Every Winter in Skagit County is the Perfect Time to See the Eagles
The Skagit Valley Eagle Festival is no longer an organized festival, however winter-time is still a time for celebration during this eagle-watching season. Winter eagle watching activities take place in Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount, see below for full details.
Skagit Eagle Activities:
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
Open every Saturday and Sunday in January: 10am-4pm. Learn about eagles, watershed issues, and local, natural and cultural history. Howard Miller Steelhead Park – 52809 Rockport Park Rd, Rockport. More information: www.skagiteagle.org or (360) 853-7626.
Guided Nature Walks
1.5 hour guided nature walks are offered along the Skagit River. Walks will take place each Winter and over the Holiday break. Walk departs from the SRBEIC headquarters located in Howard Miller County Park in Rockport. More information: www.skagiteagle.org or (360) 853-7626.
Skagit River Eagle Viewing & Photography Tours
Throughout the Winter there are Eagle viewing and photography tours available (reservations required). Experience a premier tour in drift boats with high-backed cushioned seats. More Information: www.skagiteagle.org (360) 510-1243.
Eagle Viewing Tips:
- To see eagles up close, use a telescope, binoculars or a telephoto lens. Keep noise low and your movements slow.
- Whenever possible, stay in your car and use it as a blind from which to photograph the eagles.
- Stay away from the river’s edge and gravel bars where eagles are feeding, especially between 5 and 11 a.m.
- Most of the river frontage is privately owned. Use public ares along the river and be courteous to local land owners. Do not walk across private property.