Fir Island is a land laced with water, where the North and South forks of the Skagit River rush to Skagit Bay to meet in marshy fields, along riparian areas, and in tideflats that are teeming with birdlife year-round. In the spring and fall, this is a great location for observing shorebirds and songbirds in migration, and in winter it hosts thousands of Snow Geese and lesser numbers of Tundra and Trumpeter Swans. Habitats: Mixed forest, riparian, freshwater wetland, agricultural fields.
Specialty birds: Common Loon; Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorants; Tundra and Trumpeter Swans; Greater Scaup; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Peregrine Falcon; Heerman’s, Bonaparte’s, Mew, and Western Gulls; Bandtailed Pigeon; Short-eared Owl; Vaux’s Swift; Rufous Hummingbird; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hutton’s and Cassin’s Vireos.
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