I braved the crud weather up on the Skagit last weekend and saw about as many eagles as people. The eagle watching was still pretty good. I found them perching, feeding, soaring and flying. It seemed like there were more subadults than I usually see, which makes sense because they are thought to stay in the area longer than the adults. The hot spot on Sunday was just downstream from the confluence of the Baker River.
There is one more weekend of the Eagle Festival! Saturday January 28th is the big day with a visit from Sardis Raptor Center with their “Hunters of the Sky” program. Have you ever seen an golden eagle or a falcon REALLY close? Admission is $10. All proceeds go toward care of injured or resident birds at the center. The shows are at 11:00 and 1:00 at Howard Miller Steelhead Park Clubhouse in Rockport.
So I supposed that means that you are guaranteed to see an eagle on the Skagit one way or another this coming weekend!
See you on the river!