Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival > Local Birding Areas
Stanwood and Camano Island’s mild weather and central location within Washington’s beautiful Puget Sound makes it an attractive year-round destination for people and wildlife. Permanent residents include the Great Blue Heron, Eagles, Hawks, and shorebirds. The area is home for several species of duck which often all can be seen from a single vantage point.
In the early winter months, Snow Geese stop over as they migrate south for the winter. Bald Eagles have a strong presence on Camano Island as well. Open fields, wetlands and miles of scenic coastline encourage a diverse bird and wildlife population, no matter what time of year you visit! The many parks on Camano Island offer many locations from which to watch a very wide variety of birds, both local and migrating.
Birding On Camano Island
Birding Around Stanwood
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Watching Washington Wildlife
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The majority of the local birding areas require a valid Discover Pass. The Discover Pass allows you to enjoy millions of acres of Washington state-managed recreation lands – including state parks, water-access points, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, trails and trailheads.
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