Thursday, October 6, 2016

Audubon Society's "Birds At The Burke Event" Saturday At Burke Museum

A Laurelhurst Blog reader sent in this information about the Seattle Audubon Society having a special event on Saturday from 10-4pm called "Birds at the Burke" at nearby Burke Museum (4331 Memorial Way NE):

Birds at the Burke

Birds at the Burke

Event included with museum admission; Free for Burke members or w/UW ID

Flock to the Burke Museum for a fun-filled day celebrating all things feathered! See hundreds of specimens and get expert tips for spotting and identifying birds from the Sound Bird Observatory and the Seattle Audubon Society.
Scheduled Activities:
  • Meet Taima the Hawk! Have your photo taken with the Seattle Seahawks Augur Hawk from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
  • Paul Bannick will discuss the genesis of his new book, OWL: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. His talk, full of compelling new photos and videos will discuss everything from how his first book The Owl and Woodpecker educated his focus, to how he selected a publisher, targeted photos, found owls and tailored a narrative. Talks at 11 am and 1:30 pm.
  • Test your birding skills with Bird Jeopardy at 12 and 2:30 pm.
Additional Activities:
  • Learn about hummingbird migration.
  • Get to know neighborhood birds with bird specimens, nests and eggs of Seattle.
  • See remarkable California Condor specimens.
  • Get to know Marbled Murrelets and their conservation needs.
  • Touch beautiful wings from the Burke’s spread wing collection—the largest collection of its kind in the world.
  • Examine extinct bird specimens.

RSVP on the Facebook event or visit the Burke Museum's website to learn more!

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