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Skagit Birdwatching

Paul Woodcock (Birdman)

Paul Woodcock (Birdman)

The annual Birdwalk fundraiser for Subud Skagit happened on Valentine’s Day 2015, and the event was sold-out, meaning a nice little payday to help the community maintain their house on Laventure Road in Mt. Vernon. Unseasonable weather was welcomed by the participants who traveled from Fort Langley and Vancouver, BC, Portland, Oregon, Seattle and elsewhere, and who were led ably by avid birder Paul Woodcock.

Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese, Red-Tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles, Ducks, Mergansers, Wigeons, Blue Herons and other species of birds were spotted, sometimes in very large numbers, sometimes in such a way that made whole fields white. Marius Hibbard, Subud Skagit’s expert photographer was able to get some quality photos and the gang headed back to the Subud House to honor birds the best way they know how, by EATING one. (A turkey.) The feast at the Subud House was orchestrated by former restauranteur Michael DuBois and was incredible. If you’ve not attended this event, make plans to do so in 2016.


Trumpeter Swans


Paul & his scope


Subud Portland Chair Bhakti Watts, PNW Regional Helper Elisha Gullixson & some of the crew


Yes, bakeries.


A Fantastic AfterFeast of Fowl.


Annual Subud Skagit Birdwalk

Subud Skagit Birdwalk

Subject:          5TH ANNUAL BIRD WALK – Subud Bellingham/Skagit Valley
WHAT:             5th Annual Skagit Valley Bird Walk
WHEN:            Saturday, February 18, 10 am
DETAILS:         Begin at Subud House, drive to various locations; includes sack lunch and dinner

The Bellingham/Skagit Valley Subud group once again warmly invites you to our annual bird walk led by Paul Woodcock, our birding expert. Skagit Valley is famous for its large migrations and winter is the best time to see flocks of swans, snow geese, and other treats. And then there are the excellent, independent bakeries to visit along the way plus the sumptuous dinner provided by the group with latihan following.

This is a fundraiser for our house maintenance fund with a suggested donation of $40 for adults and $20 for children or students. Overnight accommodations are available in members’ homes. Layered clothing and boots or shoes for possible wet conditions are recommended. We’ll send directions when you sign up.

For more information or to sign up, contact Paul Woodcock paulwoodcock@comcast.net 360 380-3356 or Roosmiwati Reynolds roosmiwati@comcast.net 360 734-8517. Information is also available on the Subud PNW website www.subudpnw.org.

If you haven’t made this adventurous trip before, now’s your chance!