Saturday, October 18, 10 AM – 4PM
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Flock to the Burke for a fabulous day filled with all things feathered! Discover more about the birds in your backyard and around the world with the Burke’s ornithology collection and visit live birds on the Burke lawn. Explore the museum with a unique indoor bird watching experience and afterwards make your own bird feeder! Information will be available for birders of all ages and experience.
- Get “up-close and personal” with owls, hawks and eagles during live bird shows with Yakima’s Raptor House Rehab Center at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.
- Revel in the beauty of owls and woodpeckers with two talks by award-winning photographer and author Paul Bannick. Venture into the secret lives of owls at 11:30 a.m. and learn more about North America's woodpeckers at 1:30 p.m.
- Examine hundreds of bird specimens, including rare and delicate bird’s eggs with their nests.
- Make your own bird feeder and more hands-on activities.
- Learn the basics of birding during a special indoor bird watching experience.
- View Burke collections of Owls, Penguins, Woodpeckers and other specimens.
- Learn how you can be involved with Citizen Science Projects.
- Watch as scientists prepare birds for research.
Information for birders of all ages and experience levels will be provided by the Burke Museum Ornithology team along with our community partners--Seattle Audubon, Seward Park Audubon, Puget Sound Bird Observatory, and the Washington Ornithological Society. Birds at the Burke is made possible by a generous gift from Robert and Mary Louise Barden, passionate birders and friends of the Burke Museum.
Birds at the Burke is made possible by a generous gift from Robert and Mary Louise Barden, passionate birders and friends of the Burke Museum.
Photo by Rachel Crick.