|Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Area|
This stretch of the upper Skagit River hosts one of the largest and most visible populations of wintering bald eagles in the lower forty-eight states. Spawned out salmon carcasses become the wintering eagles’ main food source. Eagles can be viewed feeding on the gravel bars or roosting in trees.
Kayak Point Regional Park
|Description: Port Susan Bay is one of the most productive estuaries in Puget Sound, attracting waterfowl and large numbers of marine birds. Kayak Point, on the East Side of the bay, offers excellent year-round wildlife viewing. From the 300 foot fishing pier, watch for snow geese, black brant, ducks, loons, and grebes. California gray whales sometimes come within 100 feet of the pier; sea lions also swim here. Bald eagles nest and roost in nearby trees.|
Wildlife to Watch: High probability of seeing waterfowl and marine birds in fall, winter, and spring, Look for sea lions in winter and early spring; gray whales April through June.
Special Tips: Trails lead from campground to cliffs and beaches.
Ownership: Snohomish County Parks
Size: 670 acres
Closest Town: Marysville
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: