Just imagine, a large bald eagle flying just above the fog line straight at you as you hold your cup of coffee on the Skagit River on an early fall morning. Just as you think it’s going to come right to you it swoops gracefully off to the left and lands in a nearby cottonwood to gaze at you and look for prey. There are tremendous birding opportunities that arise around every corner.

Bald eagles are among the many different species that can be found in the numerous nooks and crannies that make up our valley. Whether you prefer a guided tour or to find your own piece of heaven on the riverside to watch there are many ways to view our bird habitat. Check out the National Audubon Society's Great Washington Birding Trail map to look for your favorite species.



What is the highest point in Snohomish County, and when was its last major eruption?

Glacier Peak at 10,431 feet, which had a series of eruptions around 11,200 years ago.