The seventh annual Puget Sound Bird Fest, set for Sept. 9-11 in Edmonds, is seeking volunteers and committee members. The three-day event includes 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.
Friday evening features an opening reception and keynote address, “Changing World, Changing Birds,” by Dr. Dennis Paulson, Director Emeritus of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound. Paulson is a teacher, researcher and author of numerous books and articles with over 40 years of experience studying birds.
Saturday field trips include a morning Birding Cruise on Puget Sound with the Edmonds Yacht Club. There will be workshops and presentations all day 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.