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Swanrise Events at Barney Lake

Come Experience the Birds Of Winter at a Trumpeter Swan Viewing Event at Barney Lake

Skagit Land Trust has multiple events planned this winter to allow Trust members and the community to view hundreds of Trumpeter Swans as they take off for the day from their overnight resting spot at Barney Lake.

Trust staff and local birding experts will lead groups to viewing areas near the main part of the lake. There, as the sun’s first rays burn the mist off the water, guests will listen as a chorus of migrating waterfowl greet the day with squawks, honks, and general chatter.

Be sure to bring your binoculars for a closer look at the variety of waterfowl that use the lake. Hawks, eagles, and great blue heron are often spotted during these visits.

Not a morning person? We also have a “Goodnight Swan” walk to view the birds as they come back to the lake in the evening.

Click the dates below to RSVP. Space is limited!

December 10th 7:15-9am

January 7th 7:30-9am - Waitlist

January 15th 7-9am

January 21st 4:15-5:30pm - Waitlist

February 4th 7-8:30am - Waitlist

February 11th 6:45-9am

February 18th 6:45-8:30am

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