Jeff Osmundson has been following his passion for birds and environmental stewardship for over twenty years. Birding has led him on voyages of discovery around the United States and Latin America with his wife, Colleen Shannon.
Jeff’s career included 30 years with the US Forest Service as a practicing forester and land appraiser. He is president of Skagit Audubon and leads birding trips in every season. He invites birders of all levels of experience.
The Skagit Flats are renowned for wintertime viewing of geese, tundra and trumpeter swans, and shore birds. We will explore the wetlands, fields, and tidelands around Conway and Fir Island on our quest. Jeff will have colleagues standing by to expand viewing and identification opportunities.
There will be several viewing scopes available but bring your own binoculars and scopes if you have them. You will travel in the caravan in your own vehicles as we find the birds, wherever they may be.
Location of field trip: Skagit Flats. Arrive at Conway Fire Station, meet at the ball field parking lot behind the fire station.
Directions: From Interstate 5 take exit 221. Turn west on WA-534. Continue around the traffic circle to stay on WA Route 534. You are now in Conway. Cross the train tracks, then turn left (south) onto Greenfield St. Ball Field is opposite The Muse music venue. Park outside The Muse parking area to meet the Caravan.