Reminder: Seventh annual Bird Fest continues Saturday-Sunday

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Last year's live raptor demonstration at Bird Fest.

The seventh annual Puget Sound Bird Fest, which began Friday night, continues Saturday and Sunday with speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits and educational activities for children and adults, and a tour of certified backyard wildlife habitats.

There will be workshops and presentations all day on Saturday at the Frances Anderson Center including bird photography basics, how to choose and use bird feeders and nest boxes, and an introduction to live raptors from the Sarvey Wildlife Center. The featured activity on Sunday will be a tour of the new Willow Creek Hatchery Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Demonstration Garden, and certified backyard wildlife habitats in Edmonds.

In addition, the Festival has added a free Young Birders Birding Trip to Pine Ridge Park and Edmonds Waterfront on Sunday from 8:45-11 a.m.  This trip is for youth, aged 10 trough teens, with an interest in birds and birding. Parents are welcome to come along too. We will have extra binoculars for those who do not yet have their own.  Leader Terry Nightingale is an experienced birder, Pilchuck Audubon member, and father of a teenager.  Terry will have resources and activities for kids, to make this special trip interesting and FUN!  The group will meet on the steps of the Frances Anderson Center on Main Street, and carpool to Pine Ridge Park where we’ll look for forest birds as well as ducks and other interesting birds. The group will then proceed to the waterfront in Edmonds and look for sea birds until about 11 a.m.

Visit our festival website for more details: www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org.

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