For our first trip of 2015, we took a short jaunt out to Camano Island. Camano Island State Park is a 173-acre camping park with 6,700-feet of rocky shoreline and beach. The park provides sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. We decided to comb the beach and look out for birds on the Saratoga passage. There are forest loop trails to hike, but we decided to save them for later.
As we walked we saw a Great Blue Heron, a number of Surf Scoters and Goldeneyes. Along the way I learned that 60% of the Lesser Snow Geese that breed on Wrangle Island, Russia make a yearly migration to Washington state. Camano Island is one of those areas where the geese like to during the winter months. There were no snow geese at the park, but they can be found on other parts of the island and near Stanwood, WA. I’ll have to go back to find some snow geese.
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