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Snow Geese Arrive in Skagit Valley

Some 50,000 birds stop off here for winter nesting after flying in from Alaska or Siberia.

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The arrival of snow geese in the Skagit Valley means that fall is in full swing—and more than 50,000 birds will hang out here until early spring. Try Fir Island for good viewing, says the Seattle Times travel & outdoors editor.