Birding Festival features Skagit's abundance


February 7, 2024

Snow geese above and in a field

Mel Damski

A flock of snow geese congregate near La Conner.

La Conner became a landing spot for bird lovers last weekend.

Drivers and pedestrians passing Maple Hall Saturday morning saw a roving raven drawing attention to the La Conner Birding Festival inside. That was Lisa Judy, her black costume complete with wings and a mask with a beak.

Judy, La Conner Chamber of Commerce board chair, is lead organizer of the festival. Saturday she welcomed visitors to step inside and enjoy. "We got a really good response," said Judy. "I think it worked out really well."

Inside Maple Hall, people with binoculars hanging around their necks wandered from table...

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