Edmonds' Puget Sound Bird Fest announces 2 changes

May 01, 2019
Courtesy of: Janine Harles

Organizing are promising big changes for the “all-new” Puget Sound Bird Fest Sept. 13- 15 in Edmonds.

The 15th annual event features three days of speakers, guided walks, field trips, boat tours, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults.

The 2019 event begins Friday evening with a keynote address by award-winning nature photographer and master birder Tim Boyer.

His program, “Understanding Shorebirds: The Miracle of Migration,” centers on the epic migrations of shorebirds and explores the trans-ocean migration of some of the common shorebirds in Washington that cross the majority of the Pacific Ocean.

The presenation will include where the birds go, why they migrate, and how they’re able to travel so far.

Although the keynote event is free as always, pre-registration will now be required to avoid exceeding seating capacity in the Edmonds Plaza Room above the library.

Organizers say a new festival layout means that, on Saturday, all exhibits and activities will be grouped together in the gymnasium.

Exhibits from around the region will include members of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, local Audubon chapters, artists, scientists, and select vendors, including a Kid’s Activity Area for hands-on exploration and an afternoon live raptor presentation by Sarvey Wildlife Center.

Bird Fest offers guided nature walks at parks and viewing stations in and around Edmonds, field workshops on bird identification, nature photography, wildlife habitat, and two boat cruises to choose from.

For more information, go to pugetsoundbirdfest.org.

 

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