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Virtual 16th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest
September 12 - September 13
The 16th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest will be on a virtual platform this year. All activities are free, but registration is required for access. Festival login information will be provided upon registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-puget-sound-bird-fest-online-tickets-116129389129
Informative videos, photo montages, and essays will explore the ecology and seasonal flora and fauna of Edmonds Marsh. The Kids’ Corner will offer favorite bird links, books, stories, coloring pages, activities, and crafts for kids. Vote for your favorite photos in the People’s Choice Photo Exhibition and Contest.
10:30 to 11:30 AM
Kaeli Swift: “Something to Crow About”
Crows and ravens are found on nearly every continent where they routinely infiltrate the hearts and minds of the humans who share their space. Dr. Swift will discuss some of the general aspects about crows that contribute to our affinity (and sometimes hatred) for them, with a particular emphasis on concepts that are the most frequent questions people have about crows including play, tool use, communal roosting, and funerals.
12 to 1 pm
Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser: “Birding is for everyone!”
1:30 to 2:30 pm
Alan Mearns, Chair: Community Science Presentations
3 to 4 pm
Steve Ball, “Top Tips for Better Bird Photography”
10 to 11 am
Pilchuck Audubon: “Virtual Birders’ HelpDesk”
2 to 3 pm
Jeff Bouton and Seattle Audubon: “Digiscoping Basics made Easy”