Animals Section

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Orca whales frolicking off Burien’s Three Tree Point on Tuesday, April 10. “About 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Must be transients. They... [Read more]

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Do you want to know more about the secret lives of Bald Eagles, or how they learn to fly? As part of the continuation of the Burien Birdfest 2018, Kevin Ebi – who is a world famous author, photographer... [Read more]

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Sustainable Gardening Practices help your garden to thrive and attract necessary pollinators: Co-Host is Taryn Koerker, A Founder of the New Start Community Garden in Burien 3 Peas in a Pod.... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Annie & Truth are looking for forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Annie & Truth are looking for forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Annie Annie... [Read more]

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was asked at Monday (March 19) night’s meeting to consider ordinances outlawing abuses by construction companies using processes that “shamelessly” abuse workers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some locals taking advantage of a recent windy day. “The kite surfers love the spring winds. And so do the birds. Several eagles soaring in the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes this awesome photo of a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) captured on a warm Friday afternoon at Seahurst Park Beach in Burien (click image to view larger version):  Read More →

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s the Year of the Dog!

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s the Year of the Dog!

By Marley A. Mutt Gung Hay Fat Choy B-Town! That’s Happy New Year B-Town in Cantonese. 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac and I am thrilled to finally have a year I can call my own. I... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in; presentations will be Mar. 7 & 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in; presentations will be Mar. 7 & 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in!! Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled evening and learn about the status of salmon in your watershed: WHEN: Wednesday, March... [Read more]

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

Come see the latest in Dog Fashions and perhaps win a Quilt or some other great prize! B-town DOG will hold a ‘FIDO’ (Fashion Introspective Dog Objective) FASHION SHOW on Saturday, March 10,... [Read more]

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: This is a note of... [Read more]

Help the ‘Great International Backyard Bird Count,’ going on until Monday

Help the ‘Great International Backyard Bird Count,’ going on until Monday

The Great American Bird Count is underway, and will go through Monday, Feb. 19 – and here’s how YOU can help: This is an opportunity to serve as a citizen scientist and to contribute to one of... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 17

REMINDER: Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 17

REMINDER: ‘Open Bite Nite’ – benefiting Burien CARES animal shelter – will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Burien Elks Lodge, located... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: <i>Puppy Love</i>

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: Puppy Love

By Marley A. Mutt I remember it like it was yesterday. When our eyes first met from across the kennel at the animal shelter. The world got suddenly very small and focused, my stomach dropped, my ears... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Bubbles’ the cat has been FOUND

UPDATE: ‘Bubbles’ the cat has been FOUND

UPDATE JAN. 8, 2018: ‘Bubbles’ the cat has been FOUND! ‘Bubbles’ the cat went missing around 5 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6) from near 14th Ave SW and SW 151st Street – right by Lake... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Bailey and Oscar are looking for forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Bailey and Oscar are looking for forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Bailey Meet... [Read more]

Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Feb. 17

Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Feb. 17

‘Open Bite Nite’ benefiting Burien CARES animal shelter will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Burien Elks Lodge, located at 14006 1st Ave... [Read more]

There will be a FREE Cat Show at St. Francis of Assisi this <i>Cat</i>urday, Jan. 20!

There will be a FREE Cat Show at St. Francis of Assisi this Caturday, Jan. 20!

The Cedar River Rascals 4-H Club will be hosting a Cat Show this Caturday – er, we mean Saturday – Jan. 20 at St. Francis of Assisi School. “Come Have Some Fun!” Fitting & Showing,... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: ‘Ruff Start to the New Year’

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: ‘Ruff Start to the New Year’

By Marley A. Mutt Ok, I get it. You humans like to make loud noises when you celebrate. You scream and cheer at football games, you whistle and clap your hands at concerts. But, for the love of Pete,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bald Eagle hunting Duck on Lake Burien

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bald Eagle hunting Duck on Lake Burien

Courtesy Anna Neubauer comes this amazing footage showing a bald eagle hunting a duck on Lake Burien last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. Watch how this awesome bird of prey repeatedly dive bombs what is most... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Marcell and Spirit are looking for forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Marcell and Spirit are looking for forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Marcell This... [Read more]