Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival
WHAT: The 11th annual festival includes seminars, speakers, tours and children’s activities. There are 12 parks on Camano Island that offer locations to view birds.
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28.
WHERE: Festival headquarters at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.
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TOURS: Among the activities are guided tours of birding locations in the area. They include a birding and hiking tour on Camano Island, a tour of the Nature Conservancy’s Port Susan Bay Preserve and a tour looking for snow geese, swans and bald eagles. There also are self-guided tours of Iverson Spit and English Boom on Camano Island and of the Big Ditch in Stanwood.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: There also will be classes, speakers and a chance to see live raptors. They include a shorebird identification class, a program on the snow geese that migrate from Russia to the North Puget Sound and a review of the Fir Island Farm estuary restoration.
COST: Admission is free. Some areas on self-guided tours require a Washington Discovery Pass for entrance.
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