Happening nearby: Puget Sound Birdfest kicks off Friday evening

birdfest_logoThe annual Puget Sound Bird Fest kicks off Friday evening, Sept. 5 with keynote speaker Tony Angell at the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main Street.  The Saturday, September 6 speaker presentations will take place at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, and that’s where you will also find the exhibits and kids activities.

General admission to Puget Sound Bird Fest is free.  Please visit the registration table in the Frances Anderson Center before attending any speaker presentations on Saturday.  Last-minute changes will be listed there. Advance registration through Edmonds Parks & Recreation Department is required for certain field trips, denoted with this symbol: $.

Note that the Frances Anderson Center will be closed Sunday, Sept. 7.  Please see the Festival Program for more information.  See the Event Map for locations of other Bird Fest activities around town. Access and parking in the downtown core area on Sunday will be restricted, due to the Edmonds Classic Car Show.

☼ Denotes “Family Friendly” activities suitable for all ages, including young children.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on guided walks and field trips.

Plaza Room
Keynote Speaker Tony Angell — “Avian Inspirations”
Doors open at 7:00pm. (FREE)
7:30-10:00am Puget Sound Birding Cruise ($)     Advance registration starts August 1.
7:30-10:00am Edmonds Marsh, Willow Creek, Pt. Edwards Guided Walk ($)
8:00-10:00am ☼  Pine Ridge Park Guided Walk (FREE)
8:00-10:00am Birding at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden ($) 
8:30-10:00am ☼  Low-tide Beach Walk/Birding at Brackett’s Landing North (FREE)
9:00am-4:00pm ☼ Bird Viewing and Interpretive Activities at Edmonds Marsh
with optics demonstration by Seattle Audubon 9:00-2:00 (FREE)
9:00am-4:00pm Registration Table — FAC Lobby
10:00am-5:00pm Exhibits and “Birder Central” — FAC Lower Level
10:00am-3:00pm ☼ Kids’ Activities — FAC Room 115 (FREE)
at FAC
11:00am-Noon: Photography — Digiscoping 101 (Gym)11:00am-Noon: Pileated Woodpeckers in Your Backyard (302)1:00-2:00pm: Beginning Bird Photography (Gym)☼ 1:00-2:00pm: Live Raptor Presentation (206)

1:00-2:00pm: Getting Started in Birding (302)

2:30-3:30pm: Advanced Bird Photography (Gym)

☼ 2:30-3:30pm: Live Raptor Presentation (206)

2:30-3:30pm: Fall and Winter Backyard Birds (302)

4:00-5:00pm: Marbled Murrelets (Gym)

5:30 — 6:30pm  ☼ Yost Park Guided Walk (FREE) 
7:30-10:00am Edmonds Marsh, Willow Creek, Pt. Edwards Guided Walk ($)
8:00-10:00am ☼ Yost Park Guided Walk (FREE)
8:00-10:30am ☼ Scriber Lake Guided Walk (FREE)
Noon-2:00pm Tours of Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden
at Willow Creek Fish Hatchery, 95 Pine Street (FREE)


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