Our San Juan Islands

Conserve now. Enjoy forever.

The San Juan Preservation Trust works with our local communities and people like you to permanently conserve and care for special places throughout the San Juan Islands.

Together with our landowner partners, the Preservation Trust—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—has permanently protected more than 300 properties, 45 miles of shoreline, 27 miles of trails and 18,000 acres on 20 islands.

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At least 18 positively identified (banded) Western bluebirds, plus an unknown number of unbanded birds, have not flown south this season, but have instead over-wintered on San Juan Island. This kind of a big deal, as in years past we don't think we've had more than 6-8 stay through the winter.

SJI resident Traci Walter took this photo recently on the west side of the island. This winter-hardy female's lack of colored leg bands means that she hasn't been tagged and counted, suggesting that our population is likely a bit bigger than we think it is—a positive sign!
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At least 18 positively identified (banded) Western bluebirds, plus an unknown number of unbanded birds, have not flown south this season, but have instead over-wintered on San Juan Island. This kind of a big deal, as in years past we dont think weve had more than 6-8 stay through the winter.

SJI resident Traci Walter took this photo recently on the west side of the island. This winter-hardy females lack of colored leg bands means that she hasnt been tagged and counted, suggesting that our population is likely a bit bigger than we think it is—a positive sign!

 

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The ones that stayed are retired and so do not commute anymore.

I’m envious. I live on the north side of the island and the Western Bluebird does not venture over here. Sad.

Some babies were born this year... Hopefully they were successful

How wonderful!

maybe one of your babies Giles Zissou

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Shot from a snowy trail on Turtleback Mountain towards Skull Island in Massacre Bay. ... See MoreSee Less

Shot from a snowy trail on Turtleback Mountain towards Skull Island in Massacre Bay.

 

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I LOVE the history of the names!!

Heather Allena Stoll i miss this

Creepy names!

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