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Help make birds count at Bird Fest at Burien Community Center on Sat., Feb. 16

Help make birds count at Bird Fest at Burien Community Center on Sat., Feb. 16

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, and more, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bird Fest. This FREE event... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these breathtaking photos showing our region’s beauty in all its glory – from The Brothers at sunset to a Stellar’s Jay to a passing ship. Click images to view... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos of a Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point on Saturday afternoon, July 29 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Turkey Vultures hover over Burien’s Three Tree Point Thursday

PHOTOS: Turkey Vultures hover over Burien’s Three Tree Point Thursday

Courtesy Ray & Dory Hamlin comes these great photos of Turkey Vultures flying over Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood Thursday morning, Oct. 15 (click images to see larger versions): “Five... [Read more]

UPDATE: Pigeon found Wednesday has been reunited with its owners

UPDATE: Pigeon found Wednesday has been reunited with its owners

UPDATE Sept. 10, 2015: The mysterious bird that was thought to be some kind of Carrier Pigeon that was found in Burien on Wednesday has been safely reunited with its owners. “Thanks again for posting... [Read more]

UPDATE: The lost Parakeet has been moved to A Place for Pets

UPDATE: The lost Parakeet has been moved to A Place for Pets

This post was updated with a correction and photo on June 30, 2015: The lost Parakeet that flew into a house Monday (June 29) on 8th Ave S. near S. 124th in Burien has been taken to A Place for Pets (click... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these great photos, taken at Seahurst Park on Friday, Dec. 12, the day after the big windstorm (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): Two fishermen fishing at base... [Read more]

UPDATE: Gray female Cockatiel reunited with family!

UPDATE: Gray female Cockatiel reunited with family!

UPDATE: The found gray female Cockatiel bird has been reunited with its family! ” We found the birds family and she is home safe with them. She was missing and out in the wild for 3 1/2 weeks!” PREVIOUSLY: BTB... [Read more]

FOUND: Smaller green parrot found on Monday, July 1

FOUND: Smaller green parrot found on Monday, July 1

BTB Reader Lisa Brandmeier wants everyone to know that she found a smaller green parrot on Monday, July 1.   Lisa is asking the owners to contact her to prove the bird is theirs “by telling me what... [Read more]

UPDATE: Blue and gold Macaw ‘Maya’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Blue and gold Macaw ‘Maya’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE JUNE 20 11:30 a.m.: BTB Reader Jeanna Lee has been reunited with her blue and gold Macaw ‘Maya’! “THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this on the blog!” she told us. “I received... [Read more]

Ready to ‘Tweet’? Burien Birdfest Coming to Dottie Harper Park Sunday, Feb. 17

Ready to ‘Tweet’? Burien Birdfest Coming to Dottie Harper Park Sunday, Feb. 17

It’s a ‘Tweet’ of a different nature – it’s the Burien Birdfest, and it’s coming to the Dottie Harper Building/Park on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event... [Read more]

FOUND: ‘Adorable Little Parakeet’ in Office Parking Lot in Burien

FOUND: ‘Adorable Little Parakeet’ in Office Parking Lot in Burien

The folks at Burien CARES Animal Control found this “adorable little parakeet” at an office parking lot at 142 SW 154th Street in Burien (map below): If you recognize this bird, please call... [Read more]

LOST: Scarlet Macaw, Last Seen Wed. Near Boeing Field, Flying South/SW

LOST: Scarlet Macaw, Last Seen Wed. Near Boeing Field, Flying South/SW

‘Rowdy,’ a scarlet Macaw last seen Wednesday, Aug. 29 around 11:30 a.m. flying in a south/southwest direction from the north end of Boeing Field, is missing. “Should you see this bird... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

We were first alerted to this by former BTBer Gina Bourdage, now with Discover Burien – a large Osprey (originally thought by many to be a bald eagle), has made its nest in a cell phone tower just behind... [Read more]