The barn owl: a good neighbor
Unique among owls, this species has co-evolved with humankind and throughout its range has sustained and even expanded its numbers by routinely using the structures that we construct as sites to raise their broods.
The common nighthawk winters as far as the Amazon Basin and returns to this area to nest in summer. Ironically and contrary to its name, the common nighthawk’s numbers are diminishing.
Spring in the Skagit Valley inspires an artist’s vision.
One of the larger terns — the Caspian — migrates throughout the world and now resides in the Salish Sea.
Rise Above 2020
Persistence paid off for Eve McCauley-Chomiak, when searching for a snowy owl amid snow-patched fields on the Skagit Flats.
Capturing the boldness and beauty of the owl’s attitude and form commemorates the moment.
Sunset at Wiley Slough
A longtime watercolor artist found inspiration in the Skagit Valley’s protected estuaries during a dramatic sunset.
Inspiration for carvings in stone may come from the stones themselves, but originates inside the artist as well, muses Tony Angell.
Artist’s Corner / Tailored to the task
The northern harrier is a regular presence along the outer fields, sloughs and dikes bordering the Salish Sea.