The 10th Annual Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival

February 28 & March 1, 2015

Welcome to the Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival
The 10th Annual Snow Goose Festival February 28 & March 1, 2015

Every February, the Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival takes place in Stanwood, WA to showcase the region’s diverse and abundant bird life. The festival’s namesake, the Snow Goose, migrates from Russia to winter in this region in flocks of tens of thousands, providing viewers with an inspiring visual and sound experience. But the region also supports some of the greatest concentrations of shorebirds, raptors, waterfowl, and seabirds found along the northern Pacific Flyway during migration and winter, providing remarkable birding opportunities all year long.

Stanwood, WA is centered between two of the largest estuaries in Puget Sound, the Skagit and Stillaguamish River deltas, and these estuaries - where rivers and sea meet - provide critical habitat for many species, both aquatic and terrestrial. The importance of the area to birds is highlighted by the numerous bird conservation designations it has received. The Skagit and Stilluaguamish River deltas have been recognized as Sites of Regional Importance to shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and both estuaries and surrounding upland habitat have been designated Important Bird Areas by BirdLife International and Audubon.

Watch the website for announcements about special events being planned. Again this year, the vast majority of these activities were FREE, thanks to the continued support of our Sponsors.

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