Birds at the Burke Saturday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Puget Sound Bird Observatory is partnering with the Burke Museum for an annual event about birds from your backyard, and around the world.

Birds at the Burke, Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Join the Burke Museum for a new annual event all about our feathered friends! See and touch hundreds of birds from the Burke’s ornithology collection, from hummingbirds to hornbills.

Activities include:

  • See beautiful nests with eggs from the Burke’s bird collection – on public view for the first time ever.
  • Also learn about the most common nests you can find in your backyard.
  • Meet a live macaw from Cougar Mountain Zoo (10 am - 12 pm) and a live owl from Woodland Park Zoo (1-3pm).
  • Discover how scientists safely capture and band wild birds for research with mist net demonstrations, and practice with toy birds.
  • Examine how birds are prepared for museum collections by viewing bird specimen preparation.
  • Hands-on bird crafts and family activities.
  • 11:30am & 1pm: join Neil Zimmerman from Seattle Audubon for a short bird walk around the museum grounds. Bring your Binoculars!
  • Talks throughout the day ranging from how birds learn to sing, to the lives of owls

Our "For the Birds" columnist Christine Southwick, President of the PSBO, will be at the event with exhibits on local birds and what they eat.


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