“You cannot step into the same river twice…”– Heraclitus
Welcome to the Salmonwatchers volunteer page. Through the salmonwatching program we are trying to answer the following questions about salmon and trout in our streams: what types of salmon and trout are present in our streams and where (Sit Spots)? how do numbers of spawning salmon compare from year to year in Shinglemill and Judd Creeks (Reach walks)? How far up our creeks do salmon go (Furthest limit checkpoints)? Below you can read this season’s vital statistics and download salmonwatcher information and datasheets. Have fun out there, be safe, and thanks to all of you volunteering your time on the creeks!
Creeks where salmon have been seen this season: Judd (208), Shinglemill (65) , Fisher (3)
(Click here to access a table with all creeks and a breakdown by species of salmon)
Creek with the most salmon seen so far: Judd
First salmon observed by:
Most salmon in a day:
Number of confirmed redds: 52
updated: December 16, 2015
Click on the photo below to see a regularly updated album from our Salmonwatchers in the field!
Coho salmon entering Shinglemill Creek. photo by: Cece Reoux
A great compilation video of salmon migrating Judd Creek by Peter Cummings.
Check out this salmon spawning video by Kelly Keenan taken in Judd Creek in 2014.
Video spawning salmon in lower Judd Creek farthest recorded downstream location for spawning coho by Bianca Perla.
Chum salmon in a pool on lower Judd 2015. Video by Peter Cummings.
Chum salmon spawning behavior lower Judd 2015 by Peter Cummings.
Volunteer Consent Form: if you have not come to a training and signed the sign-in sheet, BEFORE you start watching salmon please fill out this Consent Form and return it to: 23509 Landers Rd SW Vashon, WA 98070 or email a scanned copy to: email@example.com
Help with salmon identification: Salmonwatcher training slideshow
Salmonwatcher electronic datasheet:
Salmonwatcher map of spots and reaches
List of Salmonwatcher creek assignments 2015
To read previous reports on Vashon Salmon visit our Research page
For more help with salmon identification visit King County’s Fish identification page
Kelly Keenan is our Salmonwatcher coordinator. To report fish sightings or sign up for salmonwatching email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or need immediate assistance call Vashon Nature Center: 206-755-5798.
Thank you for participating!
featured photo by: Kelly Keenan