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LA CONNER, WASHINGTON

Skagit River Delta: Raptors and Wintering Birds

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Program #14376RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Jan 28 — Feb 1, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Located in charming LaConner, WA, this quaint Inn features cozy, but spacious rooms, each with gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator and private bath.

Contact info:
107 South Second Street
LaConner, WA 98257 USA
phone: 360-466-3101
web: www.laconnerlodging.com

Room amenities: Spacious rooms feature gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator; quaint country-style furnishings,and private bath. In-room spa services available with a reservation.

Facility amenities: Nell Thorn Restaurant and Pub, known for its progressive cuisine, focusing on Northwest & European styles. is located on the property. The Inn offers high speed wireless internet and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Please call
Call 1-888-466-4113 for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, January 28 - Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Check in at hotel 4 PM; Program Orientation at 5:00PM.

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Evening: Welcome and get acquainted program following dinner.

Lodging: LaConner Country Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Located in charming LaConner, WA, this quaint Inn features cozy, but spacious rooms, each with gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator and private bath.

Contact info:
107 South Second Street
LaConner, WA 98257 USA
phone: 360-466-3101
web: www.laconnerlodging.com

Room amenities: Spacious rooms feature gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator; quaint country-style furnishings,and private bath. In-room spa services available with a reservation.

Facility amenities: Nell Thorn Restaurant and Pub, known for its progressive cuisine, focusing on Northwest & European styles. is located on the property. The Inn offers high speed wireless internet and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Please call
Call 1-888-466-4113 for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, January 29 - Presentation on "Migratory Waterbirds and Raptors...
Presentation on "Migratory Waterbirds and Raptors of the Skagit/Samish Deltas"/Birding in the Field/Museum of Northwest Art

Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Morning: Presentation on raptors and migratory waterbirds, and habitats of the Skagit/Samish River Deltas and surrounding Salish Sea region. Depart for birding in field.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continue birding field trip to a variety of habitats (with emphasis on birds in the Skagit Delta and Fir Island). Mid-afternoon return to the hotel; followed by walking field trip the the Museum of Northwest Art.

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Evening: "Winter Raptors" presentation and discussion.

Lodging: LaConner Country Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Located in charming LaConner, WA, this quaint Inn features cozy, but spacious rooms, each with gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator and private bath.

Contact info:
107 South Second Street
LaConner, WA 98257 USA
phone: 360-466-3101
web: www.laconnerlodging.com

Room amenities: Spacious rooms feature gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator; quaint country-style furnishings,and private bath. In-room spa services available with a reservation.

Facility amenities: Nell Thorn Restaurant and Pub, known for its progressive cuisine, focusing on Northwest & European styles. is located on the property. The Inn offers high speed wireless internet and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Please call
Call 1-888-466-4113 for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, January 30 - Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/ ...
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve/ Birding in the Field: Deception Pass Gorge Area

Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Morning: Field trip to Padilla Bay National Estuarine Reserve unique research facility. Birding in field to follow program.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Birding in field continued (with emphasis on birds in the N. Skagit Delta, Samish Delta, and Samish Island). Return to hotel in late afternoon.

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Evening: Evening Lecture: "Merlin's of the Northwest" .

Lodging: LaConner Country Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Located in charming LaConner, WA, this quaint Inn features cozy, but spacious rooms, each with gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator and private bath.

Contact info:
107 South Second Street
LaConner, WA 98257 USA
phone: 360-466-3101
web: www.laconnerlodging.com

Room amenities: Spacious rooms feature gas fireplace; flat screen TV and DVD player; mini refrigerator; quaint country-style furnishings,and private bath. In-room spa services available with a reservation.

Facility amenities: Nell Thorn Restaurant and Pub, known for its progressive cuisine, focusing on Northwest & European styles. is located on the property. The Inn offers high speed wireless internet and free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Please call
Call 1-888-466-4113 for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, January 31 - Day-long excursion to Reifel Island Bird Sanctuar...
Day-long excursion to Reifel Island Bird Sanctuary on British Columbia's Fraser River.

Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Morning: The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is situated on 850 acres of managed wetlands, natural marshes and low dikes in the heart of the Fraser River Estuary. For the millions of birds seeking feeding and resting areas during their annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, the Sanctuary is ideally located. Over 268 species have now been recorded at the Sanctuary. Your morning will feature a presentation from a Sanctuary docent, highlighting the importance of the Sanctuary; bird identification; wildlife needs and habitats; etc. Afterwards, enjoy birding at the Sanctuary.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Afternoon birding continues at the Sanctuary. Special features of the Sanctuary include a two-storey observation tower and several "bird blinds" or "hides" along the trails. Mid-afternoon departure back to the US and the LaConner Country Inn. We will continue to look for birds on our return trip as we follow the beautiful Chuckanut Drive back to the LaConner area.

Dinner: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Evening: Free evening to rest / relax by the fireplace in your room or explore LaConner.

Lodging: LaConner Country Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, February 01 - Birding in nearby habitats/Farewell Luncheon/ Ind...
Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!

Morning: More Birding in Field to new and desirable habitats (with emphasis on Deception Pass Gorge, and Fidalgo Island).

Lunch: Farewell luncheon in Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm! Late checkouts available as necessary.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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LaConner
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For additional information, visit: www.laconnerchamber.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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