18th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest
Edmonds offers birders a wide variety of habitats: saltwater, freshwater, wetlands, fields, ravines, woods, and lots of backyards! Several birders keep track of the species seen each year within the city limits. They have documented 263 species in the city. In a typical year 180 to 190 species are seen. Some are year-round residents and some are just passing through on migration. Some winter here and others just spend the summer. Some are one-time vagrants. Click here for up-to-date online postings of bird sightings in Edmonds and other birding hotspots around Washington State. Also check out the Bird Lore column at MyEdmondsNews.com.
The festival offers keynotes, field trips, family activities, vendor exhibit. Other weekend activities include presentations throughout the day on Saturday, and traditional favorites, such as the Kid’s Corner and the People’s Choice Photography Contest—be sure to vote for your favorite! Guided tours of local birding hotspots will be offered throughout the weekend by the Pilchuck Audubon Society, which also plans to host a native plant sale.
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.
The Bird Fest Planning Committee is hard at work planning the 2022 event and will continue to update the Bird Fest website as the festival schedule develops.