Eagle Watching is on! The DOT reopened one lane on Highway 20 today, so we are in business. Upper Skagit communities now have power and water. The DOT has been working all day on getting the milepost 100 parking area cleared of mud. I’ve heard that Rusty has done an excellent job of opening up Howard Miller Park. The public areas of the hatchery are all open and accessible, though they did have some snow damage to the supports to their bird nets.
Saturday and 51 degrees, Sunday and 52 degrees.
Wednesday Eagle Count, January 14th:
Adele and Sarah and I counted 66 birds, and probably would have counted more if many of our counting sites didn’t look like this:
Newhalem to Marblemount: 25
Marblemount to Rockport: 84
Rockport to Sedro-Woolley: 66
Programs at the Skagit River Interpretive Center in Rockport:
Saturday, Jan 17
John McLaughlin, Western Washington University
Butterfly research in the Skagit Watershed and Beyond-Slide Show.
That’s all for now, see you on the river!