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November 1, 2016

Eagle-eyed visitors

Eagle-eyed visitors

Photographer: Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times

It’s December. Two beautiful bald eagles are sitting in a tree on the Skagit River. The eagles are looking around with their sharp eyes. What are they looking for? They are looking for chum salmon. The chum salmon are coming from British Columbia. They are a favorite food for the bald eagles.

Winter is a great time to see bald eagles. The Skagit River attracts among the most bald eagles in the lower 48 states at this time.  Rockport, Washington on the Skagit River has an interpretive center for eagles. This is a good place to take a hike and see and hear bald eagles. Volunteer watchers help visitors.

Other good places to see eagles are the Nooksak River close to Bellingham, the Yakima River around Ellensburg, Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, and Discovery Bay near Sequim.

For information on Skagit eagles, click this link: skagiteagle.org


Published November 2016

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