SALMON WATCHING 2013

SALMON TALLY 2013                                           photo credit: Kelly Keenan

This data is from VNC's Salmonwatcher program starting September 30th 2013. We have almost 30 trained volunteers watching creeks this season and reporting back to us what they see. Would you like to be a salmonwatcher? See below.

Creek Coho alive Coho dead Chum alive Chum Dead Unidentified alive Unid dead Trout Redds
Judd 13   2 4 1 1 5 9
Shinglemill 11 5   9   3   9
Fisher   1       1    
Christensen                
Raabs                
Ellis                
Mileta                

 

SALMON TALLY 2012 

                                                                                                                         

This data is from VNC's Salmonwatcher program. We had 20 trained volunteers watching creeks this season.

Creek

Coho Alive

Coho dead Chum Alive Chum dead Unidentified alive Unidentified dead Trout Redds
Judd 152 11 11 10 2 0  4 (2 adult spawning searun cutthroat) 44
Shinglemill 1 1 0 0 2 0 yes 2
Fisher 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 adult searun cutthroat 0
Christensen 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mileta 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
Raabs 0 0 0 0 0 0   0

A short compilation of photos and video clips taken by volunteer salmon watchers this season. Photo and video credit to: Kelly Keenan, Mabel Moses, Karen Olsen, and Bianca Perla.

VASHON NATURE CENTER BLOG

One salmonwatcher shares the side benefits of salmon watching in Kathryn True's recent  blog article

And a summary article of the 2012 season with a profile of Salmon Watcher and photographer extraodinaire--Kelly Keenan. 

WATCH VASHON SALMON

VIDEOS                                                                                      PHOTOS

Salmon spawning by Kelly Keenan

Salmon in Judd Creek by Kelly Keenan              2012 Vashon Nature Center salmon album

Salmon in Judd Creek by Laurie Tucker

Salmon in Judd Creek by Mabel Moses

 

DATA

Table of salmon counts by salmonwatchers 2001-2011--Judd and Shinglemill Creeks

King County Salmonwatcher reports --Vashon is mentioned until 2009 when the program was dropped.

Download VNC's informal summary report on Salmonwatcher data 2001-2009

Washington Trout Stream survey 2001

SALMONWATCHER INFORMATION

Want to learn how to identify the salmon in our creeks? Watch the Vashon Nature Center LLC Salmon Watchers training slideshow

Or visit the King County Salmon Watchers helpful Identification page

VNC Salmon watcher data sheet 2013

If you think you have seen a salmon or trout species that is rare for our creeks we ask that you fill out and send to us this Identification sheet with your sighting report.

Would you like to be a Salmonwatcher? Do you have questions or salmon sightings to report?

Email us: info@vashonnaturecenter.org