Closed for the season. We will open on December 4th, 2021!
 
  • [CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL PICTURE] Joe Ordonez captured this early snowfall at Rainy Lake, up on the summit of the North Cascades Highway. Snowfall in the mountains means that winter is approaching. Winter typically brings the bald eagles to the Skagit and Nooksack Rivers to feed on the late salmon runs. Photo Copyright: Joe Ordonez
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.

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Nonprofit

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not receive any government funding. We depend on volunteers and donations to stay in business.

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The center is closed for the 2020-21 season but in the mean time, follow us on Facebook for updates, pictures, and more! We will reopen on December 4th, 2021.

Now Seeking Board Members

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

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We cannot fly without you. Join us in our mission of environmental education and conservation. Click here to make a donation today.

Nature Store

Shop at our revamped Nature Store. Local artisans featured – every purchase benefits the artist and us!

Photo Contest

Check out the results of our 2020-2021 Photo Contest!

Volunteer Training Success

Our volunteer training on November 20th, 2021 was a resounding success. Six team members, (left to right) Eric Spandi,  Maryann Atkins,  Jasmine Neubauer, Patrick Holmes, Nika Lee and Ember La Bounty, joined naturalist/guide trainer Joe Ordonez for an extended walk along the Skagit River.


There were signs of recent flooding everywhere during the training walk. Here, Nika Lee examines a salmon fry that was found stranded in the grass along the Skagit River.

11/16/2021 Update

Photo copyright Joe Ordonez 2021

This photo, taken from downtown Mt. Vernon, shows the Skagit River in full flood. There have been evacuations, power outages and flood damage up and down the river. Our hearts go out to all those affected. The volunteer training scheduled for November 20th at 10:00am will still take place. For those of you training as naturalist walking tour guides, please bring rubber boots or waterproof shoes!

We look forward to seeing you at our Interpretive Center in Rockport at 10:00am Saturday, November 20th!

-Joe Ordonez, Education Coordinator

2021/2022 News

The Skagit River Bald Eagle Education Center (SRBEIC) has some exciting news for the 2021/2022 winter season!

Meet the New Education Coordinator – Joe Ordonez

First of all, we have hired a new Education Coordinator. Joe Ordonez comes to us from Haines, Alaska. Joe is a photographer and guide who has spent over thirty years exploring the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  A graduate of Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Joe has worked as a naturalist guide and interpreter on all seven continents. Joe is author of the book, Where Eagles Gather, the Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.

Please Save These Dates:

We now have the dates for our 2021/2022 programming!

Volunteer training day: November 20th, 2021

We will offer a volunteer training day November 20th, 2021 starting at 10am. This three-hour training is for those who are interested in helping indoors in our Interpretive Center or outdoors leading guided nature walks along the Skagit River.

Guided Nature Walks:

December 4, 2021-January 30, 2022 (Every Saturday and Sunday except Dec 25 and 26)

We will offer one and one-half hour guided nature walks along the Skagit RIver. Walks will take place weekends in December and January and over the Holiday break along the Skagit River.  Walk depart the SRBEIC headquarters located the Howard Miller County Park in Rockport at 11:00am and 1:30pm.

Interpretive Center Open:

Our Interpretive Center will be open this year weekends and over the holiday break (same dates as above). Masks are required and total numbers of entrants inside at one time will be limited.

School and Group Tours:

We are available to assist with school and group visits during the months of December and January during weekdays. If you have a group interested in an educational visit, please contact Joe Ordonez at our email address: srbeatic@frontier.com

Joe Ordonez captured this early snowfall at Rainy Lake, up on the summit of the North Cascades Highway. Snowfall in the mountains means that winter is approaching. Winter typically brings the bald eagles to the Skagit and Nooksack Rivers to feed on the late salmon runs. Photo Copyright: Joe Ordonez