Photographer Paul Bannick to speak at Edmonds Museum March 6

Owl_WoodpeckerPhotographer Paul Bannick, whose work is featured in the Edmonds Historical Museum’s current exhibition, The Owl & the Woodpecker in Washington, will speak at the museum on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door; space is limited.

Bannick specializes in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. Coupling his love of the outdoors with his skill as a photographer, he creates images that foster the intimacy between viewer and subject, inspiring education and conservation.

Based on Bannick’s book, “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” the museum’s exhibit features 15 extraordinary photographic prints of owl and woodpecker species found in the Pacific Northwest, together with engaging text panels, and vivid birdcalls and drumming sound recordings by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart.  The exhibit was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, created with Paul Bannick and Braided River, a partner of The Mountaineers Books.

Bannick has appeared on dozens of NPR stations and programs and his work has appeared in many national publications and in several bird identification guides. He has served as keynote speaker for dozens of festivals and fundraisers across the country, and two of his photos are part of the Burke Museum traveling exhibit, Arctic Wings, featuring images from several of the world’s finest wildlife photographers.

The Edmonds Historical Museum is located at 118 5th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. For more information, go to

  1. As a member of the Edmonds Museum, i am very proud of the current exhibit of Paul Bannick’s photography of owls and woodpeckers and so is the museum as a whole. it is well worthwhile for the time to go through the exhibit and or to hear him speak.

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