The Skagit River Bald Eagle Awareness Team (SRBEAT) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates the Interpretive Center.

The Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Rockport, WA offers opportunities to 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. Each weekend in December and January we offer Guided Nature Hikes along the scenic Skagit River and a Speaker Series. Our educational programs include a K-12 & Home School Program and Community Group Tours.

Open every Saturday and Sunday in December and January from 10am to 4pm; and open weekdays December 26 – 30.

Weather for Rockport, WA

Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory

3:03 PM PST on December 17, 2017
10:00 AM PST on December 18, 2017
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Upcoming Events

December 17, 2017
  • Guided hike

    December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am

  • Richard Brocksmith, Exec. Dir., Skagit Watershed Council: Salmon and Trout of the Skagit River

    December 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

    Less than 100 years ago, millions of salmon and trout returned to the Skagit and Samish Rivers every year to spawn. Today these once-mighty salmon runs are greatly diminished and face an uncertain future. Although we've made measurable progress towards protecting and restoring salmon habitat, there is still much to do to restore these magnificent creatures and the benefits they provide.

December 23, 2017
December 24, 2017

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Now Seeking Board Members

Serve the community and support environmental education by joining our team! For more info contact,, 360-853-7626.

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Photo Contest Winners

View our Top 20 Photos HERE! Grand Prize: Troy Duong – “Show of Force” – Skagit River, WA. Thank you all for making the contest a success!

Opening in December

The first days of operation this season are December 2nd and 3rd.