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.
Be ready to see any number of seabirds who have returned to the Salish Sea for the winter. We have been known to see up to 600 Barrows and Goldeneyes there. We will hike about a half mile through fir forests to arrive at Triangle Cove, so we will also be able to hear and view forest species. If you haven’t been to Barnum Point you are in for a real treat. There is a variety of habitats in the park.
Be prepared for a moderate hike through forest and field. Trails may be muddy and the beach surface is rocky and uneven. This part of Camano Island can be breezy at times so be prepared with an extra layer.
Accessibility: Barnum Point and Triangle Cove are not accessible for those with mobility challenges.
Parking at Barnum Point County Park is limited to carpooling is advised.