Category Archives: Skagit Wildlife Area

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Short-eared Owl Photo Shoot

Perching Short-eared Owl I have been fortunate to photograph Short-eared Owls for many winters at a location near Stanwood, Washington. These are some of my favorite birds to photograph and I was disappointed last winter […]

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Skagit Swans and Snow Geese

My last post contained a number of shots of Snow Geese from the Skagit Wildlife Area on Fir Island in the Skagit Valley. I returned to Fir Island several times since I took those photos, […]

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Skagit Valley Snow Geese

Tens of thousands of Snow Geese spend the winter in the Skagit Valley in Northwest Washington state. The sight and sounds of 20,000 geese taking to the air is unbelievable, and I try to make […]

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Foggy Skagit Trumpeter Swans

Last month I went on a “Birds of the Skagit Valley” photography tour with Aaron Baggenstos of Aaron’s Photo Tours.  Great tour and highly recommended!  The good news is that it wasn’t raining that day, […]