Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help researchers take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both, and more for Bird Fest. You can do both Saturday, Feb 18 at Bird Fest. The event goes from 10 am – 2 pm at the Burien Community Center and offers families, friends and neighbors an opportunity to learn about their local birds and plants while participating in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Environmental Science Center has coordinated Bird Fest with sponsorship from the City of Burien to spread awareness on watershed health through creating native habitat for birds.
There will be hourly bird walks, presentations, family nature walk, booths, door prize raffle, crafts and hands-on activities for all ages. Participating organizations include the City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Green Burien Partnership, Hansen Photonics Inc., Master Gardener Foundation of King County, Nature Stewards: Weed Warriors, Page 2 Books, Rainier Audubon, Seattle Audubon, Seward Park Audubon Center, South Sound Nature School, Tiny Trees Preschool, Washington Native Plant Society, and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Raffle prizes sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited in Burien.