Leader Profile: Eagan
Carolyn Eagan
Field Trip Leader

On her usual morning jogs around Green Lake about twelve years ago, Carolyn began to notice that the species of birds she saw changed with the seasons. One year her son gave her a field guide for Christmas.

"When I saw the picture of the Cedar Waxwing, it looked so exotic. I didn’t think I’d ever see one," she recalls. "One day there was a whole flock of them in my yard on Capitol Hill!" She was hooked.

Carolyn began taking classes and field trips offered by Seattle Audubon. A Master Birder now, she leads field trips, serves on the Field Trip Committee, and volunteers in the office and the Nature Shop. She also coordinates Destinations articles for Earthcare Northwest. Her volunteer hours at the office may soon be cut back when she and her husband move to their home on Hood Canal.

"My son is now 26 and learning to identify the birds around his home in Washington DC," she comments. "I gave him his first field guide this Christmas."

Profile by Sharon Sneddon, Associate Editor