in several different free guided tours and presentations on snow geese and other birds and wildlife in the our region. Festival headquarters is the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood, WA.  Space is limited for bus tours – registration will be open soon.  

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Bus Tours - registration open soon

Camano Island

The Camano bus tour is a 3 hour tour that visits several of Camano Island’s wonderful parks, including English Boom, Cama Beach and Iverson Preserve and also stop at the beautiful Camano Center.  We have Guides on the bus who will answer questions and talk about the Parks and the great variety of birds that can be spotted locally.  The diverse habitats of these parks include salt water, mudflats, marsh and beaches and you may see raptors, loons, ducks, great blue herons and many kinds of shorebirds.   You will get off the bus at each stop for a short walking tour, including a trip down to see the Cama beachfront Cabins and wonderful wildlife mounts.

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Snow Geese 

The Snow Goose Tours are 2 hour tours that will take you out onto Fir Island to find current locations of the Snow Geese, Trumpeter and Tundra Swans.  Our Guides have been birding in this area for many years and have a lot to share about our local area and the migration and feeding habits of the birds.  The viewing on this tour is mainly from inside the bus due to the lack of safe access to the Fir Island birding areas.  Don’t be surprised to see Eagles out looking for lunch and Herons along the roadside.  

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Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy Tour is a 2 hour Tour that includes a walk on the dike along Port Susan Bay which is one of the largest undeveloped bays in Puget Sound.  This area is a saltwater nursery with marshes, mudflats and tidelands that support hundreds of thousands of birds, several species of salmon, smelt and clams.  Western sandpipers, dunlins and dowitchers swoop over the mudflats, ducks and snow geese are often gathered and hungry, hopeful raptors add to the drama.  Guides will be on hand to share about the estuary habitat restoration in progress and answer questions.  Access to this site is usually limited and by appointment only, so this is a great chance to visit the Preserve.  Please dress for this tour appropriately – it can be very wet, muddy & cold!

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Bird Photography

This Bird Photography Tour is very popular 3 hour Tour following  “The Art of Photographing Birds” presentation with Karen Ulvestad.  Karen will serve as your Guide as you explore the local birding and test out the new techniques learned in the class.  

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Feb 23, 2019 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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Thank you 2018 Sponsors

Made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish & Island County Hotel-Motel Tax Fund.

 

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