19th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest
June 1, 2024 – June 2, 2024
Mark your calendars for the 2024 Puget Sound Bird Fest on June 1–2 in Edmonds. The festival 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 offered by the Pilchuck Audubon Society followed by a full day of activities at the Frances Anderson Center. You’ll find artists, vendors, and nonprofit organizations in the Exhibit Hall, along with the popular ‘Kid’s Corner’ chock full of hands-on activities for kids of all ages including an owl pellet dissection station. You’ll also have the opportunity to vote in the annual Bird Fest Photo Contest.
Head next door on Saturday to visit the Edmonds Plaza Room for a full day of presentations by regional experts including Tony Angell, Don Norman, Dr. Peter Hodum, and Barbara Ogaard, who will be accompanied by Aura, a live turkey vulture.
Sunday will be filled with guided walks and other field activities at local parks and birding hot spots in and around Edmonds, including a Sunday afternoon boat cruise offered by Puget Sound Express.
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.
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.
Many Bird Fest activities are free and open to the public, with most field activities requiring a small fee and pre-registration. For the latest information, please visit www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org or email email@example.com.