19th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest
September 9, 2023 – September 10, 2023
Mark your calendars for the 2023 Puget Sound Bird Fest on September 9–10 in Edmonds. This beloved fall tradition will feature two days of speakers, guided walks, field trips, boat tours, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults.
The event will kick off Saturday with early-morning guided walks followed by a keynote address.
The Edmonds Library will host a special Bird Fest Family Storytime on Saturday. Then, families can head next door to the Bird Fest Exhibits Hall at the Frances Anderson Center for hands-on learning and exploration. Booths staffed by representatives from regional conservation organizations, artists, and scientists. Select vendors will be open all day Saturday, and guests can enjoy presentations on backyard birding, local birding hotspots, and more in the Edmonds Plaza Room.
For folks wanting to get outside, Bird Fest offers lots of opportunities throughout the weekend including guided nature walks at parks and viewing stations in and around Edmonds, field workshops on bird identification, nature photography, and a Sunday boat cruise to Protection Island.
Edmonds has a wide variety of bird habitats: saltwater, freshwater, wetlands, fields, ravines, woods, and backyards—263 species documented in the city. The Cascade Loop Birding Trail includes Edmonds Marsh and Waterfront. Enjoy birding this location and many others on one of our guided birding tours. Visit our website for a checklist of Birds of Edmonds, Washington, and check out the Bird Lore column at MyEdmondsNews.com.
Located in picturesque Downtown Edmonds, Bird Fest guests can enjoy a rich array of shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes, and bistros that cater to arts and festivals. Many acclaimed eateries in the center of town and along the beachfront are within easy walking distance of the festival venue.
Many Bird Fest activities are free and open to the public, with some activities requiring a small fee and/or pre-registration. For the latest information, please visit www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.