Another somewhat unique experience for this area is the Bald Eagles along the Skagit River. The locality is near Rockport, WA, about 100 miles north of Seattle along Highway 20. Although it's never a sure thing, I usually see between 50-100 eagles along the river, either in trees or on the river banks eating salmon in Dec/Jan. The toughest part about photographing the eagles is the fact that the background is most often flat grey overcast clouds. If you're fortunate enough to get a clear sunny day, it could be wonderful. If it's snowed up there, it can make for some beautiful photos. Because the location is still close to sea level, snow rarely covers 100%, leaving lots of color around streams, etc.