Winter Birding Events Take Flight

Winter Birding in the Skagit Valley

Desperate to defy the winter doldrums? We have a remedy – and it’s all natural! “Birds of Winter: A Skagit Valley Experience” celebrates this region’s star status as a sanctuary for migratory birds – a natural wonderland boasting fertile farmland, forests, beaches, rivers, wetlands and lakes. The festival, spearheaded by…

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Paradise for Bird Photographers

Anacortes Winter Bird Watching

We could name-drop all day about renowned bird photographers who have successfully stalked local wildlife in search of gallery worthy images. Just visit the websites of Art Wolfe and the late Lee Mann to see stunning photographs of winged subjects ranging from Great Blue Herons to Trumpeter Swans. We have…

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An Afternoon of Hiking Mt. Erie and Sugarloaf

An Afternoon of Hiking Mt. Erie and Sugarloaf

Touched by Midas The two highest points on Fidalgo Island lie within the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL), and they are surrounded by a wealth of hiking trails, lakes, ponds, and rocky cliffs with incredible vantage points of nearby islands and waterways, as well as distant views of Mt. Rainier…

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Find a Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike

Find Your Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike

Anacortes trails meander through 2,800 acres of forests, meadows, wetlands, lakes, and offer spectacular woodland and seascape views. With over 50 miles of multiple use trails it’s easy to choose a route to explore and find your favorite Fidalgo Island hike. The Tommy Thompson Trail starts at 11th and Q…

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