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:

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