March Point Heronry
To shed light on the size and success of this heronry, there are over 800 adults plus another 1000 young (based on 2.5 young per nest, however they lay four-five eggs and can raise that many young). In other words, the heronry has 1800 or more birds in the heronry during the breeding season. In 1997, 296 nests were counted; in 2001, there were 426 nests counted; - approximately 44 percent growth in 4 years. Calling this colony one of the largest in North America is no stretch of the imagination...most other large colonies peak around 200 nests.
Can't Endure Much More Noise"
Voices of the Valley, Skagit Valley Herald
plan challenged because of nearby bird sanctuary"
Craig Welch, The Seattle Times
Bailey's Noise Is a Threat to Our Heronry"
Bud and Vera Kinney donated the heronry to our grandchildren, to our children, and to us
Articles and Letters to the Editor
T. Bailey has been in the news a lot!
|Public Comment Letters
on the Port of Anacortes's MDNS
1000 Friends of Washington, Craners, Evergreen Island, People for Puget Sound, Skagit Audubon Society, Skagit Land Trust
| Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance
MDNS Supporting Documents
|Department of Fish
& Wildlife Letter
Response Letter From Deborah Cornett, Regional Habitat Program Mgr.
Blue Heron - A Washington Priority Species
Department of Fish and Wildlife Management Recommendations
|EI Comment Letter - March
Evergreen Islands Letter Requesting a Determination of Significance
Articles Regarding Human Impacts on Heronries
Topo Map Showing Location of Proposed Development
Port of Anacortes Property Description