Polly Dyer – Seattle • Entered by Penelope Peterson on February 2, 2023
Hike to see the bald eagles
January 28, 2023 – January 28, 2023
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||2|
|Post Admin hours||2|
Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Skagit River Eagle Interpretive Center
Outcome 1: Hiked (2 miles)
Outcome 2: Event Attendees (6 people)
Short Description of Activity
Polly Dyer Seattle Broads journeyed to the Skagit River Interpretive Center for a two-hour interpretive nature hike to view the bald eagles. At this time of year, migrating bald eagles gather on the Skagit River to feed on the spawning salmon. Our Interpretive Center guide for the hike helped us Broads better understand the Skagit River ecosystem with an emphasis on the winter migration of bald eagles, salmon, and the vital role each play in our environment. Our Hike and “Fun” Chair, Barbara Muirhead, planned this amazing activity.
We had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Our guide for the hike, Joe Ordinez, spends summer months at an eagle nature preserve in Alaska where he has been a guide in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve since 1987. Joe told us about this preserve and how it is endangered by a possible mine operation so we may take this up as an advocacy issue for our Broadband. We look forward to learning more about the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve from reading Joe’s book which we purchased, entitled, Where Eagles Gather: The Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.
1. Polly Dyer Seattle Broads viewing a bald eagle’s nest at the Skagit River Eagle Interpretive Center, January 28, 2023. Broads pictured from left to right: Kate Bradley, Margaret Rands, Janka Hobbs, and the Leadership Team, Penelope Peterson, Barb Muirhead, and Genia Moncada.
2. Polly Dyer Seattle Broads visiting the Skagit River Eagle Interpretive Center, January 28, 2023.
Broads pictured from left to right: Margaret Rands, Kate Bradley, Janka Hobbs and the Leadership Team, Barb Muirhead, Genia Moncada, Penelope Peterson.
3. Polly Dyer Seattle Broads enjoying an interpretive nature hike at the Skagit River Eagle Interpretive Center, January 28, 2023.
4. “it’s a bird; it’s a plane; no, it’s a bald eagle!” Polly Dyer Seattle Broads searching for eagles on a nature hike at the Skagit River Eagle Interpretive Center, January 28, 2023. At this time of year, migrating bald eagles gather on the Skagit River to feed on spawning salmon.