Winter is one of the most spectacular times to bird in the Pacific Northwest. The river flats of the Skagit, Samish and Stillaguamish are awash in swans, snow geese, eagles, hawks and falcons. This area is rich with Winter avian visitors seeking shelter and food along the Pacific flyway. Class time will introduce you to the identification of common species of waterfowl and raptors large and small. The field trip will take you to the richest areas of the river flats where Peregrines hunt, Bald Eagles soar, Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese fill the air. Travel-related expenses will be shared among drivers and passengers.