*2020 Snow Goose & Birding Festival

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Sunday, in Stanwood

Come see why the shores and waters of Puget Sound surrounding our community are internationally recognized as crucial habitat for countless birds of sea, shore and land at the 2020 Snow Goose and Birding Festival on Saturday February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd.  Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Headquarters of the event is the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood.  The Floyd is located at 27130 102nd Ave. NW.  The event offers bus tours to bird habitat as well as lectures by experts in their field. 

Speakers include:

Martha Jordan, White Birds of Winter (swans)
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, Live Raptors
Ruth Milner, Shorebird I.D.
Karen Ulvestad, Art of Photographing Birds
Pat Holmes, Eagles from the Park Side
Jim Watson, Raptors of Western Washington
Vasiliy Baranyuk, From Russia to the Stilly

Tours and guides will help you experience one of Western Washington’s most spectacular natural events – the annual winter gathering of thousands of Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans. In addition, we have flocks of wintering seabirds and shorebirds along with many raptors that call Stanwood and Camano Island home.  

For more information on the bus tours, speaker sessions and the festival in general see our website at www.snowgoosefest.org

Sound Water Stewards will exhibit educational materials and offer for sale for $20 our guide book, Getting to the Water’s Edge, hot off the press. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please contact Joan.

This beloved community event attracts thousands of guests to our area to see winter birds, snow geese, tundra and arctic swans and sometimes there are even some snowy owls around. 

Held at “the Floyd” in Stanwood with bus tours to various birding sites. Read about the 2019 festival here